Payne Clermont Velasco

Hong Kong



Litigation specialist Payne Clermont Velasco specialises in civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial litigation and criminal litigation. It has a track record representing clients in divorce proceedings in the family court of Hong Kong, defendants in criminal prosecutionsemployees and employers in employment disputes, including at Hong Kong labour tribunal proceedings. Gregory Payne and Adam Clermont are two key partners of the firm. 

Client feedback 

Very strong supervisors and supervision of projects.” – Banking and finance 

“Good communication skills. Easy to contact and responsive.” – Dispute resolution 

Gregory Payne 

“I have known Payne for close to 10 years and have an excellent working relationship. He is always approachable and has an extensive knowledge of Hong Kong laws.” 

Jaerey Velasco 

“Personable and knowledgeable.” 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for Universal Entertainment Corporation and Tiger Resort Asia in the Hong Kong High Court in claiming damages of up to $620 million against Kazuo Okada for overspending on a construction project in breach of fiduciary duties and governance rules for costs control. 

Acted for Music Holdings Property HK and Coolaudio International on a HK$3.9 million dispute involving commercial fraud against two defendants.