Asia Pacific’s share of global economic output is likely to increase. Growing wealth and urbanization are driving consumption. Mainland China in particular, where we have offices in Beijing and Shanghai, has the largest GDP in Asia, and remains one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Most, if not all, international businesses have some relationship with China. Whatever your level of exposure or ambition, trust us to guide you.
Significant opportunities exist in the largest regional financial centers in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong and Singapore. Where you operate, you can also find us. From these four business critical locations, Dentons professionals can service your needs in other South East Asia markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand from our Singapore office and East Asia markets such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Philippines from our Hong Kong office.
Singapore is also the hub for our India practice. We advise on outbound investment as well as inbound investment flows into India.
Our teams on the ground in Asia Pacific are accustomed to working with an international mindset. They work in tandem with Dentons colleagues around the global to deliver pioneering solutions. Few firms could advise a Chinese state-owned construction enterprise on a toll road project in Jamaica leveraging project finance expertise from its Middle East offices. Or pull together a team for a sensitive compliance issue in India on behalf of a US client with specialist FCPA advise provided from New York, Indian lawyers from Kuwait and construction expertise from Hong Kong. Dentons can. In fact, these scenarios are our business norm.
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Our practice in Asia was awarded Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2013 by InterContinental Finance recognizing our work for some of the leading owners, developers, operators and fund managers of first-class real estate in China and worldwide.
About our practice:
- We have been at the forefront of the wave of outbound investment. In 2011, we were involved in US and UK real estate projects funded by Chinese investors valued at over US$800 million.
- We have a market-leading global hotels, resorts and leisure group and we advise some of the leading global hotel chains in the region working closely with specialists Rick Ross and Meghan Cocci in our Phoenix office.
- Dentons is now the leading law firm in EB-5 Funding property investment deals (where an investment into eligible US commercial enterprises, including real estate projects may also qualify for an EB-5 visa to the US). Leveraging our extensive US network of offices, we have built a reputation as the leading law firm in EB-5 with deals in 2011 totalling almost US$500 million in EB-5 investment.
Congratulations to all the team members in the region which include Mitch Dudek, Alex Wang, Eddie Hsu, Cindy Pan and Jim Zeng based in our Shanghai office; Jeffrey Cheung and Alan Cheung in Hong Kong and Rachel Turner in Beijing.
Hong KongApril 1, 2011
SNR Denton's Hong Kong office, operating in association with Brandt Chan & Partners in Hong Kong, has been named a firm to watch in Asia in 2011 by leading industry journal Asian Legal Business ("ALB"). The ALB Watchlist includes ten firms predicted to make the greatest impact on legal headlines in Asia in the upcoming year. Read more
Asia PacificApril 23, 2014
The Shanghai government recently issued sweeping changes to the regulation of industrial land use rights (the "Rules"). Together with a new standard form of the Land Grant Contract (for industrial land use rights, current draft to be adopted prior to July 1, 2014), the Rules will have a major impact on the acquisition and financing of industrial and logistics properties in Shanghai. Set out below is a summary of key changes and practical consideration regarding the Rules. Read moreEnergyApril 17, 2014
Emerging economies, especially China, will have a particularly significant impact on world energy both in terms of scale and pace. In terms of scale, China’s population is larger than the combined populations of the US, Canada, the EU and Russia. In terms of pace, China is expected to install more generation capacity in the next 15 years than the entire existing US fleet. It is estimated that China will use more coal than the rest of the world combined in the upcoming years, and will increase coal investment accordingly. China is and will remain the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read moreSecurities and Corporate FinanceMarch 31, 2014
Hong Kong partner Jeffrey Cheung and associate Alan Cheung explain the regulated activities which require licensing (unless specifically exempted) by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), which is responsible for administering the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) and governs the securities and futures market in Hong Kong. Read more
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Health CareApril 18, 2014
A cross-border team of Dentons Health Care lawyers represented the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in its agreement with Chinese firm Centre Testing International Corp. to jointly develop a state-of-the-art genetic and molecular clinical pathology lab in Shanghai. Read moreMergers and AcquisitionsApril 14, 2014
Dentons announced today that it advised MMG Limited (MMG), a subsidiary of State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Minmetals, on its role leading a consortium to enter into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with GlencoreXstrata to acquire the Las Bambas copper project in Peru for US$5.85 billion. Read moreWhat's different about DentonsApril 2, 2014
On the occasion of the first anniversary of its founding, leaders of the global law firm Dentons say its polycentric approach, strategic growth and client-centered focus has made the firm’s first year a success. Dentons was launched March 31, 2013, through the combination of European law firm Salans, Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Read more
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