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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

Haiwen & Partners‘ litigation offering in Hong Kong has been significantly bolstered by the addition of Edward Liu from Hill Dickinson LLP, regularly representing major domestic and foreign clients.
Kwok Yih & Chan has a solid track record in handling commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, cross-border insolvency matters, and construction disputes, particularly with a mainland nexus.
Munros is a local litigation boutique firm that handles a mix of commercial disputes, contentious insolvency, and debt recovery matters. Mark Reeves and Lewis Man are the main contacts.

Dispute resolution: litigation in Hong Kong

Herbert Smith Freehills

A leading firm for dispute resolution in the Hong Kong market, Herbert Smith Freehills has considerable breadth of expertise across the range of dispute resolution mechanisms and is particularly strong at handling litigation related to financial services regulatory investigations, insolvency and restructuring, fraud and other criminal activities leading to asset-tracing. As well as these areas, the practice is also noted for its expertise handling disputes in the private client space, assisting high-net-worth individuals and family-owned companies on large commercial disputes. Practice head Gareth Thomas draws on over three decades of commercial litigation experience, with expertise spanning complex banking, financial services, joint venture and shareholder disputes. Rachael Shek has a particularly strong reputation for banking litigation, as does Jojo Fan, who is a trusted advisor to numerous large Chinese banks and financial institutions. Senior associate Peter Ng also comes highly regarded, especially in insolvency-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Gareth Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Jojo Fan; Rachael Shek; Peter Ng; Jocelyn Heng


‘The team is diverse. The partner responsible for our matter was able to pull in associates and trainees from diverse expertise, background and language capabilities when required.’

‘Jojo Fan is very responsible and commercial. Her bilingual capabilities make her the go to partner for disputes ad investigations relating to PRC matters.’

‘In depth knowledge of the dispute resolution space.’

Key clients

UBS AG and UBS Europe SE

DBS Bank, Hong Kong Branch


Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd

BNP Paribas

Chance Talent Management Limited and Cheer Hope Holdings Limited


Work highlights

  • Defending UBS in proceedings commenced by the liquidators of China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited (China Metal) in the Court of First Instance in respect of alleged liabilities arising out of its sponsorship on the IPO.
  • Acted for DBS Bank in a High Court action brought by the liquidators of Galleria (Hong Kong) Limited (and subsequently on appeal to the Court of Appeal).
  • Assisted Essilor Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd with obtaining both domestic and worldwide proprietary and Mareva injunction orders against a total of 88 defendants, across two sets of proceedings, in connection with a substantial fraud totalling over $210m.

A&O Shearman

Heavily supported by strong contentious IP, antitrust, restructuring and insolvency practitioners, A&O Shearman’s litigation team offers a deep understanding of the commercial, regulatory and dispute resolution landscape in Hong Kong and Greater China. The practice has built a particularly strong reputation in banking litigation, regularly handling complex disputes concerning issues of derivatives, data breaches, fintech and contentious regulatory investigations. Qualified in both Hong Kong and London, practice head Matt Bower is highly sought after by banks and financial institutions in a wide range of private disputes and contentious regulatory investigations. Fai Hung Cheung is especially strong at handling cross-border financial and commercial disputes, while Eugene Chen is vastly experienced across both China outbound and inbound disputes. The team was bolstered by the addition of Melody Chan in February 2023, with the former White & Case China dispute resolution head bringing in-depth expertise in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Matt Bower

Other key lawyers:

Fai Hung Cheung; Eugene Chen; Karen Chan; Heidi Li; Melody Chan


‘Fai Hung Cheung is good at giving practical solutions and he is very detailed and helpful to entertain client needs.’

‘One of the largest and best regarded teams in Hong Kong for dispute resolution, they are working on many of the leading cases.’

Work highlights

Baker McKenzie

Utilising the firm’s international capabilities to handle complex cross-border mandates, Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong dispute resolution group works in joint operation with FenXun Partners to offer in-depth advice on Chinese law. The practice boasts an impressive range of major domestic and international clients, spanning public and private corporates, SOEs, high-net-worth individuals and investment banks and financial institutions. The practice is spearheaded by the vastly experienced Cynthia Tang, particularly sought after for her expertise in the listed company and financial services regulatory enforcement space. Bryan Ng's practice encompasses high-stakes commercial disputes and insolvency-related matters. Roberta Chan has developed a stellar reputation for significant property-related litigation, as well as corporate and commercial litigation including company and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Cynthia Tang

Other key lawyers:

Kwun Yee Cheung; Gary Seib; Bryan Ng; Roberta Chan; Jannice Lau; Gillian Lam


‘Very good attitude!’

