Financial Times Recognizes Ropes & Gray as a Top Firm for Innovation in Asia

Practices: Mergers & Acquisitions, China Life Sciences, Risk Management

The Financial Times ranked Ropes & Gray as a top firm for innovation in its “Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018” held in Hong Kong on June 7.

Ropes & Gray received the FT’s highest honor – standout recognition – for its success guiding Asia’s largest-ever leveraged buyout: the $18 billion acquisition of Toshiba’s semiconductor business by a consortium led by long-term client Bain Capital. The transaction closed in June 2018 and is also among the most complex M&A transactions globally in 2017 and 2018; the Financial Times commended the firm’s ability to manage “complexity and scale.” In addition:

  • The FT named China life sciences partner Katherine Wang one of “ten pioneers of new legal thinking.” The FT writes that “Ms. Wang is considered to be an authority in her field” and that “she is known for her extensive networks in the life sciences sector and close ties with regulators in China, enabling her to help clients to understand and navigate how to do business in the country.” Ropes & Gray’s China life sciences practice offers integrated and comprehensive counsel in one of the world’s fastest growing and most challenging markets.
  • Ropes & Gray’s comprehensive suite of risk assessment and advisory services received recognition. The firm’s risk management services offer an efficient, harmonized approach for mitigating the most complex risks, allowing resources to be strategically allocated based on a risk-weighted approach.
  • The FT recognized Ropes & Gray’s capacity to help clients expand into new or emerging markets, recognizing the firm’s successful role advising NetEase, a strategic minority shareholder, in navigating antitrust and business cooperation aspects of bringing Pokemon Go to China.
  • The FT recognized Ropes & Gray’s international pro bono program for its collaboration with Liberty Asia to develop a toolkit to help anti-trafficking groups.

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