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Nolan Shaw


Nolan Shaw
English, Chinese
Practice Group

Nolan Shaw's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and general corporate law matters. He assists non-Chinese companies with their investments and operations in China and assisting Chinese companies with their overseas investments. Nolan has experience working on corporate projects in various industries, including TMT, manufacturing, mining, and real estate. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Nolan externed for Judge Maxine Chesney in the US District Court, Northern District of California, and worked in the Beijing headquarters of a top-tier domestic Chinese law firm.

Representative Experience

Advising a top-tier UK real estate developer and operator of luxury outlet shopping centers on the establishment of its shopping villages in China.

Assisted a consortium of Chinese buyers to perform due diligence and prepare a binding bid to purchase gold mine assets in South Africa.

Assisted a major e-commerce platform business operator in its business restructuring and establishment of a foreign-investment telecoms enterprise in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.

Assisted a subsidiary of China Railway in its preparation of international tenders for the supply of rolling stock in South Africa.

Assisted a U.S. airplane spare parts distributor negotiate a buyout of its Chinese partner's shares in an equity joint venture company in China.

Assisted a U.S. manufacturer of hydraulic tanks establish a joint venture enterprise with a Chinese partner in Tianjin, China.

Assisted D.I.Y. home improvement company Kingfisher plc in the completion of its GBP 140 million sale of a 70% share of its China operations to a Chinese investo.

Assisted in advising a navigation device company on establishing operations in China, including regulatory advice in the areas of value-added telecoms services and mapping.

Assisted in providing PRC value-added telecoms services regulatory advice for cloud computing/Internet services offerings of multi-national companies.

Drafted briefs and argued a successful appeal before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the published case of Castrijon-Garcia v. Holder.

Education and admissions


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
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