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:
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company on the £46bn recommended offer for Shire plc - the largest ever outbound M&A deal by a Japanese company. We also advised Takeda Pharmaceutical Company as borrower on the US$30.85bn bridge loan agreement for this acquisition - the largest acquisition financing in Asia, and by a Japanese company
- the common lenders and EKF, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, on the project financing for the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan - the first offshore wind project financing in Asia
- Bank of China (Hong Kong)’s issuance of US$3bn of Additional Tier 1 Capital Securities and concurrent tender offer on its existing Subordinated Notes - one of the largest AT1 issuances ever by a Hong Kong bank
- on the establishment of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the mutual stock access between mainland China and Hong Kong
- Hammer Capital Consulting Limited on the HK$40.2bn debt financing for the purchasers of The Center - the world's largest acquisition financing for a single-block commercial building
- Jasa Marga IDR 4trn bond under Rule 144A - the first ever Indonesian “Komodo” bond