Hugill & Ip

Hong Kong



Founded in 2018 by former Oldham Li & Nie partners Adam Hugill and Alfred Ip, Hugill & Ip is best known for its expertise in corporate and M&A and labour and employment. The firm is experienced in advising local, regional and global organisations on public and private M&A transactions and restructuring and regularly acts for clients in connection with complex legal, regulatory and transactional issues. Its corporate and commercial team is headed by partners Christopher Hooley, Gary Wong and Jade Tang. Co-founding partner Hugill acts for corporate and private individuals on all aspects of employment law. The firm welcomed Fiona Chan as a partner for dispute resolution in 2023.

Client feedback

“Excellent follow-up and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Generally responsive and willing to make an effort to suit your particular needs.” – Dispute resolution

“They are professional and focus on strategies that improve client outcomes. Their advice is direct and clear, and they handle clients exceptionally well.” – Private client

“Efficient. Knows the needs of clients and effectively structures a plan to achieve the key objectives for the client. In so doing, Hugill & Ip takes very detailed client instructions which allow for effective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the case.” – Private client

I was very impressed with the level of service I received from Hugill & Ip. They were extremely knowledgeable, responsive and professional, and helped me navigate some complex probate issues with ease. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.” – Private client

Jade Tang

“Responsive and willing to actively manage cost.”

Alfred Ip

“Alfred is probably the most knowledgeable probate and estates solicitor in the jurisdiction. He has a strategic and aggressive mind that allows him to solve the unsolvable. He understands business better than any of the other family lawyers and can arrange an effective team to execute. He has unparalleled technical ability and experience across the different areas of private client law that make him incomparable.”

“Alfred is effective, persuasive and clear in logic and analysis.”

“Excellent working attitude.”

“Alfred Ip is an exceptional solicitor with a wealth of experience in a variety of legal areas. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides clear and concise advice to his clients. His professionalism and integrity are second to none, and he is dedicated to providing the best possible service to his clients. Alfred's ability to speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English fluently is a huge asset, and his empathy and understanding of legal issues surrounding the LGBT community and marriage equality set him apart. He has been recognised by several legal publications for his accomplishments, which is a testament to his expertise and dedication. I would highly recommend Alfred Ip to anyone seeking legal advice in Hong Kong.”

It is no exaggeration to say that Alfred Ip is the pre-eminent practitioner in the area of private client, trusts, and contentious probate work in Hong Kong. Many of his cases have cross-border elements.”

Labour and employment

Work highlights

Advising Stuart Andrew Taylor in respect of claims commenced against him for breach of contract in the Labour Tribunal. Subsequently acting for him in respect of claims and counterclaim once the matter was transferred to the High Court.’

Advised former traders of Citigroup’s cash equities desk in a dispute in connection with wrongful termination and unlawful forfeiture of deferred compensation.

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Acted for the plaintiffs Eternal Wealth Holdings, GPL Shipping and Brian Yeung Ming Tat to claim against the defendants for the breach of service contracts and contract in relation to the purchase of one vessel.

Act for the defendant Yung Woon Kwai of Chun Yip Plastics and Chun Yip Industrial Holding in a High Court action in relation to one share sale and purchase agreement and the second respondent in the winding-up proceedings.

Key clients

BRW Group, Cornwall Agency Company

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Advising New Saxon on sale of equity to Hengtong, part of Huawei Group.

Advised Mizuho Bank on its purchase of around 5% shares in Silvrr Technology.

Advised J-Star on its acquisition of 100% equity in SFBI.

Key clients

AEON Credit Service (Asia) Company, Central Venue Management, Chinney Alliance Engineering, Hon Kwok Land Investment Company, Rubicon Media.