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About us


Shanghai Pacific Legal is a new and innovative PRC law firm providing business law services across China. We specialize in advising domestic and international corporates, financial institutions and Chinese state-owned entities on investments and financings into and out of China and on the growth, expansion and evolution of their businesses.

Recognised for our expertise in banking and finance, intellectual property and debt capital markets, we aim to serve our clients through the adoption of the best international standards for the delivery of high quality legal services. Our practice is made up of partners and lawyers with extensive experience in their specialist areas.  

Going forward, Shanghai Pacific Legal aims to expand in size and service offerings, with a vision to work with, and support, our clients in the development and evolution of their businesses helping them to address the issues they face in an ever changing and more complex world.

Our core areas of services include:

Banking and finance

Banking and finance is one of our core practice areas, and we have capacity and experience in advising both international and local lenders and borrowers on a wide range of China-related financing transactions, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, bilateral and syndicated finance, and corporate lending. We are also well-equipped to provide PRC legal advice in respect of the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, such as financial services regulation, nonperforming loan recovery and enforcement, and debt restructurings.

Intellectual property

Our IP services cover all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and domain names in the fields of, in particular, telecommunications, electronics, software, semiconductors, IC design, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, e-business, media as well as other traditional industrial areas. We deliver effective IPR solutions in addition to providing conventional IP services and have accumulated extensive experience in the implementation of such solutions as well as in assisting in taking action regarding infringements.

Debt capital markets

Our team has extensive experience of debt capital markets with a particular focus on offshore bond issuance by PRC enterprises or non-PRC enterprises under “overseas red-chip structures”.

Foreign direct investment

We have experience in assisting a variety of international companies, as well as individual business owners, in all aspects of their China operations from the establishment of those operations through to the ongoing operation of the business. We strive to ensure that our clients receive both practical and value-added advice on both the legal and commercial aspects of their proposal.

Private equity

Our team has experience of advising well-known funds and leading companies on fundraising; and investment transactions, both domestically and internationally.