Freshfields in Asia-Pacific
You will find us at the heart of Asia’s most complex deals and cutting-edge regulatory matters.
From helping on the first strategic foreign investment in Vietnam to setting up the Tokyo AIM market, from engineering a complex public takeover in Hong Kong to restructuring China’s telecoms industry, and from aiding pioneering investments in Myanmar to leading the largest IPO in southeast Asia, we are often involved in the region's most important and ground-breaking transactions.
We help our clients liaise with global antitrust and regulatory authorities, create innovative financing and banking structures, and navigate cross-border international arbitration, litigation and employment issues across the region.
Advising SoftBank on its £24.4bn public bid for ARM, the largest overseas acquisition made by a Japanese company and the largest takeover of a British company by an Asia-based company.
Advising Tesco on the establishment of a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, creating a leading Chinese retailer with over 3,000 stores; and the auction sale of its Korean retail business, Homeplus, to MBK Partners.
Advising ChemChina on its $1bn acquisition of KraussMaffei, a German plastics machinery manufacturer, from Onex, a Canadian private equity fund; and its $8bn bid for Pirelli, a major Italian manufacturer of vehicle tyres and other rubber products.
Advising Metro Group, one of the world's biggest retailers, on the €655m sale of its wholesale business Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam to Thailand-based TCC Holdings, one of the largest onshore non-energy M&A deals in Vietnam.
Advising Guotai Junan Securities on its $2.1bn global offering, the largest IPO to take place in Asia in 2017 to date.
Alan Wang 合伙人
Arun Balasubramanian 合伙人
Tony Foster 合伙人
Edward Cole 合伙人
Georgia Dawson Senior Partner
Andrew Heathcote 合伙人
Tim Mak 合伙人
Richard Perks 合伙人
William Robinson 合伙人
Nicholas Lingard 合伙人
Takeshi Nakao 合伙人
Kaori Yamada 合伙人