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In China, we provide you with a full range of banking and finance-related legal expertise, in the areas of acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, project finance, asset financing and leasing, capital markets, corporate restructuring, financial services and products as well as banking regulation and supervision.

We ensure our services are ahead of market trends and anticipate the challenging environment of your business. Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is to resolve your challenges and to provide a tailor-made commercial approach.

Whether you are a small, privately held institution or a global corporation, we select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter. We provide both deep-rooted advice for the Chinese market and multi-jurisdictional expertise to our large variety of clients such as investment banks, financial advisers, asset operators and manufacturers and multinational borrowers and issuers.

On cross-border issues, you will benefit from the reach of one of the largest Banking & Finance groups in Europe. Our team of experts provide expertise across the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law in China and Europe. Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their skills in transactional, regulatory and other matters for more than a decade.

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