Ed Lehman specializes in the legal aspects of doing business in China. He advises foreign companies on joint ventures, wholly-owned subsidiaries and holding companies, technology licensing, engineering and construction projects, and the financing of such projects, as well as the protection of intellectual property rights in transactions and projects in China. In practice for over 20 years, Edward has advised on a wide variety of China projects ranging from cars to pharmaceuticals to power plants and websites.
Attorney Edward E. Lehman has advised international clients in all major economic sectors on investment, trade and dispute resolution matters in China since 1987. He is the longest serving foreign lawyer with Chinese legal firms (since 1989). Mr. Lehman is one of the best known “China-hands” after 16 years in Beijing and Shanghai, in association with major international and Chinese firms, he along with Chinese nationals established LEHMAN, LEE & XU one of China’s leading full service professional service firms with six offices throughout greater China. He has been selected by his peers as one of the best advisers in China Banking, Intellectual Property, Finance, Foreign Direct Investment and Infrastructure and Corporate Commercial.
Mr. Lehman has a keen interest in the education and development of legal scholars in China and abroad. He is currently affiliated with the China University of Politics and Law (CUPL), China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Xavier University, Georgetown University, American University, and is an associate professor of law at Macau University of Science and Technology (LL.M. program).
Edward E. Lehman is a Qualified Patent & Trademark Agent in Hong Kong, China, and Macau.