Hong Kong SAR



asialaw Analysis

Banking and finance
Gallant

Founded in 1977, Gallant is a full-service law firm in Hong Kong with 40 lawyers. The firm offers services covering various aspects of commercial, corporate and property related activities both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is also recognised for its insurance sector strength. A key figure to note is co-managing partner Philip Wong, who leads the firm’s commercial department. During the research period, the firm merged with Rebecca Lo & Co and Rebecca Lo is now leading the firm’s IP practice. Dispute partner Walter Lee has retired from partnership.  

Client feedback 

“The law firm works efficiently with great reliability and professionalism. It gives practical and timely solutions and advice.” – Banking and finance 

“Highly professional. It provides excellent services.” – Intellectual property 

“Gallant is a very professional firm.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm gave us a constructive opinion and helped us to take a proper legal action against our tenant.” – Real estate 

“Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, commercial-minded and responsive. This assists clients in making informed decisions.” – Real estate 

Solid advice on landlord's legal rights and positions that protects landlord's interest.” – Real estate 

“Gallant did well on the legal procedures and merits of our claim against those wrongdoers. It was responsive to our concerns and also provided meaningful advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency 

Dennis Chan 

“Professional, helpful, thoughtful, insightful and trustworthy.” 

Chan resolved the problems quickly and delivered litigation strategy carefully.” 

“Practical and gives concrete legal advice.” 

Emily Chick 

“Gives practical and detail-oriented solutions while taking into account client's circumstances and taking care of client's best interest. Good time management, highly reliable and timely delivery of service, flexible with incorporating client feedback/comments/requests, works with great integrity of the legal profession.” 

Brenda Lee 

Provides to-the-point advice, quick in response, knowledgeable in legal and our industry aspects, professional while maintaining friendliness.” 

“The lawyer is very responsive to client requests and provides professional advice in a timely manner.” 

Frederich Li 

Li is very knowledgeable in insolvency matters. He is responsive to our concerns and always provides meaningful advice.” 

Annie Wong 

Very knowledgeable and able to provide solutions efficiently.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a Hong Kong bank on a $140 million loan facility to a Hong Kong subsidiary of a property developer headquartered in the PRC and listed in Hong Kong. 

Advised a Hong Kong bank on a HK$2 billion loan facility to the controlling shareholder of a listed blue-chip conglomerate in Hong Kong. 

Advised a PRC syndicate on a $120 million loan facility to a Hong Kong company for its acquisition of 60% of shares in a Hong Kong subsidiary of a world-renowned auto parts supplier. 

Stevenson Wong & Co

Stevenson Wong & Co provides corporate legal services supporting clients in commercial law in Hong Kong and China. The firm’s corporate finance practice was established through its association with PRC firm, AllBright Law Offices. A key figure to note is partner Hank Lo, who heads the firm’s corporate finance practice. He specialises in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. The firm lost family lawyer Sherlynn Chan to Deacons in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“Stevenson Wong & Co has strong and prominent existence in Hong Kong's banking market, and offers a one-stop solution for local banks together with valuable market insights.” – Banking and finance 

“Very helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” – Corporate and M&A 

Heidi Chui 

Chui is a leading player in Hong Kong's banking and finance legal services market. She has a forward-looking insight of the industry trends and offers fine solutions that meet banks' needs.” 

Rodney Teoh 

“Professional, responsive, helpful and attentive to client’s needs.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Minth Group on obtaining a syndication loan from several banks in Hong Kong. 

Acted for Bank of China (Hong Kong) in granting a loan facility to joint borrowers. 

Capital markets
Charltons

Boutique law firm Charltons specialises in corporate finance. The firm is experienced in representing domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions, IPOs, securities, funds as well as cryptocurrency matters. Julia Charlton, Clinton Morrow and Calvin Ho are key partners at the firm specialising in corporate, finance and capital markets. 


Work highlights 

Acted for the sole sponsor and join bookrunner of the listing of True Partner Capital Holding on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). 

Advised Fu Shek Financial Holdingsa provider of financial and securities services based in Hong Kong, on its listing on the HKEX. 

Advised United Company RUSALone of the world’s largest aluminium companies and the only Russian company listed on the HKEX, on its proposed redomicile from Jersey to the Russian Federation. This is a ground-breaking transaction, and it marks the first-ever Russian incorporated company to be listed on the HKEX. 

Key clients 

Convoy Global HoldingsPlanetree International Development 

Chungs Lawyers in association with DeHeng Law Offices

Chungs Lawyers in association with DeHeng Law Offices specialises in commercial law, including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and investment funds. Through the establishment of an association with DeHeng Law Offices in November 2019, the firm has increased its capacity to provide cross-border and cross-disciplinary legal services to clients. Chloe Ma joined the firm as partner in January 2021.  


Work highlights 

Advised China Dredging on the issuance of HK$102 million shares. 

Advised Jian City Construction Investment Holding Group on its issuance of $270 million listed bonds. 

Advised Zijin Mining Group on its issuance of A share convertible bonds. 

Key clients 

Bright Future Technology HoldingsHuatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong)Rugao Economic and Trade Development Company 

Fangda Partners

PRC law firm Fangda Partners opened its office in Hong Kong in 2012. The Hong Kong office advises on the full range of commercial matters. Partner Peter Yuen is the head of the firm's dispute resolution practice. His practice covers international and regional arbitration, China-related commercial arbitration and commercial litigation.  

Client feedback 

Partner in charge is very hands on, experienced, knowledgeable and technical.” – Capital markets 

“The firm is very responsive and is familiar with Chinese law and customary practices, which was useful for dealing with the Chinese investors.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The attorneys in charge of the matter were very client-driven. They understood our needs effectively and provided consistent and timely service. In particular, I, as the company's GC, am licensed in PRC and NY, but not in HK, and do not have much experience in HK litigation. They did a great job of educating me and my team to understand the local legal practices and procedures. They not only helped us with the lawsuit, but also cooperated with the progress of our listing project.” – Dispute resolution 

Christina Fu 

“Extremely helpful, competent and technical.” 

Fu provides very practical solutions and is very professional but at the same time she also gives commercially feasible advice. She is a great leader, and she leads her team very efficiently.” 

