Simmons & Simmons has been active in Asia for over 30 years. We are recognised as one of the leading international full service law firms in Asia. We have offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo and our lawyers practise Hong Kong, English and US law. Since 2001, we have had a qualified joint venture with TMI Associates in Tokyo, the first such alliance between a major established Japanese law firm and a major international law firm. Our office in Singapore was established in 2013 and provides a hub to support clients throughout South East Asia.

We provide a full range of legal services to major multinationals, international investment banks and financial institutions, government agencies and national companies.

Recent highlights include:

  • advising Sealed Air Corporation on its divestiture of its subsidiary Diversey GK, the Japanese market-leading provider of cleaning, sanitation and hygiene products and solutions, working with with TMI Associates
  • named In-house Community Firm of the Year 2011 for both Employment and Funds by The Asian-Mena Counsel 
  • advised on the first RMB bond issue by a multinational company in Hong Kong (McDonalds Corporation RMB Bond Offering – named Debt Market Deal of the Year at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2011)
  • acted on the first Renminbi bond issuance by a foreign-invested bank: the first retail investment product authorised by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission post-Lehman (Bank of East Asia, 2009).

Recent awards and accolades:

  • Best Law Firm, Asia ex-Japan by AsianInvestor 2013
  • International Firm of the Year 2013 (Labour & Employment) by China Law & Practice Award
  • Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business 2013 (Hong Kong)
  • Band 1 for Employment: Foreign firms (China) in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2013/14
  • Band 1 for Employment practice (Hong Kong) in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2013/14
  • Band 1 for Investment Funds (Hong Kong) in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2013/14.