‘Privacy protection is very good!’

‘Baker & McKenzie has a strong litigation team which offers excellent client care, responsive service and legal expertise. Members of the team are friendly, bilingual and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Esports Business Development Limited

Lead Success (Hong Kong) Limited

Oasis Beauty Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Lead Success, Hawkins and Superfine (4th to 6th defendants) in the application for stay of execution of the judgment against them in HCA 1524/2012, and their appeal against the judgment in the proceedings in CACV 178/2021.
  • Acted for Oasis Beauty in its enforcement of share mortgage, HCA785/2021 and HCSD 29/2021.
  • Advising Esports in its defence in HCA 1953 / 2018, where an individual claims against VC and DC for their breach of the alleged joint venture agreement.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance combines its renowned international capabilities with an in-depth understanding of the local Chinese market, having a particularly strong presence in the banking litigation space and regularly advising leading financial institutions, investors and corporates on complex cross-border mandates. Practice head Ling Ho brings over three decades of experience advising on IP and tech-related disputes, while the considerable breadth of Soo Khim Keoy’s expertise spans the likes of commercial and financial litigation, shareholder and JR disputes and contentious insolvency proceedings. Michael Wang’s practice focuses primarily on banking litigation and contentious regulatory matters, being a trusted advisor to top banks, investment funds, brokerage firms and listed companies. Below partner level, counsel Yvonne Shek and senior associate Jolly Xu are key contacts, with the former having developed a solid reputation for JV, insolvency and trust disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ling Ho

Other key lawyers:

Donna Wacker; Thomas Walsh; Cameron Hassall; Soo Khim Keoy; Michael Wang; Jonathan Wong; Yvonne Shek; Jolly Xu


‘A very strong team. Every member of the team delivers exceptional and high quality work. Working on a lean team makes their engagement very costs and time efficient. Their litigation/document management tool is also very user-friendly compare to other tools available in the market.’

‘Michael Wang is hands on, commercial, thinks outside the box and knows the financial industry well.

‘Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong litigation team is absolutely top notch, providing top-of-market services across key areas such as civil/commercial litigation, financial services, international arbitration, and regulatory / competition matters.’

‘Soo Khim Keoy is a highly knowledgeable and skilled strategic thinker, and is a first-rate litigator. He provides clients with accurate, digestible, commercially-focused advice and is a constant force of calm even in high pressure, make-or-break situations.


Work highlights

Gibson Dunn

The disputes team at Gibson Dunn is highly active across the gamut of civil and commercial litigation and disputes, with specialist expertise spanning the full range of banking, insurance, employment, shareholder, trust and tax matters. The Hong Kong disputes team collaborates closely with the firm’s compliance and investigations, competition and regulatory practices, providing clients with a full-service offering. One of those leading the department is Brian Gilchrist, with commercial litigation expertise that includes litigation relating to banking, corporate governance, directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ rights. Co-head Elaine Chen is a trusted advisor to numerous large companies and high-net-worth individuals, as is solicitor advocate Alex Wong.

Practice head(s):

Brian Gilchrist; Elaine Chen

Other key lawyers:

Alex Wong


‘The firm has a technically strong litigation team that provides good support to clients. They have a good number of fee earners at different level, most of whom possess good Chinese language ability.’

‘Brian Gilchrist can always provide a viable solution in difficult situations. He is the go to person for any complex disputes and is willing to be creative in addressing an issue.’

‘Elaine Chen is meticulous and technically strong. She cares about her clients and always fight for their best interests.’

Work highlights

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons offers a deep bench of experienced dispute resolution lawyers in Hong Kong and mainland China, regularly acting on a wide range of commercial and financial disputes for major listed companies and SOEs. The team depth is complemented by the breadth of expertise, with shareholder disputes, insolvency litigations and cross-border enforcement actions being particular strengths. Leading the practice is Paul Starr, vastly experienced in cross-border litigation and a renowned construction disputes expert. Edmund Wan is also adept in construction matters and brings strong commercial disputes knowledge, assisting banks and financiers to enforce defaulted loans and bonds. Peter Bullock is an expert in the field of TMT disputes and IP claims, while Barbara Chiu has a proven track record acting on shareholder and directors disputes.