Edward Bong 

“Friendly, responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Peter Yuen 

Yuen has great communication skills. He understood the problem we faced, our priority and our position in a very short conference call. He always led his team to provide consistent and timely services. He cooperated with the company legal team to present the case status and solutions. He is a great partner I work with.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on its Covid-19 Panda bond offeringThis is the first Panda bond offering by an issuer rated AAA by international credit rating agencies after the promulgation of the current Panda bond rules. 

Advised JW (Cayman) Therapeuticsa clinical and pre-clinical stage cell therapy company in Chinaon its IPO on the HKEX. 

Key clients 

Ant GroupBOCOM International (Asia)Jinxin Fertility GroupShandong FengxiangWuXi Biologics (Cayman) 

LC Lawyers

LC Lawyers is the Hong Kong member firm of EY Law. The firm has extensive experience representing private equity and venture capital firms on their investments and operations in Asia. Managing partner Rossana Chu actively advises on corporate restructuring, wealth management, insolvency and debt restructuring, venture capital investments, as well as on legal and regulatory compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong-listed companies. Partner Kelly Ho left firm in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“LC Lawyers has provided a thorough analysis of the case as well as on the alternatives available. It has provided recommendation of actions to take, but at the same time, it also provides alternatives of their recommendations and analysis of the pros and cons of each alternatives.” – Dispute resolution 


Work highlights 

Advised Greentown Service Group on its strategic changes in shareholding structure and issuance of 5.3% new shares for acquisition by Sail Link Holdings at an aggregate consideration of $305 million. 

Acted for Red Sun Capital and the underwriters on Yue Kan Holdings’ Hong Kong IPO. 

Key clients 

Apex SailChina MeiDong Auto HoldingsHC GroupHK Onlink TechnologyOverseas Chinese Town (Asia) Holdings 

ONC Lawyers

ONC Lawyers is ranked highly in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A. Managing partner Sherman Yan heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice. He is experienced in handling commercial disputes, securities regulation and matters related to shipping and logistics.  


Work highlights 

Advised CTR Holdings, a Singapore-based contractor specialising in structural engineeringon the share offer and listing of shares on the HKEX. 

Advised Cinda International Capital the sponsor to Ximei Resources Holdingon its global offering and listing of shares on the HKEX. 

Advised Zhongtai International Capital, the sponsor to Xingye Wulian Service Groupand the underwriters on the global offering and listing of shares of Xingye Wulian on HKEX. 

Key clients 

Bonjour HoldingsChina Saftower International Holding GroupNational Arts Entertainment and Culture GroupPT International Development CorporationRitamix Global 

Stevenson Wong & Co

Stevenson Wong & Co provides corporate legal services supporting clients in commercial law in Hong Kong and China. The firm’s corporate finance practice was established through its association with PRC firm, AllBright Law Offices. A key figure to note is partner Hank Lo, who heads the firm’s corporate finance practice. He specialises in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. The firm lost family lawyer Sherlynn Chan to Deacons in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“Stevenson Wong & Co has strong and prominent existence in Hong Kong's banking market, and offers a one-stop solution for local banks together with valuable market insights.” – Banking and finance 

“Very helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” – Corporate and M&A 

Heidi Chui 

Chui is a leading player in Hong Kong's banking and finance legal services market. She has a forward-looking insight of the industry trends and offers fine solutions that meet banks' needs.” 

Rodney Teoh 

“Professional, responsive, helpful and attentive to client’s needs.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Sundy Service Group on its listing on HKEX.  

Advised Wenling Zhejiang Measuring and Cutting Tools Trading Centre on its listing on HKEX. 

Advised Sunlight Technology Holdings on its listing on HKEX. 

Key clients 

Oriental Culture Holding 

Corporate and M&A
Charltons

Boutique law firm Charltons specialises in corporate finance. The firm is experienced in representing domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions, IPOs, securities, funds as well as cryptocurrency matters. Julia Charlton, Clinton Morrow and Calvin Ho are key partners at the firm specialising in corporate, finance and capital markets. 


Work highlights 

Advised a UK-based hydrogen technology solutions provider on its establishment of a PRC joint venture with PRC partner involving acquisition of PRC business 

Gallant

Founded in 1977, Gallant is a full-service law firm in Hong Kong with 40 lawyers. The firm offers services covering various aspects of commercial, corporate and property related activities both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is also recognised for its insurance sector strength. A key figure to note is co-managing partner Philip Wong, who leads the firm’s commercial department. During the research period, the firm merged with Rebecca Lo & Co and Rebecca Lo is now leading the firm’s IP practice. Dispute partner Walter Lee has retired from partnership.  

Client feedback 

“The law firm works efficiently with great reliability and professionalism. It gives practical and timely solutions and advice.” – Banking and finance 

“Highly professional. It provides excellent services.” – Intellectual property 

“Gallant is a very professional firm.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm gave us a constructive opinion and helped us to take a proper legal action against our tenant.” – Real estate 

“Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, commercial-minded and responsive. This assists clients in making informed decisions.” – Real estate 

Solid advice on landlord's legal rights and positions that protects landlord's interest.” – Real estate 

“Gallant did well on the legal procedures and merits of our claim against those wrongdoers. It was responsive to our concerns and also provided meaningful advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency 

Dennis Chan 

“Professional, helpful, thoughtful, insightful and trustworthy.” 

Chan resolved the problems quickly and delivered litigation strategy carefully.” 

“Practical and gives concrete legal advice.” 

Emily Chick 

“Gives practical and detail-oriented solutions while taking into account client's circumstances and taking care of client's best interest. Good time management, highly reliable and timely delivery of service, flexible with incorporating client feedback/comments/requests, works with great integrity of the legal profession.” 

Brenda Lee 

Provides to-the-point advice, quick in response, knowledgeable in legal and our industry aspects, professional while maintaining friendliness.” 

“The lawyer is very responsive to client requests and provides professional advice in a timely manner.” 

Frederich Li 

Li is very knowledgeable in insolvency matters. He is responsive to our concerns and always provides meaningful advice.” 

