Asia Pacific

Asia

Ropes & Gray’s veteran Asia-based attorneys bring sophisticated knowledge and on-the-ground experience to the leading technological innovators and financial dealmakers of the dynamic economies of Asia.

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“Ropes & Gray is very good, especially for highly structured matters where it is necessary to handle different stakeholders.” Chambers Asia

Overview

Ropes & Gray’s Asia-based attorneys counsel global and Asian corporate clients, leading investment banks, and many of the world’s largest private equity funds on a wide range of complex legal matters that span industries and geographies. These matters include:

  • Strategic M&A transactions and joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts 
  • Fund formations
  • Public offerings 
  • Capital markets issues 
  • Global intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling
  • Enforcement strategies
  • Governmental investigations
  • Securities litigation and counseling

The firm’s partners in Asia have collectively spent over 100 years practicing in the region, with experience that encompasses Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Australia, Cambodia and Indonesia, among others. During this time, they have developed strong client relationships, as well as an impressive track record that includes work on many hallmark merger and acquisition, fund formation, debt financing, life sciences, intellectual property, capital markets and real estate transactions, and on representation of regional and global clients with regard to FCPA, internal investigations, and securities enforcement and litigation. 

There’s one more important component to our team’s success in Asia: our ability to simultaneously offer clients in-depth local market knowledge and global perspective, enabling our Asia team to advise to a global standard in some of the most highly complex matters in the regional markets.

Awards

Ropes & Gray’s work in Asia has quickly garnered recognition by clients and independent reviewers, including:

  • Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer 2018 – Winner for “Innovation in Legal Expertise: Managing Complexity and Scale” for Toshiba’s US$18 billion sale of its memory chip business.
  • Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2018 – Awarded “M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)”, “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year” and “Japan Deal of the Year” for Toshiba's US$18 billion sale of its memory chip business.
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000: Ranked year after year in the Asia-Pacific region as leaders in:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Disputes/Anti-corruption
    • Intellectual Property
    • Investment Funds
    • Life Sciences
    • Private Equity
    • Real Estate
    • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards 2017 – “Ranked in top 10 for innovative law firms” in Asia
  • The Asia Legal Awards 2018 – “M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia” for Toshiba’s sale of its memory chip business
  • The Asia Legal Awards 2018 – “Private Equity Deal of the Year” for Nord Anglia Education’s US$4.3B privatization
  • The Asia Legal Awards 2016 – “M&A Deal of the Year” for Tesco’s sale of Homeplus
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2018 – “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for the Mongolian Mining Corporation restructuring
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2017 – “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for the Kaisa restructuring
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2016 – “Private Equity Deal of the Year” and “Private Equity Team of the Year” for the acquisition of Yukiguni Maitake
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2016 – “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for the PT Berlian Laju Tanker restructuring
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2015 – “High Yield Deal of the Year” for the Pactera take-private financing
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2015 – “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for the Suzlon Energy FCCB restructuring
  • IFLR Asia Awards 2015 – “Restructuring Team of the Year”
  • China Business Law Journal 2016 – “Deal of the Year” for the Kaisa restructuring
  • China Business Law Journal 2015 – “Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year” for the LDK Solar Restructuring
  • The Asian Lawyer Awards 2015 – “Deal of the Year” for the LDK Solar restructuring
  • Asia Investor 2013 – Named “Best Law Firm for Alternatives,” in recognition of the firm’s innovative work for alternative investment funds
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