We help U.S. companies navigate the complexities of doing business with China.


With offices in both the U.S. and China, we assist companies with the business and cultural considerations necessary for successful cross-border transactions.

We accomplish this by counselling U.S. companies that do business with China, helping them mitigate risks, save cost, improve efficiency, solve problems, etc.

We serve as a commercial bridge between the U.S. and China.


Carmil Wang

Executive Director

Board Member of US-China Investment Council

Carmil Wang has been leading the Firm to provide comprehensive consulting and advisory and on-going administrative services to multinational companies, especially U.S. companies, doing business in China.  Meanwhile, she has led the Firm to successfully host U.S. investment forums across multiple cities in China, connecting Chinese entrepreneurs with U.S. professional service providers.  She works with over 100 economic development organizations and professional service firms to promote U.S.-China cross border investment.

Carmil brought to the Firm over 15 years of professional consulting work experience.  She worked with three international management consulting firms headquartered in the U.S.  In her consulting role, she had worked and lived in all first-tier cities in China, providing management consulting and advisory services to a significant number of multinational and local Fortune 500 enterprises from a variety of industries.

She serves as the Board Member of US-China Investment Council led by U.S. Consulate General Shanghai.


Director of China Operations

Elaine Bao leads the team of the Firm in China, providing local services to multinational companies doing business in China.

Elaine had worked with U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Commercial Service in Shanghai, China for 14 years, and helped a number of U.S. companies enter and expand in the Chinese market.  She also has extensive management work experience for multiple years in the world Fortune 500 companies, joint venture business, private sectors and start-up companies.

With extensive contacts with the region’s government officials, industry associations, business communities, the U.S. embassy and consulates, chambers of commerce, and other private and public organizations, Elaine can provide foreign companies with expertise and contacts to export their products and services to the greater Chinese market.  Her related experience and excellent capabilities are a great value to the Firm.



Litigation Practice Group Coordinator
Nexsen Pruet, LLC


Val H. Stieglitz is the head of the Nexsen Pruett’s International Business Group, and works regularly with lawyers and businesses in China, and other countries, concerning cross-border matters.  With over 35 years' experience in wide variety of business, commercial, and tort litigation, Val has held senior management roles within the firm for more than a decade.

Val is the coordinator of litigation practice group at Nexsen Pruet, and manager of ESI Group, and also former Chair of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the IADC, former Chair of IADC Business Litigation Committee and Intellectual Property Committee, and former Board Member of LaWorld.  He sits on South Carolina Bar International Law Committee, and was recognized as "Superlawyer" and in "Best Lawyers in America."