Hong Kong SAR



asialaw Analysis

Banking and finance
Stevenson Wong & Co
Work highlights

Acted for a virtual bank on the preparation of receivable finance documentation. The firm prepared the complete set of receivable finance documentation and provided legal advice to the client for launching new fintech bank products.

Represented Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBCA) in launching novel Greater Bay Area mortgage loans to its customers.

Key clients

Bona Fide Capital Financing

Wilkinson & Grist
Work highlights

Acted for China CITIC Bank International on its loan restructuring in relation to possible courses of action to protect its interests.

Key clients

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia)

Capital markets
Charltons
Work highlights

Advising China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities on the listing of one of the leading medical aesthetic and beauty groups in China on the HKEX.

Key clients

Alliance Capital Partners, AMV Capital Corporation, Fu Shek Financial Holdings

Chungs Lawyers in association with DeHeng Law Offices
Work highlights

Acted for Guotai Junan Capital on the listing of China-based investment company, Zengame Technology Holding, on the HKEX.

Key clients

Ample Capital, Guotai Junan Capital, Sprocomm Intelligence

Fangda Partners
Work highlights

Advising Merrill Lynch Far East and Goldman Sachs (Asia) as joint sponsors and underwriters on the proposed global IPO of Frontage Holdings Corporation on the HKEX.

Key clients

Feiyang International, Jinxin Fertility Group, Morgan Stanley (Asia)

HM Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Work highlights

Advised Southwest Securities (HK) Capital as the sponsor counsel on the HK$150 million IPO of Design Capital on the HKEX.

Key clients

Ballas Capital, C-Link Squared, Fortune Financial Capital, The O&G Specialists

Kwok Yih & Chan
Work highlights

Advised Cirtek Holdings on its listing on the HKEX.

Key clients

China Industrial Securities International Capital, JiaChen Holding Group, Mason Global Capital

LC Lawyers
Work highlights

Acted for Hanergy Thin Film Power Group on its delisting from the HKEX and relisting in China through the setup of a special purpose vehicle company.

Key clients

CLSA Capital Markets, Greentown Service Group, Nexion Technologies

ONC Lawyers
Work highlights

Advised Narnia (Hong Kong) Group Company on its share offer and listing of shares on the GEM board of the HKEX.

Key clients

Cinda International Capital, Grande Capital, Wecon Holdings 

Stevenson Wong & Co
Work highlights

Acted for Sunlight Technology Holdings on its listing on the HKEX.

Key clients

IBO Technology Company, Kwung’s Holdings, World Super Holdings

Corporate and M&A
Charltons
Work highlights

Acted for Guangdong Kin Long Hardware Products on its acquisition of Cifial Group.

Key clients

Sawbwa Coffee, Shandong Xinhua Pharmaceutical, Shanghai International Shanghai Growth Investment

Gallant
Work highlights

Acted for an electronic and electrical appliances company on its acquisition of a US company.

HM Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Work highlights

Advised Acute Peak Investments on its HK$290 million proposed acquisition of shares of Auto Brave.

Key clients

Chapman Freeborn, Earn World Enterprises, Music Sales Corporation

Hugill & Ip
Work highlights

Acted for Onward Helmet Company on its acquisition of a PRC helmet manufacturing factory.

Kwok Yih & Chan
Work highlights

Advised BGMC International on the setup of a joint venture in Malaysia to act as a project manager to provide management services and support in connection with the construction, management, operation and maintenance of two energy producing power plants.

Key clients

China New Energy, Hin Sang Group (International) Holding, Huayu Expressway Group

LC Lawyers
Work highlights

Advised OCT on its acquisition of a 21% equity and debt interest in Zhongshan Yuhong Real Estate through OCT’s subsidiary, Shenzhen Huajing Investment.

Key clients

Asia Allied Infrastructure, EJE (Hong Kong) Holdings, Overseas Chinese Town (Asia) Holdings

Oldham Li & Nie
Work highlights

Assisted Tokyo Century Corporation, a 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), Wanderlust Studio

Stevenson Wong & Co
Work highlights

Acted for Assisted Dafy Holdings, a PRC financial information and technology service provider, on its successful acquisition of the operating company through a VIE structure.

