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About Brinton

Brinton has extensive experience in advising Fortune 500 and large private multinational corporations in various matters including: investigations (fraud, corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); foreign direct investment; mergers and acquisitions (including merger controls); reorganizations; joint ventures; construction (Greenfield); employment; intellectual property; and technology and licensing. He has advised clients across a broad array of industry sectors including: aerospace; automotive; chemical; construction; food and beverage; insurance; medical device; pharmaceutical; publishing; media and entertainment; real estate; and retail.

Brinton has chaired the Legal Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for the past three years. He is responsible for promoting the development of the PRC’s legal systems and addressing any legislation and regulatory changes that may affect trade, commerce, industry, finance, or services in Shanghai and the PRC.

Some of Brinton’s additional activities include organising and participating in public speaking engagements and in-house training seminars, as well as contributing to legal periodicals and other publications.

Brinton has worked in China for more than two decades and was previously the Shanghai managing partner of a leading US based law firm, and before that the managing partner of the Shanghai office of a UK-based law firm, where he also headed the firm’s China practice.