Nicholas V. Chen

Nicholas V. Chen: Attorney with Pamir Law Group Shanghai Office
  • Managing Partner at Pamir Law Group Shanghai Office (7 Attorneys)
  • Suite 1205, Baohua Mansion, 518 Anyuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China
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  • Nicholas V. Chen is the Managing Partner of Pamir Law Group's Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing offices. Mr. Chen facilitates international corporate transactions throughout Greater China.
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Nick has been traveling and working in China since 1973. He is the managing partner of Pamir Law Group, an international law and business consulting firm based in Asia with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, with a long track record of successfully closing transactions in a broad range of industries in China and Taiwan. He is a practical, street-smart client resource who provides: (i) an integrated business and legal approach focused on Client Growth, (ii) a Focus on Results, (iii) Cost Effectiveness, (iv) Effective Communication, and (v) Home Turf Advantage in Greater China. He has successfully completed hundreds of foreign investments into Greater China in all coastal and many interior provinces for Fortune 100 Multinational Corporations, privately held and family group companies and private equity groups from the US, Europe and Japan. He has closed over USD5 billion in deals in the region. He assists companies and investors to develop and implement practical cross border strategies and programs to achieve safer business operations and growth. He supports CXO's, general counsels and international law firms to manage, protect and grow their businesses safely with practical effective solutions across a full range of financial, manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, and service industries. He offers both (i) strategic planning support, as well (ii) specific project/operational support in the last mile, both in a manner which reflects decades of practical market experience. Whether protecting IP/technology/trade secrets; implementing integrated labor management programs; conducting full FCPA/corruption and corporate due diligence and securing EHS and anti-competition regulatory approvals for combinations; structuring effective corporate/tax structures to support the business; training legal and management teams in operational issue, he supports both business and legal officers to achieve their goals. He has advised on a wide range of cross-border transactions in diverse industries over three decades including in TMT, clean/green tech, alternative and traditional energy, leisure/hotel/food and beverage and service businesses, infrastructure project finance, aircraft finance, complex litigation, government relations and multi-jurisdictional anti-trust and IP/trade secret litigation matters. He is a supporter of grass roots community development NGO's in China and Taiwan.

(Also at Taipei, Taiwan Office)

Areas of Practice (194)

  • Cross Border Corporate Transactions
  • Greater China
  • Business Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Successions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Valuation
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Establishment of Business
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Successions
  • International Business Law
  • International Business Taxation
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Joint Ventures
  • Small Business Law
  • State Owned Enterprises
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Commercial Law
  • Barter Transactions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • International Economic Law
  • International Sale of Goods
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Trade Law
  • Company Secretarial Law
  • Company Law
  • Company Acquisitions and Sales
  • Company Administration
  • Company Commercial Law
  • Company Contracts
  • Company Formation
  • Company Registration
  • Company Restructuring
  • Company Taxation
  • Company Trusts
  • International Company Commercial Law
  • Offshore Company Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Cross Border Contracts
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Contracts
  • Standard Terms and Conditions
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporate Recovery
  • Corporate Registration
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporate Trusts
  • Corporation Law
  • Foreign Sales Corporations
  • Group Restructuring
  • Incorporation
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Corporate Law
  • International Corporate Taxation
  • Offshore Corporations
  • Stock Corporations
  • Transfer Pricing
  • International Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Mediation
  • Gaming Law
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • International Licensing
  • New Media Law
  • Piracy
  • China Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Antidumping
  • China Trade
  • Export Control
  • Export Finance
  • Foreign Trade Sanctions
  • Import and Export Law
  • International Trade Arbitration
  • International Trade Contracts
  • International Trade Finance
  • International Trade Legislation
  • International Trade Regulation
  • Pacific Rim Trade
  • World Trade Organization
  • Asia-Pacific Investment
  • Cross Border Investment
  • Foreign Investment
  • Foreign Investment in the United States
  • Investment in China
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Labor (Labour) and Employment
  • Criminal Labor Law
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Termination
  • Executive Transfers
  • International Employment Contracts
  • International Labor Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Cross Border Leasing
  • International Leasing
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Aircraft Finance and Leasing
  • Aircraft Mortgages
  • Aircraft Registration
  • Aircraft Regulation
  • Aviation Finance
  • Aviation Law
  • International Aviation Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Disposals
  • Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Demergers
  • Divestitures
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Leveraged and Management Buyouts
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Management Buy-Ins
  • Management Buyouts
  • Merger Reorganization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation
  • Spin-Offs
  • Takeovers
  • Tender Offers
  • Natural Resources
  • Renewable Resources
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Law
  • Alternative Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Foundations
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Minority Shareholder Law
  • Private Placement
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Share Issues
  • Share Sales
  • Share Valuation
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Shareholders Disputes
  • Shareholders Law
  • Shareholders Rights
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hotel Acquisitions
  • Hotel and Resort Development
  • Hotel Investment
  • Hotel Management
  • International Tax Planning
  • Offshore Taxation
  • Confidential Information
  • Trade Secrets
  • Counterfeiting
  • International Trademarks

