Asia Section Head: Barrye Wall
Number of partners in Asia: 39
Number of fee-earners in Asia: 190
Number of staff in Asia: 357
Number of staff worldwide: 4,036
White & Case enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s leading law firms. With a longstanding presence in the markets that matter today, the global law firm uses its on-theground experience, cross-border integration and depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers to help its clients work with confidence in any one market or across many. This global presence benefits clients seeking guidance on opportunities inbound to, outbound from, and within Asia. The firm’s Asia Pacific team serves clients from five regional offices with a focus on Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Bringing deals to completion in the region can be challenging – each market is dynamic as well as distinct in terms of culture, history and risk profile. The firm’s local insights, contacts and know-how, accumulated over more than 30 years in the region, help clients navigate complex market firsts and multijurisdictional matters.
Main Areas of Practice:
All areas of asset finance, with particular expertise in aviation, shipping and general equipment leasing.
Banking & Finance:
Leveraged and acquisition finance, bilateral and syndicated lending as well as all aspects of credit transactions, derivatives and structured finance. The firm is also strong in restructuring and insolvency.
Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and private placements of high-yield, debt, convertible and exchangeable bonds; IPOs and other public offerings; MTNs/EMTNs, pre-IPO and PIPE transactions; equity and debt repurchases; and other capital restructurings.
Merger reviews and filings, governmental investigations and investigations as well as antitrust counselling.
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity:
All areas of complex cross-border transactions including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged and management buy-outs, joint ventures, take privates, minority investments and corporate restructurings.
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
Cross-border disputes and arbitration experience with deep capabilities across the oil and gas, construction, petrochemical, telecommunications, infrastructure, steel, real estate, financial services and electronics sectors.
Energy, Infrastructure & Projects:
Extensive experience in advising lenders, sponsors, offtakers and contractors on project documents and project financing for projects in the oil and gas (especially LNG), petrochemical, mining and metals, power, renewable and clean technology, and telecommunications sectors.
Commercialisation of IP rights through joint ventures, assignments, licensing, strategic alliances and other structures as well as representing clients in all aspects of IP enforcement and infringement proceedings.
Trade disputes, antidumping, countervailing and other trade investigations, customs, export control, and regulatory and compliance matters, as well as strategic advice on the negotiation, implementation and practice of trade and investment agreements in ASEAN, India, East Asia, the Pacific, and WTO.
Buyout, traditional private equity, special situations, growth capital and hedge fund work acting for managers and sponsors on fund formation, regulatory, licensing and restructuring matters with particular expertise in the alternative assets sector, as well as acting for certain investors in the real estate and private equity fund sectors.
Real estate finance, real estate investment funds and real estate joint ventures with extensive experience in Japan and China in hard asset and debt acquisitions and financings, debt buy-backs and workouts of distressed properties.
International tax planning, transfer pricing and tax controversy expertise including defence and resolution of tax controversies in audits, domestic appeals, and government-to-government consultations.
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