What the team is known for
Strong regional bench, well placed to advise leading corporates on US-Asia M&A. Extensive regional presence with offices in China, Singapore, Japan and Australia and Taiwan. Also offers capability in India and Indonesia. Well known for its work acting for clients in the oil and gas, TMT and mining industries.
One interviewee's "overall impression is of a client-focused and friendly legal practice."
"They are very experienced and provide quality service," one client says of the practice.
Another source states that "it truly felt like we were their only client, as the responsiveness and thoughtfulness was really good."
A source highlights the team's ability to leverage its network in order to advise on the commercial and regulatory aspects of transactions, noting: "Jones Day provide a one-stop solution for everything from global joint venture funds through EU regulatory advice."
Acted for Horizon Global in relation to the AUD340 million sale of its Australian and Asia-Pacific business to Pacific Equity Partners.
Assisted Yulon on its entry into a strategic alliance agreement with Hon Hai Precision Industry. Under the agreement, Hua Chuang Automobile Information Technical Centre, a subsidiary of Yulon, and Hon Hai Precision Industry are to set up a joint venture entity to develop electric automobile businesses.
Advised Visy Singapore Investments on the USD140 million sale of an 80% stake in Visy Packaging (Thailand) to SCGP Rigid Plastics.
Represented Macquarie Capital in its investment into an India-based technology company.
Mark Crean is a key contact for the firm's Australia corporate/M&A practice. Dennis Barsky and Elizabeth Cole lead the Singapore M&A team, while Gregory Salathé is a key contact in Japan. Shanghai-based Angel Huang, Beijing-based Jessie Tang and Charles Chau in Hong Kong are key contacts for the firm's Greater China practice. Tommy Chen and John Lin lead the Taiwan M&A practice.