Annie Wong 

Very knowledgeable and able to provide solutions efficiently.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for a logistics company on its acquisition of public transport business. 

Acted for a bank on the establishment of a joint venture with a Hong Kong company. 

Hugill & Ip

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 employmentThe 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 Chris Hooley, Gary Wong and Jade Tang, who joined the firm from Oldham Li & Nie in June 2020. Co-founding partner Adam Hugill acts for corporate and private individuals on all aspects of employment law. 

Client feedback 

“Good practical dispute resolution services for medium-sized disputes.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm is excellent for anti-discrimination work. They provide well-grounded and practical advice to their clients.” – Labour and employment 

“Clear and honest advice placed in the context of the legal framework in Hong Kong. Charges are very reasonable also.” – Labour and employment 

“We have worked closely with several partners who head different practice areas, and they have all provided excellent legal advice to us. Aside from being very professional solicitors, the firm has a practical and cost-effective way to approach legal needs. It is extremely thorough and very fast in getting back to us with the correct advice. We are also impressed about the Corporate Social Responsibility contribution that Hugill & Ip uses to give back to the community.” – Private client 

Jonathan Grey 

“Good practical and sensible disputes advice. Easy to deal with.” 

Adam Hugill 

Hugill is extremely knowledgeable in the employment law and offers practical legal solutions that work.” 

“Communication with Hugill is always efficient and understandable. I know where I stand with his advice and have consistently found it to be excellent and reliable.” 

Alfred Ip 

Approachable, knowledgeable and very innovative in terms of finding the right legal solutions. Ip’s sense of urgency is amazing, and he also has a special talent in dealing with some elderly members of our family business. He has a clear understanding not only of Hong Kong as a jurisdiction, but he's also familiar with legal issues involving overseas needs as he works in close contact with other solicitors based in other countries.” 


Work highlights 

Acting for Tokyo Century Corporationa Japan-listed international financing and consultancy firm specialising in real asset and energy finance, in acquiring substantial shares in an SFC-licensed corporation and dealing with licensing matters. 

Key clients 

Alpha Balance Trust Hong Kong, Bluestone International Holdings (HK)Hong Kong Construction Materials Association, Wanderlust StudioYCP Holdings 

LC Lawyers

LC Lawyers is the Hong Kong member firm of EY Law. The firm has extensive experience representing private equity and venture capital firms on their investments and operations in Asia. Managing partner Rossana Chu actively advises on corporate restructuring, wealth management, insolvency and debt restructuring, venture capital investments, as well as on legal and regulatory compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong-listed companies. Partner Kelly Ho left firm in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“LC Lawyers has provided a thorough analysis of the case as well as on the alternatives available. It has provided recommendation of actions to take, but at the same time, it also provides alternatives of their recommendations and analysis of the pros and cons of each alternatives.” – Dispute resolution 


Work highlights 

Advised Overseas Chinese Town (Asia) Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary Shenzhen OCT Ganghua Investment Holdings on a joint venture to acquire Hefei OCT Industry Development.  

Acted for Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings on its disposal of a subsidiary which held 45% interest in parcels of land in Miami, US. 

Advised Fame Yield International on its privatisation of Vantage International (Holdings) at a total amount of HK$543 million 

Key clients 

HKC (Holdings)Li Ning CompanySun Entertainment GroupTianjin Jinran Public Utilities Company 

Ribeiro Hui

Ribeiro Hui enters asialaw’s corporate and M&A table for the first time this year. The firm advises clients on distribution, franchising, and licensing in both non-contentious and contentious matters, involving M&A, regulatory compliance in the aforesaid areas, and dispute resolution. Two key partners to note are George Ribeiro and Dominic Hui. 


Work highlights 

Represented a UK sportswear brand on the establishment of joint ventures with various Chinese partners. 

Stevenson Wong & Co

Stevenson Wong & Co provides corporate legal services supporting clients in commercial law in Hong Kong and China. The firm’s corporate finance practice was established through its association with PRC firm, AllBright Law Offices. A key figure to note is partner Hank Lo, who heads the firm’s corporate finance practice. He specialises in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. The firm lost family lawyer Sherlynn Chan to Deacons in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“Stevenson Wong & Co has strong and prominent existence in Hong Kong's banking market, and offers a one-stop solution for local banks together with valuable market insights.” – Banking and finance 

“Very helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” – Corporate and M&A 

Heidi Chui 

Chui is a leading player in Hong Kong's banking and finance legal services market. She has a forward-looking insight of the industry trends and offers fine solutions that meet banks' needs.” 

Rodney Teoh 

“Professional, responsive, helpful and attentive to client’s needs.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Forgame Holdings on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Spacevision and Shenzhen Xingyun Data Technology. 

Advised Shandong Humon Smelting on its acquisition of 20.87% shareholding in Wanguo International Mining Group. 

Key clients 

International Alliance Financial LeasingJiangsu Innovative Ecological New MaterialsMabpharmSunshine 100 China Holdings 

Timothy Loh

Founded in 2004, corporate and litigation law firm Timothy Loh is known for its expertise in the banking and financial services sector. The firm is experienced in representing clients in cases before the regulators and legislative bodies. Managing partner Timothy Loh has particular expertise in M&A involving regulated financial institutions. 


Work highlights 

Advised a Middle Eastern regional bank listed on the Dubai Stock Market on its exit from an investment in a green energy company. 

Acted for a real estate investment management on corporate, regulatory and tax issues in relation to its acquisition of three Hong Kong companies. 

 

Dispute resolution
Bowers

Newly established firm Bowers enters asialaw’s dispute resolution table for the first time this year. Founded in 2020 by Kevin Bowers, former consultant at Tanner De Witt, Bowers has a broad contentious practice. The firm focuses its practice on the aviation, real estate, financial services, hotels, insurance, and media sectors. The firm promoted Derek Cheuk to partner in April 2021. His practice covers commercial and civil litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution. He acts for both corporate and individual clients in Hong Kong and overseas. 


Work highlights 

Represented a real estate investment and advisory firm in disputes arising from share transfer agreements in relation to the sale and purchase of European hotel properties. 

Acted for claimants in a professional negligence claim against an international law firm in Hong Kong arbitration proceedings. 

