The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Mayer Brown

Work +86 10 6599 9200
Fax +86 10 6598 9277
Bangkok, Beijing, Brasilia, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago and 21 more

China: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown JSM 孖士打律师行

Mayer Brown JSM’s ‘overall level of service is excellent, due to its in-depth knowledge of its clients’ businesses and culture’. Furthermore, the lawyers are ‘proactive and to the point in their legal advice’. The M&A practice regularly works alongside the firm’s regulatory, tax, fund formation and investment management, technology, and real estate specialists. Hong Kong-based Jeckle Chiu, who is ‘singled out as being particularly good’, led advice to Dah Chong Hong Holdings on its acquisition of Li & Fung’s consumer and healthcare distribution business in mainland China, Hong Kong and several other countries. Key Beijing contacts include China projects head Xiangyang Ge and Beijing office partner-in-charge Ian Lewis. The firm enjoys an association with PRC firm Jingtian & Gongcheng.

[back to top]

China: Intellectual property

Foreign firms
Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown JSM 孖士打律师行

Mayer Brown JSM is particularly strong in complex IP disputes, and has a niche in defending Chinese clients in International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation in the US. It further expanded its Hong Kong-based team at associate level through the hires of Vivian Or from Wilkinson & Grist and Amita Kaur Haylock from Bird & Bird; in another significant development, it hired Hester Qiu as head of its Beijing IP agency. The highly experienced Gabriela Kennedy heads the practice from Hong Kong, where Rosita Li is also based.

[back to top]

China: Real estate and construction

Foreign firms
Real estate and construction: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Mayer Brown JSM 孖士打律师行

Mayer Brown JSM has one of the largest real estate and construction teams in China and Hong Kong, and is highly rated for its expertise in real estate finance and corporate real estate matters. The team has longstanding experience in outbound investment from China and Asia to the US and Europe, and fields lawyers with expertise in hospitality and leisure, construction and engineering, major construction litigation and arbitration, large-scale infrastructure work and environmental law issues. Recent highlights include advising CSI Properties on the high-value acquisition of several floors of retail premises in Shanghai from Carlyle. Andy Yeo advises developers, funds and other investors on investment structures, land and building acquisitions, establishment of project companies, obtaining required permits and licences, and construction. Construction arbitration expert Tom Fu is also recommended for environmental issues in China. Additional names to note include real estate department head Keith Cheung, Ricky Yiu and Alan Yip, and senior associates Rosalyn Han and Ellen Zhang.

Leading individuals

Andy Yeo - Mayer Brown JSM

Next generation lawyers

Ellen Zhang - Mayer Brown JSM

Rosalyn Han - Mayer Brown JSM

[back to top]

China: TMT

Foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Mayer Brown JSM 孖士打律师行

Under the leadership of IP and TMT expert Gabriela Kennedy, Mayer Brown JSM provides advice to TMT sector clients from its base in Hong Kong. Areas of sub-specialism include e-commerce, fintech and cybersecurity. The team recently assisted a household-name company with global operations in a data privacy and security audit spanning China, Hong Kong and South Korea. Xiaoyan Zhang joined Reed Smith LLP in November 2017.

[back to top]

Further information on Mayer Brown

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Mayer Brown in other jurisdictions.



Offices in Brussels


Offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória, and Brasilia


Offices in Shanghai and Beijing


Offices in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf


Offices in Paris

Hong Kong

Offices in Hong Kong

Latin America: International firms




Offices in Mexico City


Offices in Singapore


Offices in Bangkok

United States

Offices in Washington DC, New York, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Palo Alto


Offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi


Offices in London

Legal Developments in China

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to