Anderson & Anderson LLP is an international law firm established in 1885. Long established in the United States, Anderson & Anderson's lawyers began work in Asia in 1963. Said lawyers first established offices in Asia in 1972, when one of its attorneys became the first American attorney to represent foreign parties in China. The firm in Asia operates in Greater China including Hong Kong and Macao, Mongolia, India, Japan and other parts of Asia.
Anderson & Anderson's lawyers are recognized practitioners, some of whom are prominent in their respective legal fields and some of whom have published and frequently lectured on current legal issues. Our attorneys include American and Asian lawyers. The firm's attorney's legal prominence in North and East Asia was recognized for many years by its prior appointment as the official author and later reviser of Martindale-Hubbell's China, Mongolia and Macao Law Digests.
The firm's attorneys in Asia have handled challenging cross-border corporate finance transactions, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, loan and leasing agreements, convertible debentures, public offerings, options, licensing, subordinated debt, pledges, guaranty's, banking documentation, bonds, deeds, as well as undertaking to advise banking institutions on securities bullion, options and derivative transactions. The firm has handled major loan agreements and leasing transactions including the finance leases of aircraft by banks for Mongolia Airline MIAT and for Chinese airlines.
In addition, the firm has achieved leading IP infringement and anti-piracy victories in courts in Asia on behalf of foreign software, trademark patent and literary publishers. Intellectual property registration and protection (including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets) are a significant part of the firm's work.
The firm has undertaken legal work in many hundreds of major direct foreign investment matters in Asia including drafting the first insurance joint venture contracts in China, establishing major power plant contracts and has assisted in establishing hundreds of corporations, representative offices, joint ventures and wholly owned foreign companies in Asia.
The firm has an extensive and broad based real estate practice.
The firm has successfully provided legal consultation to well-known French, American, Swiss, Singapore, English and other banks, including divisions of the World Bank; we have served the world's largest insurance company and the world's largest soft drink company. We provided services for Mongolia's largest mining company and many foreign mining companies, and have undertaken due diligence reports for mining companies that have gone public, as well as assisting a Mongolian Bank issuing bonds by a Mongolian company for the first time on the Singapore Exchange.
For more than nine years our firm has been active in India, in associate with a distinguished Mumbai firm. We have undertaken litigation, direct foreign investment work and intellectual property registration and protection. We have also represented corporations from India who have invested in the USA, China, and elsewhere.
The firm has been active in criminal defense matters in China and Japan assisting foreign persons charged with criminal activity.
Various attorneys of the firm and its associated offices are admitted to practice in New York, California, and other U.S. jurisdictions as well as in foreign jurisdictions such as China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macao, and India. In addition to English, attorneys of the Firm are fluent in numerous foreign languages, including Hindi, Mongolian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Shanghainese, Hokkien, Cantonese and other Chinese dialects.
Anderson & Anderson's partners and associates bring extensive international domestic legal experience that few firms of its size can equal. It therefore offers the expertise and diversity of large firm, while simultaneously proving the personalized service and responsiveness found in smaller firms. It has been favored with a broad client base comprised of many of the world's foremost multinational companies from the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe as well as many smaller companies.