Advised international property agencies on multiple building management disputes. 

Fangda Partners

PRC law firm Fangda Partners opened its office in Hong Kong in 2012. The Hong Kong office advises on the full range of commercial matters. Partner Peter Yuen is the head of the firm's dispute resolution practice. His practice covers international and regional arbitration, China-related commercial arbitration and commercial litigation.  

Client feedback 

Partner in charge is very hands on, experienced, knowledgeable and technical.” – Capital markets 

“The firm is very responsive and is familiar with Chinese law and customary practices, which was useful for dealing with the Chinese investors.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The attorneys in charge of the matter were very client-driven. They understood our needs effectively and provided consistent and timely service. In particular, I, as the company's GC, am licensed in PRC and NY, but not in HK, and do not have much experience in HK litigation. They did a great job of educating me and my team to understand the local legal practices and procedures. They not only helped us with the lawsuit, but also cooperated with the progress of our listing project.” – Dispute resolution 

Christina Fu 

“Extremely helpful, competent and technical.” 

Fu provides very practical solutions and is very professional but at the same time she also gives commercially feasible advice. She is a great leader, and she leads her team very efficiently.” 

Edward Bong 

“Friendly, responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Peter Yuen 

Yuen has great communication skills. He understood the problem we faced, our priority and our position in a very short conference call. He always led his team to provide consistent and timely services. He cooperated with the company legal team to present the case status and solutions. He is a great partner I work with.” 


Work highlights 

Represented SAIF Partners, the China-based private equity fund, in its proceedings brought by a former partner of SAIF Partners over breach of agreement. 

Represented Perfect Growth in Hong Kong court proceedings commenced by Convoy Global Holdings, a finance firm, against its former executives and a number of Hong Kong-listed companies and other parties. 

Key clients 

Fullerton Healthcare GroupLIXIL CorporationStarr Russia Investments  

Gall

Gall is a dispute resolution boutique with five dedicated disputes partners, one consultant and six associates specialising across all forms of litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Senior partner Nick Gall leads the firm’s litigation practice. He has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation. Kajal Aswani joined the firm from Robertsons Solicitors as partner in July 2020. The firm lost partner Andrea Randall to RPC in January 2021. 

Client feedback 

Well-considered advice and good understanding of the case and Japanese culture.” – Dispute resolution 

“Gallespecially partner Chris Wong and associate Yandy Lamis very diligent and meticulous. Our claim involved many complicated calculations, and Gall did an excellent job putting all that together.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm was very organised. It gave clear and frank advice and managed client expectations well. It dealt skilfully with the opposing party.” – Dispute resolution 

“They give practical, responsive and legally sound legal advice. It has a very good reputation in handling cases in Hong Kong which involve foreign legal proceedings or arbitrations as well.” – Dispute resolution 

Evelyn Chan 

“Very capable in analysing situations and advising the best course of actions.” 

Chris Wong 

“Responsive, easy to communicate with, decent.” 

“Chris Wong is very hardworking, and he manages his team extremely well. 

“Gives clear and frank advice to clients.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Softbank Vision Fund in applications for recognition of letters of request granted by the Delaware Courts seeking document production and testimony from Hony Capital, Gaw Capital, Trustbridge and certain individuals. This is one of the most high-profile ongoing cases in the US. 

Acted for the New York Statethe victim of a fraudulent scheme orchestrated, in defrauding state funds in excess of $30 million in relation to the purchase of Chinese medical ventilators for Covid-19 patients. 

Acted for Madam Zhang Lanone of the most prominent businesswomen in China, and her companies in a dispute against CVC Capital Partners 

Key clients 

Favor Sharp EnterpriseLewis HoldingsSino-Rich Securities 

Gallant

Founded in 1977, Gallant is a full-service law firm in Hong Kong with 40 lawyers. The firm offers services covering various aspects of commercial, corporate and property related activities both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is also recognised for its insurance sector strength. A key figure to note is co-managing partner Philip Wong, who leads the firm’s commercial department. During the research period, the firm merged with Rebecca Lo & Co and Rebecca Lo is now leading the firm’s IP practice. Dispute partner Walter Lee has retired from partnership.  

Client feedback 

“The law firm works efficiently with great reliability and professionalism. It gives practical and timely solutions and advice.” – Banking and finance 

“Highly professional. It provides excellent services.” – Intellectual property 

“Gallant is a very professional firm.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm gave us a constructive opinion and helped us to take a proper legal action against our tenant.” – Real estate 

“Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, commercial-minded and responsive. This assists clients in making informed decisions.” – Real estate 

Solid advice on landlord's legal rights and positions that protects landlord's interest.” – Real estate 

“Gallant did well on the legal procedures and merits of our claim against those wrongdoers. It was responsive to our concerns and also provided meaningful advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency 

Dennis Chan 

“Professional, helpful, thoughtful, insightful and trustworthy.” 

Chan resolved the problems quickly and delivered litigation strategy carefully.” 

“Practical and gives concrete legal advice.” 

Emily Chick 

“Gives practical and detail-oriented solutions while taking into account client's circumstances and taking care of client's best interest. Good time management, highly reliable and timely delivery of service, flexible with incorporating client feedback/comments/requests, works with great integrity of the legal profession.” 

Brenda Lee 

Provides to-the-point advice, quick in response, knowledgeable in legal and our industry aspects, professional while maintaining friendliness.” 

“The lawyer is very responsive to client requests and provides professional advice in a timely manner.” 

Frederich Li 

Li is very knowledgeable in insolvency matters. He is responsive to our concerns and always provides meaningful advice.” 

Annie Wong 

Very knowledgeable and able to provide solutions efficiently.” 


Work highlights 

Represented a German company in an international arbitration case regarding breach of a cross-border distribution and IP-licensing agreement. 

Acted for a bank in debt recovery action against two overseas companies listed in Hong Kong. 

Acted for a financial institution in a monetary claim over a breach of loan documents. 

Hugill & Ip

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 employmentThe 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 Chris Hooley, Gary Wong and Jade Tang, who joined the firm from Oldham Li & Nie in June 2020. Co-founding partner Adam Hugill acts for corporate and private individuals on all aspects of employment law. 

Client feedback 

“Good practical dispute resolution services for medium-sized disputes.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm is excellent for anti-discrimination work. They provide well-grounded and practical advice to their clients.” – Labour and employment 

“Clear and honest advice placed in the context of the legal framework in Hong Kong. Charges are very reasonable also.” – Labour and employment 

“We have worked closely with several partners who head different practice areas, and they have all provided excellent legal advice to us. Aside from being very professional solicitors, the firm has a practical and cost-effective way to approach legal needs. It is extremely thorough and very fast in getting back to us with the correct advice. We are also impressed about the Corporate Social Responsibility contribution that Hugill & Ip uses to give back to the community.” – Private client 

Jonathan Grey 

“Good practical and sensible disputes advice. Easy to deal with.” 

Adam Hugill 

Hugill is extremely knowledgeable in the employment law and offers practical legal solutions that work.” 

“Communication with Hugill is always efficient and understandable. I know where I stand with his advice and have consistently found it to be excellent and reliable.” 

Alfred Ip 

Approachable, knowledgeable and very innovative in terms of finding the right legal solutions. Ip’s sense of urgency is amazing, and he also has a special talent in dealing with some elderly members of our family business. He has a clear understanding not only of Hong Kong as a jurisdiction, but he's also familiar with legal issues involving overseas needs as he works in close contact with other solicitors based in other countries.” 


Work highlights 

Acting for the founder of Asia Interactive Services and his family investors in connection with claims commenced by the second biggest shareholders for issues involving share allocations, employee/director misconduct and misappropriation of moneys. 

Key clients 

Cornwall Agency CompanyHigh Fashion New Media 

LC Lawyers

LC Lawyers is the Hong Kong member firm of EY Law. The firm has extensive experience representing private equity and venture capital firms on their investments and operations in Asia. Managing partner Rossana Chu actively advises on corporate restructuring, wealth management, insolvency and debt restructuring, venture capital investments, as well as on legal and regulatory compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong-listed companies. Partner Kelly Ho left firm in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“LC Lawyers has provided a thorough analysis of the case as well as on the alternatives available. It has provided recommendation of actions to take, but at the same time, it also provides alternatives of their recommendations and analysis of the pros and cons of each alternatives.” – Dispute resolution 


Work highlights 

Represented Daimler, a listed multinational corporation in the automotive industry, in Hong Kong High Court proceedings to oppose the defendants' application for an inquiry into damages allegedly suffered as a result of an interim injunction. 

Represented a Hong Kong-listed recycling company and its operating subsidiary in defending claims in Hong Kong High Court proceedings arising from convertible bonds. 

Key clients 

Chiho Environmental GroupStrongjet (Asia) Supply Chain Company 

Oldham Li & Nie

Full-service law firm Oldham Li & Nie is particularly known for its dispute resolution practice. Gordon Oldham, Richard Healy and Anna Chan are main partners for dispute resolution, while Tracy Yip is a key partner for corporate and M&A. Oldham’s practice covers corporate finance, joint ventures, real estate structuring as well as commercial litigation. It often deals with high-net-worth clients and finance aspects of matrimonial disputes. Simon Wong joined firm as corporate partner from Bird & Bird in July 2020. The firm’s IP team also hired Benjamin Choi from Deacons as managing director in November 2020. 


Work highlights 

Acted for First Point Group in sexual discrimination case. This is the first case in Hong Kong where a sexual harassment claim has been successfully struck out on the grounds that it has been time-barred. 

Key clients 

First Point GroupGrassmere ServicesNatural Seasoning International (HK), Sigma Engineering 

Payne Clermont Velasco

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.” 


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. 

Stevenson Wong & Co

Stevenson Wong & Co provides corporate legal services supporting clients in commercial law in Hong Kong and China. The firm’s corporate finance practice was established through its association with PRC firm, AllBright Law Offices. A key figure to note is partner Hank Lo, who heads the firm’s corporate finance practice. He specialises in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. The firm lost family lawyer Sherlynn Chan to Deacons in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“Stevenson Wong & Co has strong and prominent existence in Hong Kong's banking market, and offers a one-stop solution for local banks together with valuable market insights.” – Banking and finance 

“Very helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” – Corporate and M&A 

Heidi Chui 

Chui is a leading player in Hong Kong's banking and finance legal services market. She has a forward-looking insight of the industry trends and offers fine solutions that meet banks' needs.” 

Rodney Teoh 

“Professional, responsive, helpful and attentive to client’s needs.” 


Work highlights 

Represented famous businessman Youlong Huang, husband of actress Zhao Wei Zhao, in defending a claim of alleged debt of over HK$200 million. 

Key clients 

CNT GroupCS CreditHongkong Song Wu Investment 

Tang & Co in association with Helmsman

Shipping specialist Tang & Co in association with Helmsman enterasialaw’s dispute resolution table for the first time this year. The firm was founded by two shipping and commodity trading law specialists and it frequently acts in high-value commercial litigation and arbitrationFounding director, Chong Jun Tan, specialises in shippingcommodities disputes, and commercial advisory work. 


Work highlights 

Assisted Toyota Tsusho Corporation with the recovery of more than $24 million against various Brightoil entities in Hong Kong and Singapore. 

Represented the owners of Global Jupiter’ in defending an alleged mis-delivery claim filed by a bank in an SCMA arbitration. The amount of claim is worth approximately $2.0 million. 

Key clients 

Huachen International Financial LeasingIndex-Cool Marine & IndustryLemarc AgromondSeven Seas Oil (Hong Kong)Wei Fong Shipping 

Wilkinson & Grist

Wilkinson & Grist is best known for its expertise in dispute resolution, intellectual property and restructuring and insolvency, where the firm maintains its ‘Outstanding’ berthThe firm’s dispute resolution practice is led by partner Ivan Chu. He has substantial experience in a wide variety of civil litigation ranging from insolvency, contractual disputes, construction matters, contentious probate, shareholders disputes to disciplinary matters. Keith Ho and Florence Chan are other key figures for dispute resolution and private client mattersDispute partners Chloe Ma and Lai Lee left the firm in 2021. 


