Experience / Information Technology
With a team of seasoned lawyers specializing in information technology, MWE China Law Offices advises clients in all areas of relevant law and corporate transactions. We regularly negotiate major corporate transactions and agreements in the hardware and software industries, represent multinational companies’ interests before the government of China, respond to regulatory and law-enforcement inquiries and investigations, help identify and protect intellectual property assets, and provide full-spectrum legal counsel on business management and operations.
As business-process and information technology outsourcing have become increasingly relevant tools to improve quality and reduce costs, we regularly work with lawyers from McDermott Will & Emery to negotiate effective, enforceable cross-border agreements with multinational partners and third-party providers. We also advise clients on issues including cloud computing, data privacy and security, responses to data breaches and theft of intellectual property (IP) assets, social media, technology development, licensing and procurement, joint ventures and strategic alliances, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, e-commerce, and transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
Among recent engagements, we represented one of the world’s largest stock exchanges on the creation of the New Generation Trading System, which is one of the most robust trading systems in the world. We advised a global manufacturer of application software in the conduct of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) due diligence on various Chinese agents, and helped establish a joint venture between an information technology company (whose stock is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500)) and the private equity arm of a Chinese municipal government. We have also advised a Swedish internet applications company on a variety of financing-related legal issues.