Practice head(s):

Paul Starr

Other key lawyers:

Peter Bullock; Barbara Chiu; Edmund Wan; Donovan Ferguson; Rachel Yu; Crystal Luk


‘A particularly professional and approachable firm.’

‘Rachel Yu is professional, friendly, approachable and meticulous.’

‘The KWM team are extremely diligent while at the same time being easy to work with.’

Key clients

Top Wisdom Overseas Holdings Limited

Industrial Bank Co, Ltd

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd

Incitec Pivot Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited

Hong Kong Competition Commission

Nexperia B.V

Delight Wealthy Limited, Fair Million Limited

Masterwork Group Co., Ltd.

BMW Financial Services Hong Kong Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Top Wisdom in the $171m proceedings arising from the Hong Kong listing of China Forestry, which was the subject of an inquiry in the Market Misconduct Tribunal.
  • Acted for Madeline Cha (of the Cha Family which owns the Cha Group) as executor in the HK$1bn estate of Payson Cha.
  • Acted for Hong Kong Competition Commission before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in an appeal on the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal’s judgment on liability.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is highly regarded in the Hong Kong and Greater China market for handling complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and arbitration matters. The practice caters to a diverse range of clients ranging from major financial institutions and multinational corporations, to professional service firms and high-profile individuals. Martin Rogers and James Wadham jointly head the practice, both bringing an abundance of cross-border litigation experience covering multiple jurisdictions across Asia including mainland China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore.

Practice head(s):

Martin Rogers; James Wadham


‘Probably the best team in HK if you are involved in a financial or regulatory dispute. Deep knowledge of the law and highly strategic in thinking and planning.’

‘Martin Rogers brings with him unparalleled experience in relation to financial and regulatory disputes such that I cannot think of another litigator in this field who is remotely close to what he can offer.’

Work highlights


Independent Hong Kong firm Deacons considers disputes related to shareholders, banking, probate, private wealth and employment to be key areas of expertise; catering to a broad range of major clients from international corporations and PRC businesses to government and statutory bodies. Practice head Joseph Kwan brings over three decades of commercial litigation experience and is extremely well versed in handling asset distribution disputes for high-net-worth families in Hong Kong, especially following the passing of the patriarch or matriarch. KK Cheung is a particularly well regarded litigator in the construction field and regularly acts for major developers and contractors, while Peter So’s practice focuses on financial services litigation. Associate Michelle Li also handles a wide range of disputes, including employment, property and probate.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Kwan

Other key lawyers:

Paul Kwan; KK Cheung; Richard Hudson; Peter So; Carmen Ng; Michelle Li


‘Practical solutions and excellent client service.’

‘Attention to detail and think out of the box.’

‘Very able and professional team. Truly high quality work.’

‘Impressive array of talent, highly focussed on providing quality advice and to achieving results for clients, efficient and hard working. Top firm.’

‘Joseph Kwan – difficult to praise sufficiently highly, very clever, exceptional legal knowledge, always goes the extra mile for clients, extremely hard working, and very pleasant to deal with.’

‘Peter So – Extremely clever and with detailed knowledge and grasp of commercial and trusts law, very safe pair of hands, also very hard working.’

Key clients

Fulton Corporation Ltd

Zhang Caikui

Analogue Holdings Ltd & ATAL Building Services Engineering Ltd

Hummingbird Music Ltd.

Liao Chen Toh

Fook Lee Holdings Limited

Fu Ka Chun Marco

DP World Djibouti FZCO

MTR Corporation Limited

Progetto Jewellery Company Limited

Law Society of Hong Kong

Work highlights

  • Acting for Fulton Corporation Ltd in its tenancy dispute with Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F).
  • Acting for Zhang Caikui in a shareholders’ dispute, generating numerous sets of proceedings in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for parties in a widely reported competition case in Hong Kong, involving alleged cartel conduct in the supply of air-conditioning works.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is highly sought after by major financial institution clients, regularly acting in significant litigation concerning private equity, investment banking, securities and wealth management. The practice also considers the areas of white collar crime and government investigations as key aspects of its litigation work, with multi-jurisdictional mandates spanning the Asia Pacific from India and Singapore to Japan and South Korea. Of counsel Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes jointly head the offering, with the pair’s clients including top PRC asset management firms, global financial institutions, and individual executives and shareholders.

