DEPARTMENT PROFILE

K&L Gates

Corporate/M&A

Band 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Serves a range of clients including Chinese SOEs and corporates, private equity funds and multinational conglomerates on their investments and corporate deals. Frequently involved in deals involving clients from the real estate, energy and technology sector. Regularly advises clients on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, as well as private equity investments and VC fundraisings.

Strengths

"K&L Gates provides the advice which is best for our business. Their suggestions provide us with a more comprehensive understanding of the risks and help us to balance our decision. They have good sense of our commercial model and try to understand clients' commercial demands as their first priority," reports a source.

Another client appreciates the team's Mandarin language capabilities in the context of cross-border transactions, noting: "Their client service has been top notch. Since they speak the language, they have been helpful putting everything in context, gaining the trust of the buyers and interpreting local laws and regulations."

Work highlights

Advised Koppers on the sale of its entire equity interests in Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical to Fangda Carbon New Material and C-Chem.

Notable practitioners

David Tang is a key contact at the firm.

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