Freshfields in China
Whether you are a seasoned operator in China or new to the market we offer you commercially astute advice backed by substantial experience. We have had a significant presence in China for more than 25 years. From our offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, we are well positioned to support you on all aspects of your investment or operations in China.
Our team of more than 225 lawyers offers you a winning combination of legal skills, market knowledge, cultural awareness and commercial judgement.
Our M&A team has led the league tables in greater China since 2005 and our capital markets team has an equally impressive record advising issuers and underwriters on most of the land market IPOs in Hong Kong.
We work closely with our Antitrust, Competition & Trade, Finance, IP/IT, Employment, and Dispute Resolution practices – all of whom have enviable track records of their own. For example, we won China Business Law Journal’s 'Deal of the Year' for 2011; we were named Competition Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Chambers Asia; we won 'Asia Pacific Finance Deal of the Year 2012' by Thomson Reuters; and we believe our dispute resolution group is acting in more substantial ongoing investor-state arbitration brought by PRC parties than any other firm.
Team spirit is key to this success. We offer an integrated service across our network of offices and practice disciplines that allow us to manage the most complex situations efficiently and to offer you the most appropriate solutions.
We offer you substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Public M&A
- Private M&A
- Cross-border M&A
- Private equity and financial investors
- Financing and capital raising
- Competition and antitrust
- Disputes, litigation and arbitration
- Intellectual property and brand protection
We advise clients in any sector on their investments and operations in China and Hong Kong as well as Chinese State Owned Enterprises on their outbound investments.