With more than a dozen professionals in our growing Beijing office, we leverage the strength of our global practice and decades of experience at the center Sino-foreign relations, to address the most complex legal, regulatory and political challenges faced by foreign companies doing business in China and globalizing Chinese businesses.

Our capabilities in Beijing include corporate and commercial transactions, intellectual property, government affairs, trade policy, export controls, employment, privacy and data security, anti-corruption, global compliance, antitrust and competition, and food and drug law. We advise clients from a wide-range of industries, including life sciences, infrastructure, energy, natural resources, telecommunications, and IT, media and technology.

The vast majority of our professionals in China are proficient in Mandarin, several speak Japanese or Korean, and many of them speak Cantonese, Shanghainese, and other Chinese dialects.

Covington has long been highly regarded for the global scope and breadth of its international practice, including its work for clients in China and throughout Asia.  The firm has decades of experience in the region, and we frequently serve as advisors or advocates on projects and transactions presenting novel and complex issues of pan-Asian scope and importance.  We are honored to represent leading Asian, American, and other companies operating in Asia, including companies active in virtually all sectors of Asia’s economy that range from established multinational corporations to smaller firms in the initial stages of operations.

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