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Shearman & Sterling

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The firm: The Hong Kong office of Shearman & Sterling was opened in 1978 and it was the firm's first office in the Asia region. It offers US, Hong Kong and English law capabilities, and is staffed by professionals with diverse backgrounds and language skills. The office services international clients in all jurisdictions in Asia and connects them with markets in every industry sector across the world. Recognised as the go-to international firm, it has successfully closed some of the region's largest IPOs, innovative debt offerings and privatisations (including one of the world's largest ever IPOs), complex M&A transactions, landmark project development and financing projects, as well as significant private equity and hedge fund transactions. The Hong Kong office also offers litigation and antitrust advice, as well as compliance training to multinational corporations, financial institutions and individuals throughout Asia in shareholder litigation, FCPA/anti-corruption, antitrust, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and other regulatory and investigative matters.

Shearman & Sterling has represented many of the world's leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, state- owned enterprises, governments and governmental organisations for more than 140 years. It is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to clients. The firm distinguishes itself by harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across its extensive global footprint. It has the capability to mobilise resources throughout its 20 offices worldwide to provide clients with professional legal advice and support. The firm's lawyers are fluent in more than 60 languages and they practice Hong Kong, US, English, French, German, Italian, EU, OHADA and Saudi law, as well as Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law. The firm is organised as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 850 attorneys in 20 offices located throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit Shearman & Sterling's website at

Areas of practice: Shearman & Sterling's main practice areas include: anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, appellate litigation, capital markets, compensation, governance and ERISA, corporate governance, criminal law, regulation and enforcement, derivatives and structured products, emerging growth, environmental, European bank recovery and resolution, finance, financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory, financial institutions investigations and enforcement, financial restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property litigation, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, international trade and investment, investment funds, Islamic finance, leveraged finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data protection, private client, private equity and hedge funds, privatisation, pro bono, project development and finance, public international law, real estate, state controlled companies/sovereign wealth funds, structured finance, and tax.

  • Number of lawyers: 850 approx
  • in China: 60 approx
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Swedish
  • Shanghainese
  • Sindhi

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