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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Chairman: Steven M. Ellis
Managing Partner: Bruce L Lieb
Head of Asian Offices: Yuval Tal
Languages: Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin

Firm Overview:
Proskauer Rose is 725+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centres in Asia, the Americas and Europe. The world’s top organisations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. The firm works with alternative capital providers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends, many of the world’s most successful asset managers and industry-redefining companies.

The firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices are led by partners with deep experience and expertise in the Asia market, who provide clients doing business in People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the rest of Asia with advice on local matters as well as access to their global platform. The firm is particularly strong in complex cross-border transactions.

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Finance
Foreign Direct Investments
Joint Ventures
Labour & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Investment Funds
Private Equity Real Estate
White Collar Defence & Investigations

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Proskauer has significant capabilities in all inbound and outbound aspects of M&A and extensive experience in the full range of transactions for a variety of industries. The lawyers’ deep knowledge of the private equity world gives clients a well-informed perspective on the ever-changing deal market. The firm continues to raise its M&A market share in Asia, as evidenced by the rising volume and value of the transactions, particularly in outbound work and in Asian companies seeking to invest globally.

Private Equity:
Proskauer’s presence in Asia-related private equity deals remains in a strongly upward trajectory, including gains in the private equity real estate area. It represents private equity funds in a wide range of transactions: buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, co-investments, secondary purchases and sales, venture capital financings, restructurings, workouts and leveraged recapitalisations. This is due not only to the effectiveness of the lawyers in the region, but also the high degree of collaboration among Proskauer private equity lawyers throughout the world.

Private Investment Funds:
Proskauer’s private investment funds practice is one of the largest of its kind globally. The group concentrates on structuring private investment funds, representing investors and advising in secondary transactions. Clients are sponsors and managers of private investment funds, institutional investors, and secondary buyers, sellers and intermediaries. The firm works on funds across the entire asset class, including: buyout, growth, venture capital, distressed debt, credit, real estate, special situations, mezzanine, secondary, funds of funds and hedge funds, as well as geography and sector-specific funds.

Proskauer expanded its litigation practice into Asia in early 2014, handling a broad range of high-profile securities-related and commercial litigation and regulatory compliance matters. Proskauer’s international litigation lawyers, many of whom have served as high-ranking prosecutors and government officials, have strong track records both in the courtroom and in settling cases.

Private Equity Real Estate:
The Asia practice is supported by a team of more than 75 multidisciplinary lawyers globally. It counsels real estate owners and developers, financial institutions and private equity firms in China and Asia on acquisitions and dispositions, mixed-used developments, joint ventures, formation of real estate funds and the public and private offering of debt and equity real estate securities. Proskauer is known for decades of experience in the hotel and leisure sector, where its dedicated lodging and gaming group has advised a number of well-known hotel brands, investors and property developers in cross-border Asian transactions.