Skadden’s Hong Kong* office focuses on a full range of corporate, capital markets, antitrust/competition, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy, infrastructure and project finance, real estate and investment finance, restructuring and insolvency, structured finance, and regulatory and white collar matters. The office also is the headquarters of the firm’s Asia Pacific international arbitration and litigation practice. With combined U.S., Hong Kong and English law capabilities, we provide integrated, comprehensive services on a wide variety of matters.
We were one of the first law firms to establish a Hong Kong-based corporate practice and provide our clients with counsel based off many years of experience working as an integrated Hong Kong-U.S. team. Our attorneys’ diverse and accomplished backgrounds allow us to advise on some of Hong Kong’s most complex initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Our Hong Kong-based attorneys often work in tandem with our teams in Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, the United States and Europe to serve our clients in Asia, and we have handled matters in mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, among others.
Our clients in Hong Kong include major multinational corporations, leading investment banks and commercial banks, private equity firms, investors and developers across a broad spectrum of industries.
Skadden was ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets: Equity and Corporate/M&A: The Elite in China in Chambers Greater China 2022 and Tier 1 for Capital Markets (Equity) in Hong Kong in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022. In Chambers, client commentators noted our status as an “M&A juggernaut that continues to operate at the forefront of the market with a bench of experienced practitioners.” We are also ranked as a Tier 1 firm for M&A in China and Hong Kong by Asian Legal Business 2021. Skadden was named Team of the Year: M&A at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022.
The Hong Kong office has a strong commitment to pro bono work, and in 2021 we received a Distinguished Pro Bono Law Firm Award from the Law Society of Hong Kong.___