Main Practice Contacts

Albert C. Tan
+1 214.651.5022

In the News

Liza Mark in the China Business Law Journal: Chinese FDI: New Developments in Regulation and Approval

In line with the State Council’s requirements for further simplifying policies and delegating authority, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange have been busy issuing regulations in 2014 that further simplify the oversight of Chinese (non-financial) foreign direct investment. >>

New Additions to Haynes and Boone Shanghai and Houston Offices Create Critical Mass for Cross-Border Greater China Legal Work

SHANGHAI and HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expanding the legal resources available to clients involved in Greater China cross-border transactions with the addition of a six-member team, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston.

Joining Partner Liza Mark in Shanghai and Partner Yan Zhang, who splits time between Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm welcomes new Shanghai office Partner Louis Meng and new Houston-based Partner Frank S. Wu. >>

Recent Publications

Compliance Risks in China

This alert aims to provide a general introduction to both Chinese laws and the FCPA’s practice relating to American entities that do business in China. >>

Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report: The Impact of Chinese State Secrecy Laws on Foreign-Listed Companies

Foreign listed China-based companies and multinationals with significant operations in China should take note of the conflict involving the audit work papers underlying the financial statements of Chinabased companies listed overseas and China’s State Secrecy Laws. >>

Eurekahedge Guest Article: CSRC New Regulations on Private Investment Funds

On August 21, 2014, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the Chinese securities regulator, promulgated the Interim Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Private Investment Funds (the CSRC Regulations). These new regulations became effective on the same date. >>


With extensive experience in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and several other countries throughout Asia, Haynes and Boone provides clients with legal advice to assist them in managing the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the global operations of their businesses.

Our multidisciplinary group has experience in counseling companies, investment and commercial banks and private equity funds and venture capital funds doing business in Asia, as well as Asia-based companies and commercial banks conducting business in the United States and worldwide, and includes lawyers with language capabilities such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese.

Corporate INTL Magazine named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California, honoring Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark and Silicon Valley Partner Yan Zhang.

We have established relationships with the top law firms and lawyers located across Asia and can secure the best local counsel for the particular project. In addition, we are members of the World Services Group and TechLaw, organizations that also facilitate our global reach.

Our Asia Practice focuses on providing a full range of legal services including:

  • Merger, acquisitions, and joint ventures 
  • Private equity and venture capital investments 
  • U.S. trade cases including, antidumping, Section 337 and countervailing duty investigations 
  • Finance, including multi-currency and tranche lending and project finance 
  • Technology transactions, including business process outsourcing 
  • Intellectual property counseling and litigation 
  • Antitrust cases in the U.S. and Asia involving both U.S. and Asian clients 
  • Property and project development, including environmental and land-use projects 
  • Worldwide protection of intellectual property including patents, copyrights and trademarks 
  • Employment and privacy considerations for companies operating in multiple countries 
  • Taxation in the U.S. and internationally of both U.S. and Asian companies 
  • Litigation and arbitration in both U.S. and Asian venues 
  • Global hedge and other investment fund formation and their related activities