International Portfolio

China’s rapidly growing economy offers uniquely attractive trade and investment opportunities, but not without challenges to even the most experienced global competitor. Rapidly evolving legal, regulatory, governmental and cultural barriers confront those desiring to establish or expand their business in China. Since 1992, Attorney Russell Chin has traveled throughout China on behalf of many clients, as attorney, advisor and official representative of many American and foreign entities.

The following are examples of his direct, in-country legal and advisory experience.

Fortune 500 consumer products company

  • Brand Licensing
  • Employee Agreements
  • Establishment of Foreign Office
  • Asset Transfers
  • Repatriation
  • Import/Export
  • Negotiation and Contract Drafting
  • Privatization
Fortune 500 technology corporation

  • Consolidation of multiple manufacturing facilities
  • Divestiture of assets, rights and business lines
  • Origination of Wholly Foreign-owned Enterprise
  • Contractual commitments of US$250MM
  • Management of class action labor litigation defense with seven-figure exposure
Fortune 500 multinational advertising and public relations agency

  • Development of potential foreign partner relationships
  • Establishment of Cooperative Joint Venture with major State-owned Enterprise
  • Establishment of offices in multiple PRC cities

Fortune 100 consumer electronics corporation

  • Green field entity formation of WFOE
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements


Representation of quasi-public governmental authority

  • negotiation and resolution of contractual dispute with foreign employee requiring application of China’s National Labor Law and American employment law
International Committees

  • Trade Mission participant accompanying former United States President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in China
  • Trade Mission Delegate accompanying former United States Senator John F. Kerry in China
  • Trade Mission Delegate accompanying former Massachusetts Governor Paul A. Cellucci in China
  • Foreign Trade and Investment Special Advisor to PRC Jiangsu Provincial Government
In-Country Business

  • Established and supervised representative law offices in Beijing and Hong Kong from 1993 to 1996
  • Former Chairman and Responsible Partner for major US law firm’s Asia/Pacific Rim Practice Group
  • Negotiated multiple strategic alliance agreements with several major PRC government entities and local law firms

Representation of a substantial number of major multinational corporations

  • Sale of assets between NYSE-listed company and NASDAQ-listed company
  • Establishment of JV between one of the world’s largest consumer companies and China’s largest peer company
  • Merger of major industrial company and Asia-based foreign competitor
  • Licensing of worldwide dominant brand to major Asian corporation
  • Pooling of interest (US$250MM) and acquisition of foreign assets through establishment of off-shore enterprises
  • Incorporation of off-shore entities for Fortune 500 electronics company and acquisition of China-based multi-plant extruded plastics enterprise
  • Advising South American automobile parts manufacturer in its Singapore and Malaysian operations
  • Incorporation, labor and licensing matters for US and European subsidiaries of Hong Kong wireless telecom
  • Enforcement proceedings and coordination of trademark protection in China
  • Negotiation and resolution of chemical acquisition and shipping contract dispute between US and Chinese companies
  • Negotiation and contract formation between Shanghai electronics manufacturer and American purchaser
  • Establishment of WFOE for large software systems integration company specializing in software toolsets