China

We are a leading global law firm in China, handling transactions and disputes for Chinese corporates, multinationals, funds and financial institutions.

Our history in China dates back more than 100 years, when we advised on financing transactions for China’s major infrastructure. Today, we are one of the most highly regarded and sought-after law firms, with clients spanning new and traditional industries.

Our clients rely on us for our commercial-minded and creative advice in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as in investigations, enforcement and disputes. Our team combines in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market with extensive international experience.

We boast one of the largest presences among the top global law firms in China, with more than 100 legal professionals in Beijing and Hong Kong (our largest non-U.S. location). Substantially all of our lawyers are native or fluent Chinese speakers. We offer a fully integrated platform advising U.S., Hong Kong and English law.

Read more about our work across Asia

Recognition

  • Asia Legal Awards – "International Law Firm of the Year" and "Securities Firm of the Year," 2017
  • IFLR Asia Awards
    • "Most Innovative U.S. Firm in Asia," 2014-2017
    • "Law Firm of the Year": Equity, 2017
    • "China Practice of the Year," 2016
  • China Law & Practice Awards – "Capital Markets Firm of the Year": International, 2017
  • FinanceAsia Achievement Awards – Best Law Firm, 2016
  • Chambers Asia Awards – "Law Firm of the Year," 2015
  • Asian-MENA In-House Community Survey – "Capital Markets Firm of the Year," 2016
  • China Business Law Journal – "Best Overall International Law Firm for China Work," 2014 

Notable Matters

CAPITAL MARKETS
  • China Everbright Greentech Limited on its $390.2 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering.
  • Postal Savings Bank of China on its $7.4 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering – named “Equity Deal of the Year” at the 2016 IFLR Asia Awards, “Deal of the Year” by Asian-MENA Counsel 2016 and “Equity Market Deal of the Year” at the 2017 Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards.
  • China International Capital Corporation Limited on its $801 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering.
  • BeiGene on its $182.2 million U.S. IPO on the NASDAQ – named “Deal of the Year” by Asia Business Law Journal 2016.
  • Legend Holdings Corporation on its $1.96 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering.
  • JD.com on its $2.05 billion SEC-registered U.S. IPO on the NASDAQ and its subsequent $619 million secondary offering – named “Deal of the Year” by Asian-MENA Counsel 2014.
  • Xunlei on its $101 million SEC-registered U.S. IPO on the NYSE.
  • Baidu Inc. on its $124 million SEC-registered U.S. IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $400 million credit enhanced green bond offering – named “Securities Deal of the Year: Debt” by 2017 Asia Legal Awards and “Best Corporate Green Bond”at the 2016 Asset Regional Awards.
  • The People’s Bank of China on its RMB5 billion bonds offering.
M&A 
  • Syngenta on a $43 billion offer by ChemChina – this is the largest Chinese outbound transaction ever; named “Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions” at the 2017 Asia Legal Awards, “M&A Deal of the Year” by Asian Legal Business 2017 and “Outbound Deal of the Year” at the 2017 China Law & Practice Awards.
  • China Vanke on its participation in the $11.6 billion acquisition of Global Logistics Properties.
  • Ingram Micro on its $6 billion acquisition by Tianjin Tianhai, a subsidiary of China's HNA Group.
  • IDG Capital, together with China Oceanwide on its acquisition of International Data Group.
  • Huatai Securities on its $780 million acquisition of AssetMark – named “M&A Deal of the Year” at 2017 IFLR Americas Awards.
  • Uber, a software application that coordinates rideshares, in connection with the merger of Uber China with Didi Chuxing, a mobile platform taxi-calling application – named “Deal of the Year” by Asian-MENA Counsel 2016 and China Business Law Journal 2016.
  • Freeport-McMoRanon its sale of its interest in TF Holdings to China Molybdenum for $2.65 billion.
  • China Resources Beer on its $1.6 billion acquisition from AB InBev of SABMiller's 49% interest in China Resources Snow Breweries, a joint venture between China Resources and SABMiller and the largest brewer by volume in China.
  • Fujian Thai Hot Investmenton its $1.4 billion acquisition of Dah Sing Life Assurance Company, Dah Sing Insurance Services and Macau Life Insurance Company from Dah Sing Financial Holdings and Macau Insurance Company.
  • Meituan Corporation in connection with its strategic cooperation with Dianping Holdings Ltd. – named “Best China Deal” at the 2015 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards and “Best Deal: North Asia” at the 2016 Asset Country Awards.  
  • Shanda Group on its equity investment in Legg Mason.