Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Hong Kong office provides an extensive range of U.S., Hong Kong and English legal advice to global and Asia-based clients. We offer our clients all the advantages of deep local expertise combined with the strengths of a global firm. Our lawyers handle some of the most challenging and complex transactions, regulatory matters and disputes across Asia.
Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office opened in 2010, expanding our existing Asian presence and our international platform and allowing us to serve clients wherever they need us. Lawyers in the office have lived and worked in the region for many years and possess an in-depth understanding of Hong Kong’s legal and business culture. The Hong Kong team works closely with our Beijing and Singapore offices to provide complete and seamless legal services throughout Asia.
Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office guides clients through a diverse range of complex corporate transactions, including foreign investment in China and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. We advise on transactions relating to private equity, investment funds, public company takeovers and privatizations, capital markets, joint ventures and international corporate finance. The Hong Kong team has broad familiarity with energy and infrastructure projects (including telecommunication infrastructure), banking and finance (including project finance), real estate development and distressed asset transactions. Our competition team is well-versed in handling merger control matters across the region.
In the technology industries, we are particularly skilled at strategic M&A transactions in which technology, data and intellectual property are key deal drivers. Our clients in Asia rely on us for our unrivalled experience on sourcing and commercial transactions and value our commercial perspective and outcomes-based approach. We are digital transformation practitioners and have advised on an extremely wide range of different deal structures, including: strategic alliances and collaboration agreements; traditional as well as state-of-the-art licensing and subscription models; application modernization and replacement; complex data protection and compliance; and sourcing strategies designed to reduce operating expenses and/or leverage new service delivery models, including optimizing and automating IT and other business processes.
Our office in Hong Kong leads Gibson Dunn’s investigations and regulatory compliance practice for Asia. We have deep expertise with anti-corruption, competition, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions, and privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection matters across the region, including in Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. We advise clients on complex issues in relation to high-stakes M&A, significant action by law enforcement bodies and regulatory authorities, and internal investigations. Our Asia investigations team regularly conducts matters in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Korean. We routinely provide proactive, sophisticated compliance counseling and guidance to multinational, regional and portfolio companies, including risk assessments, due diligence reviews, and program and policy development.
Gibson Dunn is recognized as one of the world’s premier litigation and dispute resolution firms. In Hong Kong, we regularly represent Asian and global clients, including high net worth individuals and trusts, in court actions, arbitrations and other forums in connection with their most significant matters. We have particularly strong experience in civil and commercial litigation, including trust and contentious probate, tax, company and shareholder disputes, and estate administration.