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

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

Represented China Life, China’s largest integrated insurer, in its first real estate investment in the U.S., involving a US$4.5B Class-A logistics portfolio.

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 HDR listings in Hong Kong.
  • Our lawyers have extensive cross-border Asia private equity experience and a strong background advising on going-private transactions involving China-based companies listed in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Awarded Global M&A Deal of the Year: China Outbound by The American Lawyer.
  • Honored for Best Leveraged Financing of the Year by Finance Asia.