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.

Client feedback

“The firm is the most well-known independent local firm in Hong Kong with many experienced solicitors. They provide high-quality legal services with a professional attitude and offer comprehensive legal services to meet our needs and solve our issues. They are professional, responsive and attentive. Whenever we have any doubts or legal assistance demands, they always solve our problems efficiently and explain to us in the simplest and the clearest way. Their lawyers are bilingual in Chinese and English. They treasure the relationship built with us.” – Banking and finance

“They prepare and advice our procedures and standpoints well and follow up our cases with the plaintiff's solicitors professionally and tightly.” – Construction

“Resolve the long-standing disputes between owners and clarify the responsibilities of each owner.” – Private client

“Provides practical advice on litigation and dispute cases.” –  Real estate

“Provide positive advice and quick legal response.” – Real estate

“Clear and direct advice.” – Real estate

“Quick response and provide detailed and positive advice.” – Real estate

“Provide valuable insights.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Dennis Chan

“Dennis always understands clients’ needs and provides practical legal advice and value-for-money services.”

“Friendly and gives us a brief analysis and positive solution.”

“Presentable appearance. Discreet, independent, flexible, customer-focus, attentive to details towards jobs. Self-confident, mature, patient, amicable, and approachable towards people.”

“Nice, willing to listen and gives positive and aggressive advice.”

Brenda Lee

“Sincere in listening to our needs and responds quickly, with clear advice.”

Frederich Li

“Attentive to client's request and is able to provide timely advice.”

Annie Wong

“She is very understanding and gives practical and feasible advice.”

Philip Wong

“Philip Wong is responsive and professional. Whenever we have any doubts or demand for legal opinion, he can efficiently provide us with advice after carefully analysing the necessary documents. We have a great experience with his service.”


Work highlights 

Advised the Hong Kong branch of a PRC bankon a syndicated term loan facility to a wholly owned Hong Kong subsidiary of a listed red chip conglomerate.

Howse Williams

Howse Williams combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a creative, forward-thinking, flexible approach to acting for clients in every industry sector. The partners have substantive experience in Hong Kong and have a throughout understanding of both international business and business in Asia. The firm brought Veronica Chow and Anthony Chan to its corporate and M&A team in 2021. The dispute resolution team was also boosted by the joining of three partners.

Client feedback

“We find Howse Williams to be prompt in response, clear, precise and to the point on advice, appreciative of commercial angles and cost-effective.” – Aviation and shipping

“Very experienced litigators.” –  Aviation and shipping

“Very efficient and capable.” – Banking and finance

“It has good experience in banking and finance, and connection with the regulators in Hong Kong.” – Banking and finance

“Keeps us well informed of any developments and provides value for service. Fees estimated are accurate and reasonable.” – Banking and finance

“Howse Williams delivers quality works at reasonable fees. They are approachable anytime, reliable and always address the commercial needs of the clients.” – Corporate and M&A

“Good lawyers, diligent, thorough and practical.” – Dispute resolution

“Highly focussed on identifying and meeting client needs. Great sector expertise.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional while considering commercial aspects.” – Dispute resolution

“Very pragmatic and easy to work with.” – Dispute resolution

“Efficient and professional service. Prompt response. Ability to assimilate information quickly and offer decisive advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Good judgment, swift response, and value for money” – Labour and employment

“Good teamwork. All members are well informed. Remembered details of my case from years ago. Excellent availability out-of-hours when needed.” – Private client

“Extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding matrimonial matters.” – Private client

Anthony Chan

“Anthony Chan is a diligent and detailed advisor with a strong commercial mindset which helped us conclude several deals efficiently.”

David Coogans

“Very practical and very easy to work with.”

Linda Heathfield

“Linda is able to boil down a complicated situation into the necessary points that need to be addressed or fixed. She stays focused, keeps me updated on progress, and personally is very nice to be around.”

Brian Ho

“Provocative, professional and fast turnaround time.”

Chris Howse

“Accurate advice at a reasonable charge.”

“Very well experienced, to the point and has commercial awareness.”

Karen Lam

“Karen provides a lot of clarity and is a great communicator.”

“Her professional advice and suggestions! Her details into her works. And well explanations.”

William Leung

“Very commercial-minded. Good mix of legal and commercial advice.”

Chia Ching Tan

“Chia Ching Tan is hands-on and responsive, and we are always well taken care of by her. She leads her team well and she is all-rounded in all kinds of corporate works.”

Michael Withington

“Great experience in litigation and provides effective advice.”

“Michael Withington not only has the comprehensive and detailed legal expertise, but also an extraordinary ability to understand the human dynamics in a complicated case and advise on tone and tactics in the communication to achieve a good result.”

Jill Wong

“Jill has previous working experience with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and thus can provide valuable advice to us in negotiating with the regulators.”

“Legal knowledge and provides practical advice.”

Patricia Yeung

“Good relationship builder. Efficient and professional approach. Always provides prompt service.”

“Good knowledge of the industry and prompt responses.”

“Patricia Yeung provides practical and straightforward advice and is prompt in response.”

“Very hard working and knowledgeable.”

Antony Yung

“He is really professional and efficient.”


Work highlights

Acted as legal counsel to Integrated Alternative Credit Fund as mezzanine lender and equity investor in respect of a $150 million warehouse securitisation facility advanced to Qupital with Citi as a senior lender.

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’ berth. The 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 matters.

