During an IPO preparation, a law firm covers various areas such as field investigation, legal research on the foreign jurisdiction, revision of articles of incorporation and corporate regulations, consulting on corporate governance, preparation for documents including the application of preliminary review on listing eligibility and the registration statement, legal opinion letters, etc. Also, a law firm facilitates the contracts with many external advisory teams for preparing the IPO and consults on the relevant legal issues.

After IPO and listing, the foreign company listed may consider appointing a law firm for post IPO legal support required to prepare for shareholders meetings, disclosure and audit report.