Morrison & Foerster LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Primarily handles foreign acquisitions and investments from the team's main base in Hong Kong. Most notably acts for Japanese and Chinese multinationals on inbound transactions, including early-stage investments and joint ventures.  Also advises corporates and individuals dealing with potential investigations or criminal charges. Adept at handling matters relating to e-commerce and the tech industry.

Strengths A market source admires the firm's broad reach, saying: "The firm has depth across practice areas and geographies, and lawyers take great ownership."

Work highlights Represented SoftBank in its USD250 million investment in Ola Electric Mobility.

Notable practitioners

Amit Kataria
is a partner in the firm's London and Hong Kong offices and is a popular choice of counsel for international funds and financial entities, offering advice on inbound investment transactions. A source says: "His strength is his attention to detail and ability to negotiate in multiple languages and formats."