Client feedback

“They are quick in responding to questions and provided the workable advice within the legal boundary.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Paul Liu

“Good advice and right to the points.”


Work highlights

Acting as counsel for United Overseas Bank in relation to the granting of a term loan facility to refinance the borrower group’s banking facility.

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 

Currently advising one of the world’s largest aluminium companies by primary production listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) in relation to a potential shoot-out transaction concerning an approximately 25% stake in one of the world’s largest mineral mining companies and the largest nickel and palladium producer listed on Moscow Exchange and Saint-Petersburg Exchange pursuant to a settlement agreement entered in December 2012.

Advising a HKEX-listed issuer engaged in the operation of theme parks in China in connection with its potential privatisation and delisting from the HKEX.

Key clients 

Convoy Global Holdings

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 

“Fangda Partners is very responsive and thorough in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Dedication, efficiency, knowledge of the industry. Their knowledge of African market makes it easier for clients to do business.” – Energy

“It attributed us to conduct in-depth legal due diligence research, drafted and revised the SPA and other documents related to our transaction.” – Investment funds

Peter Yuen

“Peter is a very pragmatic and clever lawyer. He provides both professional and practical advice to his clients.”

“Peter Yuen of Fangda Partners is my go-to lawyer for dispute resolution in HK. He is very knowledgeable, practical, and has great client service and innovation.”

Zhang Yue

“Professional and efficient.”

Zhou Biqing

“Dedication, efficiency, good communication, knowledge of the industry and jurisdiction.”

Romy Zhuo

“Romy is very professional and takes all the draft and revision work very carefully.”


Work highlights 

Advised the Government Debt Management Agency Private Company of Hungary on the first sovereign bond offering.

Advised BMW on its first public offering of panda bonds. This is the first public offering of panda bonds by a European non-financial institution (non-FI) corporate, as well as the first public offering of panda bonds by an international non-FI corporate issuer under the new corporate panda bond rule adopting a tiered management regime.

Key clients

Crédit Agricole, East Money Information, Hongcheng Environmental Technology Company, Zhejiang Provincial Seaport Investment & Operation Group, Zhejiang Seaport International

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.

Client feedback 

“Very professional and responsive.” – Capital markets

“LC Lawyers provided a thorough analysis of the case situation and a board spectrum of recommendations and suggest the solution best fit my company's interest.” – Dispute resolution

“They are attentive, commercial minded and professional.” – Regulatory

Rossana Chu

“Rossana is very knowledgeable, insightful and responsive.”

“Very professional and responsive. With in-depth legal and industry knowledge. Understands commercial reality. Reasonable costs.”

Ricky Ho

“Responds to the issues and questions.”

Kareena Teh

“She provides thorough analysis and makes good recommendations on the next steps.”


Work highlights 

Represented listed company Li Ning Company in raising $1.34 billion by way of top-up placing and subscription of new shares.

Advised HKC Holdings on its $151 million privatisation put forward by the controlling shareholder.

Advised Good Friend (HK) Corporation on its $28.5 million privatisation of Good Friend International Holdings.

Key clients

Majestic Corporation, Red Sun Capital

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. The firm has maintained a strong corporate and corporate finance-focused practice, where it advises private and listed clients at all stages of their business life cycle. The firm also has a strong regulatory and compliance practice to support listed clients, led by Chloe Chan who used to work at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


Work highlights

Advised M3 as the 50% controlling shareholder in the Hong Kong listing of Medlive Technology.

Advised Agritrade Resources in their proposal to resume trading after such trading was suspended due to various auditing and commercial reasons.

Construction
Cocking & Co

With a track record of handling construction and infrastructure deals, Cocking & Co is one of the fast-growing law firms in Hong Kong. The firm provides legal services across the entire project life cycle from environmental impact assessment study, design and development, procurement through to contract drafting, tendering, contract administration, completion, and dispute resolution. Key figures in the firm include partners Ian Cocking, Dennis Wong and Gilbert Kwok.


Work highlights

Defended a fit-out contractor in a High Court action against its sub-contractor concerning final account matters arising from three different projects.

Acting for Seemly Building Construction Company in a District Court action regarding certain replacement works in respect of a public swimming pool project in Hong Kong.

Acting for Chubb Hong Kong in six High Court actions to defend against multimillion-dollar claims by various parties all arising from a no. 3 alarm fire at a container terminal in Hong Kong.

Key clients

National Petrochemical Company, We Architects, Yearfull Contracting

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 

Advising on a complex M&A transaction involving the acquisition of shares from over 30 shareholders in a major PRC fast food franchisee of an international fast-food group in 2021.

Advised 10T Tech Holdings, an eSIM service provider to mobile operators, 'virtual' mobile operators and device manufacturers of all shapes and sizes, in respect of its proposed equity capital raise by the issue of ordinary shares in the company.

Key clients

Beevour Ventures, Chayora Holdings, Next Vantage Global

 

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 

“Fangda Partners is very responsive and thorough in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Dedication, efficiency, knowledge of the industry. Their knowledge of African market makes it easier for clients to do business.” – Energy

“It attributed us to conduct in-depth legal due diligence research, drafted and revised the SPA and other documents related to our transaction.” – Investment funds

Peter Yuen

“Peter is a very pragmatic and clever lawyer. He provides both professional and practical advice to his clients.”

“Peter Yuen of Fangda Partners is my go-to lawyer for dispute resolution in HK. He is very knowledgeable, practical, and has great client service and innovation.”

Zhang Yue

“Professional and efficient.”

