Mergers + Acquisitions | China


Morrison & Foerster's China M&A practice combines senior PRC regulatory expertise with international deal execution capability. Our attorneys in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong have significant PRC-related cross-border M&A experience. The firm is recognized by a number of independent ranking organizations such as Chambers Asia, IFLR1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Asialaw as a leading law firm for mergers and acquisitions in China and Hong Kong. We are ranked in The Elite for Corporate/ M&A International Firm in China by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018. A client was quoted that: "I cannot speak more highly of them. They understand what we are trying to achieve and they think ahead about our interests."

Notable Matters

MoFo Advises SoftBank Vision Fund in $1.5B Investment in Chehaoduo

MoFo Represents SoftBank in WeWork Investments Totaling $6B

MoFo represents BlackRock in office-building acquisition

MoFo Represents SoftBank in $4.4B Investment in WeWork

Morrison & Foerster Advises GLP on US$11.64B Private Equity Buyout in Asia

MoFo Advises Trusted Doctors (Xingren) in Merger with Tencent Doctorwork

MoFo Advises Walmart in US$320 Million Investment in Dada-JD Daojia

MoFo Advises Intel in its $1.5 Billion Investment in Tsinghua Unigroup’s Semiconductor Business

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A
China: Corporate/M&A: The Elite: International Firms


IFLR1000 2018
China: M&A: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: M&A


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019
China: Corporate/M&A: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)


ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018
Deal Firm of the Year


League Tables:

Bloomberg M&A League Table Ranking 2018

  • The #1 law firm by M&A deal volume and market share in Asia Pacific

Bloomberg M&A League Table Ranking 2017

  • The #1 law firm by private equity deal value in Asia Pacific
  • The #1 international law firm by deal value and deal count in Japan
  • The #3 law firm by M&A deal value in Asia Pacific
  • The #6 law firm by M&A deal value in Asia ex Japan  

Thomson Reuters M&A League Table Ranking 2018

  • The #1 law firm for Chinese involvement by deal value
  • The #1 law firm for Asia Pacific emerging market involvement by deal value
  • The #2 law firm for emerging market involvement by deal value
  • The #2 law firm for any BRIC involvement by deal value
  • The #4 law firm for any Asian (excluding-Japan) involvement by deal value and deal count 

Here is what they say about us:

"Significant M&A clientele, including corporate heavyweights across Asia."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018)

"They're an excellent team highly dedicated to success and very well co-ordinated internally among geographies."

"High-value service, efficient work and excellent work product."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019)

"They're an excellent team highly dedicated to success and very well co-ordinated internally among geographies."

"High-value service, efficient work and excellent work product."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019)


China: Corporate/ M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018)


"Significant M&A clientele, including corporate heavyweights across Asia."

"Quite a few international firms are good; however, 'the efficiency of MoFo is more impressive'."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018)


"MoFo impressed me with their ability to harness the knowledge of their overseas offices in providing some remarkable advice" a client enthuses.
(Chambers Global 2018)

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