Every lawyer loves a great checklist, particularly those relating to company acquisitions, where checklists are so critical. Adam O. Emmerich, a leading M & A lawyer with super-firm Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, recently wrote a Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the U.S. for The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (h/t to International Business Law Advisor).

The checklist is meant for foreign companies acquiring U.S. companies, but virtually all of it applies with equal force to foreign companies acquiring Chinese companies.  I particularly liked the last two items on the list (due diligence and collaboration), as those two apply with great force to China deals.

I recommend you check it out.