We have a truly integrated team of over 200 lawyers working across China’s three major business centres: Beijing, Hong Kong SAR and Shanghai. We are not only able to call on the expertise of lawyers from the firm’s other offices in Asia and our network of 30 offices globally, but with our Shanghai Free Trade Zone Joint Operation with Zhao Sheng Law Firm, we can also provide seamless international and Chinese legal advice on joint matters, to help our clients achieve their China inbound and outbound strategic objectives.

Our many years of experience in China, and our track record on numerous complex international investments into China, have provided us with an exceptional understanding of the local legal and economic landscape. With around 100 Chinese-speaking lawyers, we know how best to negotiate and conclude deals in China. Our deep understanding of the culture and language, combined with our cross-practice strength and sector knowledge, mean clients can rely on Linklaters to achieve their commercial objectives while effectively managing risk.

Our expertise

Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Our Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group offers a sophisticated approach combining international experience with local presence and expertise to deliver commercial, expert advice to clients on merger control and enforcement in China and other competition jurisdictions in the region.

Our track record includes advising:

  • Intel on implementing multiple reform strategies on the Chinese merger control for the US$5.4bn acquisition of Tower Semiconductors.
  • Microsoft on the Chinese merger filing for its US$70bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard. At the time, it was the largest ever all-cash acquisition in history.
  • TRUE on its US$8.3bn merger with mobile operator DTAC.
  • CP Group on its US$10.6bn acquisition of Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia – the biggest corporate acquisition in Thailand’s history and the largest M&A in Asia in 2020.


排名级别1 — 钱伯斯亚太2019,银行及融资(国际律所):中国

排名级别1 钱伯斯亚太2019,资本市场业务债务(国际律所):中国

排名级别2 钱伯斯亚太2019,公司/并购业务:精英律所(国际律所):中国

排名级别1 – 钱伯斯亚太2019,竞争/反垄断(国际律所):中国

排名级别1 钱伯斯亚太2019,争议解决诉讼(国际律所):中国

排名级别2 钱伯斯亚太2019,项目和基础设施业务(国际律所):中国