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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Co-Executive Chairmen: Jeffrey Kessler, Dan Webb
Chairman: Thomas Fitzgerald
Number of partners: More than 400 globally, 6 in Asia Number of lawyers: 900+ globally
Languages: Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese
International Offices: Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

Firm Overview:
For 160 years, Winston & Strawn has handled high-profile matters for its clients – from patent litigation to cross-border mergers and from energy transactions to employment disputes. This global law firm boasts more than 900 attorneys in 16 offices across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Winston & Strawn’s dedication and emphasis on client service has helped it form long-term relationships with leading companies in various industries. Some of the major clients of the Asia offices include Brooks Brothers, McDonalds, Mapfre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, CCB International, Solomon Systech Limited, China New Town Development Company Limited, China Packaging Holdings Development Limited, Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited, Karrie International Holdings Limited, Sino Energy International Holdings Group Limited. 

Main Areas of Practice:  

Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm represents some of the most active dealmakers, both in the region and globally, in structuring, financing and implementing complex cross-border M&As, JVs and strategic and PE investments. The firm is active in negotiated and hostile tender offers, leveraged buyouts and privatisations and has advised on split-offs, spin-offs, and other recapitalisations.
Contact: Simon Luk Tel: +852 2292 2222
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Brinton Scott Tel: +86 21 2208 2654
Email: [email protected]

China Foreign Direct Investment:
The firm assists multinational clients making investments in China and South East Asia. The firm has established and restructured equity and cooperative JVs, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, branch offices and representative offices in many parts of the PRC, including the special economic zones, technical development zones and bonded areas.
Contact: Brinton Scott Tel: +86 21 2208 2654
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust/Competition:
The firm helps clients in a myriad of industries to resolve their most complex problems. Regularly handling issues of every size and scope, the Asia competition/antitrust team represents clients on Hong Kong and China Competition Laws and related aspects ranging from civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory counseling and compliance.
Contact: Jingwen Zhu Tel: +852 2292 2032
Email: [email protected]

Fund Formation, Private Equity & Investment:
The firm has substantial experience in structuring and organising venture capital, private equity and real estate funds, as well as other pooled investment vehicles and in listing investment funds on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and other international stock exchanges. The firm also assists general partners and sponsors in raising funds from all over the world and works closely with the tax team in the United States to help its clients to achieve their objectives.
Contact: Simon Luk Tel: +852 2292 2222
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Project Finance:
The firm has a wealth of experience representing energy and infrastructure clients all over the world in a wide range of issues, including regulatory and general counselling; the negotiation of contracts and agreements related to project development, financing and construction; dispute resolution; and international trade/export-import law, among others.
Contact: Marco Pocci Tel: +852 2292 2151
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
Winston & Strawn represents multinational clients over the full spectrum of employment matters that arise in Asian markets, with particular emphasis on those impacting both local and expatriate staff. The firm’s attorneys have drafted employment contracts and human resources policies and have provided advice with regard to hiring and firing, restrictive covenants, layoffs and redundancies, transfers in acquisition scenarios, international assignments and secondments, trade secrets, anti-bribery and fraud, working hours schemes and incentive and stock option schemes.
Contact: Brinton Scott Tel: +86 21 2208 2654
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Winston & Strawn’s attorneys have a deep bench of experience in litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication and expert determinations in a variety of practice areas, including fraud and white collar crime, antitrust and IP disputes, commercial disputes, securities, trade, insolvency, regulatory investigations, commercial crime, and disciplinary proceedings.
Contact: David Hall-Jones Tel: +852 2292 2188
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Terence Wong Tel: +852 2292 2014
Email: [email protected]

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