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China & Asia Desk

China is one of the world’s earliest civilisations and today it is the economy that is powering global change, and Australia is emerging as an influential partner.

Our China & Asia Desk clients are based in China, South East Asia and Australia with advice being given to domestic businesses wanting to trade with China and Asia (both import and export), and to Chinese and Asian businesses and nationals wanting to deal with Australia.

We have lawyers who have studied and practiced law in China (including working as a senior partner at a large Shanghai law firm) and Australia and speak Mandarin as a first language, as well as other Asian languages. Chong Quaik, our team leader, has also previously been admitted to the High Court in Malaysia and practiced law in Malaysia.

We have developed a network of advisors in China that covers every major city, from the power of Beijing and Shanghai to the mystique of Lhasa. We have access to more than 4000 law firm partners and more than 20,000 lawyers. We have a similar reach across other countries in Asia as well.

We are also regular visitors to China and have provided lectures to numerous bar associations, law firms and Chinese clients on the regulatory requirements of doing business and trade in Australia. Likewise, we do the same in Australia for both Chinese-Australians and Australians.

Doing Business in Australia

Our team regularly advises on all aspects of doing business in Australia, including:

  • Foreign Investment in Australia – Australia has many laws and policies in place which govern foreign investment, and in combination, they create a framework in which Chinese nationals will need to operate. Our lawyers are skilled and experienced in guiding clients through the various steps required to either invest in Australia or to do business with Australia.
  • Business & Commercial Law – For foreign investors in Australia, the highly regulated corporate environment can be daunting, but our experience with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Anti-Dumping Commission and other government bodies means we can anticipate the regulatory requirements and guide our clients through the of buying and running businesses in Australia. At any given time, we are actively engaged in transactional matters such as restructures and mergers & acquisitions, as well as the day to day management issues facing our clients in business such as corporate governance, compliance and customer and supplier contracts and transactions.
  • Property Law – China loves property, and the acquisition of property assets in Australia is always on the radar for Chinese businesses and nationals. Our Property Law Team has a wealth of relevant experience and expertise and adds real value to clients with insights by offering truly commercial solutions, not just one of processing and producing documentation.
  • Insolvency – Providing advice to foreign nationals and businesses on insolvency, bankruptcy and reconstruction issues.
  • Migration Services – Aitken Partners offers migration law services with a particular focus on business and skilled migration. As a multi-disciplinary law firm, we can work on migration issues alongside our clients’ needs in employment law, business, tax and property. We can assist both sponsors and applicants to ensure compliance with their obligations under the migration law and wider legislative requirements.
  • Litigation – We boast a multi-disciplinary dispute resolution practice that assists clients from the resolution of small disputes to cross-border litigation involving many parties. We have experience in international arbitration in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA as well as Australia.

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    Business

    • International Trade Contracts
    • Joint Ventures
    • M&A Advice
    • ASX and NSX Listings
    • Business Advbice and Structuring
    • Property Advice
    • Defence of Anti-Dumping Charges
    • Aged Care
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    Advising Asian-Australians

    The local Asian-Australian community is a vibrant and growing contributor to Australia. Our team advises members of this community on:

    • Business Law
    • Property Law
    • Employment law
    • Terms of Trade
    • Migration
    • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Doing Business in China

    With our network of lawyers and advisors across China, we can provide services in every city in China. We have worked hard to develop this network and are proud of the associations, skills and knowledge we can offer to our clients in Australia.

    China Business Law Firms

    When looking to expand their operations into China, clients need a business law firm that has years of first-hand experience in the region. That is why they look to Aitken Partners.

    We employ a skilled and highly qualified staff of solicitors who have a detailed knowledge of Chinese laws and commercial practices, allowing for straightforward legal processes. Contact our offices today.

    China Business Lawyers

    As experts of legislation and commercial regulations within China, our business lawyers can provide a comprehensive and detailed legal service to all clients. Whether they are Chinese-based companies looking to enter the Australian market, or local producers who are interested in expanding their business internationally, we can offer tailored and professional advice.

