About the Office
Our Hong Kong office, which opened in 1993, was one of the first opened by a major Wall Street firm in Hong Kong and is now our largest non-U.S. office. It currently consists of 9 partners, 5 counsel and more than 70 associates, and has been involved in many of the most important and high-profile capital markets, M&A/private equity transactions and litigation and enforcement matters in China and elsewhere in Asia.
Our Hong Kong office routinely represents issuers and underwriters in many important, and frequently precedent-setting, cross-border initial public offerings, convertible debt, high-yield debt and other securities offerings. Our work has included many of the landmark transactions involving the privatization and listing of Chinese state-owned enterprises and we are a clear leader in Asian high-yield debt offerings.
Our M&A/private equity practice covers all major countries in Asia and a broad range of industries. Together with our Tokyo and Beijing offices, our lawyers in Hong Kong have extensive experience advising investors on matters in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, India and Southeast Asia.
Our market-leading litigation and enforcement practice consists of 4 partners, 2 counsel and a team of more than 10 associates. The team works with the firm’s top-tier Hong Kong corporate and capital markets lawyers to provide compliance and corporate governance advice to clients.
Many of our regional practices operate out of Hong Kong and Tokyo such as our Taiwan and Korea practices, and our Southeast Asia practice, which covers key jurisdictions, including Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. We have teams of lawyers who specifically focus on these regions and actively travel across the continent to service clients.
Our lawyers in Hong Kong are fluent in English and more than 80% are also fluent in Chinese. Other languages spoken include Korean, Taiwanese, Malay, French, German, Hindi and Spanish. Lawyers in our Hong Kong office are admitted to practice Hong Kong, U.S. and English law.
Clients in Hong Kong include leading international, Hong Kong-based and other Chinese investment banks as well as Hong Kong-listed companies and large conglomerates. Our client coverage also includes corporates across Asia-Pacific as well as multinational companies with interests in expanding into the region.