Skadden advises corporations and financial institutions on business transactions and operations throughout the Asia Pacific region, working in tandem with attorneys located throughout the United States and globally. With attorneys in Beijing, Hong Kong,* Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore* and Tokyo, Skadden has extensive resources that allow us to handle many of the largest and most complex matters involving entities throughout the region. Our global network of offices strategically positions the firm to coordinate and execute the cross-border elements of a wide range of transactions, litigation and investigations, allowing us to offer our clients a premier level of service.
Our Asia Pacific attorneys handle a vast range of matters throughout the region. On the corporate side, we advise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as the competition law issues raised in multinational M&A, capital markets matters, investment management and banking transactions. We provide the full range of international dispute resolution services, and we also counsel on internal investigations; enforcement actions; and related governance, disclosure and litigation matters. Our attorneys also focus on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects and real estate-related transactions. Our lawyers practice U.S., Hong Kong, Japanese and English law, and we were among the first major U.S. firms to establish a Hong Kong law practice. The firm has handled matters in Australia, Bangladesh, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This breadth of experience in jurisdictions throughout the region is what differentiates us, as our attorneys come from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Skadden has won several accolades for our work throughout Asia Pacific. We are recognized as a top-rated firm in several practice areas by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Greater China Region, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000, which named Skadden its M&A Team of the Year at its Asia-Pacific Awards 2022. Additionally, in Refinitiv league tables for 2021, Skadden ranked first by value among international firms when representing global IPOs by Asian companies and global IPOs by Chinese companies. We also ranked first among all firms representing issuers in Asia equity and equity-related offerings, as well as in global equity and equity-linked offerings by Asian companies. In Mergermarket league tables for 2021, the firm ranked first by value for announced deals in Asia (excluding Australasia and Japan) and Southeast Asia.
In line with the firm’s commitment to pro bono work and community engagement, our Hong Kong office was recognized for outstanding commitment to pro bono service by the Law Society of Hong Kong at its 2021 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme with the society’s highest honor, the Distinguished Pro Bono Law Firm Award.
*Our Hong Kong office operates as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and our Singapore office operates as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP.