Curtis established its two offices in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2008. Six years later, the firm opened its doors in Beijing to better serve clients operating or located in China, as well as in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

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.

Chambers Global 2019 firm
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 Firm

Curtis established its two offices in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2008. Six years later, the firm opened its doors in Beijing to better serve clients operating or located in China, as well as in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

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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

"Strong US firm that is considered a powerhouse in Asia."

Chambers Global 2020 (International Trade/WTO)

"The Kazakh desk(located in Paris) handles a variety of matters for both government & multinational clients."

Chambers Global 2019 Spotlight

"The trade team of this firm give very practical advice, not a textbook one, but based on deep understanding of the industry and its issues."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

"Clients say the lawyers do an 'excellent job' and are 'always punctual.'"

Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Kazakhstan Dispute Resolution

"Noted by clients as 'knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.'"

Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Kazakhstan Energy & Natural Resources