Work highlights 

Represented Eton Properties GroupLegend Properties (Xiamen) Company and Legend Properties (Xiamen) Company in defending an appeal concerning a dispute on the development of a valuable piece of land in China. 

Acted for China Trends Holdingsa listed company in Hong Kongon a dispute against Asia Television for breach of the equity transfer agreement concerning a joint development of online TV business.   

Key clients 

Golong 

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s practice in Hong Kong collaborates smoothly with its China-based lawyers as an integrated team to handle China-related matters, advising commercial on legal proceedings that takes place collectively in the China and Hong Kong courts. The firm is the exclusive Hong Kong member of TerraLex, which is a global network of over 155 leading independent law firms with over 19,000 lawyers in 100 countries. Its litigation and dispute resolution team in Hong Kong is recognised for handling high-value and complex commercial disputes with a specific interest in China-related matters, cross-border disputes and disputes arising from participation in the One Belt and Road initiative. Partners Frederick Hui, Dorothy Siron, Gilbert Leung and Mark Bedford are key figures of the firm. 

Client feedback 

“Quick responses and good attention to details. Good commercial sense.” – Dispute resolution 

“We used to work with quite a few law firms and lawyers from Mainland China and Hong Kong before our cooperation with Zhong Lun Law Firm. Comparatively, Zhong Lun’s team would be the most professional because of various reasons. It would always explain clearly when communicating with its clients instead of using difficult and technical terms. It fights to their utmost for each and every benefit and interests of their clients in the most effective and efficient mannerThanks to its global network, it cooperates seamlessly to safeguard our company's operation worldwide.” – Dispute resolution 

Good client relationship management with solid professional skills.” – Dispute resolution 

“Zhong Lun Law Firm is professional, pragmatic and responsive. It always puts clients first.” – Private client 

The firm has provided a professional solution and clear action plan for the restructuring project.  It also takes the lead to communicate with the HK tax authority and have the project completed smoothly and timely.” – Private client 

“Very pragmatic advice and diligent throughout. The team is extremely talented and knows clients' needs very well.” – Private client 

The firm’s greatest strength is their ability to provide a one-stop shop to high-net-worth clients in the area of wills, tax and trusts across China, Hong Kong, Canada and other jurisdictions. – Tax 

Frederick Hui 

“We are deeply impressed by Hui's professionalism and perfectionism. Besides the common characters of the firm which are careful, considerate, and persistent. Hui in person is wise, sharp-minded and straightforward.” 

Gilbert Leung 

“Good commercial sense. Good communication skills with clients.” 

Chloe Leung 

“I have been working with Leung for many years. She has been practical yet risk aware. Her knowledge of private client matters along with her colleague, Clifford Ng has been invaluable. I have recommended them to many friends and colleagues, and they always have good feedback.” 

“She is professional, responsive and always helpful to the clients.” 

Leung leads by example and understands clients' needs very well. She is knowledgeable and always delivers pragmatic advice to her clients.” 

“She is knowledgeable and articulate and is very well versed on PRC, Hong Kong and Canadian tax and succession planning matters. She provides clear and practical advice on tax and trusts matters. She is also very good in managing client relationships.” 

Clifford Ng 

“Clifford Ng is responsive and very helpful.” 

He offers very practical advice on Canadian tax issues.” 

“I work with Zhong Lun Law Firm in Hong Kong because of Clifford Ng and his team. Otherwise, I may not work with the firm.” 

“Friendly, knowledgeable and practical.” 

 


Work highlights 

Acted for the majority shareholder of a listed company in Hong Kong court litigation involving disputes, concerning issues of validity of allotment and placement of shares worth more than HK$1 billion 

Acted for Gold Brilliant Investment in a dispute concerning deed of right of first refusal arising from a development project of a residential site in Hong Kong. 

Acted for over ten companies founded by a late tycoon and philanthropist in a series of litigation proceedings brought by the individual’s family members. 

Key clients 

Bank of China (Hong Kong)China Minsheng Bank CorpFalcon Insurance Company (Hong Kong)Shanghai Gopher Asset Management Company 

Insurance
Christine M Koo & Ip

Christine M Koo & Ip has a long history of solid insurance practice in Hong Kong. Its insurance practice ranges from advising on policy terms of a broad range of insurance policies to defending insurance companies against claims brought under all types of insurance policies. Principle partner Christine Koo has over 30 years of experience gained from government and private sectors in Hong Kong and overseas, as well as from working in-house for an international insurance corporation. The firm hired Rainbow Wai as partner from Tsui & Co in August 2020.  


Work highlights 

Advised on the setup of an insurance company under the new Insurance Authority’s regime. 

Defended an insurance company in respect of a claim brought under a public liability insurance policy. 

Key clients 

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation 

Intellectual property
ELLALAN

ELLALAN, previously known as Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu Solicitors & Notariesfocuses on intellectual property (IP) with particular strength in IP litigation. It has a wide range of clients in the fashion, consumer goods and services, technology and healthcare industries. Alan Chiu and Ella Cheong are respected figures in the IP field. The firm hired former Mayer Brown IP partner Rosita Li as partner in February 2020. In early January 2020, the firm acquired local IP boutique firm Hung Au Yeung & PartnersBernie Hung, former managing partner of Hung Au Yeung & Partnersis now a consultant of ELLALAN. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IP sector. 

Client feedback 

“Expert in the areas of IP not only in Hong Kong but in the entire APAC Region. Always willing to run the extra miles for clients, highly business savvy and we are always confident in their work products.” – Intellectual property 

Rosita Li 

“Li is not only an expert in the areas of law (IP among other areas), but she is also highly intelligent, helpful and always willing to run the extra miles. She is a trusted partner with great international and business sense.” 


 Work highlights 

Representing HKKLA and HKRIAone of the six registered copyright licensing bodies in Hong Kong, in copyright tribunal proceedings against Neway Group companiesThis case is one of the longest-lasting disputes in the Hong Kong entertainment industry in the past 25 years. 

Advised Alibaba Group Holding on global IP portfolio management and enforcement.  

Advised Louis Vuitton Malletier on its IP enforcement portfolio. 

