Serving clients from the regulatory, financial, and commercial hubs of Beijing and Shanghai, Latham’s China team has expanded rapidly over the past two decades, delivering insightful counsel on corporate, finance, and litigation matters under Hong Kong, US, and English law.
We work across a wide range of industries with deep experience in those sectors driving growth in the Chinese economy such as tech, telecom, life sciences, entertainment and media companies, as well as the lenders and investors who fund them.
We regularly serve as the firm of choice for regional and global financial institutions and companies conducting business in mainland China and throughout the region. We also advise Chinese companies seeking to raise capital overseas, advising on listings in major financial centers across the world from the US NASDAQ to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and we continue to guide many of the largest initial public offerings in the region.
Latham’s Asia offices work as one team, bringing together elite capabilities across practices and industries, native language and cultural knowledge, and on-the-ground support. Serving clients from the region’s major financial, commercial, and regulatory hubs we seamlessly integrate through Latham’s global platform to deliver sophisticated counsel and representation to clients on their most complex and consequential matters in Asia and around the world.
Our lawyers rank among the very top practitioners in the region. We regularly advise on the most transformative capital markets offerings, private equity, and M&A transactions in every major jurisdiction. We act for financial institutions, sponsors, and major corporates on complex disputes, and guide multinationals through the increasingly complex web of anti-money laundering, sanctions, and export controls regimes. We represent sponsors and lenders in the region’s landmark project finance matters and infrastructure projects. And increasingly, we advise on the emerging ESG and sustainability issues affecting companies with operations in Asia.
As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Asia, our pro bono efforts include supporting asylum seekers, serving the elderly, and advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women.