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Greater China Desk

Our Greater China Desk helps our clients resolve China-related disputes promptly and economically, including cases originating from Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan. Our dedicated team, which includes China-qualified lawyers, is experienced in the full spectrum of cross-border international arbitration and litigation involving matters in and out of China.

Over many years, our team has also developed expertise in China’s legal framework and business practices. We have advised a wide range of clients from listed companies to private investors on Chinese investment projects and legal issues. Specifically, we have worked on  pre-IPO structuring and investments, initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, and acquisitions.

Practice Areas

General business & commercial law

Our lawyers are at the forefront of providing legal expertise and guidance in all types of commercial transactions in and out of the Chinese market. We advise on public listings, joint ventures, investment and financing agreements and acquisitions. Our skills and market knowledge help table for our clients customized solutions adapted to their needs and any special features or characteristics of the transaction in question. Our experienced legal team can readily communicate in Mandarin and draw on support from China-qualified lawyers and executives within the firm.

Dispute Resolution

Our handling of China-related disputes is sensitive to the cultural, political, and business environments in China, Hong Kong SAR, and Taiwan. We have lawyers conversant in Mandarin who manage intricate and demanding legal situations with innovation, tact, and professionalism. Our lawyers use a range of approaches from conciliatory to adversarial where appropriate.

The Greater China Desk has tremendous experience in devising cross-border dispute resolution strategies and executing them. We work in collaboration with foreign counsel where necessary, before arbitral panels, the People’s Courts, mediation panels, and other courts and tribunals. We also deal with legal issues arising from the increasing volume of outbound investment from China. Our clients, including in-bound investors and out-bound Chinese investors with interests in diverse parts of the world, are assured of swift and effective legal assistance in resolving their disputes.

Corporate Restructuring & Workouts

Our award-winning team of dedicated restructuring and recovery specialists is fluent in Mandarin and specialises in China-related restructuring and recovery projects. We have advised on a range of projects including APP China’s US$ 3 billion restructuring. Other restructuring projects include BGP, CNPC, Sino Environment Ltd, Sunshine Holdings Ltd, Zhonghui Ltd, China Food Industries Ltd, Zhongguo Jilong Ltd, China Energy Limited, Fibrechem Technologies Ltd, and China Hongxing Sports Ltd. Please see our Insolvency and Restructurings webpage for further details.

Indonesia

Our team of Mandarin speaking lawyers has extensive experience in Indonesia and has been involved in most of the largest transactions there. They use their Indonesian expertise to advise Chinese companies on acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and disputes in Indonesia. The Chinese companies we represent come from many industries including shipping, energy, resource, banking, infrastructure, financial, entertainment, and lifestyle. Please see our Indonesia Desk webpage for further details.