Thomas M. Shoesmith

Thomas M. Shoesmith

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Raising VC Money in the US

Ambitious Chinese start-ups in need of funding are advised to look to the US, where venture capital firms are increasingly willing to make investments. China is increasingly a centre of innovation, driven by...more

11/18/2013 - Funding Startups Venture Capital

Market Entry - United States

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES - Entry into the U.S. market starts with a clear statement of a client’s business objective. The best structure for a client, as well as the possible regulatory issues, depend on what the client...more

10/14/2013 - Business Development Business Formation Choice of Entity

Montage IPO – Are The U.S. Markets Re-Opening To Chinese Companies?

The U.S. capital markets—the largest in the world—have been all but closed to Chinese companies for more than two years. The successful IPO of Montage Technology, and e-commerce giant Alibaba’s announcement that it will seek...more

10/1/2013 - Audits Capital Markets China Corporate Governance Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment IPO SEC Transparency

Market Entry: People's Republic of China

China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than 8 percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more

4/24/2013 - China Emerging Markets Foreign Investment Joint Venture

Internet Regulation and Data Privacy in China

China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than eight percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more

4/24/2013 - China Compliance Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection Foreign Investment Internet ISPs Personally Identifiable Information

Doing Business in the U.S.

In This Issue: - Preface - Chapter 1 Choice Of A Business Entity - Chapter 2 Introduction To Federal Securities Laws - Chapter 3 From Let’S Go Shopping To Closing: U.S. M&A Process - Chapter 4...more

4/17/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Money Laundering Antidumping Duties Commercial Real Estate Market Corporate Governance Corporate Taxes Dodd-Frank Environmental Policies FCPA FLSA Incentives LLC Partnerships Proxy Voting Guidelines Regulation FD Renewable Energy Reporting Requirements Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Securities Exchange Act Tax Liability

"Accounting Cliff” for Public Companies with Operations in China is More Like a Slope

Public companies with PRC-based auditors are facing a worrisome accounting “slope” rather than a “cliff” on December 31, 2012. If the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is not able to finish its international...more

12/21/2012 - China Compliance Financial Statements Public Accounting Oversight Board Publicly-Traded Companies SEC

“Accounting Cliff” Looms for Public Companies with Operations in China

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has been trying to exercise its oversight responsibilities with regard to registered accounting firms in China for years, but so far has been prevented from doing so by...more

12/19/2012 - China Compliance Financial Statements Public Accounting Oversight Board Publicly-Traded Companies SEC

SEC Moves Against Accounting Firms—What Does This Mean For U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies?

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began administrative proceedings against five leading accounting firms which could result in their being barred from auditing U.S.-listed Chinese...more

12/6/2012 - Audits SEC

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