International Law

Law Firms Bullivant Houser Bailey and Lehman, Lee & Xu Form Strategic Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pacific Rim and U.S. west coast corporate and litigation law firm Bullivant Houser Bailey PC and Lehman, Lee & Xu, a top-three China-licensed law firm, are pleased to announce their strategic alliance. The two firms will provide People's Republic of China ("PRC") corporate clients with greater access to foreign capital markets and funding.
The alliance allows both firms' corporate finance and international securities practices to expand their global reach and to respond quickly and efficiently to the needs of PRC companies as they seek to enter foreign capital markets and engage in cross-border transactions. The two firms will maintain their separate identities and will serve as co-counsel on specific matters.
"Our strategic alliance with Lehman, Lee & Xu marks a new chapter in Bullivant's established history of providing quality, cost-effective legal services to our clients," said Scott E. Bartel, Chair of Bullivant's Corporate Finance, Securities, and International Transactions group. "With the PRC's growing prominence in the global marketplace, we sought a strong and reputable firm in China to assist our clients with their entry into the PRC marketplace."
Bartel added that Lehman provides the desired local legal knowledge and expertise that Bullivant was seeking. He noted that the alliance with Lehman allows both firms to serve the ever increasing needs of PRC companies as they navigate the complex legal environment to access the U.S. capital market. "We look forward to continuing to build our strong relationship with Lehman and to help our clients expand their business globally," he said.
"Our domestic Chinese clients have recently grown more proactive in seeking American investors to raise capital for their companies. We are confident that Bullivant Houser Bailey's strong corporate and securities practice will complement our firm's strengths in working with Chinese companies and our expertise in the PRC regulatory environment," said Edward Lehman, Managing Director of Lehman, Lee & Xu. "Our alliance with Bullivant Houser Bailey will allow Chinese clients to access American capital markets with greater ease."
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is a business and litigation law firm with six offices and more than 160 attorneys on the Pacific Rim and West Coast of the U.S. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the firm maintains offices in Sacramento and San Francisco, California; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; and Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2008, Multicultural Law magazine again named Bullivant a Top 100 law firm for workplace diversity. Learn more at
Lehman, Lee & Xu, established in 1992 and with more than 300 attorneys and 22 offices throughout the Asia-pacific region, is at the forefront of international law practice in China. Over the past sixteen years, the firm has built a strong reputation in banking, foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, international trade and dispute resolution. In the last year alone, Lehman, Lee & Xu has advised on more than U.S. $1 billion of China-related deals. Headquartered in Beijing, the firm maintains offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macao, and Ulan Baator. To learn more about the firm, please visit