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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asia Pacific: Regional international arbitration

Regional international arbitration
Regional international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Asia Pacific practice underwent some reorganisation in 2016, with KC Lye taking over as department head in Singapore following the departure of Guy Spooner, and James Rogers relocating from Hong Kong to London. The practice has particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors, where it continued to handle a large number of cases for a range of major Hong Kong, German, American and Japanese clients; Hong Kong-based infrastructure specialist Alfred Wu was particularly active in this respect. The team also assists clients such as Nestlé and Royal Brunei Airlines with arbitrations arising out of general commercial agreements, and has expertise in the financial services sector through Hong Kong-based Camille Jojo, who is experienced in complex finance disputes, including credit and security claims. Also based in Singapore, counsel Katie Chung is supporting a big-four oil major on contentious issues arising out of its downstream business. The firm also has arbitration expertise in Melbourne and Perth.

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Hong Kong

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners with significant competition law expertise across other Asia Pacific offices, Norton Rose Fulbright provides a ‘client-oriented and flexible approach’ to international and Asian companies across the spectrum of advisory work, M&A clearance and international cartel investigations. ‘Very pleasant’ and ‘experienced’ team head Marc Waha provides ‘top-class’ advice to clients from a range of industries, including the aviation sector where he has acted for multiple airlines over the years in establishing complex joint ventures and alliance agreements across Asia; he recently advised Delta Airlines on a TransPacific joint venture with Korean Airlines. Waha also has considerable contentious competition expertise and is representing SiS as one of the five respondents accused of bid-rigging in the first competition litigation pending before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. In addition to disputes originating in Asia, Waha also regularly handles work for Asian clients that are subject to scrutiny from the EU competition law authorities; he is acting as EU and international counsel to Japanese company Sanden Holdings as one of the respondents in a major multi-jurisdictional cartel investigation relating to supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers. At associate level, the ‘very dedicated’ Sophie Chen and Pearl Yeung are also recommended, while ‘excellent’ of counsel Maxime Vanhollebeke is taking an increasingly prominent role in several transactions, including multi-jurisdictional merger filings, international cartel matters and compliance mandates across East Asia. Other clients include Air China, American Express, BP and Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong.

Leading individuals

Marc Waha - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maxime Vanhollebeke - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asset finance (including aviation and shipping finance)
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘technical, practical and commercial advice’ to a broad range of finance providers including banks, lessors and funds engaged in both new money transactions and restructurings. The team has ‘excellent knowledge of the shipping industry’ and is able to leverage the firm’s global expertise in the sector to seamlessly handle cross-border work. ‘Technically strong’ team head Jonathan Silver has ‘excellent connections within the Chinese market’ and has therefore been well positioned to exploit the growing importance of Chinese leasing companies providing liquidity to the market as a result of the retrenchment of numerous international banks in the sector. Senior associate Georgina Axon is also recommended, as is associate Siavush Mokhtar, who provides ‘responsive and practical advice’ to banks and lessors. Clients include Bank of China, CCB Financial Leasing, CDB Leasing, Standard Chartered Bank and ICBC Financial Leasing.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s footprint in Greater China, which is complemented by its international reach, enables it to cover a full spectrum of onshore and offshore financing transactions for Chinese and multinational corporates, as well as Chinese and international banks. Peter Haslam heads up the Hong Kong team, which includes David Milligan, who made partner in May 2017, and Jonathan Silver. A recent highlight involved advising a club of five international lenders on the provision of a $551m syndicated revolving loan convertible to term loan to Castle Peak Power Company. In 2016, Haslam and Milligan acted for a club of nine international and Asian banks in the provision of a $400m syndicated term loan to Hong Kong-listed PRC property developer Yuzhou Properties Company. Clients of the practice include Bank of China, China Construction Bank, ING Bank and Hang Seng Bank. Although Davide Barzilai relocated to the London office, he regularly travels back to Hong Kong, and spends a significant portion of time serving PRC and Hong Kong clients.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo and consultant Philip Nunn are the key contacts at Norton Rose Fulbright, which is well known for domestic and international construction disputes. Senior associates Kevin Hong and Anita Fong have expertise in acting for contractors, employers and consultants in cross-border construction disputes. The team is representing an Australian steel manufacturer in a dispute arising from a sub-subcontract between the client and an engineering company relating to a construction project in Sydney. Other highlights include representing a construction company in arbitration proceedings with a hotel group concerning an infrastructure project in Macau.

