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Anderson & Anderson LLP

Anderson & Anderson LLP is an international law firm established in the United States in 1885. Anderson & Anderson's lawyers began work in Asia in 1963 and established offices in Asia in 1972, when David C. Buxbaum, Senior Managing Partner, became the first American attorney to represent foreign parties in China. The firm’s offices in Asia now operate 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 has achieved leading intellectual property 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's attorneys in Asia have also provided services on challenging cross-border corporate finance transactions encompassing 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 advising financial institutions on bullion securities, options and derivative transactions. The firm has successfully provided legal consultation to well-known French, American, Swiss, Singaporean, British and other banks, including divisions of the World Bank. The firm has managed major loan agreements and leasing transactions, including the finance leases of aircraft by banks for Mongolia Airline MIAT and for Chinese airlines. The firm’s experience includes assisting a Mongolian Bank issuing bonds by a Mongolian company for the first time on the Singapore Exchange. In addition, the firm has provided counsel and services for 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.

Among the firm’s clients are the world's largest insurance company, the world's largest soft drink company, Mongolia's largest mining company. The firm has provided services, including due diligence reports, for numerous foreign mining companies.

The firm has an extensive real estate practice across business sectors.

For more than nine years our firm has been active in India, in association 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 United States, China, and elsewhere.

The firm has been active in criminal defense matters in China and Japan assisting foreigners charged with criminal activity and has provided family law services to international couples in marital dissolution and property settlement.

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, the firm has attorneys that 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 legal experience that few firms of its size can equal. It therefore offers the expertise and diversity of large firm, while simultaneously providing 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.