Cooley LLP is an international law firm representing clients in a wide range of industries. Cooley has more than 1,500 lawyers across 17 offices in Asia, Europe and the United States. The firm represents 6,000+ high-growth new economy companies, 500+ venture fund families and closes over 2,000 venture and growth investments per year.
In Asia, Cooley has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Cooley is broadly recognized for its powerhouse technology, life sciences and venture capital practices. We represent some of Asia’s most innovative and dynamic companies and leading investors, advising on their financings, M&As and joint ventures, IPOs and other strategic transactions at all stages of their growth.
Our dedication to Asia's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. Cooley has been advising on Asia-related matters over three decades, dating back to 1989, when the firm advised on the formation of the first institutional venture capital fund investing in China. Today, we are counsel to more than 500 private investment fund organizations worldwide, including more than 90 fund managers with their primary operations in China and other Asia countries and numerous other managers outside of the region making investments in portfolio companies in Asia. We form considerably more dollar-denominated Asia venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide. We have a team of more than 40 specialist fund formation lawyers and dozens of other practitioners dedicated to serving our clients headquartered and doing business in Asia. Multiple members of our team are Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialists who assist our China funds clients and their investors in both USD and RMB fund formation matters.