With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, Simpson Thacher advises on a wide range of corporate matters in Greater China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia. The Firm’s activities in the region focus on international capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other forms of direct investment, acquisition finance and other forms of lending, and other corporate and commercial transactions. The Asian offices work closely with the Firm’s offices in New York, California (Palo Alto and Los Angeles), Washington D.C., London and São Paulo to provide a truly global capability for local clients as well as clients of the firm based elsewhere in the world.
The Firm's offices include a substantial number of native speakers of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean, all of whom are members of the Bar of the State of New York. Many of the lawyers in the Asian offices have first worked with the Firm in New York. The Firm also uses the latest office technology, including its global computer network, to ensure fast, efficient document preparation and management on a global basis.