Our China Practice
The Firm has been active in Greater China for two decades, with offices in Beijing and
Kong. We represent Chinese state-owned and non-state-owned companies and
financial institutions in their business activities in the United States and the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and across Asia. In
connection with matters in Greater China, we also represent international
financial institutions, corporations and investors. Advising clients across the
full spectrum of corporate work, we have significant expertise in cross-border
public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, international
capital markets transactions and the representation of private equity clients,
both in strategic investments and fund formation. We also engage in leveraged
and acquisition finance and represent Chinese clients in U.S. litigation,
government investigations and international arbitration.
Legal publications, including Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal
500 Asia Pacific, consistently recognize the Firm as having a leading China
practice in several practice areas.
Through our Beijing and Hong Kong offices, we offer one of the largest
on-the-ground teams among all Wall Street firms with approximately
sixty lawyers, more than half of whom are bilingual speakers of English and
Mandarin Chinese. We have the necessary depth of local experience, language
skills and appreciation of Chinese culture and customs as well as business
practices to provide superior legal service.
Simpson Thacher launched a Hong Kong local law practice (中文)
in September 2011. Adding Hong Kong law qualification enhances the Firm’s
existing and successful China practice and enables the Firm to offer clients
broader capabilities, particularly with respect to capital markets and mergers
and acquisitions transactions.