Zhou Biqing

“Dedication, efficiency, good communication, knowledge of the industry and jurisdiction.”

Romy Zhuo

“Romy is very professional and takes all the draft and revision work very carefully.”


Work highlights

Advised Suez Asia on its acquisition of the stakes NWS Holdings in their joint venture businesses in the Greater China region, which operates over 70 water and waste projects in more than 30 cities.

Represented Hundsun in its $65 million acquisition of Summit software from Finastra International for rights to exclusively market, sell and develop Summit in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Key clients

Alibaba, Boyu Capital, China Resources Property, Kingsoft Cloud, Moonton Technology

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.

Client feedback

“The firm is the most well-known independent local firm in Hong Kong with many experienced solicitors. They provide high-quality legal services with a professional attitude and offer comprehensive legal services to meet our needs and solve our issues. They are professional, responsive and attentive. Whenever we have any doubts or legal assistance demands, they always solve our problems efficiently and explain to us in the simplest and the clearest way. Their lawyers are bilingual in Chinese and English. They treasure the relationship built with us.” – Banking and finance

“They prepare and advice our procedures and standpoints well and follow up our cases with the plaintiff's solicitors professionally and tightly.” – Construction

“Resolve the long-standing disputes between owners and clarify the responsibilities of each owner.” – Private client

“Provides practical advice on litigation and dispute cases.” –  Real estate

“Provide positive advice and quick legal response.” – Real estate

“Clear and direct advice.” – Real estate

“Quick response and provide detailed and positive advice.” – Real estate

“Provide valuable insights.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Dennis Chan

“Dennis always understands clients’ needs and provides practical legal advice and value-for-money services.”

“Friendly and gives us a brief analysis and positive solution.”

“Presentable appearance. Discreet, independent, flexible, customer-focus, attentive to details towards jobs. Self-confident, mature, patient, amicable, and approachable towards people.”

“Nice, willing to listen and gives positive and aggressive advice.”

Brenda Lee

“Sincere in listening to our needs and responds quickly, with clear advice.”

Frederich Li

“Attentive to client's request and is able to provide timely advice.”

Annie Wong

“She is very understanding and gives practical and feasible advice.”

Philip Wong

“Philip Wong is responsive and professional. Whenever we have any doubts or demand for legal opinion, he can efficiently provide us with advice after carefully analysing the necessary documents. We have a great experience with his service.”


Work highlights 

Advised Liu Chong Hing Investment on the acquisition of a 138-guestroom international five-star quality hotel in Koh Samui.

Howse Williams

Howse Williams combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a creative, forward-thinking, flexible approach to acting for clients in every industry sector. The partners have substantive experience in Hong Kong and have a throughout understanding of both international business and business in Asia. The firm brought Veronica Chow and Anthony Chan to its corporate and M&A team in 2021. The dispute resolution team was also boosted by the joining of three partners.

Client feedback

“We find Howse Williams to be prompt in response, clear, precise and to the point on advice, appreciative of commercial angles and cost-effective.” – Aviation and shipping

“Very experienced litigators.” –  Aviation and shipping

“Very efficient and capable.” – Banking and finance

“It has good experience in banking and finance, and connection with the regulators in Hong Kong.” – Banking and finance

“Keeps us well informed of any developments and provides value for service. Fees estimated are accurate and reasonable.” – Banking and finance

“Howse Williams delivers quality works at reasonable fees. They are approachable anytime, reliable and always address the commercial needs of the clients.” – Corporate and M&A

“Good lawyers, diligent, thorough and practical.” – Dispute resolution

“Highly focussed on identifying and meeting client needs. Great sector expertise.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional while considering commercial aspects.” – Dispute resolution

“Very pragmatic and easy to work with.” – Dispute resolution

“Efficient and professional service. Prompt response. Ability to assimilate information quickly and offer decisive advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Good judgment, swift response, and value for money” – Labour and employment

“Good teamwork. All members are well informed. Remembered details of my case from years ago. Excellent availability out-of-hours when needed.” – Private client

“Extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding matrimonial matters.” – Private client

Anthony Chan

“Anthony Chan is a diligent and detailed advisor with a strong commercial mindset which helped us conclude several deals efficiently.”

David Coogans

“Very practical and very easy to work with.”

Linda Heathfield

“Linda is able to boil down a complicated situation into the necessary points that need to be addressed or fixed. She stays focused, keeps me updated on progress, and personally is very nice to be around.”

Brian Ho

“Provocative, professional and fast turnaround time.”

Chris Howse

“Accurate advice at a reasonable charge.”

“Very well experienced, to the point and has commercial awareness.”

Karen Lam

“Karen provides a lot of clarity and is a great communicator.”

“Her professional advice and suggestions! Her details into her works. And well explanations.”

William Leung

“Very commercial-minded. Good mix of legal and commercial advice.”

Chia Ching Tan

“Chia Ching Tan is hands-on and responsive, and we are always well taken care of by her. She leads her team well and she is all-rounded in all kinds of corporate works.”

Michael Withington

“Great experience in litigation and provides effective advice.”

“Michael Withington not only has the comprehensive and detailed legal expertise, but also an extraordinary ability to understand the human dynamics in a complicated case and advise on tone and tactics in the communication to achieve a good result.”

Jill Wong

“Jill has previous working experience with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and thus can provide valuable advice to us in negotiating with the regulators.”

“Legal knowledge and provides practical advice.”

Patricia Yeung

“Good relationship builder. Efficient and professional approach. Always provides prompt service.”

