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Strategic Alliance with Charltons Solicitors Hong Kong Shanghai


APA Lawyers is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Hong Kong and China Law Firm Charltons.

Charltons was awarded the “Boutique Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business for the years 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Charltons has extensive and diverse experience in offering advice to companies wanting to do business in Hong Kong and China.

The focus of the alliance is the provision of trusted advice and access to local knowledge, crucial elements for any business wanting to enter the Asian market.

APA Lawyers working together with Charltons will advise Australian clients in all areas of business expansion and investment in Hong Kong and China including:

  • Assessment of potential benefits and risks in establishing business operations in Hong Kong and China
  • Due diligence on proposed transactions and arrangements
  • Advice on business structures
  • Negotiations and documentation of Joint Ventures and other business arrangements
  • Government licensing and regulatory issues
  • Capital raising
  • Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Growth Enterprise Market
  • Listing in the PRC
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property advice including protection strategies, technology transfers and licensing.

Multi – lingual services will be available from both APA Lawyers and Charltons.

It is our belief that a combination of personal service in Australia together with the local knowledge and expertise of leading Asia law firm Charltons will enable our clients to best meet the challenges of business in the most dynamic area of growth in Asia.

To keep you informed we will be publishing regular news updates on business and legal developments in Hong Kong and China.

Please contact Andrew Priestley for further information on how this new alliance can assist you.

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The information provided in this newsletter is not, and is not intended to be and should not be relied on as advice including but not limited to legal and financial advice. Legal and financial advice should be sought in relation to your specific situation. None of the information provided this newsletter is not intended to and does not create any solicitor client relationship. The information may be updated and amended from time to time.

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