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Asia Litigation

Over the course of the last several decades, clients have benefited from Simpson Thacher establishing one of the leading transactional practices in Asia—with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. As globalization intensified, and the transactional activities of our clients increased, they needed representation in Trans-Pacific litigation, and regulatory and investigative matters. We created the Asia Litigation Practice to serve our clients in this rapidly expanding market.

“Simpson Thacher fields a highly regarded litigation group, which maintains its leading position in the market through its extensive trial expertise and depth of experience”
Chambers USA 2013

Clients seek the advice of our Asia Litigation Practice primarily for competition litigation, government and internal investigations, intellectual property litigation, international arbitration and securities litigation. Clients are supported by attorneys with extensive experience in Asia-related litigation, including many who are fluent in Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

Some recent representations include:

  • Leading manufacturers of high-technology products such as Elpida, Hannstar, Innolux and LG Display and auto parts makers such as Stanley Electric and Diamond Electric in global price-fixing cartel litigation
  • Various U.S. listed Chinese companies and/or their audit committees or special committees, in response to allegations of corporate wrongdoing made by short sellers or others, including New Oriental Education and Technology and LDK Solar
  • Focus Media in response to both an SEC inquiry and a securities class action litigation involving allegations of misrepresentations and improper related party transactions
  • Daiichi Pharmaceutical in various U.S. patent actions
  • Large European consumer products company in an international arbitration with a major Asia-based supplier

Clients rely on our ability to obtain successful, cost-effective outcomes, and appreciate our understanding of the interplay of economic, legal and cultural issues arising in litigation, arbitration and investigation matters. We are pleased that these successes have earned us the trust and loyalty of numerous leading companies with business interests in Asia.

“They give unbelievably great customer service”
Chambers USA 2012

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