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 China Bohai Bank in its US$1.77B global offering and listing of its H Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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 SDP Investment in the formation of a joint venture with an international institutional investor in connection with the acquisition of U-Show Plaza in Beijing for an investment amount of approximately RMB4B.

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.


  • Recognized as one of the 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 Recommended IP Foreign Firm by IAM Patent 1000.
  • 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.
  • Recognized with ALB China Employer of Choice by Asian Legal Business.