“Good knowledge of the industry and prompt responses.”

“Patricia Yeung provides practical and straightforward advice and is prompt in response.”

“Very hard working and knowledgeable.”

Antony Yung

“He is really professional and efficient.”


Work highlight

Represented EC Healthcare in its acquisition of a company that owns and operates a portfolio of medical and dental healthcare centres in Hong Kong and Macau.

Acting for Able Engineering Holdings as its Hong Kong legal advisers in relation to the proposed acquisition of 50% of the issued shares of Lanon Development from the associate of its controlling shareholder and all the issued shares of Gain Capital Corporation from its controlling shareholder.

Key clients

Argyle Street Management, Chuan Holdings, DL Holdings Group, Genesis Venture

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 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 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 

“Professional and efficient. They are the best in the field for their practice areas. They are very clear, reliable and robust in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“They know the procedures and the substantive laws and put a good effort to understand the specificities of our case.” – Dispute resolution

“The firm works fast and efficiently.” – Private client

“They are responsive, user-friendly, and succinct.” – Private client

Jade Tang

“She is knowledgeable and committed to helping her clients.”

Alfred Ip

“Alfred is very responsive in any communication channels and knows right away the issues being discussed, then follow-ups perfectly with his team to have them executed.”

“Alfred is not only an excellent probate lawyer but is also extremely personable and accommodating.”

“Friendly and knowledgeable.”

“He is the best probate and estates solicitor in Hong Kong. He is excellent at private client and family work especially matrimonial. He is very professional and clear with clients, and unafraid of fighting for the best results.”

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


Work highlights 

Assisting T Creative in its partnership and joint venture agreements with business partners and advising the client on its business agreements, including licensing agreements and cooperation agreements for exhibitions.

Advising the Great British Teddy Bear Company and its Hong Kong subsidiary in negotiating and preparing a master licensing agreement with its PRC counterpart for licensing, manufacturing and distribution rights in the PRC.

Key clients

Cellomics International, Hargreaves Services, Manifest Marketing, Miki Pulley Holdings, New Saxon

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.

Client feedback 

“Very professional and responsive.” – Capital markets

“LC Lawyers provided a thorough analysis of the case situation and a board spectrum of recommendations and suggest the solution best fit my company's interest.” – Dispute resolution

“They are attentive, commercial minded and professional.” – Regulatory

Rossana Chu

“Rossana is very knowledgeable, insightful and responsive.”

“Very professional and responsive. With in-depth legal and industry knowledge. Understands commercial reality. Reasonable costs.”

Ricky Ho

“Responds to the issues and questions.”

Kareena Teh

“She provides thorough analysis and makes good recommendations on the next steps.”


Work highlights 

Advised Li Ning Company on its acquisition of Matsunichi Communications (Hong Kong).

Advised Li Ning Company on its $162 million acquisition of a Shanghai property from Shanghai Chenhong Real Estate Development.

Key clients

Bisu Technology Group International, Fullshare Holdings, Sun Entertainment Group

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. The firm has maintained a strong corporate and corporate finance-focused practice, where it advises private and listed clients at all stages of their business life cycle. The firm also has a strong regulatory and compliance practice to support listed clients, led by Chloe Chan who used to work at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


Work highlights

Advised on RRJ Management (HK) in the auction process and sale of its shares in China Logistics Property Holdings.

Advised Tongsheng International Enterprise on its investment into Mason Reproductive Technology.

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo is a venerable law firm in Hong Kong. The firm was founded by four named solicitors in 1973. Over the years, it has expanded into a strong team with more than 70 lawyers including 32 partners, 15 consultants and 33 assistant solicitors providing a complete range of legal services for large commercial entities as well as individuals through its three major departments (corporate and commercial, conveyancing, and litigation) and its PRC division.  A responsible corporate citizen, the firm also actively engages in public service in Hong Kong.

 


Work highlights

Acted for Ocean Ease Global in relation to the privatisation of Hop Hing Group Holdings by way of a scheme of arrangement under section 86 of the Companies Act of the Cayman Islands, and the related option offer made by the Offeror to the holders of share options of Hop Hing.

Acted for Country Garden Services Holdings Company on the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Wealth Best Global from R&F Property Services Group Company.

Acted for Henderson Land Development Company on the formation of a joint venture between Henderson, Empire Development Hong Kong and Hysan Development Company for the implementation of the Bailey Street/Wing Kwong Street development project in To Kwa Wan, Kowloon City, Hong Kong.

Key clients

Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Sino Land Company, Towngas Smart Energy Company

Dispute resolution
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 

“Fangda Partners is very responsive and thorough in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Dedication, efficiency, knowledge of the industry. Their knowledge of African market makes it easier for clients to do business.” – Energy

“It attributed us to conduct in-depth legal due diligence research, drafted and revised the SPA and other documents related to our transaction.” – Investment funds

Peter Yuen

“Peter is a very pragmatic and clever lawyer. He provides both professional and practical advice to his clients.”

“Peter Yuen of Fangda Partners is my go-to lawyer for dispute resolution in HK. He is very knowledgeable, practical, and has great client service and innovation.”

Zhang Yue

“Professional and efficient.”

Zhou Biqing

“Dedication, efficiency, good communication, knowledge of the industry and jurisdiction.”

Romy Zhuo

“Romy is very professional and takes all the draft and revision work very carefully.”


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.

