Corporate and Transactions

Our corporate and transactions practice covers complex international mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, franchising and IP commercialisation transactions, foreign direct investment advisory, restructuring, anti-trust and competition law, Asian labor relations, employment and consumer protection. We have acted in some of the most complex commercial transactions in
Asia in recent times, independently or backing-up some of the largest US law firms in the world.
We provide corporate/commercial advice to some of the world's largest companies, as well as
SMEs, NGOs and start-ups. Our more recent matters in this area, during the last 12 months,

  • Representing a Chinese based solar energy entity in mergers and acquisitions in Asia
  • Advising a major US auto components company on China aspects of the acquisition of an auto MNC
  • Advising merger arbitrage hedge funds on global corporate transactional documents and litigation developments
  • Advising an Australian based multinational agricultural entity on the acquisition of a strategic interest in an animal health facility joint venture in Mainland China
  • Carrying out white collar corporate investigations as required in relation to highly sensitive issues arising in Australia, China and elswhere
  • Representing a European solar energy entity in acquisitions in China
  • Representing a US auto company in acquiring a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer
  • Representing a US industrial components conglomerate in acquisition of key assets in China
  • Advising a US chemicals company on IP asset acquisition and licensing
  • Advising a US beverages entity on the acquisition of a China based beverages entity
  • Advising an Australian agricultural focused entity on the acquisition of an interest in a China dairy foods entity
  • Advising US and European plant variety developers in transactional and licensing matters in China
  • Advising various agricultural MNCs on R&D projects in China, including equity stakes and JV issues
  • Advising a European clothing manufacturer on FDI, JVs and the acquisition of competitors in China
  • Advising various hedge funds and investment banks on numerous Hong Kong IPOs, and cross-border transactions
  • Acting for a New Zealand based biotechnology equipment company in the sale of its instruments to major Chinese food processing companies
  • Advising a well-known US based technology company on the sale of equipment to Chinese dairy processors, as well as ongoing reagent sales and servicing arrangements
  • Advising on restructuring of the China based operations of a European clothing and sports goods manufacturer