Asia Pacific


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.


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


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.


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

  • International Financial Law Review – 2013 “Private Equity Team of the Year” for Asia
  • Asian Legal Business, 2013 private equity rankings – Recognized as a leading firm in China, Hong Kong and Japan
  • Chambers Asia 2013: Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Ranked as a leading firm for:
    • IP in China, Japan and Korea (where the firm was ranked in Band 1)
    • Life sciences in China
    • Corporate/M&A in China and Asia-wide
    • Private equity investment funds in China
    • Private equity buyouts in China
  • India Business Journal – 2012 “Deal of the Year” for work on the acquisition of a $1 billion stake in Indian outsourcing technology manager Genpact by Bain Capital
  • Private Equity International  Awards 2012 – Second place, “Law Firm of the Year in Asia-Transactions” and third place, “Law Firm of the Year in Asia-Fund Formation”
  • Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2012 – Recipient of the Japan “Debt Deal of the Year” award for its advisory role in Bain Capital’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Japanese restaurant chain Skylark 
  • Asian Legal Business China Law Awards 2010 – Recipient of the China “M&A Deal of the Year” award for our role in the GCL Poly-Jianqsu Zhongneng transaction
  • Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2009 – Recipient of the Japan “Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Deal of the Year” award for its advisory role in Bain Capital’s acquisition of D&M Holdings