Areas of Practice

Key areas in which we have advised clients doing business in Asia include:

  • Cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation of private equity, growth equity and venture capital funds
  • VC and PE financings, representing issuers and investors
  • Cross-border collaboration, and licensing and manufacturing agreements in the life sciences sector
  • Assisting with regulatory compliance issues in the healthcare and TMT sectors
  • Primary and secondary offerings in US and Hong Kong
  • Public takeovers
  • Post-listing compliance with US and Hong Kong listing rules and securities regulations
  • Implementing market entry strategies, via collaboration, distribution, licensing and OEM agreements
  • Compliance with US export controls and defending clients charged with export control violations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, customs and environmental compliance
  • International tax planning to create an optimal group structure as US operations expand into Asia
  • Intellectual property strategy and related enforcement issues
  • Appointing sales agents and distributors across the Asia-Pacific region
  • Building “greenfield” facilities
  • Privacy & data security
  • Employment matters
  • Relationships and experience in the technology, life sciences and venture capital communities, combined with our insight into the US and Asian markets