Bird & Bird has been guiding clients in Asia Pacific for nearly 20 years. Our focus on industries being transformed by technology and the knowledge economy, and our understanding of the diverse local cultures has given us a deep insight into the issues our clients face in the region.

Our network in the Asia Pacific region comprises offices located in key business centers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore* and Sydney. Our team of over 140 highly qualified and multi-lingual lawyers and legal professionals combine exceptional expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to help clients achieve their commercial goals.

Recognised as leaders for intellectual property and telecommunicationsmedia and technology in the region, our team of lawyers also specialise in providing clients with the full commercial service including corporate and advisory matters, M&A, corporate finance, regulatory and compliance, employment, competition law, sport, environmental, and all forms of dispute resolution.

In addition to our regional network, we have expanded our geographical footprint in the Asia Pacific region through a series of strategic and dynamic co-operations which include Tay & Partners in Malaysia, K&K Advocates and Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners in Indonesia, and Hwang Mok Park in Korea. We have also entered into a formal association with Chinese law firm Lawjay Partners in Beijing in China. Through this association we can further assist clients in contentious matters in Mainland China by litigating in the Chinese Courts.

Our five regional offices and formal co-operations, as well as strong links and extensive experience across the key technology rich, knowledge driven economies makes us particularly well placed to support our clients in the ASEAN nations.

We also have dedicated Steering Groups and have developed strong relationships with some of the most respected local law firms in jurisdictions where we do significant work for clients including Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, New Zealand, and elsewhere in Asia Pacific.

Please contact Justin Walkey and Matthew Laight in Hong Kong, Sven-Michael Werner in China, and Alban Kang and Tay Beng Chai in Singapore, and Shane Barber in Australia for more information about our practice and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

*global association with Bird & Bird ATMD LLP



Justin Walkey

Chairman Asia Pacific
China and Hong Kong

Call me on: +852 2248 6000

Matthew Laight

China and Hong Kong

Call me on: +852 2248 6000
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Sven-Michael Werner

China and Hong Kong

Call me on: +86 21 2312 1288

Alban Kang


Call me on: +65 6534 5266
Chai-Tay Beng

Beng Chai Tay


Call me on: +65 6534 5266
Shane Barber

Shane Barber

Managing Partner

Call me on: +61 2 9226 9888

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