Advising HKT in defence of court proceedings commenced by a local data centre operator for alleged outstanding payments in respect of services rendered to HKT for its use of the data centre facilities and associated managed services.

Key clients

China Create Capital, Holborn Rose, Perfect Growth, State Frontier

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.

Client feedback

“Gall has a very dedicated and competent team and is always reliable. I also find that Gall is very good at client management, both in terms of taking instructions even when that is not straightforward, and in terms of managing the client's expectations.” – Dispute resolution

“High degree of expertise and client-focused.” – Private clients

“Pragmatic solutions for clients with thorough legal analysis on costs, benefits and risks.” –Restructuring and insolvency

Evelyn Chan

“Very straight to the point. Can always deliver effective and efficient strategies on actions forward.”

Caroline McNally

“Expert in her field, and user friendly.”

Chris Wong

“Chris always leads his team very well, and he strikes an excellent balance between being hands-on and delegating where appropriate.”


Work highlights 

Acted for the New York State, the 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.

Key clients

Athene Li & Xio Fund, Cellmark China, China Shandong Hi-Speed Capital

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.

Client feedback

“The firm is the most well-known independent local firm in Hong Kong with many experienced solicitors. They provide high-quality legal services with a professional attitude and offer comprehensive legal services to meet our needs and solve our issues. They are professional, responsive and attentive. Whenever we have any doubts or legal assistance demands, they always solve our problems efficiently and explain to us in the simplest and the clearest way. Their lawyers are bilingual in Chinese and English. They treasure the relationship built with us.” – Banking and finance

“They prepare and advice our procedures and standpoints well and follow up our cases with the plaintiff's solicitors professionally and tightly.” – Construction

“Resolve the long-standing disputes between owners and clarify the responsibilities of each owner.” – Private client

“Provides practical advice on litigation and dispute cases.” –  Real estate

“Provide positive advice and quick legal response.” – Real estate

“Clear and direct advice.” – Real estate

“Quick response and provide detailed and positive advice.” – Real estate

“Provide valuable insights.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Dennis Chan

“Dennis always understands clients’ needs and provides practical legal advice and value-for-money services.”

“Friendly and gives us a brief analysis and positive solution.”

“Presentable appearance. Discreet, independent, flexible, customer-focus, attentive to details towards jobs. Self-confident, mature, patient, amicable, and approachable towards people.”

“Nice, willing to listen and gives positive and aggressive advice.”

Brenda Lee

“Sincere in listening to our needs and responds quickly, with clear advice.”

Frederich Li

“Attentive to client's request and is able to provide timely advice.”

Annie Wong

“She is very understanding and gives practical and feasible advice.”

Philip Wong

“Philip Wong is responsive and professional. Whenever we have any doubts or demand for legal opinion, he can efficiently provide us with advice after carefully analysing the necessary documents. We have a great experience with his service.”


Work highlights 

Representing a BVI company in an application to set aside a UNCITRAL arbitral award on grounds of public policy.

Representing a statutory authority in the appeal against first instance decision on the new interpretation of the gateway for long arm jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts on a tort committed outside jurisdiction.

Advised an affiliate of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on personal data protection in Hong Kong.

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 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 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 

“Professional and efficient. They are the best in the field for their practice areas. They are very clear, reliable and robust in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“They know the procedures and the substantive laws and put a good effort to understand the specificities of our case.” – Dispute resolution

“The firm works fast and efficiently.” – Private client

“They are responsive, user-friendly, and succinct.” – Private client

Jade Tang

“She is knowledgeable and committed to helping her clients.”

Alfred Ip

“Alfred is very responsive in any communication channels and knows right away the issues being discussed, then follow-ups perfectly with his team to have them executed.”

“Alfred is not only an excellent probate lawyer but is also extremely personable and accommodating.”

“Friendly and knowledgeable.”

“He is the best probate and estates solicitor in Hong Kong. He is excellent at private client and family work especially matrimonial. He is very professional and clear with clients, and unafraid of fighting for the best results.”

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


Work highlights 

Advising BFAM in obtaining injunctive relief against a former Chief Technology Officer restricting his ability to work for a key competitor, Segantii Capital.

Key clients

BRW Group, Eternal Wealth Holdings, High Fashion New Media, United Kesvick

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.

Client feedback 

“Very professional and responsive.” – Capital markets

“LC Lawyers provided a thorough analysis of the case situation and a board spectrum of recommendations and suggest the solution best fit my company's interest.” – Dispute resolution

“They are attentive, commercial minded and professional.” – Regulatory

Rossana Chu

“Rossana is very knowledgeable, insightful and responsive.”

“Very professional and responsive. With in-depth legal and industry knowledge. Understands commercial reality. Reasonable costs.”

Ricky Ho

“Responds to the issues and questions.”

Kareena Teh

“She provides thorough analysis and makes good recommendations on the next steps.”


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 Group, Justice Without Borders

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 Yup 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.

Client feedback

“Responsive and professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Solid firm that is able to deal with a broad range of litigation.” – Dispute resolution

“They are responsive and good at problem solving.” – Intellectual property

“Responsive, knowledgeable, and thoughtful advice with excellent management of complex contracting.” – Media and entertainment

“Clear, timely, and affordable legal advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Effective crisis management skills and great communication skills. Ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions.” – Tax

Anna Chan

“Anna Chan has perfect knowledge of how a company client works. She has the ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions and she has good judgment and is very knowledgeable. She has great communication skills, a strong work ethic and an extensive professional network.”

Emily chow

“Professional.”

