Hong Kong SAR
White & Case has a long history in China, having established its first office in Hong Kong in 1978, and has been practicing in China for more than 40 years.
The Firm has a strong track record advising multinationals, regional players and local Hong Kong businesses in relation to their inbound and outbound legal needs, particularly clients looking to access Hong Kong's financial markets.
The heart of our Greater China bank finance and capital markets practices
Advising financial institutions, alternative capital providers and corporate borrowers across various sectors on a wide range of financing transactions. Ranked among the leading leveraged finance firms globally and a Tier 1 banking & finance firm in Hong Kong, we advise both public and private sector clients, including sponsors and lenders.
We work closely with international financial institutions and Chinese banks and borrowers on complex capital markets transactions, including both debt and equity. We cover all aspects of capital markets deals financings and regularly assist in the listing of securities on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Our regional Private Equity hub and M&A practice
Hong Kong serves as a hub for our regional private equity practice, with a deep bench of PE specialists advising global and Asia-Pacific-based private equity sponsors, financial investors and their portfolio companies on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, bolt-on and carve-out acquisitions, joint ventures, structured investments, take-private deals and other public company transactions in Asia-Pacific and worldwide.
Our Corporate/M&A practice advises on a broad range of Hong Kong and cross-border M&A transactions involving both private and public companies in Hong Kong. Our investment funds lawyers have extensive experience advising clients on their fund formation, asset management regulation, tax matters and transactional needs.
Dispute resolution platform
We represent clients in high-stakes cross-border arbitrations, multijurisdictional litigations and related enforcement proceedings. We have extensive experience under the rules of major arbitral institutions including the ICC and HKIAC, and represent clients in proceedings before the Hong Kong courts.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Ranked Tier 1 for Banking & Finance in Hong Kong
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions – Financing for Tianqi Lithium's acquisition of SQM
The Asia Legal Awards 2019
Firm of the Year – Alternative Investment Funds (including Private Equity) in Hong Kong
Asian-mena Counsel: 12th Annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2018
Country awards: Hong Kong – International Firm
Euromoney's Annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017
Law Firm of the Year – Fund Formation: Asia
2016 PERE Awards