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Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

1 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A popular choice of counsel for Chinese SOEs and European clients investing in China. The energy, retail and infrastructure industries are important areas of focus for the team, often advising on cross-border investments in these sectors. Also handles a number of acquisitions and investments in Brazil's energy and infrastructure sectors. The team is also active in the TMT and healthcare sectors. Maintains a strong roster of international private equity houses, advising on their investments across Asia.

Strengths

An impressed client appreciates that the team's "legally faultless" approach is "tempered with commercial pragmatism," and "joined-up thinking, with a team based across Mainland China and Hong Kong."

Another source notes: "Eversheds has always been one of our law firms of choice given its in-depth industry knowledge and thorough understanding of the particular needs of the client and the unique circumstances for each transaction."

Work highlights

Advised Cassia Investments on its acquisition of a controlling interest in The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Notable practitioners

A client highlights Charles Butcher as a "team-oriented and client-focused" lawyer who is"excellent at building and maintaining relationships." He typically handles transactions involving several jurisdictions and has been active on investments, acquisitions and disposals.

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Charles Butcher
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