Victor Ng

“Responsive, excellent grasp of complex business issues, and solid advice followed by quality contract work.”

Vera Sung

“She is responsive and good at problem-solving.”

Tracy Yip

“Responsive, intelligent, and proactive.”


Work highlights

Represented Natural Seasoning International in seeking injunctive relief in support of the agreement in relation to the controlling shareholders’ potential disposal of its shares in the company and the management of the company.

Key clients

Borqs Technologies, Estate, H.K. Xiangguo Int'l Group Industry, Sigma Engineering, TOKIĆ

Payne Clermont Velasco

Litigation specialist Payne Clermont Velasco specialises in civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial litigation and criminal litigation. It has a track record of representing clients in divorce proceedings in the family court of Hong Kong, defendants in criminal prosecutions, employees 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 

“Pragmatic and pleasant.” – Dispute resolution

“Strategic thinking supported by strong legal expertise on the jurisdictional requirements.” – Private client

Gregory Payne

“He is ethical and knowledgeable with a high level of integrity. He is willing to help clients to achieve results rather than dragging it on as many other lawyers do.”

“Solution oriented.”

Jaerey Velasco

“Strategic problem solver with strong legal knowledge, coupled with great communication skills and timeliness.”

“Velasco is professional and knowledgeable. She listens to her clients, gives great advice, and fights hard on your behalf. She genuinely cares for her clients.”

“She is incredibly hardworking; no task is too much or too difficult for her to handle.”


Work highlights 

Acted for Portland Beteiligungs in a fraud case where the client was deceived to transfer a large sum of money to a bank account in Hong Kong. The firm successfully helped the client to recover the lost money.

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’ berth. The 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 matters.

Client feedback

“They are quick in responding to questions and provided the workable advice within the legal boundary.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Paul Liu

“Good advice and right to the points.”


Work highlights 

Represented Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in successfully resisting the judicial review proceedings and contest an appeal from the decision of the Court of First Instance dismissing the judicial review.

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo is a venerable law firm in Hong Kong. The firm was founded by four named solicitors in 1973. Over the years, it has expanded into a strong team with more than 70 lawyers including 32 partners, 15 consultants and 33 assistant solicitors providing a complete range of legal services for large commercial entities as well as individuals through its three major departments (corporate and commercial, conveyancing, and litigation) and its PRC division.  A responsible corporate citizen, the firm also actively engages in public service in Hong Kong.

 


Work highlights

Defending two ex-directors of China Shanshui Cement Group in legal proceedings in which the company claims against the clients for alleged breach of fiduciary duties owed to the company.

Advising and acting for the Competition Commission in an enforcement action against three textbook publishers and an individual at the competition tribunal for alleged price fixing, market sharing and bid rigging behaviours in breach of the first conduct rule under the competition ordinance.

Key clients

Cheung Kong Properties, SUNeVision

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 

“Professional with a strong commercial sense.” – Aviation and shipping

“They are highly responsible, responsive and well organised. In addition, they provide practical and realistic legal advice which is supported by good research. Besides, their vast network of branches enables them to provide advice on law of more than one jurisdiction.” – Dispute resolution

“Effective and efficient legal services so as to achieve early settlement of the disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Tentative, reachable, easy to work with, quick response time, result driven and detail oriented. Able to handle the most difficult cases with ease. Always a pleasure to work with.” – Dispute resolution

“Thanks to the global network of Zhong Lun Law Firm who cooperate seamlessly to safeguard our company's operation worldwide.” – Dispute resolution

“Strategic and commercial minded.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun is an attentive law firm who always looks after its clients well.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Hong Kong private client team is well known for their expertise in cross-border estate planning, trusts and tax matters.” – Private client

“Zhong Lun is particularly strong in tax, trusts and securities matters in China, Hong Kong and Canada. The team is brilliant at handling complicated cross-border matters and is an absolute delight to work with.” – Private client

“The firm is very hands on. It provides detailed insights, comprehensive research and clear instructions.” – Regulatory

“Quick, detailed, thorough, user-friendly and highly professional.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Frederick Hui

“He is very hands on and knowledgeable. He had made a partner at a very young age and is very hard working. He knows what his clients want and expect. He is practical and realistic. He manages the expectations of the client and his team of lawyers well.”

“Strong commercial mindset, user-friendly, good client management skills.”

“Responsive, dedicated and able to provide practical and realistic advice.”

“He knows what his clients need. He can always find a solution. He is very efficient and can control costs well.”

“We are deeply impressed by the professionalism and perfectionism of Attorney Frederick Hui. Besides the common characteristics of the Zhong Lun teams which are careful, considerate and persistent, Attorney Hui in person is wise, sharp-minded, and straightforward.”

Chloe Leung

“Chloe is very friendly, proactive and knowledgeable. She is quick to respond and provides practical and sensible solutions to legal problems. She is a joy to work with.”

“Chloe is incredibly thoughtful, creative and thorough in her work. She is very experienced in cross-border tax and estate planning. I would not hesitate to refer her to my clients.”

Gilbert Leung

“He is a result-oriented person and understands the needs of the clients.”

Jonathan Wong

“Capable, willing, vibrant, friendly, result driven and detailed, easy to work with”

“He is user friendly, hardworking, detail oriented, experienced, and provides quick response.”

Clifford Ng and Chloe Leung

“Clifford Ng and Chloe Leung are very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We invited them to give a presentation on trusts and insurance recently which resulted in very good feedback.”

