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Ropes & Gray makes complex legal advice accessible worldwide

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 October, 2015, 2:10pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, 5:09pm

Preeminent global law firm Ropes & Gray represents some of the world's leading financial dealmakers and technological innovators, including large investment banks, asset management firms, and health care and biotechnology companies in Asia. The United States-based law firm's full-service approach combines its intellectual property (IP) practice, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work, investment funds experience and regulatory expertise into a value package that is distinct from other law firms working in China today.

"We constantly think of ways to provide more efficient and effective services to clients," says David Chapin, managing partner. 

The firm's global mindset and in-depth local market knowledge enable it to offer tailored solutions that benefit cross-regional businesses and investments. Large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Innovent Biologics, Samsung and LG trust Ropes & Gray with their complex anti-corruption, regulatory, transactional and IP litigation needs. 

Ranked highly in the Financial Times' Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014 report, Ropes & Gray's Asian business is about helping clients invest money soundly in Asia and in the US. Having dealt with numerous government enforcements and anti-corruption investigations throughout its 150-year existence, Ropes & Gray created a tool that helps companies assess investment risks related to corruption worldwide. Applying the tool has yielded significant results, enabling the firm to handle more than 400 internal investigations for clients doing business in China in just five years.

Ropes & Gray professionals work in 11 offices worldwide, collaborating across industries and cultures, to constantly provide relevant guidance to clients. "We always get the best team for the client regardless of where they are," Chapin says. "Clients benefit from the firm's expertise no matter their access point."

Following the M&A boom that hit the region last year, Ropes & Gray is upbeat about growth in Asia and plans continued enhancement of its services to clients. Next on the horizon, for example, is the emerging privacy and data security space, in which Ropes & Gray has established itself as a global leader.


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