Shearman And Sterling

Relying on our local capabilities in Asia combined with the resources of our global network, clients look to Shearman & Sterling for solutions on a wide range of transactions and legal issues in the region. Our lawyers have acted in many complex, high-profile and first-to-market transactions across Greater China, Southeast Asia, Japan, India, Mongolia and South Korea.

We offer an integrated multidisciplinary team of lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore dedicated to delivering first-class client service, advising on the full spectrum of corporate matters. These include asset management, banking and finance, capital markets, international arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution, M&A, and project development and finance.

We are able to call upon lawyers from our offices in these locations in Asia, supported by a network of offices in other financial and business centers throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, to provide advice and support whenever and wherever required. Clients appreciate that many of our lawyers are multilingual and value our exemplary technical skills, strong industry experience and deep understanding of the local cultural and economic subtleties of this region.

More than just a legal adviser, Shearman & Sterling is a partner to clients conducting business in the Asia region, including leading foreign and domestic corporations and international financial institutions, as well as government and state-owned enterprises. We work hard to understand each client’s business, industry and goals so that we can help them achieve their strategic business objectives.

Greater China 

China is one of the fastest growing and most influential countries in the world and a dynamic and exciting environment to conduct business. As business becomes more complex, navigating the market and regulatory risks are becoming even more important. We have advised clients on opportunities and challenges presented by China’s rapidly evolving markets for over 40 years. Our clients include multinational corporations, leading Chinese companies and China state-owned enterprises, as well as international financial institutions.

We have a dedicated bilingual team of lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai qualified to advise on Hong Kong, U.S. and U.K. law. Our solutions are commercial, time-efficient and cost-effective, and we ensure all possible angles both locally and internationally are considered to help our clients achieve their business objectives.





For over three decades, Shearman & Sterling has been helping Indian clients grow beyond India and succeed globally, and international clients to achieve their business goals in India. We regularly advise clients on their most important and complex matters across multiple practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, divestments, restructuring and workouts, financings, arbitration and litigation, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, asset management, projects and antitrust. Our deep understanding of our client's businesses and familiarity with the nuances of operating in India enables us to provide practical, innovative and business-oriented solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner.

We have a dedicated global team, and several of our lawyers are originally from India and South Asia and are fluent in major Indian languages.

Our lawyers are regularly ranked as top advisors in the region by leading legal directories including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and Shearman & Sterling is recognized as a leading international law firm for India-related work.


Shearman & Sterling is committed to providing innovative solutions to both Japanese clients with a global vision and international clients seeking to realize their business goals in Japan. Our lawyers are qualified to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom, are fluent in Japanese and have extensive experience with local legal and business practices — enabling us to work efficiently and effectively with clients in navigating the numerous legal, business and cultural issues inherent in Japanese corporate governance and business customs. With our strong and long-standing presence in Japan, clients benefit from our developed relationships with key local authorities, government agencies and regulators, and strong relationships with leading Japanese law firms and local counsel.

Southeast Asia 

Shearman & Sterling is recognized as a leading law firm across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand.

We have been advising clients in Southeast Asia for over three decades. We represent clients in a broad range of transactions and disputes, including their largest and most complex cross-border matters. These include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity deals, project development and finance, as well as disputes. Lawyers from our Singapore office work cohesively with our global network of offices to offer clients practical and innovative legal solutions.

Our lawyers and practice groups are regularly ranked as leading advisors in the region by established legal directories, including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

South Korea 

Our dedicated South Korea practice advises South Korean clients on their cross-border matters involving multiple disciplines from capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals, project development and finance, and disputes. We regularly represent Korean corporates, and financial and government institutions on some of the most high-profile transactions in the region and beyond.

Members of our multidisciplinary South Korea practice are fluent in Korean and have cultivated strong working relationships with our Korean clients. We have in-depth knowledge of the local Korean market and understand the preferences and expectations of Korean clients as they seek to achieve their business objectives.