Chambers Asia-Pacific Recognizes Cooley Lawyers + Practices

Singapore office receives Band 1 distinction within first year of launch

Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore – December 30, 2020 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 recognized three Cooley practices across mainland China and Singapore, highlighting the firm’s fund formation, life sciences and emerging companies practices as leading groups. Christina Zhang, partner in charge of the firm’s Shanghai office, was ranked for life sciences, while fund formation partners Xun Zeng and Pang Lee were highlighted as notable practitioners for the Beijing and Shanghai offices, respectively. The rankings further distinguished Cooley’s Singapore office with Band 1 status for startups & emerging companies less than one year since opening. The founding partners of the Singapore office, Matthew Bartus and Ferish Patel, also received a Band 1 ranking for the practice area.


The following Cooley practices and lawyers were ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021:

Leading practice groups

Denotes Band 1 ranking

Investment Funds: Private Equity: International Firms – Asia-Pacific

Investment Funds: Private Equity: International Firms – China

Life Sciences: International Firms – China

Startups & Emerging Companies – Singapore

Ranked practitioners

Denotes Band 1 ranking

Matthew Bartus – Singapore

Ferish Patel – Singapore

Christina Zhang – China


Cooley represents a growing number of Asia’s most innovative and dynamic tech and life sciences companies, advising at all stages of their life cycle, from formation through financings and exits. Among all international law firms practicing in China, Cooley has the largest China-based offshore fund formation team representing the deepest experience and greatest reach and depth for China venture capital fund formation – especially venture firms focusing on early and growth stages. Its Singapore office – the firm’s fourth office based in the Asia-Pacific region, first in Southeast Asia and 16th worldwide – has worked on numerous significant corporate transactions since opening, advising on financings, M&A, joint venture, capital markets and other strategic transactions.

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Related Contacts
Matthew Bartus Partner – Singapore and Principal – Hong Kong
Pang Lee Partner, Shanghai
Ferish Patel Partner in Charge – Singapore
Xun Zeng Partner, Beijing
Christina Zhang Partner in Charge – Shanghai