China Practice

Orrick’s Greater China team of approximately 110 lawyers and legal professionals offers clients one of the most comprehensive and experienced international law practices in the region.

With an almost unprecedented 40-year track record in advising Chinese and international clients on a broad range of China and cross-border legal matters, our lawyers work seamlessly across our established offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai to provide our clients with a full regional and global legal service.

With a dedicated Korea practice operating from our Hong Kong office, our China-based lawyers also work closely with lawyers in our Tokyo office and throughout Europe and the United States. We provide integrated Hong Kong, U.S. and UK law capabilities to ensure we can advise on all relevant aspects of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers are qualified in multiple jurisdictions and also fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Taiwanese and other Chinese dialects, as well as Korean and Japanese. Orrick combines local insight and global reach and capabilities to help our clients reach their business goals.

Our China practices are widely recognized by a number of leading legal publications. Recent market recognition has included:

Recent Awards

“Energy Law Firm of the Year – Hong Kong 2013”Lawyers World

“Energy Law Firm of the Year – Hong Kong 2011 & 2012”Lawyer Monthly

“Inbound & Domestic M&A Deal of the Year 2012”China Business Law Journal; VanceInfo Technologies US$875 million merger with hiSoft Technology International

“Offshore IPO Deal of the Year 2011” China Business Law Journal; Hong Kong IPOs by China Hongqiao Group and Technovator International

“Bond Deal of the Year 2011”China Business Law Journal; Intime Department Store’s RMB1 billion dim-sum bond offering in Hong Kong

“Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011” Asian-MENA Counsel; US$1.95 billion 1,200 MW Mong Duong 2 BOT coal-fired project

“Litigation Deal of the Year 2011”Asian-MENA Counsel; FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v. Democratic Republic of the Congo

“Intellectual Property Deal of the Year 2010” China Business Law Journal; Microsoft multi-jurisdictional “Waledac” botnet case

Recent Rankings

Asian Legal Business and Managing Intellectual Property, 2013

“Tier 1” Law Firm in China for Patent

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013

Ranked in 20 categories in China and Hong Kong – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration, Employment, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Structured Finance & Securitization and TMT

Chambers Asia, 2013

Ranked in 11 categories in China – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Projects & Infrastructure and Securitization

International Financial Law Review, 2013

Ranked in 11 categories in China and Hong Kong – Capital Markets, Investment Funds, M&A, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Project Finance, and Structured Finance & Securitization

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