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Winston & Strawn LLP

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The firm: For over 160 years, Winston & Strawn has handled many significant, high-profile matters for its clients, from patent litigation to cross-border mergers, and from energy transactions to employment disputes. Founded in 1853 by Frederick H Winston, the firm has grown through a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires that have resulted in a global law firm with more than 900 attorneys across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Winston & Strawn's 16 offices are located in major business centres around the world, including Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to e-commerce startups. Its dedication and emphasis on client service has helped it form long-term relationships with leading companies in various industries.

A substantial portion of the firm's practice focuses on litigation and corporate matters. The firm's litigation group has extensive experience in major trials and has represented clients before the Supreme Court of the US and the US Courts of Appeals. The firm's corporate department serves corporations and financial institutions in virtually all types of corporate and financial matters.

The firm also maintains strong practices in antitrust and trade regulation; employee benefits, employment and labour relations; energy; environmental; governmental relations and regulatory affairs; health law; intellectual property; international arbitration; maritime; retail and consumer goods; real estate; taxation; and trusts and estates.

Areas of practice: Hong Kong is a leading international finance centre characterised by low taxation and free trade. The firm's Hong Kong office, located in the heart of the city, in Central, leverages the multifaceted capabilities of its attorneys and its location to assist companies with their interests in conducting business in Hong Kong and China.

The attorneys have broad experience in both corporate and litigation dispute matters. On the corporate side, the core practice areas include cross-border M&As (both inbound and outbound services), private equity and general corporate transactions. On the dispute side, the firm's attorneys have capabilities in arbitration, mediation and litigation with a focus on complex and material disputes, and corporate investigations including FCPA, cross-border disputes and investment disputes.

Winston & Strawn's Hong Kong lawyers are trilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, and also have significant English, French, German, Italian and Farsi capabilities.

  • Number of lawyers: 900+
  • at this office: 15
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Cantonese
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese
  • Farsi

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