Stephen F. Vogel

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Stephen F. Vogel

Stephen F. Vogel


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Mr. Vogel has worked in the Beijing and Hong Kong offices since 2007. Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years in Houston, Washington and London. Steve is an international transactional lawyer in the broadest sense and he advises on a diverse array of commercial and tax planning matters. Steve has extensive experience in:

  • Documenting private equity investments and dispositions
  • International joint ventures
  • Property acquisitions and dispositions (both residential and commercial)
  • Executive aircraft purchases and sales
  • The formation of private and charitable foundations
  • The alignment of the pension and stock option programs of multinational corporations across national borders

Steve regularly advises clients on the tax efficient structuring of their investments into the United States. He often functions in a general counsel capacity on behalf of US companies in executing and coordinating their global legal requirements. Steve also advises a number of Middle East-based investors regarding their legal affairs worldwide, and advised the preeminent Middle East-based accountancy firm on its merger with another firm in the region.

Steve is a dual-qualified US and UK lawyer, being admitted in Washington D.C. and in England and Wales. Steve was based in our London office for 22 years, where he was partner in charge, prior to his relocation to China in 2007. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.

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LL.M, Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1983
JD, Ohio State University, 1978
BA, magna cum laude, University of Kentucky, 1975

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar

Steve is active in various professional and community organizations, including having served in leadership positions with the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, British American Business Inc., the China Committee of the American Bar Association International Section and as Chairman of the Society of English and American Lawyers.

  • French