Opened in 2004, our Shanghai team has extensive experience advising Chinese and international clients on transactions in mainland China and throughout Asia
Named Private Equity Team of the Year 2011 and 2012 by IFLR Asia and Private Equity International Firm of the Year 2012 by Chambers China
Leading Practice in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts in Asia and China/Hong Kong, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011-2012
Ranked Band 1 for Investment Fund: RMB Fund Formation, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011-2012
Recommended Practice in Private Equity/Venture Capital and Corporate and M&A in China by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: The Guide to Asia's Commercial Law Firms 2009/2010, 2010/2011
International Financial Law Review honored Weil for its role in advising Lenovo Group Limited in its $1.25 billion acquisition of IBM’s global PC business, recognizing the matter as the Asia M&A Deal of the Year. This landmark deal, headed by Weil’s Shanghai office, was the largest M&A transaction in China for the year and established Lenovo as the world’s third-largest computer maker. Honourable Mention Deal of the Year for Listing Regal REIT on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Asian Counsel Magazine 2007.
Our lawyers in Shanghai serve the growing demands and challenges that face our clients in China and other Asian markets. Working with others in the firm, our lawyers here advise on transactions in a number of different areas including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, international securities offerings, as well as joint ventures and restructurings. Our Shanghai office also advises clients with regard to technology- and intellectual property-related matters, including corporate transactions, licensing and technology transfers, intellectual property management, strategic intellectual property counseling, as well as matters related to life sciences, information technology and telecommunications.
Achievements, Community Service and Pro Bono
As China’s emerging influence on the world economy continues to grow, enormous opportunities for companies doing business in Asia have arisen. Our team of lawyers in our Shanghai office serves the growing demands and challenges that face our clients in the Asian markets.