 


Work highlights 

Acting for the majority of shareholders in a listed company in Hong Kong court litigation involving disputes between directors and shareholders.

Acting for over 10 companies founded by a late tycoon and philanthropist, the late Henry Fok Ying-tung in a series of litigation proceedings brought by the family members of Henry Fok. 

Key clients

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, Erdenet Mining Corporation, FTI Consulting (Hong Kong), Gold Brilliant Investment, Qingdao Guolin Environmental Technology

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. Partner Rainbow Wai left the firm in 2022.


Work highlights 

Advising a PRC insurance group on the setup of an insurance subsidiary in Hong Kong to comply with the regulatory requirements of the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong.

Appointed by the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation to review life insurance policies and to advise on whether the life insurance policies can be accepted as additional collateral under the Reverse Mortgage Programme in addition to the mortgagor’s properties.

Key clients 

Hong Kong Underwriters and Claims, The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong

Intellectual property
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.

Client feedback

“The firm is the most well-known independent local firm in Hong Kong with many experienced solicitors. They provide high-quality legal services with a professional attitude and offer comprehensive legal services to meet our needs and solve our issues. They are professional, responsive and attentive. Whenever we have any doubts or legal assistance demands, they always solve our problems efficiently and explain to us in the simplest and the clearest way. Their lawyers are bilingual in Chinese and English. They treasure the relationship built with us.” – Banking and finance

“They prepare and advice our procedures and standpoints well and follow up our cases with the plaintiff's solicitors professionally and tightly.” – Construction

“Resolve the long-standing disputes between owners and clarify the responsibilities of each owner.” – Private client

“Provides practical advice on litigation and dispute cases.” –  Real estate

“Provide positive advice and quick legal response.” – Real estate

“Clear and direct advice.” – Real estate

“Quick response and provide detailed and positive advice.” – Real estate

“Provide valuable insights.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Dennis Chan

“Dennis always understands clients’ needs and provides practical legal advice and value-for-money services.”

“Friendly and gives us a brief analysis and positive solution.”

“Presentable appearance. Discreet, independent, flexible, customer-focus, attentive to details towards jobs. Self-confident, mature, patient, amicable, and approachable towards people.”

“Nice, willing to listen and gives positive and aggressive advice.”

Brenda Lee

“Sincere in listening to our needs and responds quickly, with clear advice.”

Frederich Li

“Attentive to client's request and is able to provide timely advice.”

Annie Wong

“She is very understanding and gives practical and feasible advice.”

Philip Wong

“Philip Wong is responsive and professional. Whenever we have any doubts or demand for legal opinion, he can efficiently provide us with advice after carefully analysing the necessary documents. We have a great experience with his service.”


Work highlights 

Representing a famous property development, investment and management company in Hong Kong operating a high-end shopping mall with online shopping services, in a High Court action against a major online shopping mall operator for trademark infringement and passing-off.

Advised and acted for a world-famous beverage company based in the US in a series of trademark oppositions proceedings and trademark revocation proceedings against a Taiwanese chain store operator in the food and beverage sector.

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’ berth. The 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 matters.

Client feedback

“They are quick in responding to questions and provided the workable advice within the legal boundary.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Paul Liu

“Good advice and right to the points.”


Work highlights

Assisted Coupang Corp in obtaining the first-ever standard patent under the original grant patent system, a milestone in the development of the patent system in Hong Kong.

Appointed by the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of HKSAR to update the guidebook and to provide training to IP Managers enrolled under the IP Managers Scheme through a series of workshops.

Investment funds
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 Amoeba Capital Advisors on the establishment of the private umbrella open-ended fund company structured as a closed-ended fund to be established in Hong Kong under Part IVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

Advised Caelus Asset Management on certain changes to a segregated of Cayman Islands domiciled segregated portfolio company structured as a closed-ended private umbrella 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.

Client feedback

“Gall has a very dedicated and competent team and is always reliable. I also find that Gall is very good at client management, both in terms of taking instructions even when that is not straightforward, and in terms of managing the client's expectations.” – Dispute resolution

“High degree of expertise and client-focused.” – Private clients

“Pragmatic solutions for clients with thorough legal analysis on costs, benefits and risks.” –Restructuring and insolvency

Evelyn Chan

“Very straight to the point. Can always deliver effective and efficient strategies on actions forward.”

Caroline McNally

“Expert in her field, and user friendly.”

Chris Wong

“Chris always leads his team very well, and he strikes an excellent balance between being hands-on and delegating where appropriate.”


Work highlights 

Advised a multi-national safety and quality management specialist to defend employee claims for annual leave, bonus and pension payments, and to bring a related counterclaim for misconduct, and data theft and destruction.

Advising an international sourcing corporation in connection with an employee misconduct investigation and subsequent dispute relating to termination of employment.

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 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 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 

“Professional and efficient. They are the best in the field for their practice areas. They are very clear, reliable and robust in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“They know the procedures and the substantive laws and put a good effort to understand the specificities of our case.” – Dispute resolution

“The firm works fast and efficiently.” – Private client

“They are responsive, user-friendly, and succinct.” – Private client

Jade Tang

“She is knowledgeable and committed to helping her clients.”

Alfred Ip

“Alfred is very responsive in any communication channels and knows right away the issues being discussed, then follow-ups perfectly with his team to have them executed.”

“Alfred is not only an excellent probate lawyer but is also extremely personable and accommodating.”

“Friendly and knowledgeable.”

