Your marketplace is our marketplace


The Asian region includes a number of the fastest growing economies, and is increasingly open to investment and expertise. With strong capacity for further growth it is regarded as a key marketplace for many of our clients.

As an international law firm with a substantial presence in Asia, Addleshaw Goddard assists with outbound investment by Asian companies looking to expand internationally, whether into Europe, the GCC or beyond. We also provide practical legal advice and support to European and international clients looking to enter Asian local markets or who need assistance with managing existing operations.

Our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore work in conjunction with those in the UK and elsewhere, and with Hashidate Law Office in Tokyo (with which we have a formal affiliation) to provide clients - wherever they are based and their business interests lie - with a full range of high-quality legal services backed by extensive local knowledge.

We provide advice on all issues that can be relevant to companies operating internationally, including:

  • Establishing operations in other jurisdictions
  • Acquiring businesses or setting up joint ventures in those jurisdictions
  • Generating international finance through, for example, shares listings or the raising of private equity or bank financing
  • Successfully resolving complex and high-value disputes especially cross-border

Wherever required, we call upon the additional local legal expertise of members of our network of leading independent commercial law firms so that we may provide clients with a seamless cross-border capability. We also maintain dedicated regional business groups for mainland China, India, Korea, and Malaysia led by partners with substantial expertise and experience of operating in these jurisdictions.

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Central Asia

Our lawyers have advised inbound foreign investors and domestic businesses operating across Central Asia in a variety of sectors over many years.

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China

Our China Business Group provides practical, commercial advice to help our clients identify business opportunities and navigate the risks associated with doing business in China and globally.

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Hong Kong

We are the commercial law firm of choice for an increasing number of clients looking to do business in Hong Kong and PRC.

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India

We have a long history of supporting business in India, which is a vital current and future market for many of our clients.

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Japan

We provide legal services in Japan through a formal alliance with Hashidate Law Office, as an integrated practice providing advice to both Japanese and non-Japanese clients.

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Korea

We have been nurturing successful projects and business relationships in Korea for more than 15 years.

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Malaysia

Our Malaysia Business Group has supported businesses working in Malaysia in a variety of sectors over many years, as well as Malaysian businesses working in the UK.

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Singapore

Our Singapore office provides specialist support across a range of legal disciplines and is the focus of our service delivery in South-East Asia.

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Key contacts

Meet the team
Bob Charlton

Bob Charlton

Partner, Head of Asia

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Nigel Francis

Nigel Francis

Head of Hong Kong Office

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Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison

Head of Singapore Office, International Arbitration
Partner, Hong Kong (non-resident)

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Jonathan Tattersall

Jonathan Tattersall

Partner, Construction, Engineering & Environment Disputes
United Kingdom

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