R1901-03 Link Square 1

222 Hubin Road

Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021


Phone: +86.21.8030.1688


Crowell & Moring’s Shanghai office is of strategic importance to the 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 collaboratively 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, in Washington, DC and Singapore, 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 works with lawyers and consultants across the firm’s US and international offices on projects in 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 offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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