Freshfields in China
With 30 years’ experience in China, few are as well placed to offer the necessary legal advice to foreign companies on their investments and operations in the country, and Chinese state-owned and privately owned enterprises on their investments abroad.
We have almost 200 lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai with renowned legal skills, deep cultural awareness and sharp commercial judgement. And they are seamlessly integrated into our peerless global network, offering clients joined-up strategic thinking on the largest, most complex situations.
The effectiveness and reputation of our advice is clear: the Freshfields M&A team has led the league tables in Greater China for a number of years since 2005. Our capital markets team has an equally impressive record advising issuers and underwriters on most of the landmark IPOs in Hong Kong. And our dispute resolution group is acting in more investor-state arbitrations brought by Chinese parties than any other firm.
Advising on the IPOs of numerous state-owned and privately owned Chinese companies as well as international enterprises on the Hong Kong stock exchange, including the 'Big Four' banks, CICC, China Cinda Asset Management, China Huarong Asset Management, China Merchants Securities, CITIC Securities, China Unicom, China Everbright Bank, China Pacific Insurance, China Minsheng Bank, Shengjing Bank, China Resources Pharmaceutical, L’Occitane and Samsonite, among others.
Other notable IPOs include Qingdao Port, Yunnan Water, Bank of Chongqing, China Resources Cement, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals, NT Pharma, Wanda, Tencent, Chow Tai Fook Jewelry, Sun Art Retail, Golden Throat, Longyuan Power, Yingli Solar, Huaneng Renewable, SANY Heavy Equipment, Greatview Aseptic, NVC, BaWang, Imax China and Fast Retailing.