Key clients 

Gogo TechGuanzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical HoldingsKering GroupMotion Picture Licensing Company (Hong Kong)SMCP Asia 

Gallant

Founded in 1977, Gallant is a full-service law firm in Hong Kong with 40 lawyers. The firm offers services covering various aspects of commercial, corporate and property related activities both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is also recognised for its insurance sector strength. A key figure to note is co-managing partner Philip Wong, who leads the firm’s commercial department. During the research period, the firm merged with Rebecca Lo & Co and Rebecca Lo is now leading the firm’s IP practice. Dispute partner Walter Lee has retired from partnership.  

Client feedback 

“The law firm works efficiently with great reliability and professionalism. It gives practical and timely solutions and advice.” – Banking and finance 

“Highly professional. It provides excellent services.” – Intellectual property 

“Gallant is a very professional firm.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm gave us a constructive opinion and helped us to take a proper legal action against our tenant.” – Real estate 

“Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, commercial-minded and responsive. This assists clients in making informed decisions.” – Real estate 

Solid advice on landlord's legal rights and positions that protects landlord's interest.” – Real estate 

“Gallant did well on the legal procedures and merits of our claim against those wrongdoers. It was responsive to our concerns and also provided meaningful advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency 

Dennis Chan 

“Professional, helpful, thoughtful, insightful and trustworthy.” 

Chan resolved the problems quickly and delivered litigation strategy carefully.” 

“Practical and gives concrete legal advice.” 

Emily Chick 

“Gives practical and detail-oriented solutions while taking into account client's circumstances and taking care of client's best interest. Good time management, highly reliable and timely delivery of service, flexible with incorporating client feedback/comments/requests, works with great integrity of the legal profession.” 

Brenda Lee 

Provides to-the-point advice, quick in response, knowledgeable in legal and our industry aspects, professional while maintaining friendliness.” 

“The lawyer is very responsive to client requests and provides professional advice in a timely manner.” 

Frederich Li 

Li is very knowledgeable in insolvency matters. He is responsive to our concerns and always provides meaningful advice.” 

Annie Wong 

Very knowledgeable and able to provide solutions efficiently.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a fintech company on copyright issues. 

 

Vivien Chan & Co

Full-service law firm Vivien Chan & Co has its long-established licensed law offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm’s renowned IP practice specialises in prosecution work with a direct licence to file trademark in both China and Hong Kong. With over 30 years of experience in IP, founding and senior partner Vivien Chan is one of the most respected practitioners in Hong Kong. Partner Anna Mae Koo practices non-contentious, contentious and transactional IP law. She regularly advises on IP licensing, franchising and other transactional matters in China and Hong Kong. 


Work highlights 

Represented one of the world’s largest oil companies in actions against professional squatters and securing its trademark rights in Hong Kong and China. 

Acted for a direct-selling company in stopping an established business from using a highly similar trade name and mark in Hong Kong. 

Advised a video game and software development company on trademark infringement against an online site selling infringing in-game products and operating a potential scam. 

Investment funds
Timothy Loh

Founded in 2004, corporate and litigation law firm Timothy Loh is known for its expertise in the banking and financial services sector. The firm is experienced in representing clients in cases before the regulators and legislative bodies. Managing partner Timothy Loh has particular expertise in M&A involving regulated financial institutions. 


Work highlights 

Advised a PRC financial group on the establishment of a private credit fund. 

Labour and employment
Gall

Gall is a dispute resolution boutique with five dedicated disputes partners, one consultant and six associates specialising across all forms of litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Senior partner Nick Gall leads the firm’s litigation practice. He has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation. Kajal Aswani joined the firm from Robertsons Solicitors as partner in July 2020. The firm lost partner Andrea Randall to RPC in January 2021. 

Client feedback 

Well-considered advice and good understanding of the case and Japanese culture.” – Dispute resolution 

“Gallespecially partner Chris Wong and associate Yandy Lamis very diligent and meticulous. Our claim involved many complicated calculations, and Gall did an excellent job putting all that together.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm was very organised. It gave clear and frank advice and managed client expectations well. It dealt skilfully with the opposing party.” – Dispute resolution 

“They give practical, responsive and legally sound legal advice. It has a very good reputation in handling cases in Hong Kong which involve foreign legal proceedings or arbitrations as well.” – Dispute resolution 

Evelyn Chan 

“Very capable in analysing situations and advising the best course of actions.” 

Chris Wong 

“Responsive, easy to communicate with, decent.” 

“Chris Wong is very hardworking, and he manages his team extremely well. 

“Gives clear and frank advice to clients.” 


Work highlights 

Represented individual Zhizhong Yang in respect of his claims against his former employer Nomura. 

Acted for the former CEO of Noble Group in respect of his dispute against the chairman and founder of Noble Group as well as a New Zealand-based company called Fleet Overseas. 

 

Hugill & Ip

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 employmentThe 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 Chris Hooley, Gary Wong and Jade Tang, who joined the firm from Oldham Li & Nie in June 2020. Co-founding partner Adam Hugill acts for corporate and private individuals on all aspects of employment law. 

Client feedback 

“Good practical dispute resolution services for medium-sized disputes.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm is excellent for anti-discrimination work. They provide well-grounded and practical advice to their clients.” – Labour and employment 

“Clear and honest advice placed in the context of the legal framework in Hong Kong. Charges are very reasonable also.” – Labour and employment 

“We have worked closely with several partners who head different practice areas, and they have all provided excellent legal advice to us. Aside from being very professional solicitors, the firm has a practical and cost-effective way to approach legal needs. It is extremely thorough and very fast in getting back to us with the correct advice. We are also impressed about the Corporate Social Responsibility contribution that Hugill & Ip uses to give back to the community.” – Private client 

Jonathan Grey 

“Good practical and sensible disputes advice. Easy to deal with.” 

Adam Hugill 

Hugill is extremely knowledgeable in the employment law and offers practical legal solutions that work.” 

“Communication with Hugill is always efficient and understandable. I know where I stand with his advice and have consistently found it to be excellent and reliable.” 

