From our base in Guangzhou, we offer advice and assistance on a range of matters. If you are looking for China know-how and experience backed up by a law firm synonymous with technical excellence and the very best client service, then read on.

Intellectual Property (IP) director Tom Carver heads the China office, with PRC lawyer and patent and trade mark attorney Dr. Jian Xu taking a lead role on many China-related matters. IP partner Gordon Harris is responsible for China matters in the UK. Experienced, commercial and direct, we'll get straight to the nub of your issue and provide practical advice and solutions.

Associate Le Rong, who joined from Lefèvre Pelletier & associés in early 2011, has a proven track record in advising European clients on a variety of non-contentious matters. Areas of expertise include corporate set-up, employment and general commercial contracts.

All of the Chinese members of our team speak fluent English and the majority have spent substantial time in Europe, enabling us to offer a truly cross-cultural service.

Areas of expertise

  • General commercial contracts and transactions
  • Intellectual property
  • Anti-dumping
  • Trade mark, patent and design filing
  • Domain name filing and enforcement
  • Antitrust
  • Employment
  • Corporate

Wragge & Co has enforced IP rights for household name global businesses in many regions of China. We have substantial and growing experience of the local issues which affect litigation in different parts of this huge country.

Guangzhou is the bustling centre of China's most industrial region. It is where much of the world's manufacturing, engineering and innovation takes place. Close proximity to other commercial centres Shenzhen, Dongguan and Hong Kong means we are quickly on hand to deal with legal issues arising in the region.

Types of clients include UK or international businesses with China operations and Chinese companies.

Speaking your language

Some matters will require the services of a domestic law firm. Our Chinese-speaking lawyers work with trusted local law firms when Chinese law is called for.

Knowledge of Chinese law, procedure, practice and customs, together with our understanding of your commercial objectives and service requirements enable us to smooth the path between the Chinese legal system and your business.

For more information, contact Tom Carver, or Dr. Jian Xu, in China or in the UK.