Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for A popular choice of counsel for Chinese SOEs, and also instructed by European clients investing into the Chinese market. The energy industry is an important focus for the team, often advising on cross-border investments in this sector. 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. Advised China National Nuclear Power on the establishment of UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Centre, a GBP50 million joint venture with the National Nuclear Laboratory.

Notable practitioners

Charles Butcher is a lawyer who is "always looking for the right solutions for his clients," according to market commentators. He assists clients with a range of corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, financings and corporate restructurings. One client refers to him as a "standout operator," remarking upon his "legal ability, commercial awareness of the client's objectives and his tireless work to get the best results."