TransAsia has been a leader in the evolution of China’s internet and technology sectors since the firm’s inception and enjoys a preeminent reputation as a full-service specialist across technology, internet, telecoms, media and entertainment. TransAsia works with many of the most prominent companies in the world on market-entry, regulatory and compliance, corporate and commercial, investment financing and transactional, IP, and employment matters, and also works closely with emerging Chinese new economy companies on crucial growth initiatives, including PE & VC financing, partnerships, M&A, IPOs, and related regulatory and commercial matters.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT)
Built on the firm’s long and diverse experience, TransAsia’s expertise in TMT is unrivalled, including internet, telecoms, ABCD (AI, blockchain, cloud, and data), social media and social commerce, adtech, telematics/IoT, AR/VR, and drones, with some of the largest and most dynamic technology and telecoms companies in the world as clients.
Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
TransAsia advises nearly all its clients on the complex suite of issues involved in current privacy, data protection and cybersecurity best practices. This remains a period of rapid regulatory change and increasing compliance pressure and uncertainty for both global and local companies, making TransAsia’s expertise particularly valuable.
Private Equity / Venture Capital
TransAsia represents private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, local start-ups, mature companies and entrepreneurs on domestic and cross-border investment activities, financings, exit transactions and recapitalizations, combining a thorough understanding of latest global financing practices with intimate knowledge of local norms.
Mergers & Acquisitions
The firm’s M&A practice operates across the full range of our priority industries, in which capacity we have frequently assisted our global clients with Chinese acquisitions, and have advised Chinese clients on a variety of acquisitions and combinations including complex partnerships, commercial arrangements, multi-entity transactions and other matters.
TransAsia serves as PRC counsel for issuers in overseas IPOs, regulatory filings, secondary offerings, reverse mergers and special purpose acquisition companies, as well as restructuring for domestic IPO and related alternative arrangements, including for some of the largest Chinese online platforms and their portfolio companies.
Regulatory & Compliance
Many of the firm’s specialist sectors are highly regulated, requiring continuous and creative analysis and structuring, unambiguous communication with client stakeholders, and ongoing coordination with relevant regulators. This has been a hallmark of the firm’s practice since its foundation and remains a crucial value-add.
Corporate & Commercial
As an integral component of firm’s full-service offerings, this practice provides a full suite of services to enable effective, efficient and sustainable operations in China for our diverse range of local and foreign clients.
Advertising, Marketing & IP
As the sole PRC member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, TransAsia advises on traditional and new media advertising and marketing law issues across media, IT, telecoms, and consumer product sectors, covering trademark, copyright, industrial design, domain names and other IP along with advance planning, contracting and rights management issues, monitoring, dispute resolution, negotiation and lobbying.
Entertainment & Sports
The firm offers 360-degree coverage for content, talent, production, partnerships, financing, distribution, and dispute resolution across broadcast media, film, animation, print media, music and live entertainment, and games. In the rapidly growing sports and e-sports sectors, the firm represents global sports federations, as well as TV channels, global leagues and e-sports leagues, sports agencies, and game publishers.
TransAsia’s employment team has industry-leading expertise for pre-employment screening, recruitment, hiring, compliance, contracts and handbooks, IP, confidentiality and non-compete, stock options, termination, mass retrenchment, dispute resolution, collective action, crisis management and expat working arrangements in China.
TransAsia represents some of the most active investors in the PRC education service sector, including for kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, higher education, language training, long distance learning and vocational training.