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Nixon Peabody CWL

5TH FLOOR, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK BUILDING, 4-4A DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 2521 0880
Email:
Web:
www.nixonpeabodycwl.com

The firm

Nixon Peabody CWL is the Hong Kong arm of Nixon Peabody LLP, an international firm of lawyers. Nixon Peabody CWL comprises approximately 40 lawyers and legal professionals in Hong Kong. In addition to advising on a full spectrum of Hong Kong legal issues, the firm is a hub for Nixon Peabody clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region including mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The firm benefits from the combined resources of Nixon Peabody LLP’s 650+ lawyers operating in 17 offices in the US and around the world. In Hong Kong, Nixon Peabody CWL operates in association with JunZeJun Law Offices, a 400-lawyer firm based in mainland China.

Areas of practice

The firm represents Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and international clients, including listed companies, private enterprises, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, investment banks, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and company directors. It provides a broad range of legal solutions and advises clients on, among other things, China business, inbound and outbound M&A and investment transactions, other corporate and commercial transactions, Hong Kong IPOs and corporate finance, investment fund formation, securities regulatory matters, banking and finance, legal disputes, insolvency and restructuring, employment and immigration, intellectual property and information technology, and media and entertainment matters.

Nixon Peabody CWL has an approach to client service that involves partners and consultants having significant ‘hands on’ involvement in matters taken on by the firm, while operating in a cost-effective manner. It aims to use small tight-knit teams, supplemented by additional lawyers only when necessary to meet the objectives of an assignment.

Lawyers in Nixon Peabody CWL have worked on transactions in many countries throughout Asia and are thereby sensitive to different cultures and attitudes. Almost all of its lawyers are fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as English. It also has lawyers fluent in French and Japanese.

The firm aims to offer a depth of thought combined with practical and commercial (and not purely legalistic) advice, operating as a ‘think tank’ to resolve complicated legal and commercial issues. This is especially important when structuring transactions, conducting difficult negotiations, or finding the right direction in the present day regulatory maze. It also seeks to develop strong and lasting relationships with clients and spends time with them to understand their businesses, objectives and concerns.

The Nixon Peabody logo signals its intent: a dynamic ‘spark’ that symbolises both its innovative ideas and actions and the collective intelligence of the whole firm thinking ahead for its clients.

ContactsCheng Hoo (senior partner) (cheng.hoo@nixonpeabodycwl.com)
Matthew Lam (managing partner) (matthew.lam@nixonpeabodycwl.com)
Joanne Wu (managing partner) (joanne.wu@nixonpeabodycwl.com)

LanguagesEnglish
Mandarin
Cantonese
Japanese
French

Other officesAlbany
Boston
Buffalo
Chicago
London
Long Island
Los Angeles
Manchester
New York
Providence
Raleigh
Rochester
San Francisco
Shanghai
Singapore
Washington DC

Number of lawyers approximately 40

Above material supplied by Nixon Peabody CWL.

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