Key clients

Aoyuan Healthy Life Group, Hopefluent Group Holdings, International Alliance Financial Leasing

Timothy Loh
Work highlights

Advised an insurance company on the $160 million sale and purchase of interests in a target insurance business through implementing a series of restructuring steps, including the reorganisation of share classes, acquisitions of existing loans, creation of security interests and issuance of notes.

Wilkinson & Grist
Work highlights

Represented K&K Property Holdings on its acquisition of a chain of offshore companies. The firm handled the due diligence over the underlying assets and companies.

Key clients

Amcorp Properties, WICE Logistics (Hong Kong)

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo
Work highlights

Acted for China Automation Group on its privatisation by Brightex Enterprises and Ascendent Automation (Cayman).

Acted for Shenzhen Investment Holdings Bay Area Development Company on the formation of a joint venture between its subsidiary and certain subsidiaries of Guangdong Provincial Communication Group Company in relation to bidding of land.

Key clients

Henderson Land Development Company

Dispute resolution
Fangda Partners
Work highlights

Representing China Jingu International Trust Company, a PRC-based subsidiary of a PRC state-owned enterprise, in Hong Kong court proceedings against an individual over breach of agreement.

Key clients

China Merchants Bank, Gardena Canada, Perfect Growth

Gall
Work highlights

Acted for an individual on a shareholder dispute. This was one of the largest shareholder disputes in Hong Kong in the entertainment sector. The matter’s value exceeds $3 billion.

Key clients

Hammer Capital, Lavender Row, Morrison Asian Investments

Hugill & Ip
Work highlights

Acted for High Fashion New Media on a commercial litigation against an individual.

Key clients

Adon Construction, Blue Elephant International, Toprank Corporation

Kwok Yih & Chan
Work highlights

Acted for China Guangfa Bank (Macau Branch) on a claim against several defendants for outstanding indebtedness.

LC Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented Justice Without Borders and a migrant domestic worker on a matter concerning the worker’s claims for compensation for unfair dismissal at Hong Kong’s labour tribunal.

Oldham Li & Nie
Work highlights

Acting for Natural Seasoning International (HK) on a shareholder dispute over breach of agreements.

Key clients

Accredited Certification International, Grassmere Services, Jessop & Baird (Hong Kong)

ONC Lawyers
Work highlights

Represented an individual in commencing legal action in Hong Kong against a defendant to claim for outstanding debts in relation to the banking facilities granted by the individual to the defendant.

Represented China Merchants Securities (HK) in an investigation initiated by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in relation to China Merchants Securities’ (HK) role as a joint sponsor for the listing application of China Metal Recycling.

Payne Clermont Velasco
Work highlights

Acted for a victim of fraudulent investment on a commercial litigation against three defendants. The plaintiff was deceived into transferring funds to three defendants believing that he was acquiring shares pursuant to an investment opportunity.

Key clients

Gramix, Music Life

Stevenson Wong & Co
Work highlights

Advised China Aoyuan Group, the vice-chairman of Guo Zining, and Prime Champion Enterprise Company on an injunction application concerning publication of defamatory statements.

Key clients

CNT Group, CS Credit, Hongkong Song Wu Investment

Wilkinson & Grist
Work highlights

Represented a public body incorporated under the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Ordinance in opposing the judicial review proceedings commenced by SUNeVision Holdings, the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties.

Acted for Eton Properties Group and Legend Properties (Xiamen) Company on defending an appeal concerning a dispute on the development of a valuable piece of land in the PRC.

Key clients

Chinachem Charitable Foundation, China Trends Holdings, The Bank of East Asia

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo
Work highlights

Advising two former directors of China Shanshui Cement Group on legal proceedings against other former directors for breach of fiduciary duties.

Key clients

Asia Cement Corporation, Fubon Bank (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Housing Authority

Intellectual property
ELLALAN
Work highlights

Advised Alibaba Group Holding on its global IP portfolio management and enforcement. The firm was involved in the trademark prosecution, contentious proceedings, company name complaints, domain name disputes and enforcement.

Acted for Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Karaoke Licensing Alliance, on a landmark copyright licensing dispute before Hong Kong’s copyright tribunal against Neway, Hong Kong’s biggest karaoke chain. This case is one of the lengthiest disputes in the Hong Kong entertainment industry in the past 25 years.

