Over the past 25 years our Hong Kong office has served as a major hub for clients operating across the region, acting as a conduit between Asia and the rest of the world.
Our Hong Kong-based lawyers regularly work on complex cross-border transactions and collaborate on a daily basis with colleagues in the US, Europe, and beyond to service the firm’s long-standing global clients operating in the region, as well as major Asian players seeking to do business overseas.
Our diverse team has a wide range of capabilities, from advising on some of the region’s most high-profile capital markets and M&A transactions, to advising on high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration, to supporting clients with complex financing structures and financial regulatory advice.
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. We work extensively with the nonprofit Justice Centre Hong Kong to promote human rights and assist immigrants and asylum seekers, and our pro bono efforts have been recognized by the Law Society of Hong Kong.