The Shanghai office opened its doors in 2005. Working closely with Asian offices located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, the Shanghai office represents US, European and Asian companies conducting business in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region, and Chinese companies in their international direct investment activities, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. The Latham team includes several lawyers who are fluent in both written and spoken Mandarin and who have received both US and PRC legal education and training.
Transactional Prowess Across Greater China
Lawyers in the Shanghai office handle transactions including:
With more than a decade of experience representing clients in China, Latham has participated in an extensive range of transactions involving the PRC and the broader Asian region. As counsel to issuers or underwriters, Latham lawyers have been involved in many international equity, debt and equity-linked offerings by issuers in China and across Asia. Latham also represents some of the world's largest private equity funds and multinational corporations in their acquisitions or investments in the PRC and Asia. Lastly, Latham regularly acts as lead counsel for the sponsors or lenders on the region's landmark power, petrochemical, and oil and gas projects.