As Asian markets continue to expand their footprint, the region’s position in the global market is evolving—from being the target of foreign investment to establishing itself as a major source of outbound direct investment growth.

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Client Successes

Represented the joint sponsors in the global offering and IPO of Ascletis Pharma, the first biotechnology company listing in Hong Kong under the new Chapter 18A of the Listing Rules.

Represented Samsung Electronics in its US$8B acquisition of Harman International Industries, Inc.

Represented COSCO SHIPPING Holdings in its US$6.3B acquisition of Orient Overseas.

Represented ICBC International in its investment into JD Logistics' US$2.5B Series A financing. 

A Leading Asia Practice

Understanding early on the impact Asia would have on the world’s economy, Paul Hastings was one of the first major international law firms to establish an Asia practice. Today, we continue to be a leader in the region.

Our lawyers provide strategic advice to leading Asian and multinational companies, financial institutions, governments, and other institutional investors, with a focus on both inbound and outbound investments.


  • We have advised clients on numerous innovative and first-of-their-kind matters in the region – from the largest-ever Chinese takeover of a U.S. company to the first IPO of a pre-revenue biotech company under Chapter 18A of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.
  • Our lawyers have extensive cross-border Asia M&A experience and a strong background advising on outbound transactions involving China-based companies.
  • We advise clients on complex regulatory issues across Asia and the U.S., including FCPA compliance and investigations, as well as compliance programs for Asian clients facing potential U.S. litigation.


  • Named Top 10 Most Innovative International Law Firms by Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report.
  • Awarded the Grand Prize for M&A Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia by The American Lawyer.
  • Recognized with Korea Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year by Asian Legal Business.
  • Awarded Deal of the Year by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL and China Business Law Journal
  • Awarded Global M&A Deal of the Year: China Outbound by The American Lawyer.
  • Recognized with Real Estate Deal of the Year by Asian Legal Business.
  • Recognized with Equity Market Deal of the Year by Asian Legal Business