Paul McKenzie

Managing partner

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Paul McKenzie is managing partner of the firm’s Beijing office and head of the firm’s real estate practice in China.  Mr. McKenzie advises international and Chinese corporations on a diverse range of matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, real estate development projects, resource development projects, strategies for licensing and distribution of software products, structures for sale and distribution activities in China, and regulatory compliance strategies.   Mr. McKenzie has practiced in Hong Kong and Beijing since 1993. 


Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Mr. McKenzie was the managing partner of another major U.S. law firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. McKenzie is designated as a Leading Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions – China by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2006-2009 and IFLR 1000 and is also recommended for China matters by The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers 2006-2011 and The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2009-2010.    Mr. McKenzie received his LL.B. (with distinction) from the University of Toronto in 1989.  He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong (1998) and British Columbia, Canada (1990).  He is also fluent in Chinese.


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