Vinson & Elkins' Beijing office has been open since 1997, and was one of the first international law firms resident in PRC. The office is staffed with U.S., English, and Australian lawyers, who provide tailored services for Chinese companies investing abroad, as well as international clients on their business in China.
Our lawyers and staff offer clients spoken and written Mandarin language capability, including the ability to negotiate, draft, and translate Chinese language legal documents.
The Beijing team is heavily involved in advising clients on a wide range of transactional and contentious energy matters, particularly in relation to the acquisition and development of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas projects. Our international disputes resolution team is fully prepared to handle any disputes that may arise out of cross-border transactions.
Within the oil and gas sector, we have advised some of the largest energy companies in the world, including a number of Chinese state-owned enterprises on investments in oil and gas blocks, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and floating LNG projects, LNG terminals, cross-border pipeline projects, coal and gas-fired power generation projects, wind-power farms, hydroelectric projects and refining, oil storage, and petrochemical projects.