Firm Profile > Winston & Strawn LLP > Shanghai, China

Winston & Strawn LLP
Unit 2802, Jin Mao Building
88 Century Boulevard
Shanghai Pudong New Area

China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP is extremely active in the realm of SPAC transactions in addition to Hong Kong’s takeover code and general M&A; its foremost sectors of expertise are life science, IT, retail and consumer products, healthcare and pharmaceutical and the group is helmed from Hong Kong by Simon Luk who is dual-qualified in the US and has recently been active in India and Singapore, among other jurisdictions. The firm formed a strategic alliance with Yuanda China Law Offices in June 2020, providing the practice with a holistic PRC, international and Hong Kong law offering.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Diginex Limited

Netfin Acquisition Corp.

Weiye Holdings Limited

Strong Petroleum Holdings Limited

Zhongying Int’l Holding Group Limited

China Youzan Limited

Link-Asia International Co. Ltd.

Meilleure Health International Industry Group Limited

China > Intellectual property: foreign firms

In May 2021, Winston & Strawn LLP welcomed Ya-Chiao Chang (as partner and chief representative of its Shanghai office), who has longstanding experience in complex IP matters (particularly US patent litigation), from Yuanda China Law Offices, the firm's strategic alliance partner in Shanghai.

The firm: For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate to companies in a broad array of industries. The firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global presence across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Winston & Strawn’s 15 offices are located in major business centres around the world, including Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

Winston helps international and Chinese clients navigate the changing business and regulatory landscape in pursuing opportunities in China and assists private and public China-based clients conducting outbound business activities. Navigating through the country’s legal landscape requires a trusted advisor with proven experience, cross-border expertise, and industry-specific insight. Located in Lujiazui, the center of this major financial hub of China, the Shanghai office consists of foreign-qualified attorneys who have studied and practiced Chinese law and excel at bridging the gap between Western and Chinese legal concepts as well as cultural and commercial differences. They stay abreast of the fast-changing legal and regulatory environment across the region, and are adept at translating the local laws and regulations to actionable advice for international companies.

Chinese Law Capabilities
Winston’s China practice combines the firm’s global capabilities with our strategic alliance with Yuanda China Law Offices, one of China’s leading local law firms. Known as YuandaWinston, the team combines first-hand knowledge of China’s legal, political and regulatory environment and offers a strong bench of nearly 50 attorneys, many with prior experience in roles throughout China’s judiciary, prosecutor’s offices, government agencies, and in-house legal department of large corporations. The team’s knowledge of China’s complex legal environment helps clients navigate regulatory complexities, cross-border transactions and investigations, minimize risk and successfully engage with government agencies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property; Patent Litigation Ya-Chiao Chang +86 21 2208 2628
Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration Terence Wong +86 21 2208 2643
Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions Simon Luk +86 21 2208 2600
Chinese (Mandarin)
Christy Zhang, Business Development Manager :