Leading individuals

Philip Nunn - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Corporate (including M&A)
Corporate (including M&A) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Under the leadership of Psyche Tai, the team at Norton Rose Fulbright is widely praised for its excellent track record in high-end corporate transactions in Hong Kong and China, and its global platform makes it well placed to handle other international deals. The practice generates work across a range of sectors, with particular strengths in areas such as real estate, financial institutions and insurance, technology, energy and natural resources. In 2016, Tai, of counsel Rachel Chan and senior associate Aldo Chan acted for Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) as financial adviser to Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding Co. in the latter’s HK$11.4bn proposed acquisition of China Shengmu. Another highly regarded individual Emma de Ronde was the lead adviser to Hong Kong-listed company Armada Holdings on its HK$1.57bn sale of a majority stake by Kerry Media to Great Wall Pan Asia International Investment, and also the associated HK$990m sale of one of Armada’s subsidiaries, Coastline International, to Paulton Global. Terence Lau and senior associate Priscilla Lee are other names to note. Etelka Bogardi recently joined from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Jon Perry relocated from Hong Kong to the London office in 2016. Allan Yee and Phillip John retired from the partnership.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a solid mix of contentious and non-contentious work and demonstrates particularly strong expertise in key segments such as D&O disputes and regulatory investigations; it is also building its presence in growth areas such as cybersecurity. Clients include Chubb, AIG, Allianz, AON, AXA and PICC. Corporate partner Emma de Ronde has extensive insurance sector expertise and recently advised Liberty International Underwriters on the domestication of its Hong Kong insurance business. Declan McDaid is recommended for contentious and regulatory matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Able to tap into the firm’s vast global network, which includes coverage across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office handles inbound and outbound prosecution, enforcement, transactional and strategic IP work for an impressive range of global companies. Team head Justin Davidson is ‘strong across the spectrum of IPR’, although he continues to be most active in the trade mark arena, where he handles a mix of prosecution and enforcement work for clients including GSK (which he advises on the management of its trade mark portfolio and renewals in Hong Kong). On the patent front, Davidson acts for many life sciences clients including Biotempus, Endogene, and ST Reproductive Technologies. Senior associate Maggie Chong is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright continues to be a force in project finance with a ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘commercial’ team that is commended by clients for its negotiating capabilities and ‘bringing transactions to a successful close’. Energy and natural resources along with projects and infrastructure are strengths of the firm globally. The Hong Kong team also benefits from the firm’s substantial presence in mainland China. Clients include China Development Bank, China International Water & Electric Corporation, Huadian Fuxin, ICBC and Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III. The firm recently advised lenders led by Standard Chartered on a HK$4.3bn syndicated revolving loan convertible to term loan to Castle Peak Power Company, which owns the Castle Peal Power Station and Black Point Power Station in Hong Kong. Banking and finance head Peter Haslam is ‘extremely responsive’, ‘knowledgeable’, ‘professional’ and ‘approachable’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

Resourcing restructuring and insolvency work from the office’s litigation and banking teams, Norton Rose Fulbright lacks the standalone capability of many firms in the ranking but it still picks up a significant amount of work, particularly where there is a cross-border angle, by virtue of the team’s ability to work with practitioners across its vast network of global offices. ‘Tenacious and committed’ head of litigation Camille Jojo handles contentious insolvency matters, while ‘knowledgeable’ head of banking Peter Haslam has expertise on the non-contentious restructuring front.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

The ‘technically strong’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright is ‘exceptionally responsive and very knowledgeable on the shipping market, particularly in China’. Although best known for ship finance, ‘very knowledgeable’ team head Jonathan Silver also regularly advises owners and banks on shipbuilding contracts, and as a qualified notary public is also able to provide notarial services to clients that need to authenticate documents in Hong Kong. ‘Top guyJim James has a strong reputation for shipping disputes and is also a key part of the firm’s Asia Pacific casualty response team, which includes practitioners in other countries such as Australia, South Africa and Japan. The team was also strengthened in August 2017 by the relocation from the London office of master mariner Peter Glover, who will substantially enhance the office’s expertise across both wet and dry matters.

Leading individuals

Jim James - Norton Rose Fulbright

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The ‘superb’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright provides a ‘very rounded’ perspective across the latest issues affecting the sector including data protection and cyber security matters. Its full-service approach ensures that it is active across transactional work, regulatory advice and dispute resolution, and maintains very close links to the office’s strong IP team, given the obvious synergies between the two. ‘Very experienced’ team head Anna Gamvros has ‘in-depth legal knowledge’ across outsourcing, data protection and telecoms regulatory issues, and has galvanised the team since she joined from Baker McKenzie in 2016. Gamvros recently advised an international financial institution on the outsourcing of its client due diligence process to a leading professional services company and coordinated a firm wide global team in providing the regulatory advice to fashion brand Thakoon regarding its plans to establish a global e-commerce website for use in over 40 countries. Other clients include Accenture, Amazon and AT&T.

