Morgan Lewis has a robust legal presence across the Asia-Pacific region. Our offices in Greater China, Singapore, and Tokyo provide legal, business, regulatory, and governmental advice to clients doing business in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and all of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. In Central Asia, our Kazakhstan offices in Almaty and Astana work closely with teams in London, Moscow, Frankfurt, and Dubai on transactions in the oil and gas, energy, mining, and banking industries.
From complex disputes and cross-border transactions to international tax planning, our teams in the Asia-Pacific region are equipped with local knowledge and global experience to help clients solve a variety of business and legal issues. Our local knowledge is particularly important to our regulatory advice on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to issues related to antitrust and competition and labor and employment.
Across the region, our key practices include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, asset management, finance and restructuring, banking, structured finance, real estate, fund formation, over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivative products, energy, shipping, gaming, intellectual property, labor and employment, and international tax planning.
With a representative office in Beijing, a branch office of Morgan Lewis Consulting in Shanghai, and an application pending to associate with Luk & Partners in Hong Kong, our multinational lawyers advise on the full spectrum of industry sectors, including energy; financial services (banking, private equity, and investment management); food and drugs; infrastructure; life sciences and healthcare; manufacturing; real estate; retail and consumer goods; automotive; education; natural resources; and technology, media and telecommunications.
Our lawyers understand the issues multinational clients encounter in China and those Chinese clients encounter abroad. This experience strengthens our advice on corporate and business transactions, including M&A; private equity; joint ventures; capital markets; real estate investments; cross-border finance, telecommunications, media, and technology issues; and technology licensing. Our team also assists state-owned and private Chinese companies with their investments across the globe. As Chinese companies merge with and/or acquire new companies abroad, they require a truly global team to provide sophisticated business advice and sound disputes counsel.
Our Beijing office operates as a representative office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Shanghai, we operate as a branch of Morgan Lewis Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited, and an application to establish a representative office of the firm is pending before the Ministry of Justice. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis has filed an application to become a registered foreign law firm and is seeking approval with The Law Society of Hong Kong to associate with Luk & Partners.
Our Singapore office represents clients in a range of transactions, including finance and restructuring, asset management, dispute resolution, and international arbitration. Our transactional lawyers provide regional and global clients with experience in private funds, M&A, and securities matters across industries ranging from financial services and telecommunications to shipping and gaming. Our finance and restructuring and asset management practices provide regulatory and transactional advice to private funds, global financial institutions, and state-owned enterprises that invest in Asia.
Our Tokyo office focuses on M&A, investment management, private equity, corporate finance, intellectual property, licensing, and technology matters. We advise Japanese companies on compliance issues and internal investigations and provide a full range of eData and other litigation support services on the ground in Tokyo for litigation arising in the United States.