Financial Times Names Orrick to Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Law Firms List for Second Consecutive Year


Financial Times has named Orrick one of the twenty most innovative international law firms in the Asia Pacific for the second year in a row. Orrick is ‘highly commended’ for its Corporate & Commercial work led by Hong Kong Partner Maurice Hoo.  FT also names Orrick partner Robert Pé as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the region.

Hoo, who is head of Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice, led the firm’s representation of Domain Elite, a joint venture established by the US-based healthcare-focused venture capital fund Domain Associates, and China-based investor Elite Capital, in connection with its bifurcated investment in SMART Medical Systems Ltd. and its Hong Kong subsidiary, Medico (Hong Kong) Limited. Headquartered in Israel, SMART Medical Systems is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of innovative medical devices in the field of gastro-intestinal endoscopy.

Pé is recognized for maintaining his “thriving international dispute resolution practice in Hong Kong”, while also providing pro bono legal counsel to Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader and Nobel laureate in Myanmar on major law reform initiatives, including building capacity among parliamentarians, lawyers and judges and obtaining funding to improve the quality of Myanmar's statute drafting.

Orrick’s Asia platform includes offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. The firm’s China team is a leader in capital markets and M&A and private equity as well as intellectual property and international arbitration. The firm acts for Chinese state and privately owned entities in their activities worldwide. In Tokyo, Orrick has leading practices in outbound M&A, renewable energy, real estate, and litigation and intellectual property. In addition, the firm is active on behalf of global clients in investigation matters across Asia, which may trigger multi-jurisdictional compliance issues including the U.S. and Europe.

Orrick was also named a top 10 innovative firm in the FT’s latest North American report. Josh Rosenkranz and Pascal Agboyibor have been named among the top 10 most innovative lawyers for the U.S. and Europe, respectively.

To view the complete “FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2015” report, click here.