Leading individuals

Anna Gamvros - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets (equity) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

At Norton Rose Fulbright, ‘partners are generally deeply involved and take a hands-on approach’, including practice head Psyche Tai, who is ‘always quick in getting to know clients’ commercial needs’. The team covers the gamut of equity capital markets transactions for issuers and underwriters across a range of sectors, with particular experience of real estate, financial institutions, healthcare, technology, natural resources and infrastructure, among others. In 2016, Terence Lau and senior associate Priscilla Lee advised Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings on a $48m open offer, and more recently, they acted for Jefferies Hong Kong in the $61m top-up placing of shares of O-Net Technologies. Doris Ng and Vicky Lam made partner in May 2017, and Emma de Ronde and senior associate Aldo Chan are other notable individuals in the team. Jon Perry relocated to the firm’s London office.

Next generation lawyers

Aldo Chan - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong arbitration practice covers disputes governed by ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules, covering M&A disputes, borrower-lender matters and construction projects, among other issues. Alfred Wu brings an engineering background to disputes involving construction and large infrastructure projects, while Camille Jojo is a key contact for banking and corporate disputes. In the consultant ranks, arbitrator Phillip Nunn is a name to note, as is Jim James, who handles disputes ranging from fraud through to shipping matters. Benjamin Ridgeon is an of counsel of note, while key senior associates include Kevin Hong and Michael Chik.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice is led by Camille Jojo, who ‘devotes all his energy to providing a superb service’. He is supported by consultant Jim James – ‘a top international lawyer with rich experience in international litigation’ – and Alfred Wu and Philip Nunn, who are also highly recommended. Senior associate Michael Chik is ‘a very sound lawyer, who is excellent with clients’. The team is acting for an asset management company and its officer in an application for a judicial review against the SFC, relating to an SFC investigation arising from the clients’ trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Wynne Mok is now director of enforcement at the SFC.

Leading individuals

Camille Jojo - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Michael Chik - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asia Pacific: Regional international arbitration

Regional international arbitration
Regional international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Asia Pacific practice underwent some reorganisation in 2016, with KC Lye taking over as department head in Singapore following the departure of Guy Spooner, and James Rogers relocating from Hong Kong to London. The practice has particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors, where it continued to handle a large number of cases for a range of major Hong Kong, German, American and Japanese clients; Hong Kong-based infrastructure specialist Alfred Wu was particularly active in this respect. The team also assists clients such as Nestlé and Royal Brunei Airlines with arbitrations arising out of general commercial agreements, and has expertise in the financial services sector through Hong Kong-based Camille Jojo, who is experienced in complex finance disputes, including credit and security claims. Also based in Singapore, counsel Katie Chung is supporting a big-four oil major on contentious issues arising out of its downstream business. The firm also has arbitration expertise in Melbourne and Perth.

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Hong Kong

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners with significant competition law expertise across other Asia Pacific offices, Norton Rose Fulbright provides a ‘client-oriented and flexible approach’ to international and Asian companies across the spectrum of advisory work, M&A clearance and international cartel investigations. ‘Very pleasant’ and ‘experienced’ team head Marc Waha provides ‘top-class’ advice to clients from a range of industries, including the aviation sector where he has acted for multiple airlines over the years in establishing complex joint ventures and alliance agreements across Asia; he recently advised Delta Airlines on a TransPacific joint venture with Korean Airlines. Waha also has considerable contentious competition expertise and is representing SiS as one of the five respondents accused of bid-rigging in the first competition litigation pending before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. In addition to disputes originating in Asia, Waha also regularly handles work for Asian clients that are subject to scrutiny from the EU competition law authorities; he is acting as EU and international counsel to Japanese company Sanden Holdings as one of the respondents in a major multi-jurisdictional cartel investigation relating to supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers. At associate level, the ‘very dedicated’ Sophie Chen and Pearl Yeung are also recommended, while ‘excellent’ of counsel Maxime Vanhollebeke is taking an increasingly prominent role in several transactions, including multi-jurisdictional merger filings, international cartel matters and compliance mandates across East Asia. Other clients include Air China, American Express, BP and Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong.

