As a global law firm, we support our clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. We use our expertise and resources to help them pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world.
Having worked with clients in Asia for many years, we understand the region, the business practices and the regulatory environment of the countries within it. Our legal teams include both local and international lawyers, combining the benefits of local knowledge, experience and language skills to support our clients efficiently.
In China, we have received regulatory approval from the Shanghai Bureau of Justice for our Shanghai Free Trade Zone Joint Operation with Zhao Sheng Law Firm. Linklaters Zhao Sheng allows us to provide seamless Chinese and international law capabilities to our clients in China and globally. In Indonesia, we have a formal association with leading local firm Widyawan & Partners, and as part of our integrated alliance with Australian law firm Allens, we also support clients active in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.
Beyond our offices and alliance network, our lawyers are also active in other jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region, including Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
We work as one united team, offering a consistent service across practices and offices, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility – putting our clients at the heart of all we do.
Recent significant transactions in the region include advising:
- Genting Hong Kong Limited on the successful restructuring of c.US$3.5bn of financial indebtedness and its c.US$1bn recapitalisation - one of Asia’s largest and most complex restructurings in the travel industry.
- Plus on its proposed business combination with Hennessy Capital Investment - the world’s first de-SPAC transaction of an autonomous trucking technology company.
- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited on Asia’s first public GBP LIBOR to SONIA consent solicitation.
- Korea Trade Insurance Corporation and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance on the project financing of the award-winning 589MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project in Taiwan.
- Ngern Tid Lor Public Company on the largest initial public offering (IPO) in the finance and securities sector and consumer finance sector in Thailand. This is also the fifth largest IPO in the history of the Thai equity capital market.
- Government of Malaysia on its issuance of US$800m 10-year trust certificates - the world’s first sovereign sustainability sukuk issuance, with the proceeds to be used for eligible social and environmental projects.
- AXA and Affin Bank Berhad on the sale of AXA Affin General Insurance (AAGI) and AXA Affin Life Insurance in Malaysia to Generali. Together with Generali’s acquisition of the remaining shares of MPI Generali Insurans Berhad (MPIG) and the transfer of MPIG business to AAGI, the total deal value sets this transaction as one of the largest insurance deals in Malaysia in recent years.
- Etisalat Group on the roll-out of a game-changing platform in the trade finance space, UAE Trade Connect, to help financial institutions combat fraud and invoice duplication
- DP World on its joint venture with Maspion Group on the proposed development and operation of a US$1.2bn integrated container terminal and industrial logistics park in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia - the first joint venture in the Indonesian transportation sector involving a foreign direct investor partner and a private sector Indonesian company.
- The Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China on its US$6bn 144A/Reg S sovereign bonds offering - China’s first Rule 144A/Reg S offering targeting US and global investors.