    Asia Business Lawyers

    Should clients be looking to expand their operations beyond Australian borders and throughout Asia, our business lawyers can offer the advice, insights, and guidance they need to make this transition a success, and to ensure that all actions taken are done in accordance with relevant laws and legislation.

    For all further enquiries, make sure to call our experienced solicitors on +61 3 8600 6080.

    Our team has been involved in advising on intellectual property rights in China, terms of engagement with suppliers in China, joint venture agreements, licensing and …
    For more information on our China & Asia practice, please see our dedicated Chinese-language website – www.australianlawyers.cn

    Meet our Team

    A new level of understanding

    Our team includes lawyers who are either independently rated for their expertise or are accredited specialists in Aged Care & Health, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate/Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Labour and Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Migration Law, Real Property Law, Wealth Management/Succession Planning Practice and Wills & Estates.

    Testimonials
    • Eric L

      Susan Ilias and Karen Urquhart have been working on my complex family law case for three years. Yesterday, we finally signed the final parenting orders and I couldn’t be more relieved and excited. The dedication Karen and Susan put into my case was astonishing, and even though they had 50 other matters running at the same time, I always felt like I was their only client. These two truly are the dream team. Susan is incredibly empathetic to the pain and stress this case has caused, and even though she spent most of the three years trying to calm me down she still never hesitated to tell me when something was a ‘bad decision’ and offered her ‘strong advice’ to take a breath and we would deal with it tomorrow. You can’t sneak anything past Karen. She is on top of every filing, every motion, every detail, every copy of an email, everything. I would have been so in the dark if it weren’t for Karen and her constant and clear communication. Susan told me very early on that ‘no one is ever happy with the outcome of a family law case’. That may be true. I may not have got a perfect outcome, but I got the outcome that was perfect for me and my son. The dream team truly are life changers, and worth the investment of time, money and most importantly, trust. Please, if you need family law representation, call Susan… To quote from our first meeting together, “Eric, I’m your armour now”. I truly believe that without Susan and Karen, I would still not have had the incredible outcome I got yesterday. Thank you so much Dream Team, you’ll never know the impact of what you have done.

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    • LW

      I was highly impressed with Aitken Partners.  Their advice was well placed, diligent and persistently excellent. They kept me well informed and updated every step of the way.

      My team was more than adequate to handle a very difficult situation and after a long hard journey we reached a satisfactory conclusion with Justice being served.

      Aitken’s are a powerful firm with expert advice and I confidently recommend them. 

      Star
    • JS & SW

      We located Lizia Lim via STEP.  From the first moment we made contact and explained the urgency of our estate situation, Lizia immediately came to our aid and provided exceptional advice and support throughout each stage of the process.  Lizia’s technical expertise, attention to detail and personal commitment were outstanding.

      We are truly grateful and highly recommend Lizia for estate litigation matters in Victoria.

      Star
    • Jennifer

      Aitken Partners has been my choice of firm for my business for over 6 years now. They have helped me with many aspects of business including; writing employee contracts, franchise agreements, termination of contracts, etc. Sarah Ward and her team are patient, understanding and very thorough.

      Star
    • Loren

      Excellent service provided for resolving financial fraud case. Charged under $10K for me to receive over $100K. Highly recommended.

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    • Jeremy

      Extremely helpful, used a few firms prior to Aitken. Easy to deal with, prompt replies, very reasonable charges. Would recommend to anyone.

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    • Michael

      We have been a client of Aitken Partners for over 10 years and have found the level of service and advice to be of the highest professional standard. We highly recommend the firm.

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    • Peter

      I have worked for and have had Aitken Partners work for me for many years and have found their service goes the extra mile, they are not afraid to tackle difficult issues and have a wide depth of knowledge that has assisted me and my clients to some excellent results, I can highly recommend them.

      Star
    • Issa

      Thanks Aitken Partners team for helping us with this hard situation of compulsory land acquisition. Very comfortable to deal with Andrew Blogg.

