Press Release

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Highlights Cooley

January 25, 2021

Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore – January 25, 2021 – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 recognized Cooley practices across mainland China and Singapore, highlighting the firm’s healthcare, life sciences, investment funds, private equity and M&A practices as recommended groups. Partner Jingyi Xu was highlighted as a rising star. Matthew Bartus, Pang Lee, Patrick Loofbourrow, James Lu, Ferish Patel, Henry Yin, Xun Zeng, Christina Zhang and Andrew Harline were recommended as key lawyers in their respective practice areas. 

The following Cooley practices and lawyers were ranked in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021:

Leading practice groups

Healthcare and Life Sciences: Foreign Firms – China
Investment Funds: Foreign Firms – China
Private Equity: Foreign Firms – China
Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms – Singapore

Rising Stars

Jingyi Xu – 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 Asia team frequently works with emerging companies prior to company formation, through to the full evolution of a startup's life. Their in-depth subject matter knowledge and transactional prowess enables the firm to handle a raft of corporate, finance, M&A and capital markets work for international and Asia-based life sciences entities engaged in inbound and outbound work. 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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