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Ropes & Gray LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Sophisticated private equity practice assisting an enviable roster of US clients on inbound investment in China. Maintains a solid profile in the life sciences sector, assisting key local and international corporates in M&A, spin-off and joint venture formations. Active on large corporate transactions in the technology sector, assisting major multinational conglomerates and private equity funds on their investments. Also advises on acquisitions and fund-raisings in the healthcare, biotech and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths

An impressed client praises the team's "rich experience in M&A and the TMT industry," as well as its "good business sense."

Additional interviewees describe the department as a "technically strong" team who "can provide advice from a commercial perspective" and "are able to assist in meaningful ways by giving practical advice."

Work highlights

Assisted Alibaba with its investments in logistics solutions provider BEST and China-based mobile content aggregator Qutoutiao.

Notable practitioners

James Lidbury heads the firm's Asia M&A practice group and brings over two decades of experience to bear on transactions. He frequently acts for technology corporations and private equity investors on their acquisitions, investments and strategic partnerships.

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Overview

Recognized as a leader in the field, our M&A practice group possesses both extensive transaction experience and deep industry knowledge. For clients, that means unrivaled counsel on a full range of strategic transactions. Since 2013, Ropes & Gray has represented companies in M&A transactions with an aggregate value over $300 billion. Many deals involved cross-border and multijurisdictional issues.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/mergers--acquisitions.aspx

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Department location

44/F, One Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)


James T Lidbury
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