R1901-03 Link Square 1, 222 Hubin Road

Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021


Phone: +86.21.8030.1688


As Crowell & Moring’s first office in Asia, Shanghai is a key addition to our firm’s global regulatory, transactional, and dispute resolution capabilities, and sits at the cross-roads of one of the world’s leading economies. Our team, which has practiced together for more than two decades, includes lawyers and professionals who have served as senior customs, trade, and tax officials in the Chinese government, giving them unique insight into Chinese policy and practice as well as relationships and regional insights spanning the Asia-Pacific region. Working hand-in-hand with colleagues from our U.S. and European offices, our Shanghai team provides strategic services to leading multinationals with challenging market entry and operational questions as well as Chinese companies with issues involving their outbound investments around the world.

We offer multinational and Chinese clients a full range of services, including international trade, customs, corporate, employment, tax, and regulatory compliance and investigations. Our global team also works alongside the experienced consultants at Crowell & Moring International, the firm’s policy and regulatory affairs affiliate, to help multinational companies achieve their policy and business goals in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to Shanghai, we have Chinese language capabilities in several of our offices, including Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York.

We advise multinational and Chinese clients on cross-border matters such as: 

  • Inbound investment and transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Outbound investment and transactions, including export control issues and review by CFIUS and Team Telecom
  • Multi-jurisdictional labor and employment issues, including counseling and litigation related to global workforce mobility, hiring and termination of local and expatriate employees, and structuring employee benefits, tax, and executive compensation programs
  • International trade, including customs, imports/exports, and economic sanctions
  • Outsourcing, offshoring, and reshoring manufacturing strategies
  • Corporate and individual income tax guidance, including compliance, audits and disputes, and transfer pricing
  • Anti-corruption/FCPA compliance, training, and investigations
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with relevant laws and regulations impacting usage, storage, and transmission of data

In addition, our Shanghai team regularly works with the firm’s overseas offices on international projects in multiple key practice areas, including: 

  • Antitrust compliance, investigation, and litigation
  • Aviation transactional, regulatory and dispute matters
  • Food, health, and consumer safety regulations, product labeling and compliance.
  • Intellectual property protection strategy and litigation
  • Government relations strategy


Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, Brussels, and Shanghai.

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