Attorneys and Consultants for Business Ventures in China

IPO Pang has been in China since the early 1990s and is known as one of the oldest joint venture law firms. Based in Shanghai with affiliate offices in the U.S., the firm is ranked as one of the top international boutique firms with operations in China.

IPO Pang functions through a number of partners and specialists that operate together as an international team and provides the personalized service that clients need in order to operate in a highly complex and changing legal environment. As a member of the International Business Law Consortium and International Referral organizations, the firm further extends its international network to include a team of highly selective, experienced, reputable attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who can assist and execute in nearly every country of the world. As each case is personally handled by a shareholder of the firm, we take pride in this method of client service as it enables each partner to take individual responsibility for delivering outstanding quality and value for each assignment.

Whether we are focused on building our firm reputation or in representing our foreign enterprise clients, IPO Pang treats every endeavor with integrity and dignity and greets every problem with innovation and imagination. As the late Bobby Kennedy often said in his speeches citing George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are, and ask why; we dream things that never were, and ask, why not?”

We welcome you to learn more about our firm and our partner organizations, to meet our team of professionals, and to get to know our founder, Peter C. Pang, through our video series on doing business in China.

Our Philosophy: Service

IPO Pang is a service firm; highly educated, highly experienced and highly motivated to serve our foreign enterprise clients in places where they have not gone before. In this vein, we constantly seek to provide outstanding service of the highest quality, and to do so in a timely and cost effective manner. We employ all forms of technology to complement our practice so that we are available when our clients need us. All of our key staff members are available virtually 24/7 for service via instant messaging, email, or phone.

While every matter is overseen by a senior attorney, we leverage just the right level of associates, paralegals, technicians, specialists and administrative staff to support a particular matter so that a case is never overworked or understaffed. Our firm employs a Client Service Manager, who is always available at [email protected]. Our Managing Counsel is also accessible where senior legal input is required.

We work hard, play by the rules, never compromise on our integrity, and are singularly focused on serving our clients – and each of them as if they are the last and only client we have.


Whether it’s in the negotiation room, the drafting room, or the court room, IPO Pang has a strong reputation as a firm that performs. With over 20 years’ experience in China alone, IPO Pang is proud of its services and track record. At IPO Pang, helping foreign companies achieve their goals in China expeditiously and in full legal compliance is all we do; China is our sole focus, not just a sideline. We are your one-stop professional services center for all your China venture related needs.

With a professional staff comprised of former government officials, tax bureau specialists, AIC and Ministry of Finance officers, IPO Pang not only knows, but knows how to meander through the complex Chinese bureaucracy in an expeditious and cost effective manner.

We encourage you to read more about Our History of Success in China and our Representative Work.

Our Can Do Attitude

Our attorneys are trained in the U.S., China, and abroad. We know how to marshal the facts in our client’s favor and we stand behind their interests 100%, yielding ground only if and when it is beneficial, and never quitting when difficulties arise. We believe that the best defense in any case is a good offense, and often this offense begins not in court, but at the beginning of a business relationship. Good planning, strategic legal thinking and clever draftsmanship often can avoid the uncertainties and ambiguities associated with documentation drafted by less experienced attorneys.

Confidentiality, secrecy and protection of the client’s proprietary interests are our standard operating procedures. We pride ourselves on being the consummate project facilitators and legal solution providers, and we fully recognize that aggressive representation of the client’s interest means not only advising the client what cannot be done, but what can be done and how. Some lawyers read the law; some lawyers analyze the law; at IPO Pang, we work the law in favor of our clients.