Curtis in Asia

Curtis is active throughout Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm operates out of two offices in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan and Almaty. It opened its doors in Beijing in 2014 to better serve clients operating or located in China, as well as in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Curtis offers services in Singapore through its association with Chevalier Law, an independent Singaporean law firm, announced in 2021.

Highly Regarded Practices in Asia

International Arbitration

Our multi-office international arbitration team represents clients in matters ranging from complex multiparty, multijurisdictional disputes to mid-sized commercial arbitrations and mediations. The practice has represented numerous Asian states and state-owned entities in investor-state arbitrations, as well as private companies in international commercial arbitrations.

International Trade

Curtis' International Trade lawyers have four decades of experience representing Asian clients on trade matters, and are highly regarded as a top-ranked trade practice by leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners. The practice operates primarily out of its offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing and Geneva, and includes multilingual lawyers and analysts who are fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Infrastructure Development

Curtis’ attorneys have developed significant experience serving as lead advisers to both private companies and state-owned entities on several of the largest and best-known infrastructure development and public projects in Central Asia. Clients operating in the region include project sponsors, investors, lenders, developers and government agencies engaged in oil and gas and tourism development and hotel projects.

Investment Management

The firm’s investment management lawyers in Kazakhstan, Europe and the United States offer decades of experience developing tailored solutions for the alternative investment community. The team has extensive experience establishing and advising funds in Central Asia, and serves a range of clients including sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, fund managers and their sponsors and principals, and other investors.

Emea top tier firms 2022

Ranked Tier 1 in Kazakhstan Dispute Resolution and Kazakhstan Energy and Natural Resources

Chambers Global 2022
Chambers Asia Pacific 2022

Curtis in Asia

Curtis is active throughout Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm operates out of two offices in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan and Almaty. It opened its doors in Beijing in 2014 to better serve clients operating or located in China, as well as in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Curtis offers services in Singapore through its association with Chevalier Law, an independent Singaporean law firm, announced in 2021.

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state and state-owned clients in the region

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rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global for our work in the region

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languages spoken by our Asia-based attorneys

The team’s ability to grasp the primary issues and principles of a dispute, however obscure and complex, is exemplary.

Legal 500: EMEA 2022 Kazakhstan Dispute Resolution

Highly professional lawyers. The team has excellent knowledge and knows the specifics of the petroleum sector.

Legal 500: EMEA 2022 Kazakhstan Energy and Natural Resources

Among the few top law firms representing foreign producer and importer interests in trade regulatory cases.

Chambers Global 2021 Asia-Pacific Region International Trade/WTO

Can always get the real point of our concerns and provide valuable suggestions to address them successfully.

Chambers Global 2021 Asia-Pacific Region - International Trade/WTO

"[A] facility for dealing with complex technical and commercial aspects of international arbitration"

Legal 500 EMEA 2021: Kazakhstan Dispute Resolution

Curtis 'advises the Ministry of Energy on a wide range of issues in the oil and gas sector'.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - Kazakhstan Energy and Natural Resources