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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Asia Pacific Offices: Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong
International Offices:  Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington DC.

* Seyfarth Shaw is registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a foreign law firm and operates in Association with Wong, Wan & Partners, a Hong Kong solicitors’ firm.

Firm Overview:
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently and more transparently. The firm provides thoughtful, strategic and practical legal counsel to companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 lawyers in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong and Australia, the firm offers leading employers local, regional and global expertise.

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Australia Office:

For over 65 years, the firm has been recognised as a premier labour and employment law firm, representing many of the world’s largest companies.
In Australia, Seyfarth Shaw has quickly emerged as a leading firm in labour, employ­ment and safety law, servicing local and international employers for high stakes litigation and high impact advisory. With its collaborative team of partners, the firm has already solidified its position working with leading employers across Australia.
Australia Contact: Darren Perry
Tel: +61 2 8256 0404
Email: [email protected]

China Office:
Seyfarth’s Shanghai team acts as a trusted advisor to leading multinationals as well as domestic companies in China across a full spectrum of international and China labour and employment matters. The firm’s Shanghai lawyers also assist clients with a variety of cross-border and China domestic corporate transactions. The team regularly provides counsel with regard to investments and transactions in and between China, the US, the UK, Australia and other parts of the world.
Shanghai Contact: Wan Li
Tel: +86 21 2221 0688
Email: [email protected]

Hong Kong Office:
Prompted by the continued rise of Asia as one of the world’s key economic zones, together with Seyfarth’s strong base of work and demand by large multinationals in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly, the firm established its on-the-ground presence in Hong Kong in 2017.
Hong Kong serves at Seyfarth’s regional hub to service clients’ growing cross-border specialist employment and corporate and commercial needs on a Pan-Asian basis as well as locally in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Contact: Raymond Wong
Tel: +852 8228 2580
Email: [email protected]

International:
Seyfarth has the world’s largest specialist international employment practice, with experience covering more than 170 countries, acting for some of the world’s largest companies on a regional and global basis. The team regularly assists Fortune 500 companies with issues ranging from day-to-day international employment matters on a single-country basis, to large and complex multi-jurisdictional employ­ment law projects, including 400 such projects in the Asia Pacific. In the last year alone, the team completed more than 40 multi-jurisdictional strategic and compli­ance employment projects, all of which involved the Asia-Pacific region.

The team continues to act as specialist international employment counsel in international transactions (30 such transactions in the last year) including in some of the highest-profile global M&A transactions, all of which involved countries in the Asia Pacific. A testimony to the profile of the practice is that Seyfarth was appointed by the client to provide specialist international employment advice in each of these transactions where other firms were the client’s appointed deal counsel.

Additionally, Seyfarth has an experienced corporate and commercial team that is dedicated to serving multinational clients’ needs in the Asia Pacific.

Its work across the region (as well as on a global basis) has included mergers, acquisitions and JVs/ strategic alliances, private equity transac­tions, corporate restructurings, distribution, IP licensing and sourcing transactions, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Seyfarth has specialist Asia-Pacific employ­ment and transactional lawyers based in the US, and in the Asia Pacific through its offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, China. To find out more about the firm’s unique approach, please contact:
Contact: Darren G Gardner
Tel: +1 415 544 1018
Email: [email protected]