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Managing Partner: Brad S Karp
Asia Partners: Jack Lange (Hong Kong); Greg Liu (Beijing); Judie Ng Shortell (Bejing); Betty Yap (Hong Kong); Christopher Frey (Tokyo), Kaye Yoshino (Tokyo); Tong Yu (Tokyo)
Asia Pacific Offices: Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo
International Offices: London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; and New York

Firm Overview:
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 1000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, ideas and interests who collaborate to provide innovative and effective solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business needs. The firm represents some of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions in their most critical legal matters and most significant transactions, as well as clients needing pro bono assistance. Widely recognised for its leading corporate and litigation capabilities, the firm has developed equally strong practices in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation, finance, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law.

Main Areas of Practice:
Paul, Weiss maintains a vibrant practice in Greater China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia, with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo and in-depth Asia-related experience in its New York, London and Washington, DC, offices. The firm represents major US and international financial institutions, technology, media and telecommunications companies, private equity funds, investment banks, consumer goods and other companies doing business in Asia. In addition, it represents numerous Asian companies in connection with a broad range of international business ventures.

China:
Paul, Weiss is a market-leader and a tonesetter in Greater China. Paul, Weiss represents regional and international clients in corporate transactional matters involving auctions, outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, foreign direct investments (including the establishment of joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned companies, holding companies and investment funds), capital markets, corporate, financings and project finance and restructurings.

In 1981, Paul, Weiss was one of the first foreign firms to establish an office in Beijing. In 1983, Paul, Weiss established a Hong Kong limited liability partnership. Almost four decades later, its multinational team consisting of multilingual lawyers is led by a four-partner team who collectively are qualified in various jurisdictions around the world.

The Paul, Weiss China practice is staffed principally by lawyers in the firm’s Beijing, Hong Kong and New York offices, with support from its Tokyo and Washington, DC, offices. The Beijing office, one of the first foreign law firms in China, has been a prominent member of Beijing’s legal community since its opening. The Beijing and Hong Kong offices work as an integrated unit, with lawyers splitting time between the two locations. Where necessary, the firm works closely with qualified PRC counsel throughout China.

Japan:
Paul, Weiss is a leader among US law firms in the representation of Japanese corporations and other Japanese institutions in transactions around the globe. Staffed with bilingual attorneys, the firm also has extensive experience representing US and other non-Japanese clients in matters involving Japan.

Paul, Weiss opened its Tokyo office in 1987, when Japanese law changed to first permit the establishment of offices by foreign law firms. Over the years, the Tokyo office has been integral to the firm’s involvement in high profile M&A transactions and some of the largest global securities offerings. In addition, the Tokyo office has accumulated significant experience in assisting on litigation and dispute resolution, FCPA, antitrust, regulatory investigations and internal investigation matters.

Lawyers from the Tokyo office have also worked with colleagues from other Paul, Weiss offices in forming various investment fund structures that focus on Japan investments. On Japan law matters, the Japan practice relies on its close working relationships built over the years with the top domestic law firms.

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 High Net Worth 2020 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

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Asia-Pacific Region

Corporate/M&A
Band 5
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Band 2
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 4
China

Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
Band 3
Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Band 1
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms)
Band 3

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China

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


Judie Ng Shortell
Band 3

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


John E (Jack) Lange
Band 3

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)


John E (Jack) Lange
Star Individuals

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
John E (Jack) LangePrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Band 1
Betty YapPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Band 2
Betty YapCorporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Band 3
Tong YuCapital Markets: International: US Law
Judie Ng ShortellCorporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)
John E (Jack) LangeCorporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Band 4
Kaye N YoshinoCorporate/M&A: International
Greg LiuPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Judie Ng ShortellPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)

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Japan

Tokyo

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New York

New York

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