18 January 2015

Learning how to do business across borders: delivering AQ through collaboration and insight


I am Craig Pollack, I work in the London office and I lead the dispute resolution practice. I think that AQ, or Asia Intelligence, is our way of distinguishing ourselves in the market place. We position ourselves as the Asian headquartered global law firm. We need to bring something to bear that is unique in the market place, and AQ encapsulates that.

We bring an Asian perspective and intelligence to our clients that they can’t find elsewhere.

The best example that I can give you relates to the Chinese regulatory investigations. We are the best placed firm in China to deal with regulatory investigations on all levels, whether they are in the criminal space in the financial services space or in the competition space.

All Western businesses who have operations based in China are naturally concerned about it.

We have recently brought to Europe, Middle East and Australia two of our Chinese partners who are experts on these matters to talk to our clients in these regions about Chinese regulatory investigations into their businesses.

We proposed this idea to one of the big banks [financial institutions] who are currently not an active client of ours at the moment in Europe. When we put the suggestion to their General Counsel, he expressed an immediate interest to be involved.

For me, this one example of where we are bringing this Asian intelligence, experience and expertise that no other law firm can frankly offer them.

  • Categories:

A Guide to Doing Business in China

We explore the key issues being considered by clients looking to unlock investment opportunities in the People’s Republic of China.

Doing Business in China
Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
    You might also be interested in

    In this article, we will break down the main points raised in the Administrative Instruction with the reference to Guidelines for Anti-monopoly in the Field of Platform Economy so that enterprises...

    13 April 2021


    09 December 2020

    Over the last decade or so there has been dramatic growth in PRC real estate developments in the larger cities, and much of that has been financed by debt.

    20 October 2020


    07 October 2020

    This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

    For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.