YuandaWINSTON ("Yuanda") Formerly MWE China Law Offices ("MWE China")
and Lleytons, formalized their successful working relationship by establishing the Lleytons-Yuanda alliance.
About the alliance
The objective of the alliance is to unlock the full potential of the Ibero-american market in general, and in particular of the Spanish market to the benefit of Chinese clients, while Spanish clients will receive effective legal aid to expand into Chinese market, help to smoothly manage Chinese legal matters and also in the tackling of any difficulties and challenges they may encounter.
YuandaWINSTON is a full-service, China-licensed law firm based in Shanghai and Beijing. YuandaWINSTON regularly deals directly with government authorities, and its wealth of experience gives us a practical understanding of the regulatory concerns and strategies of national and local government authorities.
YuandaWINSTON’s team of highly regarded legal professionals has previously served as general counsels, prosecutors and auditors, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully guide clients through each of their unique regulatory matters.
With its deep and intrinsic understanding of China’s business and governmental culture, YuandaWINSTON effectively advises clients on how best to conduct operations in China to grow regularly and avoid disruptions.
YuandaWINSTON’s lawyers hold China practicing certificates. Therefore, we are able to represent clients in court and before the entire spectrum of regulatory authorities, issue formal legal opinions and gather evidence on their behalf.
Such representation is crucial in China’s highly regulated legal environment, as even the most routine matters require approval from numerous administrative and regulatory authorities.
Awards & Recognitions
Finalist in its Employer of Choice awards by ALB in 2010
Shanghai Bureau of Justice’s Best Tax Law Award
Major Practice Areas
YuandaWINSTON is regularly recognized for its compliance work. YuandaWINSTON delivers tailored compliance programs that can minimize the costs and penalties associated with compliance failures, reduce the likelihood of regulatory and law-enforcement investigations, and protect hard-won personal and corporate reputations.
When compliance challenges do arise, we mount an immediate response before regulatory agencies and officials and, if necessary, in court. Our lawyers have firsthand experience across a range of industries and jurisdictions, regularly creating and evaluating compliance programs and helping clients address allegations of misconduct.
We work closely with boards of directors, general counsel and chief compliance officers to better understand business needs and develop a compliance program appropriate to a company’s profile, timetable and budget.
Over the years, YuandaWINSTON has provided high quality services to foreign and domestic clients on a variety of matters, including multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, in-bound investment, international syndicated loans, private equity investment, equipment leasing, project finance and joint ventures.
We have diverse and sector-specific experience that covers nearly every significant regulated and unregulated industry in China and we have worked on many landmark projects in China and experienced in resolving the challenges such projects present.
Our litigators have experience in arbitration and all varieties of commercial litigation, including the enforcement of arbitration awards and foreign judgments against Chinese defendants.
Where litigation or arbitration is necessary, our lawyers are licensed to practice in China and can fully represent our clients’ interests in any dispute resolution forum.
Internationally, we have also represented clients before major international arbitration institutions, such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, the Singapore International Arbitration Center, and the London Court of International Arbitration.
With the rapid increase of foreign investment into China, there is a growing need for foreign and Chinese companies to manage, protect, and enforce Intellectual Property (IP) rights in China. Our IP practice develops an international plan for multinationals to protect their IP rights in China and abroad.
Our IP lawyers regularly advise clients on issues such as trade secrets, counterfeiting, unfair competition, IP counseling and due diligence, IP applications and prosecution and IP licensing. We have extensive experience with complex Chinese court procedures and have secured successful verdicts on behalf of our clients in relation to their IP rights and portfolios.
YuandaWINSTON’s lawyers regularly update their professional knowledge in respect of labor laws and regulations, and take an active part in litigation and/or arbitration of all types of employment disputes.
We also advise on all aspects of employment law, including employee remuneration planning, various labor related contracts, work permits for foreign employees working in China, transfer of employees, and termination of employment contracts in China especially during large-scale corporate restructurings such as mergers and acquisitions.
YuandaWINSTON’s Tax practice is a leader in tax advisory services in China. In 2010, YuandaWINSTON won the Shanghai Luwan Bureau of Justice’s Best Tax Law Award, an award presented to the most outstanding legal practice in the field.
Through our strategic alliance with WINSTON, we are well positioned to assist multinational clients in optimizing their tax positions with respect to their China tax matters as well as the numerous legal and regulatory requirements they face when conducting business globally. In China, our strong working relationship with tax authorities enables us to identify and understand the tax authorities’ approaches, and we pass this value on to our clients.