Leading individuals

Marc Waha - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maxime Vanhollebeke - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asset finance (including aviation and shipping finance)
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘technical, practical and commercial advice’ to a broad range of finance providers including banks, lessors and funds engaged in both new money transactions and restructurings. The team has ‘excellent knowledge of the shipping industry’ and is able to leverage the firm’s global expertise in the sector to seamlessly handle cross-border work. ‘Technically strong’ team head Jonathan Silver has ‘excellent connections within the Chinese market’ and has therefore been well positioned to exploit the growing importance of Chinese leasing companies providing liquidity to the market as a result of the retrenchment of numerous international banks in the sector. Senior associate Georgina Axon is also recommended, as is associate Siavush Mokhtar, who provides ‘responsive and practical advice’ to banks and lessors. Clients include Bank of China, CCB Financial Leasing, CDB Leasing, Standard Chartered Bank and ICBC Financial Leasing.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s footprint in Greater China, which is complemented by its international reach, enables it to cover a full spectrum of onshore and offshore financing transactions for Chinese and multinational corporates, as well as Chinese and international banks. Peter Haslam heads up the Hong Kong team, which includes David Milligan, who made partner in May 2017, and Jonathan Silver. A recent highlight involved advising a club of five international lenders on the provision of a $551m syndicated revolving loan convertible to term loan to Castle Peak Power Company. In 2016, Haslam and Milligan acted for a club of nine international and Asian banks in the provision of a $400m syndicated term loan to Hong Kong-listed PRC property developer Yuzhou Properties Company. Clients of the practice include Bank of China, China Construction Bank, ING Bank and Hang Seng Bank. Although Davide Barzilai relocated to the London office, he regularly travels back to Hong Kong, and spends a significant portion of time serving PRC and Hong Kong clients.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo and consultant Philip Nunn are the key contacts at Norton Rose Fulbright, which is well known for domestic and international construction disputes. Senior associates Kevin Hong and Anita Fong have expertise in acting for contractors, employers and consultants in cross-border construction disputes. The team is representing an Australian steel manufacturer in a dispute arising from a sub-subcontract between the client and an engineering company relating to a construction project in Sydney. Other highlights include representing a construction company in arbitration proceedings with a hotel group concerning an infrastructure project in Macau.

Leading individuals

Philip Nunn - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Corporate (including M&A)
Corporate (including M&A) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Under the leadership of Psyche Tai, the team at Norton Rose Fulbright is widely praised for its excellent track record in high-end corporate transactions in Hong Kong and China, and its global platform makes it well placed to handle other international deals. The practice generates work across a range of sectors, with particular strengths in areas such as real estate, financial institutions and insurance, technology, energy and natural resources. In 2016, Tai, of counsel Rachel Chan and senior associate Aldo Chan acted for Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) as financial adviser to Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding Co. in the latter’s HK$11.4bn proposed acquisition of China Shengmu. Another highly regarded individual Emma de Ronde was the lead adviser to Hong Kong-listed company Armada Holdings on its HK$1.57bn sale of a majority stake by Kerry Media to Great Wall Pan Asia International Investment, and also the associated HK$990m sale of one of Armada’s subsidiaries, Coastline International, to Paulton Global. Terence Lau and senior associate Priscilla Lee are other names to note. Etelka Bogardi recently joined from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Jon Perry relocated from Hong Kong to the London office in 2016. Allan Yee and Phillip John retired from the partnership.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a solid mix of contentious and non-contentious work and demonstrates particularly strong expertise in key segments such as D&O disputes and regulatory investigations; it is also building its presence in growth areas such as cybersecurity. Clients include Chubb, AIG, Allianz, AON, AXA and PICC. Corporate partner Emma de Ronde has extensive insurance sector expertise and recently advised Liberty International Underwriters on the domestication of its Hong Kong insurance business. Declan McDaid is recommended for contentious and regulatory matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Able to tap into the firm’s vast global network, which includes coverage across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office handles inbound and outbound prosecution, enforcement, transactional and strategic IP work for an impressive range of global companies. Team head Justin Davidson is ‘strong across the spectrum of IPR’, although he continues to be most active in the trade mark arena, where he handles a mix of prosecution and enforcement work for clients including GSK (which he advises on the management of its trade mark portfolio and renewals in Hong Kong). On the patent front, Davidson acts for many life sciences clients including Biotempus, Endogene, and ST Reproductive Technologies. Senior associate Maggie Chong is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright continues to be a force in project finance with a ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘commercial’ team that is commended by clients for its negotiating capabilities and ‘bringing transactions to a successful close’. Energy and natural resources along with projects and infrastructure are strengths of the firm globally. The Hong Kong team also benefits from the firm’s substantial presence in mainland China. Clients include China Development Bank, China International Water & Electric Corporation, Huadian Fuxin, ICBC and Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III. The firm recently advised lenders led by Standard Chartered on a HK$4.3bn syndicated revolving loan convertible to term loan to Castle Peak Power Company, which owns the Castle Peal Power Station and Black Point Power Station in Hong Kong. Banking and finance head Peter Haslam is ‘extremely responsive’, ‘knowledgeable’, ‘professional’ and ‘approachable’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

