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China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 5

Latham & Watkins LLP

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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's 'responsive' team handles highly complex deals. It recently advised on a series of high-profile Greater China outbound acquisitions into the US, UK, Germany, France and Switzerland; it also handles private equity transactions in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific region. The team acted for Hytera Communications Corporation, a manufacturer of radio transceivers and radio systems, in the takeover of Sepura, a UK-listed communications technology company. Shanghai-based Rowland Cheng and Beijing-based Yilong Du are recommended, as is Hong Kong-based Simon Cooke who is the global co-chair of the firm’s private equity practice.

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Rowland Cheng - Latham & Watkins LLP

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: foreign firms
Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 6

Latham & Watkins LLP

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms
Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's team is 'excellent in terms of quality advice and service levels'. The practice's recent experience includes advising The Carlyle Group on the disposal of its Korean portfolio company ADT Caps to a consortium led by SK Telecom of Korea and Macquarie’s Korean Opportunities Fund. Rowland Cheng is Shanghai managing partner and the key Hong Kong advisors are global co-chair of the private equity practice Simon Cooke, Frank Sun, who is praised for his 'level of local and professional legal knowledge and commercial sense', and Amy Beckingham.

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China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: foreign firms
Projects and energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is well-known in Southeast Asia for its work in both clean energy and oil and gas projects. The team has been particularly active in projects under the One Belt One Road umbrella, where it has been involved in projects in Central and Southeast Asia, and has even been active in Europe. Department head David Blumental is based in the firm's Hong Kong office and is instructed by Chinese investors as well as a litany of domestic project companies such as Harbin Electric International and China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group Company. In one matter, Blumental and senior consultant Peng Yi advised Shenhua Group Corporation on the establishment of a cross-border joint venture for the research, development and production of solar energy equipment. The team also assisted China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Fund with a co-investment in Banro Resources' operation of gold mines in Congo.

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China: TMT

TMT: foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP handles transactional and compliance work for clients in the media, technology, gaming and technology sectors. The team counts Tencent as a key client and advised it on its data governance structure, its negotiations with financial institutions, and its payment and cloud service. Other highlights include acting for Caesars Entertainment in its sale of Playtika to a consortium of investors led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology, and advising Qianxin Technology, an affiliate of Qihoo 360, on the acquisition of a minority stake in Beijing NetentSec, a provider of Internet control and content management solutions. Hong Kong-based Frank Sun and counsel Lex Kuo are names to note.

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