Asia Pacific Office Profiles

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the heart of the firm’s international strategy for more than 30 years, beginning with the opening of our Hong Kong office. We were one of the first foreign law firms approved by the Chinese Ministry of Justice to establish a representative office in Mainland China. Our Asia Pacific presence currently consists of offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. In July 2015 we opened offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia and will be opening an office in Perth, Australia in early 2018.

  • Beijing

    Numbers

    24+ Employees
    3+ Partners
    12+ Qualified Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate

    We were one of the first few foreign law firms approved by the Chinese Ministry of Justice to establish a representative office in Mainland China. Our clients in China choose us to help on a wide range of their business activities, including construction and engineering law, where our experience is unmatched and internationally recognized, to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and initial public offerings. In addition, we advise on general foreign direct investment work, employment, dispute resolution, patent, trademark and intellectual property matters, and day-to-day advisory services.

    Our uniquely close-knit China alliance with Hesen Law Firm allows our clients to seamlessly access local legal advice.

    We act for both international and Chinese companies undertaking transactions or projects in China. We also work for large Chinese corporations contracting for projects and acquiring businesses worldwide.

     

  • Hong Kong

    Numbers

    71+ Employees
    9 Partners
    30+ Qualified Solicitors
    4 Trainee Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Finance & Projects
    • Intellectual Property
    • Private Equity
    • Telecommunication Media Technology

    Established in Hong Kong since the early 1980s, acting for companies based here and for non-Hong King enterprises looking to operate in this region. As a result of the knowledge we’ve built up over many years, we know how doing business works in Hong Kong, from the technical issues to how the other side thinks and acts.

    Our Hong King team is resourced by lawyers from a range of countries and backgrounds, speaking Cantonese and other languages, and is well connected to the business community.

    Our lawyers represent companies, financial institutions and governments in complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. They have in-depth experience in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution concerning commercial contracts, JVs, licences, IT, construction, intellectual property and employment, and are fully conversant in all aspects of regulation and local law.

  • Shanghai

    Numbers

    30+ Employees
    5 Partners
    14+ Qualified Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate

    We were one of the first few foreign law firms approved by the Chinese Ministry of Justice to establish a representative office in Mainland China. We act for both international and Chinese companies undertaking transactions or projects in China and outside China. We have an international reputation for providing first-class legal advice on dispute resolution for, often complex, international projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors. We are recognised for advising across the full spectrum of corporate M&A transactions including large, cross border international transactions.

    Our clients in China choose us to help on a wide range of their business activities, including construction and engineering law, where our experience is unmatched and internationally recognized, to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and initial public offerings. In addition, we advise on general foreign direct investment work, employment, dispute resolution, patent, trademark and intellectual property matters, and day-to-day advisory services.

  • Singapore

    Numbers

    65+ Employees
    12 Partners
    45+ Qualified Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate
    • Corporate Crime, Regulatory and compliance
    • Energy – Oil & Gas
    • Finance & Projects
    • Private Client and Tax
    • Telecommunications Media Technology

    Operating as a Joint Law Venture, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP, we are able to ensure clients have a comprehensive and seamless legal working experience in Singapore and throughout neighbouring South East Asia.

    Our clients value our ability to advise on all aspects of both commercial and construction litigation and arbitration work, with a particular strength in the construction & engineering and energy sectors. In conjunction with other Pinsent Masons’ offices in Asia, we also advise on large projects, procurement, technology, private client, tax, white collar crime, compliance and corporate matters.

    Many of our clients have business interests across Asia and worldwide, choosing Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP for a full range of legal advice delivered in a relaxed and efficient manner, ensuring value for money and, overall, an easier experience.

    With Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP our clients get the best of both worlds – true international expertise and advice coupled with in-depth local knowledge and experience.

  • Melbourne

    Numbers

    24+ Employees
    6 Partners
    15+ Qualified Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate
    • Finance & Projects

    The practice is headed up by David Rennick, who led a strategic review of the firm’s options in relation to market entry in Australia. Greg Campbell and Simela Karasavidis joined Rennick as founding partners in the new practice. They are joined by fellow-partners Michael Battye, Adam Perl, Andrew Denton, Margaret Cole, Anthony Arrow, Ewan Robertson and Sadie Andrew.

    Pinsent Masons nine-partner Australian practice will focusses on the firm’s existing international client base of providers and major funders of infrastructure and energy projects – particularly those situated in Asia Pacific previously served by the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai.

    We are a leading provider of legal services to businesses operating in the infrastructure and renewable and conventional energy sectors. Our growing team of over 50 infrastructure and energy specialists in Australia team has extensive experience in the Australian market and internationally and is currently working on some of the largest and most complex projects in Australia.

    The practice is well-placed to advise clients on in-bound and domestic work in Australia, and on outbound work into Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.

    At the time of opening, Richard Foley, Senior Partner at Pinsent Masons, said:

    “This is a significant and hugely exciting development for the firm. Our vision is to be an international market-leader in the global sectors in which the firm operates. Infrastructure is one of those sectors and this development is a significant step towards that objective. We have done our homework on the market and taken the time to recruit a top quality team. We are confident that, through a keen focus on the infrastructure sector initially and a real commitment to innovative delivery of high quality legal services, we will have a compelling proposition for existing and potential clients.”

    David Rennick recently commented on the Firm’s planned expansion:

    “In less than two years, Pinsent Masons has established itself among the preeminent infrastructure firms in Australia and enhanced its reputation across the Asia Pacific region. Our strong growth and high calibre of work is being recognised and we are delighted to be able to attract a stellar team of fellow specialists to join us in expanding our business into Perth. The appointments also present an opportunity to expand further into the energy sector.”

  • Sydney

    Numbers

    24+ Employees
    3 Partners
    15+ Qualified Solicitors

    Practice Groups

    • Construction Advisory & Disputes
    • Corporate
    • Finance & Projects

    The practice is headed up by David Rennick, who led a strategic review of the firm’s options in relation to market entry in Australia. Greg Campbell and Simela Karasavidis joined Rennick as founding partners in the new practice. They are joined by fellow-partners Michael Battye, Adam Perl, Andrew Denton, Margaret Cole, Anthony Arrow, Ewan Robertson and Sadie Andrew.

    Pinsent Masons nine-partner Australian practice focusses on the firm’s existing international client base of providers and major funders of infrastructure and energy projects – particularly those situated in Asia Pacific previously served by the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai.

    We are a leading provider of legal services to businesses operating in the infrastructure and renewable and conventional energy sectors. Our growing team of over 50 infrastructure and energy specialists in Australia team has extensive experience in the Australian market and internationally and is currently working on some of the largest and most complex projects in Australia.

    The practice is well-placed to advise clients on in-bound and domestic work in Australia, and on outbound work into Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.

    At the time of opening in Australia, Richard Foley, Senior Partner at Pinsent Masons, said:

    “This is a significant and hugely exciting development for the firm. Our vision is to be an international market-leader in the global sectors in which the firm operates. Infrastructure is one of those sectors and this development is a significant step towards that objective. We have done our homework on the market and taken the time to recruit a top quality team. We are confident that, through a keen focus on the infrastructure sector initially and a real commitment to innovative delivery of high quality legal services, we will have a compelling proposition for existing and potential clients.”

    David Rennick recently commented on the firm’s planned expansion:

    “In less than two years, Pinsent Masons has established itself among the preeminent infrastructure firms in Australia and enhanced its reputation across the Asia Pacific region. Our strong growth and high calibre of work is being recognised and we are delighted to be able to attract a stellar team of fellow specialists to join us in expanding our business into Perth. The appointments also present an opportunity to expand further into the energy sector.”