Clausen Miller P.C. Received Chinese License
February 9, 2007
J. Ryan Hemingway (L) accepts license from a Ministry of Justice official in Beijing.
Clausen Miller is proud to announce that it has received its license for its representative office in China. Located in Shanghai, one of Asia's largest and fastest growing financial centers, Clausen Miller's office is run by J. Ryan Hemingway. Mr. Hemingway has lived in Asia for the past year and speaks Mandarin. The firm's Shanghai office runs Clausen Miller's Asia Practice, which involves working with clients in Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many other parts of Mainland China. Dominick W. Savaiano is the US and European coordinator for the Asia Practice.
Clausen Miller's primary business mission in Asia is to represent clients in that area of the world with exposures, problems and legal needs arising out of commercial interests and liability exposures in North America and Europe. Mr. Hemingway has already made many contacts in each of the regions encompassed in the Asia Initiative, and the firm is handling significant matters in the United States, protecting the rights of our Asian clients. Only 250 foreign law firms world wide have been approved to operate in Shanghai.
Mr. Hemingway serves as the firm's liaison in China and, more broadly, in Asia. He is available for consultation, to educate, coordinate and resolve problems. Through Mr. Hemingway, the firm is available to Asian clients without the daunting differences of time and distance.
The firm has handled catastrophic products liability actions, directors and officers liability matters, insurance disputes (primary, liability, property,excess, reinsurance and D&O), intellectual property litigation, commercial contracts and business litigation, among other types of legal assignments, from clients in Asia. The firm is available to handle most types of commercial and insurance litigation and transactions for its Asian clients. These matters would include environmental, maritime and employment problems or inquiries.
Mr. Hemingway and Mr. Savaiano have provided educational programs concerning the US legal system and liability exposures for the firm's Asian clients. They remain available for such seminars and conferences and are planning an upcoming "Doing Business in the United States" educational tour of Southeast Asia. Additionally, the firm is planning on publishing a products liability newsletter for its clients in Asia in the near future.