With offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, Latham’s dedicated Greater China team advises on many of the largest and most complex transactions, compliance, and controversy matters in the Greater China region. As one of only a few international firms in Asia with the ability to provide substantive US, English, and Hong Kong law advice, we provide clients local know-how and global capabilities.

Latham’s Greater China Practice advises clients based in Asia, Europe, the US, and the Middle East on all aspects of their transactions in the Greater China region and the rest of Asia. We also advise Chinese clients on a range of outbound acquisitions and divestments, leveraging a deep understanding of the market trends, legal requirements, and competition law issues that arise in multinational M&A, as well as the commercial drivers affecting corporate and private equity transactions. We routinely advise on the most significant US and Hong Kong IPOs and other capital markets offerings. We regularly advise Chinese and international parties, both borrowers and creditors, on major restructuring matters in the region. We provide clients with effective guidance and support, leveraging our familiarity with all of the tools for mitigating execution risk and simultaneously managing financing.

We draw on significant experience conducting cross-border investigations for Chinese and multinational corporations in different industries across a broad range of topics, including high-profile and sensitive matters related to bribery, economic sanctions and export controls, professional liability, antitrust, fraud and other securities enforcement. We assist clients with presenting investigation findings to and negotiating settlements with regulators in the US and China. We handle compliance-related due diligence and risk assessments, conduct compliance training, as well as design, implement, and review compliance programs.

If disputes arise, we advise Chinese corporations in challenging complex commercial litigations, including contract and shareholder disputes, as well as securities litigation and criminal proceedings.

One Asia

Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in the Asia-Pacific” by The Financial Times, our united and diverse Asia team, including local and international lawyers, connects clients in the financial services, infrastructure, energy, media, and technology industries to world-class legal services in the region and to the full complement of Latham lawyers around the globe.

With offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, Latham has a dedicated Greater China team advising on many of the largest and most complex transactions, compliance, and controversy matters in Greater China.