Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
Room 303B, GuoHua Life Financial Tower
No. 1501 Century Avenue
Pudong District
Shanghai, China

Phone:+86 21 5068 3140
Fax:+86 21 5068 3141

Duane Morris' office in Shanghai serves domestic and international clients with business interests involving China. Managed through our Asian joint-law venture Duane Morris & Selvam, the Shanghai office marks the firm's continued expansion in Asia, adding to the existing platform of offices in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Yangon, Myanmar. Duane Morris & Selvam attorneys in Shanghai focus on assisting Chinese corporations with a range of investment and transactional services, including advice on outbound investment, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the Shanghai office offers guidance on corporate and growth issues, including entering the Chinese market, assisting Chinese companies expand regionally and internationally, licensing and joint ventures, and intellectual property matters.

Range of Services

Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions

Our corporate law attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. Members of our Corporate Practice Group are experienced with mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts. Our lawyers regularly represent multinational businesses in transnational transactions. They are experienced with venture capital and private equity transactions and work with our entrepreneurial clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. We regularly assist private companies with strategic planning, equity incentives and succession planning. We represent companies in public offerings and advise them on securities law compliance, ongoing reporting obligations and corporate governance issues.

Complex Financial Transactions

Our attorneys represent clients in numerous types of transactions covering nearly every aspect of project and structured finance transactions. The firm's lawyers have extensive experience with financings involving corporations and financial institutions on a regional, national and international level. Our project and structured finance attorneys represent clients in acquisition financings, securitized and syndicated loans, and other complex finance transactions. Our attorneys counsel clients engaged in a wide range of industrial and infrastructure projects, including power generation, waste management, water and mineral resources, air and surface transportation facilities, and other infrastructure projects, as well as telecommunications, healthcare and divergent industrial and manufacturing facilities worldwide. In addition, the firm's lawyers are experienced in structuring and effectuating complex transactions from a tax perspective.


The tax practice is an integral part of our transactional practice, working closely with our corporate lawyers to structure and effectuate complex transactions from a tax perspective to better fit our clients' business objectives. For M&A transactions, we also assist in tax due diligence. Apart from institutional and corporate clients, we also advise on the tax aspects of charities, institutions of public character and other not-for-profit organizations.

Licensing/Market Entry

In any evolving market, you have to measure both opportunity and risk and also gain an understanding of the nuances and the subtleties of how business is done there. There is a growing amount of interest in a number of Asian locales from businesses in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia. To help our clients invest and operate in this rapidly evolving business environment, we call upon our experience representing government and various commercial entities and our understanding of the issues that businesses face when they engage with international counterparts, raise capital and navigate potential issues.

Intellectual Property

In this age of global competition and the wide-ranging intellectual property protection afforded by international conventions, companies (whether as proprietors or licensees) no doubt have to manage numerous risks arising from the various types and complexity of IP assets. Our lawyers are well versed in the acquisition and protection of IP rights as well as managing and development those IP rights. As such, we are able to advise clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets at any stage in the growth and development of their IP assets. Our practice also extends to the ever-evolving high-tech world. Our tech-savvy team is engaged on matters involving software development, content licensing, website development and a myriad of e-commerce related issues. Lastly, we actively assist our clients in selecting and clearing trademarks and service marks, registering and maintaining marks and copyrights, both domestically and globally.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Leon Yee or any of the lawyers referenced in the Attorney Listing.