Sidley is one of the few, major international law firms to have maintained on-the-ground capabilities to serve clients in Asia Pacific for more than 30 years. The firm now has 160 legal professionals based in six offices in the region - Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Our lawyers are qualified to practice U.S., Hong Kong, English, Singapore and Japanese law.
Established in 1996, Sidley’s Beijing office is a key component of our long-established Greater China presence. As do our other offices in the China region, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Beijing office offers a wide range of services to clients involved in most aspects of China-related business. Including the 19 professionals resident in the Beijing office, our combined China team includes more than 90 professionals who have experience in a comprehensive range of transactional and regulatory matters in China.
In Beijing, the firm has a long history of assisting government agencies, international banks and financial institutions, as well as private and public companies in all sectors of business. We represent local, global, U.S. and European companies, financial institutions, funds, energy, life sciences and real estate companies on issues that arise in connection with the establishment, management, financing and operation of their business activities in China and in cross-border transactions into the U.S. and EU. Working closely with our U.S. offices, Sidley’s Beijing office is proud to have represented numerous Chinese government agencies and large-sized state-owned companies in connection with their respective U.S. litigations and investigations and has won victories for our clients.
Sidley’s China team has extensive experience in SEC-registered offerings as well as listings on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Main Board and GEM Board). Our professionals are also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, securitization, structured finance, foreign direct investment, project finance, debt and asset finance (including non-performing loans), restructuring and workouts, international trade, antitrust, and regulatory and compliance matters.
Our clients appreciate our history of dedicated service in China and our extensive knowledge, experience and contacts in the region. We have been honored to partner with several government entities to present programs on new Chinese legislation and regulations, global compliance issues and new legal developments.
Such advocacy on behalf of clients has earned Sidley the reputation for being a leading law firm with recommended practices and recognized lawyers in many areas of law. The firm is also acknowledged for its sensitivity to cultural differences and extensive knowledge in the critical areas for international business.
All the professionals in the Beijing office speak fluent Mandarin and English.
The Beijing office is located in Oriental Plaza, which is situated in the heart of Beijing, close to our clients, government ministries and many Fortune 500 companies.