Practice head(s):

Mark Johnson; Gareth Hughes

Other key lawyers:

Emily Austin


‘Mark is one of the most experienced disputes lawyers in the industry. He has very good instincts and provides very helpful strategic advice on handling regulatory matters.’

‘Gareth Hughes always provides helpful strategic oversight.’

Work highlights

Dentons Hong Kong

Dentons Hong Kong handles a large volume of cross-border contentious work, particularly disputes around the Greater Bay Area for major Chinese corporates and SOEs. The practice has carved out a notably strong reputation in the field of high-stakes boardroom and shareholder disputes, as well as complex professional indemnity and disciplinary matters. Keith Brandt heads the practice and brings almost four decades of dispute resolution experience in Asia, with his work focusing on commercial litigation in the energy, construction and financial services sectors. Senior consultant Allan Leung is experienced across a spectrum of complex disputes areas including environmental, contentious insolvency, and employment, while Richard Keady brings extensive knowledge of high-value banking and finance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Keith Brandt

Other key lawyers:

Allan Leung; Richard Keady; Robert Rhoda; Jenny Zhuang


‘Breadth and depth: corporate, commercial and shareholder disputes, financial services and regulatory investigations, judicial review, white collar crime, environmental disputes, product liability, cross-border contentious insolvency, fraud and asset recovery, and employment actions.’

‘Allan Leung is one of the most well-established litigators. His advice and strategy is always top-notch, and comes with decades of wisdom and experience.’

‘The Dentons team is very client friendly and easy to work with. They can turn around very high quality legal work on short notice and are generally very responsive to clients.’

‘Richard Keady is knowledgeable and easy to work with at the same time. Nigel Chan is diligent, hardworking, and very client friendly.’

‘Allan Leung and Robert Rhoda are excellent practitioners.’

‘Keith Brandt – top quality legal brain, highly organised, proactive and very well liked by clients.’

Key clients

Abercrombie & Fitch Co



Berpu Technology Co., Limited and Provision Investment Co., Limited

Changchun High & New Technology Industries Development Parent Company

Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

China Sonangol International Limited

Dr Martens

Ernst & Young

Hong Kong Competition Commission

Hong Kong Solicitors Indemnity Fund

Huarong International Securities Limited

Jiangsu Shagang Materials Trading Co., Limited

Just Classic Limited

Kim Dotcom and Megaupload Limited

Lane Xang Minerals Limited

Law Society of Hong Kong

Ocean Sino Limited

PBM Asset Management Limited

Virgin Atlantic

Zhenjiang Danyang Zhengtong Investment Fund

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Hong Kong Competition Commission in enforcement proceedings arising out of a bid-rigging agreement between various companies and individuals in relation to a large number of procurement tenders in the air conditioning sector.
  • Defending Berpu Technology Co., Limited and Provision Investment Co., Limited in trust litigation relating to competing claims for ownership of a substantial shareholding in a PRC pharmaceuticals company.
  • Acting for Changchun High & New Technology Industries Development Parent Company in a shareholder dispute.

DLA Piper

With significant litigation capabilities in Hong Kong, DLA Piper has a broad range of expertise including shareholder and director disputes in listed and private companies, regulatory investigations and more specialised areas including employment, IP and shipping. In May 2022, the firm signed a cooperation agreement with Kaiman Legal in Shanghai, bolstering the firm’s capability to offer international and local PRC advice to clients in Mainland China. Kevin Chan jointly leads the practice and is highly sought after by major banks, multinational companies and SOEs. Co-head Harris Chan also has in-depth experience across all court levels in Hong Kong, handling a diverse range of disputes including banking and investment, construction, fraud and contentious probate. Satpal Gobindpuri is a key contact, having litigated on several ground-breaking shareholder, transport and insurance matters.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Chan; Harris Chan

Other key lawyers:

Satpal Gobindpuri; KC Tai


‘Satpal Gobindpuri is an all-rounded litigation lawyer. He is very familiar with the procedure and always offer client sensible advice.’

‘The team provided professional legal services on our contentious matters, and they are very proficient in the law and legal procedures in handling the legal proceedings.’

‘We worked with KC Tai and Harris Chan for some contentious matters. Mr. Tai and Mr. Chan are both very responsive and always react promptly to our inquiries. They are very experienced and have good strategic skills in dealing with our deals.’