Alfred Ip 

Approachable, knowledgeable and very innovative in terms of finding the right legal solutions. Ip’s sense of urgency is amazing, and he also has a special talent in dealing with some elderly members of our family business. He has a clear understanding not only of Hong Kong as a jurisdiction, but he's also familiar with legal issues involving overseas needs as he works in close contact with other solicitors based in other countries.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for former footballers of the R&F Premier League Football Club in connection with their claims for the unpaid balance of their fixed term contracts and various other statutory termination payments. 

Oldham Li & Nie

Full-service law firm Oldham Li & Nie is particularly known for its dispute resolution practice. Gordon Oldham, Richard Healy and Anna Chan are main partners for dispute resolution, while Tracy Yip is a key partner for corporate and M&A. Oldham’s practice covers corporate finance, joint ventures, real estate structuring as well as commercial litigation. It often deals with high-net-worth clients and finance aspects of matrimonial disputes. Simon Wong joined firm as corporate partner from Bird & Bird in July 2020. The firm’s IP team also hired Benjamin Choi from Deacons as managing director in November 2020. 


Work highlights 

Represented the Estate of Sir David, a high-profile individual in Hong Kongin defending multiple tribunal claims. 

Private client
Stevenson Wong & Co

Stevenson Wong & Co provides corporate legal services supporting clients in commercial law in Hong Kong and China. The firm’s corporate finance practice was established through its association with PRC firm, AllBright Law Offices. A key figure to note is partner Hank Lo, who heads the firm’s corporate finance practice. He specialises in capital markets, corporate finance and M&A. The firm lost family lawyer Sherlynn Chan to Deacons in March 2021. 

Client feedback 

“Stevenson Wong & Co has strong and prominent existence in Hong Kong's banking market, and offers a one-stop solution for local banks together with valuable market insights.” – Banking and finance 

“Very helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” – Corporate and M&A 

Heidi Chui 

Chui is a leading player in Hong Kong's banking and finance legal services market. She has a forward-looking insight of the industry trends and offers fine solutions that meet banks' needs.” 

Rodney Teoh 

“Professional, responsive, helpful and attentive to client’s needs.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for an individual in defending against her husband’s downward variation of his Maintenance Pending Suit (MPS) application in the High Court on an urgent basis during the General Adjourned Period. 

Private equity
Charltons

Boutique law firm Charltons specialises in corporate finance. The firm is experienced in representing domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions, IPOs, securities, funds as well as cryptocurrency matters. Julia Charlton, Clinton Morrow and Calvin Ho are key partners at the firm specialising in corporate, finance and capital markets. 


Work highlights 

Advised a tech company on its series A preferred shares round of funding. 

Advised an eSIM service provider on capital raising. 

Regulatory
Charltons

Boutique law firm Charltons specialises in corporate finance. The firm is experienced in representing domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions, IPOs, securities, funds as well as cryptocurrency matters. Julia Charlton, Clinton Morrow and Calvin Ho are key partners at the firm specialising in corporate, finance and capital markets. 


Work highlights 

Advised a P2B platform on regulatory matters in relation to its proposal to extend its activities into unsecured trade finance concerning invoices. 

Timothy Loh

Founded in 2004, corporate and litigation law firm Timothy Loh is known for its expertise in the banking and financial services sector. The firm is experienced in representing clients in cases before the regulators and legislative bodies. Managing partner Timothy Loh has particular expertise in M&A involving regulated financial institutions. 


Work highlights 

Advised a Hong Kong company on regulatory issues in liaising with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. 

Restructuring and insolvency
Gall

Gall is a dispute resolution boutique with five dedicated disputes partners, one consultant and six associates specialising across all forms of litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Senior partner Nick Gall leads the firm’s litigation practice. He has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation. Kajal Aswani joined the firm from Robertsons Solicitors as partner in July 2020. The firm lost partner Andrea Randall to RPC in January 2021. 

Client feedback 

Well-considered advice and good understanding of the case and Japanese culture.” – Dispute resolution 

“Gallespecially partner Chris Wong and associate Yandy Lamis very diligent and meticulous. Our claim involved many complicated calculations, and Gall did an excellent job putting all that together.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm was very organised. It gave clear and frank advice and managed client expectations well. It dealt skilfully with the opposing party.” – Dispute resolution 

“They give practical, responsive and legally sound legal advice. It has a very good reputation in handling cases in Hong Kong which involve foreign legal proceedings or arbitrations as well.” – Dispute resolution 

Evelyn Chan 

“Very capable in analysing situations and advising the best course of actions.” 

Chris Wong 

“Responsive, easy to communicate with, decent.” 

“Chris Wong is very hardworking, and he manages his team extremely well. 

“Gives clear and frank advice to clients.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a former director in winding-up proceedings in Hong Kong for recovery of debt. 

Key clients 

Cellmark ChinaCyberworks Audio Visuual TechnologyFDG Electric VehiclesJoint Silver 

Oldham Li & Nie

Full-service law firm Oldham Li & Nie is particularly known for its dispute resolution practice. Gordon Oldham, Richard Healy and Anna Chan are main partners for dispute resolution, while Tracy Yip is a key partner for corporate and M&A. Oldham’s practice covers corporate finance, joint ventures, real estate structuring as well as commercial litigation. It often deals with high-net-worth clients and finance aspects of matrimonial disputes. Simon Wong joined firm as corporate partner from Bird & Bird in July 2020. The firm’s IP team also hired Benjamin Choi from Deacons as managing director in November 2020. 


Work highlights 

Advised the former director of the DSL in response to queries from liquidators. 

Wilkinson & Grist

Wilkinson & Grist is best known for its expertise in dispute resolution, intellectual property and restructuring and insolvency, where the firm maintains its ‘Outstanding’ berthThe firm’s dispute resolution practice is led by partner Ivan Chu. He has substantial experience in a wide variety of civil litigation ranging from insolvency, contractual disputes, construction matters, contentious probate, shareholders disputes to disciplinary matters. Keith Ho and Florence Chan are other key figures for dispute resolution and private client mattersDispute partners Chloe Ma and Lai Lee left the firm in 2021. 


Work highlights 

Acted for the provisional liquidators of Hsin Chong group of companies.    

Key clients 

FDG Electric Vehicles