Pillsbury Litigation partner Geoffrey Sant and counsel Michelle Ng have been recognized as Legal Advisors of the Year as part of Greater China Business’s 2023-2024 awards program. The annual awards highlight companies, institutions and individuals that are embedded in the Chinese market, have achieved consistent success, and demonstrate leadership and innovation in their fields.

Sant, who co-leads Pillsbury’s China practice, focuses on complex disputes with an emphasis on commercial, corporate and financial litigation. He is well-known for his extensive experience representing Chinese and U.S. financial entities, having represented some of the world’s largest banks, investment companies and other businesses. Already shortlisted as Litigator of the Year by the Asia Legal Awards this year, Sant recently led the team responsible for securing the largest Chinese arbitration award ever confirmed in the U.S.

Ng represents a broad range of international companies—including those both based and operating in China and the United States—on a variety of disputes, achieving cross-border litigation victories totaling hundreds of millions for clients since 2020. Ng has also taught at Fordham University School of Law and frequently speaks on U.S.-China legal issues, including at the University of Cambridge’s International Symposium on Economic Crime.

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Pillsbury’s China practice combines local knowledge, global perspective and industry experience, and has been honored twice with the International Law Office’s Client Choice Award for China. Comprised of more than 40 U.S., Chinese and international lawyers, the team is highly regarded for its extensive experience in advising clients on their most significant cross-border investment, litigation, arbitration, intellectual property regulatory enforcement, international trade, tax, finance and other matters relating to Greater China. Pillsbury has considerable experience representing Chinese clients on matters in and outside of the United States—and multinational clients on matters in China.