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China

We have one of the most experienced China law practices in the region with the ability to advise on Hong Kong, UK and U.S. law. We have been in China for over 20 years and were one of the first international law firms to obtain official approval from the People's Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of Justice to register an office in Beijing in 1993.

Our full service practices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, cover cross-border, multidisciplinary deals such as anti-trust, dispute resolution, distribution arrangements, financing, foreign direct investment, intellectual property, international capital markets, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, outbound investment, project finance, real estate, regulatory services, technology and telecommunications transactions.

We have around 180 lawyers and consultants in the region and we continue to look for opportunities for further growth, always considering where our clients may want to turn to us for international and local advice. This is why, during 2010, we opened offices in Sydney and Perth in Australia and entered into an exclusive association with Ginting & Reksodiputro in Indonesia. A large number of our lawyers are native speakers of, or proficient in, Mandarin and Cantonese.

We have good working relationships with a number of major local law firms in the PRC and as such are able to provide a seamless and full range of legal services to our clients.

Our experience

Aegon

Aegon

The acquisition of a 49% stake in Industrial Fund Management from a number of Chinese state-owned companies.
Agricultural Bank of China IPO

Agricultural Bank of China IPO

The world’s largest IPO at the time and one of the few dual listings on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, with an aggregate value of approximately USD22.1bn.
Asian Development Bank’s CNY1.2bn offshore Renminbi bond issuance

Asian Development Bank’s CNY1.2bn offshore Renminbi bond issuance

A major milestone in the development of Hong Kong as an offshore RMB financial centre. We also advised Bank of Communication on the issue of an RMB3.25bn Reg S bond. This was the first RMB-denominated bond issue by a mainland financial institution in Hong Kong in 2008 and Biosteel.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)

Its USD2.5bn acquisition of an interest in Block 18 oil field (offshore Angola), which was Sinopec’s first acquisition of overseas upstream assets.
DBS Bank and DBS Bank China

DBS Bank and DBS Bank China

The acquisition of the retail and commercial customer base, banking portfolios and related employees of The Royal Bank of Scotland (China) Co., Ltd. (RBS China), a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (RBS) in China.
Discovery Holdings

Discovery Holdings

Its 20% acquisition in Ping An Health, the health insurance subsidiary of China’s second-largest insurer, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.
Fortis NV

Fortis NV

The sale of 50% of Fortis Investment Management to Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd. for a cash consideration of EUR2.15bn.
Franshion Properties China

Franshion Properties China

Its RMB11bn (USD1.5bn) acquisition of China Jin Mao (Group) Company Limited.
GE, Novartis, Schaeffler and many other multinational companies

GE, Novartis, Schaeffler and many other multinational companies

Over 20 merger filings in relation to offshore and onshore M&A transactions in China in the past two years.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The project financing for the development and construction of the 201MW (megawatt) Gansu Guazhou Ganhekou No.8 Wind Farm in Gansu Province, western China.
International Paper

International Paper

Its acquisition of the Asian business of SCA, including 13 entities in the PRC and Southeast Asia.
Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI)

Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI)

A world-scale refinery and petrochemical joint venture with Sinopec in Guangdong province.
Petrochemicals Company

Petrochemicals Company

The financing and refinancing of the Nanhai Project, the largest foreign-invested petrochemical plant in the PRC at that time.
Shenhua and Sasol

Shenhua and Sasol

A world-scale coal to liquid (CTL) project (the Project) in Ningxia, China. We act as project counsel.
Commercial banks

Commercial banks

The financing of the Shandong Power Project, four coal-fired power stations with 3,000MW aggregate capacity.

Our offices

Beijing
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News & insights

News: 23 OCTOBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises the managers on the People’s Republic of China’s first USD bond offering open to U.S. investors

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the multi-tranche Reg S and Rule 144A offering of USD6 billion sovereign bonds by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic…

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Allen and Overy launches Hong Kong Cyber Fraud First Response Tool in response to growing threat of cyber crime

News: 22 OCTOBER 2020

A&O launches Hong Kong Cyber Fraud First Response Tool in response to growing threat of cyber crime

Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong Litigation team has launched the Hong Kong Cyber Fraud First Response Tool – a free, web-based tool that guides the victims of cyber fraud (or their representatives) through…

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News: 08 OCTOBER 2020

SAP acquires cloud-based customer engagement platform provider Emarsys with Allen & Overy's assistance

A highly international, cross-practice team of Allen & Overy LLP advised SAP SE on the agreement for the acquisition of Emarsys.  The company, which was founded in Austria, is a leading cloud-based…

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News: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on largest Shanghai London Stock Connect deal to date

A&O has advised the underwriters led by the joint global coordinators in relation to the offer of Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”) by China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. (“CYP”) and admission to trading…

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Madhu Mirpuri
Madhu Mirpuri

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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