Clifford Chance LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Exceptional corporate practice that houses an impressive bench of quality lawyers. Flourishing outbound practice with additional support available through its well-resourced and co-ordinated regional and global networks. The financial services sector remains a key focus, with the team often advising on high-value transactions in this area, in addition to being active on TMT and energy deals. Clients benefit from the firm's notable antitrust capability in China. Assisted a joint venture of CK Infrastructure Holdings and CK Asset Holdings with its EUR6.2 billion acquisition of ista International from CVC Capital Fund V.

Notable practitioners

Amy Ho has a broad practice and is experienced in advising on M&A and joint venture transactions in China. Her impressive client base encompasses major multinationals from the insurance, real estate and manufacturing sectors.

Andrew Whan is well regarded for his Japan-facing practice advising clients on corporate transactions and private equity investments. A client enthuses: "He is a very easy person to deal with, he's thoughtful. He doesn't complicate things, he simplifies things. Very pleasant, quick, responsive and on top of things."

Emma Davies is experienced in transactional work for major multinational clients on M&A and joint ventures. She attracts praise from clients, with one noting that she is "brilliant strategically and able to offer solutions for issues based on her market experience, which is relevant and useful."

Kelly Gregory attracts praise for her advice on both inbound and outbound investments, M&A and joint ventures. She assists a range of Chinese enterprises as well as international clients from the aviation and technology sectors. Clients describe her as a "corporate all-rounder who is very experienced in China-related matters."