Companies in Hong Kong often are at the forefront of the global economy, and many operate in multiple jurisdictions. Our Hong Kong office provides the practical advice companies need to navigate and resolve potentially thorny international issues. Steptoe's Hong Kong-based lawyers are part of our expanding disputes, cross-border investigations, compliance and enforcement practices in Asia. Our newly opened Hong Kong office joins our Beijing office as part of our globally-recognized Asia practice.
We assist clients with regulatory compliance and white-collar defense of international laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act; US Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; US Export Control Reform Act, US Export Administration Regulations, and US antiboycott laws; US Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions; and anti-money laundering.
Our team in Hong Kong bring decades of experience in international economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption compliance, data privacy, and corporate governance matters. We provide advice on complex cross-border deals relating to financial crimes compliance issues arising from investments in sanctioned countries. When companies need assistance on matters stemming from mergers and acquisitions activity throughout Asia Pacific, our experience is unparalleled.
In our disputes practice, we assist clients involved in a variety of controversies and disputes, including litigation in US and UK courts, international arbitration and commercial mediation. Our approach is to provide practical, client-focused advice, strategizing settlements when appropriate.
We represent companies globally from a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, investment funds, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, logistics, energy, defense, aerospace, engineering and design, telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, and consumer goods. Our multi-jurisdictional representation considers local, regional, and international laws.
Ali Burney's practice focuses on representing US and non-US clients in the Asia-Pacific region on matters related to US economic sanctions, export controls, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA...
Anthony Pan advises clients on US economic sanctions, export control, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering laws and regulations, with a particular focus on international financial companies with...
Steptoe's Asia-Pacific practice is adept at helping clients do business in the region and helping companies within the Asia-Pacific region conduct their business internationally. With offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, we are positioned to help companies conduct business in the most efficient way possible, while managing the unique risks that arise in connection with investment, trade, and business.
We advise clients on international regulatory compliance, US and EU trade remedies proceedings, CFIUS, intellectual property, cybersecurity and data privacy, corporate governance, structuring investments and market access, and US, UK, and EU anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, and export controls.
We've been ranked byChambers Asia Pacificfor International Trade in China and in the Asia-Pacific region, we've received awards fromChina Business Law Journalfor International Trade, Corporate Compliance, and IP (patent).
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Chambers Asia-Pacific, International Trade/WTO, Asia-Pacific Region (2009-2020)
Chambers Asia-Pacific, International Trade/WTO, China (2011-2020)
China Law & Practice, International Firm of the Year: Trade (2016, 2018-2019)
China Law & Practice, Shortlisted, International Firm of the Year: Regulatory & Compliance (2018)
China Business Law Journal, China Business Law Award: International Trade (2013-2019)
China Business Law Journal, China Business Law Award: IP (Patent) (2019)
China Business Law Journal, China Business Law Award: Corporate Compliance (2019)
China Business Law Journal, China Business Law Award: Anti-Bribery & Compliance (2015, 2018)