Skadden’s China offices have an official license to operate as a foreign law firm in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Beijing office opened in 1991 and the Shanghai office in 2008. We work closely with attorneys around the region and around the firm in advising PRC clients on corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions, and with foreign clients on investment or acquisition projects in China.
Attorneys in the Beijing and Shanghai offices represent both Chinese and non-Chinese bidders and targets, financial investors, special committees and private equity sponsors in inbound and outbound cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, including share acquisitions and dispositions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and going-private transactions. Skadden has been involved in over half of all going-private transactions completed or announced by China-based U.S.-listed companies since 2011.
Our capital markets group is a powerhouse in high-yield and IPO work, representing high-profile issuers in the region as well as major financial institutions. Since 2000, our team has advised on more than 60 U.S. IPOs by China-based companies.
International Arbitration and Litigation
Skadden’s International Arbitration and Litigation Group provides the full range of international dispute resolution services across the region. Members of the group have handled cases under the auspices of HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA as well as ICSID and UNCITRAL claims. The team also handles regulatory and cross-border investigations and includes a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act team focused on Hong Kong and China.
The international competition practice represents clients on a full range of competition law issues raised in multinational M&A and other transactions. Such issues arise in outbound Chinese investment around the world as well as foreign investment in Chinese entities (including the creation of joint ventures between Chinese and foreign companies). The international competition practice also represents clients across multiple jurisdictions with anticompetitive conduct issues relating to cartels and potential abuses of dominance, and has broad experience in designing and auditing global competition compliance programs.
Mandarin, English, Shanghainese, Cantonese