      Star
    • Mary

      Aitken Partners is the only family law lawyers I will trust, after having the misfortune of seeking help from other lawyers who without conscience, robbed me blind and did more harm than good for my family law case by doing a really bad job. [They] did a great job getting me almost everything I was seeking for. Very thorough and professional, their tactical approach left myself and my partner impressed that we only recommend them to our friends who need family law help because we know they will be in good competent hands.

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    • Richard

      I have had the opportunity to work with several practitioners across the firm and I am always amazed at the way they treat people – I have always left with a plan of action and with them giving me a commercial outcome. Some law firms I have used in 27 years in business, make you feel like they see dollar signs not clients, these people don’t. There is a chap there Andrew Blogg, who is ultra commercial and tells you if he thinks you are wasting your time. Sensible fellow!!

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    • Ching

      Robert Bradley and his team have helped my family with a property enquiry couple years ago. They are now helping us with a very complicated property matter (concerning compulsory acquisition, overlay and tenants in common dispute). They have shown a tremendous amount of care and diligence in their advice and approach to our problem, and have made more progress in the last 6 months than a previous law firm (refered by accountant) did the two years prior. We know we’re in good hands, and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

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    • Victoria

      When I first contacted Aitken Partners in relation to a family law matter, I was extremely fragile and scared. The two solicitors who worked on my file were professional, empathetic and kind throughout the whole process. They were very patient with me when I was confused or hesitant and never ever made me feel like a dill when I didn’t understand something. Thanks to them both, I have now settled and can get on with my life.

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    • Richard

      The first set of family lawyers who treated me like they cared and that I wasn’t just a file… the advice was patient and he took the time to understand my issue.

      Particularly important for me was that I would not be laughed at for my religious beliefs. In every other firm I could sense a smirk when I spoke about it. When I spoke with David he listened and respectfully told me why it wasn’t relevant. He also explained things in a way that made perfect sense. Although my matter is probably a small one he was friendly and courteous and his assistant was efficient and polite.

      I highly appreciate and recommend

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    • Michael

      I am writing to thank you and your team, who were involved in the compulsory acquisition of my mother’s property. Like most laypersons I was not aware of the requirements, nor procedures of this type of action by the Government.

      Certainly the work performed in respect to the acquisition was always clearly related to me and any questions were promptly answered. You and your team were always patient and friendly to deal with and were understanding of the fact that I had the death and Probate of my mother’s will to deal with at the same time.

      Thank you for your assistance.

      Star
    • David

      ‘Linda Hart was very helpful and gave me the best possible legal advice in the time we met. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.’

      Star
    • Sharon & Ted

      Linda Hart at Aitken Partners was recommended to us by a friend and we weren’t disappointed. She was attentive, very professional and answered all of our questions in a concise and thoughtful manner. She made the process of making our wills straightforward and stress-free. Most importantly, Linda made us feel completely at ease about our decisions.

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    • Monika

      My experience with Linda at Aitken Partners has been seamless, from booking meeting times through to signing of the completed will and powers of attorney. Linda helped make the creation of these documents simple and easy, with no stress or complication. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy that helped put me at ease with what was a daunting task for me.

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    • Samantha

      I just want to express my appreciation for the smooth, efficient and professional way you handled the task of Giles’ and my Wills. I am particular grateful that you were empathetic to the fact that we at imminent travel plans at the time, and worked tirelessly with Shona to achieve an expedited completion of tasks, prior to our overseas trip. You were attentive to our particular needs, and this was reflected in all the correspondence between us.

      I plan to work with you again, to develop my mother’s will and medical power of attorney in the near future.

      Star
    • Jen Flack

      Your service was exceptional. In a time where I felt completely lost after the passing of my father, you and the team at Aitken Partners were courteous, respectful and professional. You were clear and concise with all information and always kept me in the loop to alleviate any concerns I may have had. Despite me leaving the country my matter was still processed in a timely manner. I would recommend your services to anyone who may be seeking legal advice and thank you dearly for your professionalism and understanding.

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