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+886-2-5588-1788  Phone
+886-2-5588-1790  Fax
Mailing Address:
1801 Xing Ye Bank Tower, No.168, Jiang Ning Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
New York University, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, District of Columbia; 1983, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (Not admitted in China)
European Council on Commerce and Trade - Taipei (Chairman, Greater China Committee, 1995-1997 and 2001—; Board of Director, 2000-2001); American Chamber of Commerce - Taipei (Co-Chairman, Greater China Business Committee); Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Founder and Board Member, 1975—); Green Consumer Foundation - Taipei (Supervisor); Yale Club of Taipei (President, 1989-2002); National Asia Pacific American Bar Association (Founding Member).
English and Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai and Suzhou
Birth Information:
New York, New York, 1957
Represent international consortium in establishment of biomass power station in Qingdao, Shandong; Represent NYSE company as architect/engineer on Lungmen Nuclear Power Station (Taiwan); Represent Scandinavian utility in the establishment of a wind power plant in Shantou, Guangdong; Represent NYSE utility in closing fossil power stations in Guangdong and Hubei; Represent foreign company in establishment of strawboard manufacturing and related biomass power station in Shandong; Establishment of cyber-tower in Pudong, Shanghai; Distribution center for tire repair equipment in Songjiang, Jiangsu; Development of complex real estate projects (themed projects, sports centers, cultural centers, retail, hotels, service apartments, office towers); Represent century-old U.S. private educational products company to form its joint venture in China; Represent NYSE-listed company in acquisition of Taiwanese-managed, China-based fire detection equipment company; Represent global private equity firm in its acquisition of a Keelung-based Japanese inverter manufacturer; LBO sale of foreign-owned PRC based industrial lighting company with major export markets; Represent client in acquisition of interests in telecom and new economy companies in China; Represent global private equity group in its purchase of shares in Taiwan's largest cable TV company; Represent US tobacco brand owner in anti-counterfeiting program to stem exports to the US; Represent multinational peripherals company in their anti-counterfeiting program in Jiangsu; Represent Japanese multinational in strategic planning for anti-counterfeiting in US/Greater China triangle; Represent multinational companies in market access and government procurement matters in transportation, media, environmental, power, telecom and other sectors; Numerous market entry and operational expansions in high tech (information, nano-technology, silicon and telecom), chip design, computer peripherals, machinery, professional service industries in coastal China Represent multinational telecom groups on corporate and regulatory issues in China and Taiwan including frame relay, VOIP, lease structures, consortium building and bidding on GSM, PCS, CDMA, digital satellite/terrestrial/cable TV, WLAN, broadband, lobbying, licensing and contract matters; Represent technology companies on full range of licensing, intellectual property and know-how protection including bio-life processes, designs, and patents in the converging telecom/media/IT space in Greater China; Manufacturing joint venture for largest Taiex pharmaceutical company in Suzhou, Jiangsu; Multiple joint ventures in chemical industry in Jiangsu province and Shanghai; Joint venture in mining equipment in Taiyuan, Shaanxi; Joint venture water theme park in Guangzhou, Guangdong; Joint venture with foreign majority media buying operation in Shanghai for UK plc; Capital increase and structuring of PRC lottery operations; Represent numerous NYSE and Tokyo-listed lease and finance companies on operating lease structures for over 45 aircraft in China including corporate, tax and regulatory advice; Represent multinational/listed companies in their contract manufacturing and OEM operations to lower their price points in services in various IT, broad band telecom component sectors; Represent multinational PRC companies operating abroad in media, import/export, steel and numerous industrial sectors; Video chain store franchise operations in Shanghai/Beijing; Cross border restructuring and capital increase of training services company in Shanghai; Represent global healthcare company in its acquisition of a Taiwan-wide renal therapy business; Acquisition of a township village chemical enterprise in Ningbo, Zhejiang; Represent multinational companies in the strategic planning and re-designing of their anti-counterfeiting programs in consumer products, tobacco, machinery and equipment and high technology areas including enforcement actions and litigation; Represent NYSE consumer products company in non-administrative anti-counterfeiting program, including criminal prosecutions and convictions, media, lobbying, law reform and strategic planning for full national enforcement program; Advise on Chinese Distributorship Law for a Japanese telecommunications company; Represent Japanese banks and European investment companies in asset-based finance projects, including aircraft-related arrangements with European airlines and ship financing transactions for Japanese lenders; Draft gas turbine maintenance agreements for worldwide clients of a power plant operator; Structure management arrangements for multinational renal care company in acquisitions of kidney dialysis centers throughout Taiwan.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

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