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Locke Lord has advised multinationals operating in the region and Asian-based companies with global interests for over 25 years. Through our established long-term and trusted working relationships with businesses, institutions and individuals, our clients can count on us to guide them throughout their business lifecycle.
Locke Lord lawyers collaborate across more than 30 practice areas, with a focus in Asia that includes:
- Banking and Finance
- Cross-border Transactions and Disputes
- Capital Markets
- Energy and Alternative Energy
- Intellectual Property
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Product Liability
- Project Finance and Infrastructure
- Real Estate and Finance
- Regulatory and Compliance
- Restructuring and Insolvency
- Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
Our international experience give us a deep understanding of the diverse cultures and disparate economies, political systems and regulatory frameworks involved in successful business transactions and resolutions across Asia.
Locke Lord opened its Hong Kong office in 2008, creating a gateway for companies looking to do business in the rapidly expanding markets of China and the Asia Pacific region, and for Chinese and other Asian companies moving onto the global stage.
Dedicated to helping international companies successfully carry on business in Asia as well as advising Asian companies on their international operations and outbound investments.
Our team has extensive experience advising a wide range of clients, from start-ups to large corporations, public companies and state owned enterprises. We advise on solutions for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate transactions, private equity and venture capital, and real estate and finance, to support our clients in structuring their operations in multiple jurisdictions.
Our experienced team of lawyers advise on corporate finance and securities matters, including public offerings, regulatory issues and a variety of other advisory matters. We advise Hong Kong and PRC-based companies, underwriters and placement agents on listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM), NYSE, NASDAQ and other stock exchanges such as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Locke Lord is one of the world's preeminent energy law firms and our energy lawyers serve as trusted counsel to companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals and oil majors. We understand our clients' businesses from a global perspective and help them develop creative solutions for every phase of the industry. We have represented clients in the development and acquisition of power plants in China, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Additionally, we have extensive experience helping Chinese companies obtain sources of financing in Hong Kong and around the world, and offshore companies to develop project and acquisition financing for their efforts in China and elsewhere in the region.
We handle every aspect of international trade, from the complexities of letters of credit and shipping law to the resolution of disputes arising from the transportation of cargo. Our lawyers assist companies in acquisitions and setting up joint ventures in a broad range of sectors in the region. We have worked with clients to license their technologies to Asian companies and set up manufacturing relationships with them.
Our restructuring and insolvency team has a focus on contentious insolvency and recovery actions, including cross-border asset tracing and asset and security recoveries. We advise and represent insolvency practitioners, banks, company directors, asset based lenders, trade financiers, distressed debt investors and private equity concerns.
In matters of dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation, we offer our clients a unique combination of local legal knowledge and deep cultural sensitivity to the difficulties faced in these situations.
Locke Lord has a prominent banking and finance team working in areas such as energy, consumer credit, securitization, syndicated lending, leveraged finance, project and asset finance, cross-border financings, banking litigation, reorganization and insolvency. Our banking and finance lawyers represent companies of all sizes, including commercial and multilateral banks, securities houses, hedge funds, private equity houses and other financial institutions throughout Asia.
Locke Lord is at the forefront of intellectual property issues in the region. We handle all business aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related antitrust issues, in industry, commerce and the courts. Our team also advises buyers and sellers on the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence, reviewing relevant agreements and negotiating IP contract terms. In addition, we advise on data protection matters and an increasing number of wire transfer fraud scams on a global scale.
Members of our team have in-depth, highly specialized knowledge and advise clients on transactions across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, aviation, construction, cosmetic and personal care products, energy, financial services, FMCG, health care, hospitality, industrial, infrastructure, intellectual property, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, media, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, technology and telecommunications.
Read Locke Lord's Gateway to Asia brochure