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Asia Pacific

Since establishing a presence in Asia more than 20 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 & insights

Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: how the APAC courts and arbitral institutions have adapted to the challenge

As Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the various forums for dispute resolution worldwide find themselves presented with novel challenges, in particular relating to issues around physical attendance at hearings. While much of the dispute resolution process is document based, up until this point, hearings have usually involved the parties, experts, witnesses and adjudicators gathering in person.

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News: 09 MARCH 2020

Bank of China Macau Branch first Chinese issuer to issue social bonds in the offshore market

Allen & Overy advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on a dual-currency senior small and medium enterprises (SMES) themed (COVID-19 Impact Alleviation) social bonds issuance. This is the first social bonds issuance from a Chinese issuer in the international capital markets.

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Tess Fang

News: 04 MARCH 2020

A&O bolsters China Corporate practice with appointment of partner Tess Fang in Hong Kong

Allen & Overy is expanding its global Corporate practice with the appointment of Tess Fang, a partner in the Hong Kong office. A native Mandarin speaker who is New York, Hong Kong and PRC-qualified, Tess’s practice will focus on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions in China and globally.  

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News: 04 MARCH 2020

Bocom Leasing Management Hong Kong Company Limited issues dual tranche floating rate notes under its USD6bn MTN programme

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the issue of a Series A USD300 million floating rate notes due 2023 and a Series B USD500 million floating rate notes due 2025 by Bocom Leasing Management Hong Kong Company Limited.

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Introducing A&O in APAC

With the legal and cultural fragmentation that exists across the region, our unrivalled Asia Pacific footprint allows us to understand the local nuances of each market while applying international standards to the advice we provide to clients.

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

Madhu Mirpuri
Madhu Mirpuri

Marketing and Communications Manager

APAC

Hong Kong

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