Robert B. Weiss (left foreground), a Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and Robin Yuan (right foreground), Managing Partner of ZhongHao Law Firm shake hands after both sign an agreement to assist businesses in the United States and China with cross-border transactions. The three people directly behind Weiss and Yuan are Director Hua Gu, Director Wei He and Director Jinqian Zheng from the Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission.
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman), based in Detroit, and the ZhongHao Law Firm, based in China, recently signed an agreement at a public signing ceremony in Chongqing, China to cooperatively assist companies with interests in establishing or increasing business pursuits in China and the United States. Chongqing is one of China’s most populated cities and a modern center for manufacturing. The event was attended by approximately 60 people representing the Chinese government agency Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission (COFTEC), local businesses and both law firms.
Honigman Partner Robert B. Weiss, Chair of the firm’s China Practice and its Commercial Law, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department spearheaded the agreement to support cross-border transactions between China and the United States. Both firms are leading business law firms that assist multinational clients in a variety of industries by providing customized service and practical solutions to help companies attain their business goals.
Honigman, founded in 1948, is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit, the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration and advises both U.S. and Chinese companies in relation to a wide range of legal issues that arise in cross-border transactions. Honigman has many years of experience in a variety of industries, including automotive, commercial real estate, alternative energy and life sciences.
Honigman’s automotive experience is particularly notable, as it has represented Original Equipment Manufacturers and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in many important and historic actions, including its representation of General Motors as co-counsel in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, Honigman pioneered supply chain risk management protocol that is now widely utilized in the automotive and other manufacturing sectors.
ZhongHao Law Group was founded in 1997 and was the second multi-province law group authorized by the China Department of Justice. ZhongHao currently has five offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guiyang and Chongqing. With these five offices, ZhongHao is one of the few Chinese law firms with the ability to handle nationwide transactions. The firm has been widely recognized as a leading full-service law firm in many areas of law.
ZhongHao maintains an extensive commercial and business law practice. Over the years, it has represented many foreign clients in business transactions in China, and is continually expanding its client base to include some of the world’s largest multinational companies, as well as many small- and mid-sized companies. ZhongHao has a great deal of experience in cooperating with world-renowned institutions and industrial pioneers, providing legal counsel to governmental units, higher education institutions, mass media institutions and other associations and organizations.
For more about ZhongHao visit www.zhhlaw.com/english1/.