Garvey Schubert Barer is currently one of only eleven United States law firms officially recommended and approved by the Chinese government for representation in transactions with Chinese entities.
China has been a major focus of Garvey Schubert Barer’s international practice since its early days. In 1979, Stan Barer, one of our firm’s partners, assisted in the negotiations to resume shipping relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China following a 30-year hiatus. Garvey Schubert Barer became the first U.S. law firm to represent a Chinese state owned enterprise doing business in the United States when it was engaged to assist China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (“COSCO”) in starting its business here. Garvey Schubert Barer's representation of COSCO continues to this day. As China’s role in the global economy has expanded significantly, our firm has continued its tradition of providing cutting edge legal services on issues affecting commerce between the U.S. and China.
In 2004, our firm opened an office in Beijing to assist international clients seeking to do business in China. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on the shifting business and regulatory terrain in China. We also provide a range of legal services to assist Chinese clients seeking to do business or invest in the U.S. Our focus is on providing strategic counseling on all aspects of U.S. business and investment, in addition to simply executing transactions. This holistic approach includes helping clients resolve the immigration, tax, and litigation issues associated with their U.S. operations, and to navigate the cultural differences between the Chinese and U.S. business environments. We also handle a diverse array of regulatory issues affecting foreign businesses in the U.S. by drawing on our wealth of experience practicing before U.S. regulatory agencies.
Represented U.S. architecture firms in connection with negotiating design service contracts with Chinese developers for projects in various Chinese cities.
Represented a Taiwanese bank and a Chinese investment company in negotiating an office lease in New York City.
Represented a NASDAQ-listed Chinese e-commerce company in negotiating a warehouse lease in New Jersey.
Represented high-net-worth Chinese clients in purchasing multimillion-dollar single-family houses in Long Island, New York, as well as new development condominium apartments in New York City.
Represented a state-owned Chinese company to negotiate a construction license agreement with the neighboring owner of a large hotel project in New York City.
Represented Chinese investors in connection with joint venture real estate development projects.
News & Events
- GSB Newsroom, 12.17.18
- GSB Newsroom, 3.6.18
- GSB Newroom, 2.8.18
- Going the Distance: GSB Advises Transportation Intermediaries Association in Major Logistics Deal with China’s Ministry of TransportGSB Press Release, 11.4.16
- GSB Press Release, 9.6.16
- GSB Press Release, 8.25.16
- Garvey Schubert Barer Attorney Sara P. Sandford Named Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Section of International LawGSB Press Release, 9.15.15
- GSB Press Release, 11.3.14
- Garvey Schubert Barer Attorney Sara P. Sandford Named Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International LawGSB Press Release, 8.22.14
- Business Wire, 1.22.14
- American Shipper, 1.17.14
- Journal of Commerce, 12.27.13
- Seattle Times, 5.19.13
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 12.28.18
- New U.S. Law on Foreign Investment Further Complicates Future Chinese Investments in the United StatesCross Border Business Law Blog, 8.13.18
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 1.26.18
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 1.4.18
- China Introduces a New Class of Non-Truck-Owning-Carriers to Reduce Logistics Cost and Improve EfficiencyCross Border Business Law Blog, 8.31.17
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 6.7.17
- Cross Border Business Law Blog, 1.26.17
- GSB co-hosted eventSeattle, WA, 4.18.19
- "US-China Women's Leadership Forum: Professional Growth Advice for Attorneys," Washington State China Relations CouncilPanel discussionSeattle, 1.9.19
- Investment Seminars in ChinaBeijing / Fuzhou / Shenzhen, China, 5.22.17 | 5.24.17 | 5.26.17
- "Legal Issues Regarding U.S. Investment Immigration (EB-5)," U.S.-China Business SeminarSeminarGarvey Schubert Barer, Beijing, PRC, 1.21.10
- "Immigration and Visa Issues for Chinese Companies Doing Business in the U.S.," U.S.-China Business SeminarSeminarGarvey Schubert Barer, Beijing, PRC, 11.26.09
- China-U.S Sustainability and Development: A Gateway for Oregon GrowthSpeaking EngagementThe Benson Hotel Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, 8.21.07
- "Cudgels and Collaboration: Commercial Development Regulation and Support in the Portland, Oregon - Vancouver, Washington Metropolitan Region," 2nd Int'l Conf. on China's Urban Development and Planning and 1st Int'l Assoc. for China PlanningSpeaking EngagementBeijing, China, 6.11.07
- China Introduces a New Class of Non-Truck-Owning-Carriers to Reduce Logistics Cost and Improve Efficiency8.4.17
- Garvey Schubert Barer News Alert, 11.3.14
- Seattle Business, 12.26.13
- Inside, Winter 2012
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