Key clients

Kering Group, Louis Vuitton, Ocean Park Corporation, Pandora

Oldham Li & Nie
Work highlights

Acted for an individual on filing a patent revocation against two granted standard patents in Hong Kong.  

Simone Intellectual Property Services (SIPS)
Work highlights

Acted for Heineken on all aspects of its Greater China IP protection, including anti-counterfeiting, trade dress infringements, fraud by service suppliers, online enforcement and trademark registry matters.

Key clients

Dell

Wilkinson & Grist
Work highlights

Represented Universal Music in obtaining a summary judgment against Hong Kong’s largest karaoke chain for use of over 5000 karaoke music videos at its karaoke establishments.

Key clients

Clover Group International, Dyson, Exxon Mobile Corporation, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Investment funds
Charltons
Work highlights

Acted for Paragon Asset Management on the setup of a Cayman SPC fund.

Timothy Loh
Work highlights

Advised a Hong Kong-based asset management firm on its management of a Japanese focused hedge fund.

Vivien Teu & Co
Work highlights

Advised an investment company on fund structuring and key terms in anticipation of investing in a private equity deal.

Advising an investment company on a discretionary investment management arrangement and fund formation.

Labour and employment
Gall
Work highlights

Acting for TFS Derivatives, one of the world’s largest inter dealer brokers, on defending a claim brought by its former employee for wrongful and unreasonable termination, unpaid wages and bonus.

Key clients

Rödl & Partner

Hugill & Ip
Work highlights

Advised global-listed land and construction company Hargreaves Services on employment matters in relation to policies, workplace injuries, disciplinary actions, discrimination and terminations.

Oldham Li & Nie
Work highlights

Acted for the Hong Kong subsidiary of a Japan listed company on defending a complaint filed by a former senior manager through the Equal Opportunities Commission due to disability discrimination.

Key clients

ConnectedGroup

Private equity
Charltons
Work highlights

Advised BC Gateways on a proposed equity investment.

Key clients

Imperial Group

HM Chan & Co in association with Taylor Wessing
Work highlights

Advised Agribuddy on its series A financing.

Regulatory
Charltons
Work highlights

Advised financial services company, CLSA Premium, on regulatory matters regarding the necessity of disengaging PRC domestic clients.

Gallant
Work highlights

Representing a statutory licensing board in various administrative appeals against licensing decisions on the grant and refusal of statutory licences for the operation of private columbaria.

Hauzen

Work highlights

Representing a Hong Kong-listed company and its shareholders against a financing bank, and various stock borrowing and stock sale counterparties, for violation of relevant securities regulations, breach of contract and fraud.

Stevenson Wong & Co
Work highlights

Acted for the audit committee of Morris Holdings, a company listed on the HKEX, on an independent investigation regarding queries from the former auditors of the company. Having fulfilled all conditions under the resumption guidance set out by HKEX, the company was subsequently allowed to resume trading of its shares on the main board.

Timothy Loh
Work highlights

Advised the operator of a cloud-based instant messaging service on an application of the rollout of a new blockchain based cryptocurrency and an e-wallet to enable payments attached to the messaging service.

Vivien Teu & Co
Work highlights

Acted for SingAlliance on its setup in Hong Kong, including regulatory advice and an application to the Hong Kong SFC for a licence to conduct regulated activities of advising on securities and asset management.

Restructuring and insolvency
Gall
Work highlights

Acted for the liquidators of Swing Media Technology Group on recovery of assets and potential claims against its former management.

Key clients

Cellmark China, Cyberworks Audio Visual Technology, Hammer Capital Private Investments

Oldham Li & Nie
Work highlights

Acted for Eight International Group on its liquidation. The firm handled the reporting obligation under listing rules, recovery of assets, the issue on unfair preference and the realisation of the assets.

Key clients

Asia Market Access (HK), Petrocom Energy, Yes Television (Hong Kong)

Wilkinson & Grist
Work highlights

Acting for the joint provisional liquidators of National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group on its financial restructuring plans.

Key clients

Grant Thornton Recovery & Reorganisation, RSM Corporate Advisory (Hong Kong), Up Energy Development Group