Fraser Mendel - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P.C.

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Fraser Mendel

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P.C.

1420 5th Avenue, Suite 3010

Seattle, WA 98101


Practice Areas
  • Internet Law
  • Intellectual Prop
  • Venture Capital
  • Employer Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Law
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Fraser Mendel is a Shareholder in the Seattle office of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Admitted to practice in the States of Washington and New York, he has worked for more than 12 years in China, focusing on corporate structuring and intellectual property protection issues related to investments in China and Asia.

Mr. Mendel's legal career has included handling a diverse range of matters including structuring cross-border IP transactions, IPR protection strategies, technology licensing, software registrations, data and privacy protection, government software procurement, franchising arrangments, and strategies for structuring investments in heavily regulated sectors of the Chinese economy. He has advised on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and direct investments in China.

Mr. Mendel has been recognized by AsiaLaw as a "Leading Lawyer" in Asia in the fields of eCommerce, IT & eCommerce, Information Technology, and IT & Telecommunications.

Mr. Mendel received his B.A. degree from Pomona College in 1988. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1994, where he was a Managing Editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. He concurrently received an M.A. in International Studies (China) from the University of Washington School of International Studies. During 1992 and 1993 he spent six months at National Taiwan University conducting graduate research in land and constitutional reform. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1996.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Mendel is admitted to practice in the States of Washington and New York. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.

Specialties: Business law, business counseling, technology, intellectual property, venture capital financing, cross-border structuring, China law, IPR, mergers and acquisition, international law, privacy, data protection 


Undergraduate: Pomona College
Law School: University of Washington
Admitted to Bar: 1994
Practice Areas: Business > Employer Law
Business > Internet Law
Business > Venture Capital
Business > Intellectual Prop
Business > Mergers & Acquisitions
Business > International Law
Organizations: ABA, WSBA, KCBA, NACD
Gender: Male
City of Residence: Seattle
Home Town: Seattle
Home State: WA
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