Our China team in Washington and Beijing has decades of commercial and diplomatic experience, boasting broad and deep relationships across China’s major public and private institutions. We also assist clients in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Our China work is deeply integrated with our trade practice, helping clients navigate the tumult and complexities of the US-China trade relationship and its impact on supply chain, security, IP, and related areas.

John Holden leads our China practice, after spending more than 25 years doing business on the ground in Greater China. Thomas F. McLarty, III has been a businessman with active investments in China for many years, and John D. Negroponte has engaged with senior Chinese officials from the early days of his diplomatic career to his time co-chairing the US-China Senior Dialogue. Lihui Zhang heads our Beijing office, with extensive experience representing foreign corporate interests in China and a broad network of contacts throughout China. Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico’s ambassador to China, also advises Chinese clients seeking outbound opportunities.

Our China practice is fully integrated with that of The Scowcroft Group, including Kevin Nealer and former Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Beijing Robert Goldberg.

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With former ambassadors to every market of consequence in East Asia, and resources on the ground in Beijing, Singapore, and four other Asian markets, we offer our clients in-depth local and regional coverage throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


We’ve lived in or worked on:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Guangzhou 
  • Shenzhen (Guangdong Province)
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

We speak:

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Our Regional Team

Based in the region