Firm Profile > Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP > Beijing, China

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

The firm

Curtis’ Beijing office, which opened in early 2014, provides international legal services to clients operating or located in China and East Asia. The Beijing office coordinates closely with the firm’s other offices in the US, EU, Latin America, Middle East and Central Asia in advising and representing private companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions and sovereign entities on a broad range of international legal matters.

Curtis’ Beijing office offers advice across a range of international practice areas, including international trade, international arbitration and international investment. Lawyers in the Beijing office have practiced in the firm’s New York, Washington DC and Mexico City offices.

Founded in 1830, Curtis is one of the longest established international law firms. With headquarters in New York City, Curtis has approximately 300 lawyers operating out of 17 offices located across the globe.

Areas of practice

Curtis’ international trade lawyers have long represented Chinese interests on trade matters, and have advised parties on most of the major bilateral and multilateral trade disputes of the past few decades, including disputes involving Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam and Australia. The team is consistently ranked in leading legal directories such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500.

The firm’s highly regarded international arbitration group is ranked number 1 globally for high stakes arbitrations, according to The American Lawyer’s most recent Arbitration Scorecard. The team advises sovereigns and their national oil companies as well as a range of corporates and other entities on both treaty-based and commercial arbitrations under the various arbitration rules (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA etc). In Asia, the firm currently represents the Republic of Indonesia.

Curtis’ international investment lawyers advise on the full range of investment work, from fund incorporation to investment management. Clients include high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, independent asset managers, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors. The group’s lawyers are based across our 17 offices and raise, help to raise, and deploy capital on an international basis.

The firm’s international corporate lawyers routinely advise on cross border deals. Many of its clients operate internationally, and transactions involving more than one office make up a large proportion of its corporate transactional work. The Beijing office provides Chinese clients with access to the expertise and resources of Curtis’ global offering through a single local contact.

Curtis’ practice areas include: antitrust/competition; banks and financial institutions; capital markets; commercial litigation and arbitration; commodities; corporate; criminal defence and government investigations; electricity; employment and labour; entertainment; environmental; ERISA, executive compensation and employee benefits; finance; infrastructure development; intellectual property; intellectual property litigation; internal investigations; international arbitration; international trade; investment management; Islamic finance, investment and banking; Latin America; life sciences; manufacturing and distribution; mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas; private client; private equity; professional liability; public company and corporate governance; real estate; renewable energy and climate change; restructuring and insolvency; securities litigation; shipping and maritime; tax; technology; telecommunications; tourism development and hotels; transportation; trusts and estates; and venture capital.

Department Name Email Telephone
International trade
Trade remedy litigation
WTO litigation
Regulatory advice
Strategic trade negotiations
International arbitration
Investor-state arbitration
Commercial arbitration
Pre-arbitration negotiations
Enforcement proceedings
International corporate
Cross border M&A
Company formation/governance
Joint ventures
Project development/finance
International investment management
Fund formation
Investor side representation
Investment restructuring
Contacts : Chief representative: Antonio Riva Palacio Lavin
Contacts : Key partners: William H Barringer, Daniel Porter
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