Informed understanding of Chinese culture and commerce creates customized solutions  

With offices in every major Canadian financial and business centre, McCarthy Tétrault is Canada’s premier law firm, well positioned to advise Chinese companies investing in North America and Canadian companies expanding into China. Many members of our China Group are not only fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, but also have extensive practice experience in China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. We also have connections with a select group of high-performance law firms with offices in major cities in China and Asia. This enables us to provide seamless legal advice to our clients going into China.

Our team has extensive experience in:

  • advising Chinese clients establishing and acquiring businesses and making various forms of investments in Canada;
  • advising Chinese and Canadian clients on litigation and arbitration matters involving commercial disputes including joint venture and shareholder disputes;
  • advising Canadian clients expanding into China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.

Our team consists of lawyers in multiple offices who:

  • speak Cantonese, Mandarin and other Asian languages;
  • have extensive practice experience in Asia, including China and Hong Kong; and
  • have a thorough understanding of Asian culture and unique business environments.

China and Hong Kong Experience

We have deep experience in representing large state-owned Chinese companies, large privately owned Chinese companies and publicly listed companies in Hong Kong in their investments and acquisitions in North America. Our team has a thorough understanding of the business culture and decision making process of our Chinese and Hong Kong clients which, in turn, enables us to provide practical and strategic advice to our North American clients expanding into China or working with Chinese partners or investors.

Relationships with Leading Chinese Companies

We have experience and are well equipped to meet the needs and objectives of Chinese companies making acquisitions or investments in Canada. We service a wide range of significant Chinese companies, including Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), China Mining Resources Group Limited, CNOOC, Hanlong Group, Huawei Group, Non-West Non-Ferrous Group, WorldLINK Group, and Wuhan Steel and Iron Corporation (WISCO).

Cross-Border Resources

In addition to delivering sophisticated M&A and securities advice to our cross-border clients, our integrated service teams also provides advice on international tax structuring, competition law, foreign investment, lending, structured products, litigation and arbitration, trade and export controls and industry specific advice, such as renewable energy, oil & gas and mining. We also bring government relations and Investment Canada Act/anti-trust expertise, which can be critical to the success of an investment in Canada by a foreign party.