Press Release March 20, 2012

Asian Business Pubs Praise Goodwin's Hong Kong Office

Goodwin Procter’s Asia Practice recently received recognition from Asian business trade publications, Asian Legal Business and PE Asia

In its February 2012 issue, Asian Legal Business named Goodwin Procter “One to Watch.” ALB Ones to Watch are “ambitious, up-and-coming firms that have what it takes to make it to the big leagues.” 

In the article, ALB wrote “Goodwin Procter has been making its presence felt in Asia, advising on more than $5 billion in investments and capital commitments into and between India, China and the U.S.” ALB then highlighted some of the Asia Practice’s most prominent deals, including DST’s investment in Alibaba Group, MphasiS’ acquisition of Wyde Corp, and Bessemer Venture Partners’ investments in Snapdeal.com and Consim. The office’s focus on private equity and M&A, ALB notes, “should give the firm an edge going forward.” 

That consortium-led $1.6 billion investment in Alibaba was the subject of the second round of praise for our Hong Kong office when it was named the 2011 Large Deal of the Year by PE Asia. PE Asia recognized the deal for its size – saying that it “dwarfed” the two runners-up – and for bringing together a high class international consortium of experienced technology investors.

“The legal market in Asia is dynamic, competitive and fun, with significant challenges and even more opportunities,” said Yash Rana, chair of Goodwin’s Asia Practice. “The recognition from these publications is encouraging as we continue to grow our Hong Kong office and expand our reach throughout Asia.”