Resourcing restructuring and insolvency work from the office’s litigation and banking teams, Norton Rose Fulbright lacks the standalone capability of many firms in the ranking but it still picks up a significant amount of work, particularly where there is a cross-border angle, by virtue of the team’s ability to work with practitioners across its vast network of global offices. ‘Tenacious and committed’ head of litigation Camille Jojo handles contentious insolvency matters, while ‘knowledgeable’ head of banking Peter Haslam has expertise on the non-contentious restructuring front.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

The ‘technically strong’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright is ‘exceptionally responsive and very knowledgeable on the shipping market, particularly in China’. Although best known for ship finance, ‘very knowledgeable’ team head Jonathan Silver also regularly advises owners and banks on shipbuilding contracts, and as a qualified notary public is also able to provide notarial services to clients that need to authenticate documents in Hong Kong. ‘Top guyJim James has a strong reputation for shipping disputes and is also a key part of the firm’s Asia Pacific casualty response team, which includes practitioners in other countries such as Australia, South Africa and Japan. The team was also strengthened in August 2017 by the relocation from the London office of master mariner Peter Glover, who will substantially enhance the office’s expertise across both wet and dry matters.

Leading individuals

Jim James - Norton Rose Fulbright

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The ‘superb’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright provides a ‘very rounded’ perspective across the latest issues affecting the sector including data protection and cyber security matters. Its full-service approach ensures that it is active across transactional work, regulatory advice and dispute resolution, and maintains very close links to the office’s strong IP team, given the obvious synergies between the two. ‘Very experienced’ team head Anna Gamvros has ‘in-depth legal knowledge’ across outsourcing, data protection and telecoms regulatory issues, and has galvanised the team since she joined from Baker McKenzie in 2016. Gamvros recently advised an international financial institution on the outsourcing of its client due diligence process to a leading professional services company and coordinated a firm wide global team in providing the regulatory advice to fashion brand Thakoon regarding its plans to establish a global e-commerce website for use in over 40 countries. Other clients include Accenture, Amazon and AT&T.

Leading individuals

Anna Gamvros - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets (equity) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

At Norton Rose Fulbright, ‘partners are generally deeply involved and take a hands-on approach’, including practice head Psyche Tai, who is ‘always quick in getting to know clients’ commercial needs’. The team covers the gamut of equity capital markets transactions for issuers and underwriters across a range of sectors, with particular experience of real estate, financial institutions, healthcare, technology, natural resources and infrastructure, among others. In 2016, Terence Lau and senior associate Priscilla Lee advised Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings on a $48m open offer, and more recently, they acted for Jefferies Hong Kong in the $61m top-up placing of shares of O-Net Technologies. Doris Ng and Vicky Lam made partner in May 2017, and Emma de Ronde and senior associate Aldo Chan are other notable individuals in the team. Jon Perry relocated to the firm’s London office.

Next generation lawyers

Aldo Chan - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong arbitration practice covers disputes governed by ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules, covering M&A disputes, borrower-lender matters and construction projects, among other issues. Alfred Wu brings an engineering background to disputes involving construction and large infrastructure projects, while Camille Jojo is a key contact for banking and corporate disputes. In the consultant ranks, arbitrator Phillip Nunn is a name to note, as is Jim James, who handles disputes ranging from fraud through to shipping matters. Benjamin Ridgeon is an of counsel of note, while key senior associates include Kevin Hong and Michael Chik.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice is led by Camille Jojo, who ‘devotes all his energy to providing a superb service’. He is supported by consultant Jim James – ‘a top international lawyer with rich experience in international litigation’ – and Alfred Wu and Philip Nunn, who are also highly recommended. Senior associate Michael Chik is ‘a very sound lawyer, who is excellent with clients’. The team is acting for an asset management company and its officer in an application for a judicial review against the SFC, relating to an SFC investigation arising from the clients’ trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Wynne Mok is now director of enforcement at the SFC.

Leading individuals

Camille Jojo - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Michael Chik - Norton Rose Fulbright

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