Our work

Our practice

Linklaters Greater China brings together US, UK, Japanese and Chinese expertise. With an integrated team of over 200 lawyers working across three major business centres in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, our market-leading practice is truly unique. Part of the wider Asian network, we incorporate Bangkok and Singapore, and we have a major Bengoshi presence in Japan, as well as an Indian joint venture.

We offer the talents of Mandarin speakers and full execution capability at the most senior level. And we’ve made a conscious decision to combine People’s Republic of China lawyers with talent from around the world. As such, our team provides a balanced mix of local knowledge and international expertise, backed by the high quality standards and systems of a robust global law firm.

Our local professionals apply their understanding of Chinese law and cultural know-how, adding strength and expertise to complex global deals. Essentially, this means our native lawyers receive exactly the same client-facing exposure and development opportunities as their international colleagues. And each of our lawyers has their own specialisation in M&A and strategic investment (both in and out of China), competition and regulatory, capital markets, private equity, banking, energy & infrastructure and dispute resolution.

Having advised clients in the region for over 40 years, we bring unparalleled insight to China’s legal framework. Today, our client list includes Fortune 500 companies, international investment banks, multinational conglomerates and government bodies. They choose us when the terrain is most difficult and complex.

Where strength meets depth

Rather than specialise in just one area, we’re proud to have leading practices in Corporate, Finance and Dispute Resolution.

Our Corporate division is a world leader in mergers, acquisitions, equities, joint ventures and private equity. In our Finance division, we lead many of the world’s most important energy and infrastructure projects. Renowned for major wins, our Dispute Resolution division supports clients through their most challenging crises. We advise companies, banks, funds and governments on their funding, hedging and investment activities.

Wherever you ultimately focus, you’ll be involved in the very best work. You’ll also be given continuous, tailored training, by experienced lawyers.

Corporate

Advising on pioneering deals, our Corporate division's expertise covers mergers, acquisitions, equities, joint ventures and private equity. We help companies resolve some of the most challenging issues facing modern business.

Dispute Resolution

Handling our clients’ most sensitive and complex disputes is central to Linklaters’ strategy, and our market-leading Disputes division is a large and growing part of the firm. We have a reputation for major wins and an integrated, multi-jurisdictional team who focus on a range of specialisms. Considering the increasingly global nature of disputes, collaboration has never been more essential.

Finance

With a truly robust financial institutions practice, our Finance division leads many of the most important energy and infrastructure initiatives in the world. Innovation is at the heart of our work. And the practices also work closely with our leading real estate team. Here, experts act for major international real estate companies, investors and occupiers on complex, high-profile transactions.

Complete expertise

We are business partners as well as legal advisors. It means we’re committed to understanding sector-specific commercial challenges as well as legal requirements. And by specialising in both practice and industry areas, our lawyers can provide our clients with all-round expertise and unique perspectives. Our Training Contract provides an opportunity to experience work across these areas, while learning from leading industry experts.

14 global sector networks, serving every clients' industry:

Banks and other financial Investors Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Industries
Banks Energy and utilities Telecoms, media, technology and business services
Financial Sponsors Infrastructure and Transport Healthcare
Investment Managers Mining Consumer
Real Estate Chemicals
Insurance Automotive
Industrials