Greater China 大中华地区 

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.








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.