Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



Dispute resolution

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom provides clients with expert advice on a range of high-value and complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. The team in Asia is particularly renowned for acting in global litigation and arbitration cases involving different systems of national law as well as private and public international law. Key clients are active in industries such as manufacturing, technology and telecommunications, financial services and healthcare. The firm also has a strong anti-corruption and white-collar crime practice.

The firm’s attorneys are qualified in several jurisdictions and can handle both litigation and cross-border investigation matters. Key names in the litigation and arbitration department include Bradley Klein and Rory McAlpine. Steve Kwok is known for his regulatory compliance and white-collar crime expertise.

In commercial and transactions, the firm is representing Grandview Private Trust Company in a $40 billion dispute involving litigation in the courts of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and in various US courts. The dispute concerns the handling of assets of a Taiwanese individual, the owner of The Formosa Plastics Group, who died in 2008. In June 2022, the Bermuda Supreme Court gave judgment on the main action, finding in favour of the firm’s client on all issues.

Another commercial dispute had the firm representing Baidu, Inc and two of Baidu’s senior officers in securing the dismissal of a federal securities class action alleging that the company had misrepresented its ability to comply with Chinese internet content regulations in a series of 12 public statements spanning more than a year. The firm is also representing the company in two putative federal securities class actions filed in the US District Court, alleging that the company made material misrepresentations about its business, operations and compliance policies, as well as its subsidiary’s business, operations and financial performance in violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The firm’s litigation clients include 360 DigiTech,, Didi Global, Kanzhun, LexinFintech Holdings, NIO, RLX Technology and ZTO Express.