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Asia Pacific

Since establishing a presence in Asia Pacific more than 30 years ago, we have earned a reputation for providing innovative and high-quality advice that has stewarded numerous complex deals to successful conclusion for our clients.

Our lawyers are based throughout the region which enables us to keep our clients up to speed with local legislative and regulatory developments as and when they occur around the region. We are one of very few global law firms that can provide a truly integrated capability across the Asia Pacific region.

In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Asia Pacific.

Countries/regions covered in Asia Pacific:

Our lawyers together with selected local counsel provide an integrated bespoke solution for clients doing business in the region.

We advise international organisations, investors, banks, governments multi-lateral organisations, export credit agencies and non-profit organisations on transactions across these countries.

News and insights

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Publications: 30 May 2023

Hong Kong SFC proposes changes to the Takeovers Code

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC) launched a consultation on proposed amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy‑backs (the Codes).

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Vaults storing digital data

Publications: 25 May 2023

How has GDPR influenced the evolution of data protection in APAC?

International data protection law has taken a lead from the lessons learned in Europe since the introduction of GDPR. What influence have they had in APAC?

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Publications: 12 May 2023

Bankruptcy petition vs exclusive jurisdiction clause - Who has the last word?

In this client bulletin, we report on a Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal judgment that clarifies the proper approach in deciding whether to dismiss or stay a creditor’s bankruptcy petition before Hong…

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Publications: 04 May 2023

Australia’s ACCC proposes major shift to mandatory merger regime and outlines sustainability and digital priorities

For a number of years the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has advocated for amendments to the country’s merger control rules. The current regime is voluntary, and the ACCC cannot…

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Our global coverage

Click on the regions in the map below to find out more about the jurisdictions we cover across the world.

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America

In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients. 

Media contact

Grace Zhang
Grace Zhang

Senior Comms & Marketing Manager, APAC

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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