International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for MinterEllison's extensive network of Australian offices is supplemented by a significant on-the-ground presence in China, which includes offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Teams comprising lawyers across all its offices advise on transactions between Mainland China, Hong Kong and Australia, and the firm utilises its relationships with firms in other jurisdictions to deliver multi-jurisdictional advice to its Australian clients.

Uniquely for an Australia-headquartered firm, MinterEllison also has a sought-after full-service offering in New Zealand and a Mongolia office that specialises in energy and resources projects. In Australia, the firm has a comprehensive capability across transactional, disputes and regulatory advice.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's strength advising on matters that require collaborating with Chinese colleagues and counterparties, both in commercial joint ventures and with regard to intellectual property matters. One Chinese client praises the work of the Australian offices: "They clearly identified the issues facing our business. They are clearly across the industry with an understanding of its participants, and they took time to understand our business and the challenges facing it."