“He is the best probate and estates solicitor in Hong Kong. He is excellent at private client and family work especially matrimonial. He is very professional and clear with clients, and unafraid of fighting for the best results.”

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


Work highlights 

Acting for the former CFO of Alphamab Oncology in connection with the failure to grant employment benefits, including share options following the successful listing of the company in 2018.  Also acting in connection with a separate action in the Labour Tribunal for unpaid bonuses.

Acted for AEON in defending claims brought by a former senior executive for disability discrimination. 

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 Yup 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.

Client feedback

“Responsive and professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Solid firm that is able to deal with a broad range of litigation.” – Dispute resolution

“They are responsive and good at problem solving.” – Intellectual property

“Responsive, knowledgeable, and thoughtful advice with excellent management of complex contracting.” – Media and entertainment

“Clear, timely, and affordable legal advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Effective crisis management skills and great communication skills. Ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions.” – Tax

Anna Chan

“Anna Chan has perfect knowledge of how a company client works. She has the ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions and she has good judgment and is very knowledgeable. She has great communication skills, a strong work ethic and an extensive professional network.”

Emily chow

“Professional.”

Victor Ng

“Responsive, excellent grasp of complex business issues, and solid advice followed by quality contract work.”

Vera Sung

“She is responsive and good at problem-solving.”

Tracy Yip

“Responsive, intelligent, and proactive.”


Work highlights 

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

Private equity
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 

“Fangda Partners is very responsive and thorough in their advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Dedication, efficiency, knowledge of the industry. Their knowledge of African market makes it easier for clients to do business.” – Energy

“It attributed us to conduct in-depth legal due diligence research, drafted and revised the SPA and other documents related to our transaction.” – Investment funds

Peter Yuen

“Peter is a very pragmatic and clever lawyer. He provides both professional and practical advice to his clients.”

“Peter Yuen of Fangda Partners is my go-to lawyer for dispute resolution in HK. He is very knowledgeable, practical, and has great client service and innovation.”

Zhang Yue

“Professional and efficient.”

Zhou Biqing

“Dedication, efficiency, good communication, knowledge of the industry and jurisdiction.”

Romy Zhuo

“Romy is very professional and takes all the draft and revision work very carefully.”


Work highlights

Represented Softbank in its $600 million cornerstone investment in JD Logistic’s $3.2 billion initial public offering and listing on the HKEX.

Represented Primavera Capital as one of the lead investors to participate in the Series F financing of Beisen.

Represented IDG Capital in its participation in the Series A and Series A+ financing of Didi Freight, involving a total transaction amount of $140 million

Key clients

APlus Partners, CICC, IDG, PAG

Real estate
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo is a venerable law firm in Hong Kong. The firm was founded by four named solicitors in 1973. Over the years, it has expanded into a strong team with more than 70 lawyers including 32 partners, 15 consultants and 33 assistant solicitors providing a complete range of legal services for large commercial entities as well as individuals through its three major departments (corporate and commercial, conveyancing, and litigation) and its PRC division.  A responsible corporate citizen, the firm also actively engages in public service in Hong Kong.

 


Work highlights

Acted for a real estate investment trust in the purchase of 100% interest of a non-residential development in Chai Wan by way of acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the property holding companies.

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 

Advising a real estate management company on regulatory matters in relation to the Manulife-ARCH real-estate partnership including notifications and filings with the The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) in connection with changes to shareholding structure and addition of substantial shareholders.

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.

Client feedback

“Gall has a very dedicated and competent team and is always reliable. I also find that Gall is very good at client management, both in terms of taking instructions even when that is not straightforward, and in terms of managing the client's expectations.” – Dispute resolution

“High degree of expertise and client-focused.” – Private clients

“Pragmatic solutions for clients with thorough legal analysis on costs, benefits and risks.” –Restructuring and insolvency

Evelyn Chan

“Very straight to the point. Can always deliver effective and efficient strategies on actions forward.”

Caroline McNally

“Expert in her field, and user friendly.”

Chris Wong

“Chris always leads his team very well, and he strikes an excellent balance between being hands-on and delegating where appropriate.”


Work highlights 

Advising an ad hoc group of bondholders in relation to an offshore scheme of arrangement in the ongoing restructuring of Luckin Coffee in Cayman.

Advising and acting for Victory Sky in relation to the disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of the share in ICG I.

Key clients

Cellmark China, Hammer Capital Private Investments, Joint Silver, Remedy Asia

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 Yup 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.

Client feedback

“Responsive and professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Solid firm that is able to deal with a broad range of litigation.” – Dispute resolution

“They are responsive and good at problem solving.” – Intellectual property

“Responsive, knowledgeable, and thoughtful advice with excellent management of complex contracting.” – Media and entertainment

“Clear, timely, and affordable legal advice.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Effective crisis management skills and great communication skills. Ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions.” – Tax

Anna Chan

“Anna Chan has perfect knowledge of how a company client works. She has the ability to find the best way of creating unique solutions and she has good judgment and is very knowledgeable. She has great communication skills, a strong work ethic and an extensive professional network.”

Emily chow

“Professional.”

Victor Ng

“Responsive, excellent grasp of complex business issues, and solid advice followed by quality contract work.”

Vera Sung

“She is responsive and good at problem-solving.”

Tracy Yip

“Responsive, intelligent, and proactive.”


Work highlights 

Represented the shareholder of Wah Fook Hong International Company to serve statutory demand and commence winding up proceedings against the company.