Diversity & Inclusion
30/F, China World Office 2
No. 1, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
Beijing 100004 China
The Beijing office of Skadden, Arps, which has an official license to operate as a foreign law firm in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC), opened in 1991. We work closely with attorneys throughout the region and firm in advising PRC clients on corporate finance transactions mergers and acquisitions, and with foreign clients on investment or acquisition projects in China. Our Asia Real Estate and International Arbitration and Litigation Groups also have extensive experience working with clients of our Beijing office. We ranked in the top tier for Corporate/M&A and High-Yield Products in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017. Skadden won the award for Innovation in Corporate & Commercial Law for International Firms at the 2016 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Attorneys in the Beijing office represent both Chinese and non-Chinese bidders and targets, financial investors, special committees and private equity sponsors in inbound and outbound cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, including share acquisitions and dispositions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and going-private transactions. Skadden has been involved in over half of all going-private transactions completed or announced by China-based U.S.-listed companies since 2011.
Our capital markets group is a powerhouse in high-yield and IPO work, representing high-profile issuers in the region as well as major financial institutions. Since 2000, our team has advised on more than 60 NYSE and Nasdaq IPOs by China-based private companies. The firm played a primary role in the IPOs of a “who’s who” of Chinese Internet and technology companies, including Dangdang (China’s Amazon), Renren (social networking) and Youku.com (China’s Youtube).
Skadden’s International Arbitration and Litigation Group in the Asia Pacific provides the full range of international dispute resolution services across the region. Members of the group have handled cases under the auspices of HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA as well as ICSID and UNCITRAL claims. The team also handles regulatory and cross-border investigations and includes a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act team focused on Hong Kong and China.
The international competition practice represents clients on a full range of competition law issues raised in multinational M&A and other transactions. Such issues arise in outbound Chinese investment around the world as well as foreign investment in Chinese entities (including the creation of joint ventures between Chinese and foreign companies). The international competition practice also represents clients across multiple jurisdictions with anticompetitive conduct issues relating to cartels and potential abuses of dominance, and has broad experience in designing and auditing global competition compliance programs.
In China, the real estate and investment finance team operates across the firm’s Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. Our team of real estate attorneys has advised clients on real estate- related transactions throughout the region, including representing private capital in the structuring, acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate interests and in fund formation.