F. Fraser Mendel

F. Fraser Mendel

Mendel Owens PS
  • Intellectual Property, Business Law, International Law
  • New York, Washington
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Summary

A partner in Mendel Owens PS (formerly known as FM Legal Group PS), Fraser Mendel focuses his practice on corporate law, with special attention to international transactions. Mr. Mendel has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border transactions, direct investment in China, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, international employment issues, technology regulation, and intellectual property. He has over 20 years of experience in international corporate law, including promoting cutting-edge investment and diversification in Asia. Mr. Mendel advises multinational firms and has built a diverse practice representing companies entering the Greater Chinese market, particularly in technology industries. He has been the driving force for over 100 venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions, and advises U. S. businesses concerning Chinese regulatory issues, particularly in the areas of direct investment, technology licensing, cross-border partnerships, cleantech, telecommunications, privacy, and IPR protection. Mr. Mendel, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, writes and speaks frequently on issues related to technology and international transactions.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • International Law
Additional Practice Area
  • China Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Washington
Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Mendel Owens PS
- Current
Formerly known as the FM Legal Group PS
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Shareholder
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. (Seattle, WA)
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Of Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP (Beijing, China)
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Attorney
Goodman Phillips & Vineberg (Beijing, China)
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Legal Consultant
CGA Ltd. (Beijing, China)
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Attorney
Huang & Partners (Taipei, Taiwan)
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Education
New York University
LL.M / Taxation
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University of Washington School of Law
J.D / Law
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Honors: Managing Editor, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
University of Washington - Jackson School of International Studies
M.A / Chinese History
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Honors: FLAS Fellowship, 1992 FLAS Fellowship, 1993
Pomona College
B.A / Asian Studies
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Honors: National Merit Scholarship
Professional Associations
Chair
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section
- Current
Board Member
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section
- Current
Board Member
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
- Current
Vice Chairman
Washington State China Relations Council
- Current
Member
International Bar Association
- Current
Member
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Current
Advisory Board Member
Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington
- Current
Member
King County Bar Association
- Current
Member
Washington State Bar Association # 24459
- Current
Member
American Bar Association
- Current
Member
Association of Asian Studies
- Current
Board Member
Washington Council on International Trade
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General Counsel
Washington State China Relations Council
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Advisory Board Member
Impact Capital
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Publications
Articles & Publications
International Privacy Developments Impact Global Business
Puget Sound Business Journal
Enter the Dragon: Are We Ready for the Coming Wave of Chinese Investment
Seattle Business
China Enacts Amendments to its Renewable Energy Law
Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter
Distribution and Alternatives in Doing Business in Washington State
Int'l Section, Washington State Bar Association
Climate Change and Carbon Emissions - China Announces a Ten Year Plan for Reduction of 'Carbon Intensity'
Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter
New Inventor Compensation Requirements In China
SWW Bulletin
Harnessing the Green Dragon. A New Green Initiative in China Presents Opportunities for Washington State Businesses
Seattle Business Monthly
Amended Regulations Could Open Telecoms Sector
China Law & Practice
China’s New Judicial Interpretation on the Company Law - A Step toward Systemized Corporate Exit Mechanisms
China Law & Practice
Employee Privacy: Guide to U.S. and International Law
A S Pratt & Sons and Thompson Publishing
China's Partnership Enterprise Law Revised
China Law & Practice
Regulating Spam in the Middle-Kingdom: China’s New Anti-Spam Regulations
BNA
"Offshore Outsourcing and Offshoring to China," in Outsourcing Revolution 2005
Practicing Law Institute
“Offshoring to China” in Outsourcing Revolution 2004
Practicing Law Institute
Legal Issues Related to Franchising in China
Franchising in China
Protecting Olympic Intellectual Property
China Law & Practice
Venture Capital Investing in China
AsiaDirect
Information Technology Chapter in the “Canada-China Business Council Year 2000 White Paper”
Canada-China Business Council
Life and Death of an Internet Company in China
Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd.
“Licensing in the PRC” chapter in “Life and Death of an Internet Company in China”
Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd.
Holding Companies: An Alternative Investment Strategy
China OnLine
“Seven Deadly Hiring Sins Made By High-Tech Companies in China,” CCBC Forum
Canada-China Business Council
State Supported Export Credits chapter in “Trade Finance in the PRC”
Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd.
Regulatory Environment of Satellite Projects in Asia chapter in “Developing and Financing Telecommunication Satellite Projects in Asia”
Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd.
Land Consolidation in Taiwan
Rural Development Institute
Judicial Power & Illusion: The ROC’s Council of Grand Justices and Constitutional Interpretation
Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
Profile
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4322
Seattle, WA 98154
USA
Telephone: (206) 395-6903
Fax: (206) 374-2831