Key clients

BentalGreenOak’s SPV – Profound Success Investment Limited

China Huarong International Holdings Limited

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Dymocks Franchise Systems (China) Limited

Everwill Industrial Limited.

Haitong International Securities Group Limited

HK A-Sun

Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

MHK Restaurants Limited

OCM APDO Gene Investments Pte. Ltd. (a member of the Oaktree Capital Group)

Sand Aire Limited / Stramongate SA

TFI Asset Management Limited

Zhongliang Holdings Group Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, with Lai Kar Yan and Kam Chung Hang as Joint and Several Managers of Target Insurance Company Limited, in seeking recovery of more than $154m from Nerico Brothers Limited.
  • Representing Profound Success Investment Limited in the potential restructuring of debts owed to it by Fullsun International Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
  • Advising Sandaire in an ongoing High Court civil action against Jin Zhanjie and Cre8ive Investment Limited for their default in making payment under a settlement agreement.


The dispute resolution group at HFW handles a variety of cross-border and domestic contentious matters, with a strong network of expertise throughout Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Greater Bay regions. Practice head Noel Campbell has over 25 years of commercial litigation experience, with his practice focusing on complex financial litigation, fraud, insolvency and trusts. He is heavily supported by George Lamplough, a specialist in cross-border banking and international trade disputes.

Practice head(s):

Noel Campbell

Other key lawyers:

George Lamplough


‘Good reputation in shipping.’

‘Great credentials in litigation in Hong Kong and across their other offices. The firm’s recent move to open a BVI office makes them one of the few onshore firms with BVI litigators.’

‘Noel Campbell is an elder statesman of litigation and the insolvency world and there is very little he hasn’t deal with before.’

Key clients

PT Asuransi Tugu Pratama Indonesia Tbk

ANZ Commodity Trading Pty Ltd

The Joint & Several Liquidators of FF Group Sourcing Limited (Deloitte)

Australian Private Pension Fund

The Joint Liquidators of Twenty Two East Limited (Grant Thornton)

The British Virgin Islands Provisional Liquidators of RZ3262019 Limited (Deloitte)

Work highlights

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells often litigates in complex and high-profile proceedings in courts locally and around the world, with in-depth expertise across commercial and financial services litigation, corporate shareholder disputes, and fraud and anti-corruption investigations. Practice head Chris Dobby advises clients on a broad range of cross-border commercial, insolvency, professional negligence and fraud related disputes. Adept across the range of commercial and contentious regulatory matters, Mark Lin regularly deals with courts, tribunals and regulators in Hong Kong, Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Practice head(s):

Chris Dobby

Other key lawyers:

Mark Lin; Antonia Croke; Byron Phillips


‘In-depth expertise on a wide range of topics across the financial industry.’

‘The whole litigation team and in particular the partners Mark Lin and Antonia Croke are really good in particular on the strategic thinking to stir complex situations to the right outcome.’

‘Led by Mark Lin, their dispute resolution provides solid work in a timely manner.’

‘Mark Lin. He is responsive, knowledgeable and experienced. ’

‘The team under the supervision of Mark Lin is superb. They are tech savvy and are able to understand the importance of effective case management. For example, they offered to use a dedicated secured link to transmit court bundles and confidential documents to ensure the process is smooth and the files are easily stored and retrieved.’

‘Mark Lin is a highly regarded seasoned litigator with a wealth of dispute resolution experience. He has exceptional strong commercial and strategic mindset. He can see big picture at the very outset and offer pragmatic advice and strategy, not to mention the first-rate technical skills.

Key clients

FTI Consulting


Citicorp International Limited

Asahi Beer Asia Ltd

Standard Chartered Bank

Perun Consultants

Work highlights

  • Acted for Citicorp International Limited (in its role as Trustee), in obtaining a $483m judgment in a bond default dispute against Tsinghua Unigroup Co. Ltd.
  • Advising Madison Pacific Trust Limited on strategic and Hong Kong law related issues in defending a claim brought by the Joint Administrators of African Minerals Limited before the Supreme Court of Bermuda.
  • Acting for Traxys in a dispute arising from a loan facility granted by Traxys to an exploration and mining company.


Regularly acting for large corporates, leading banks, government bodies and SOEs, Linklaters‘ Hong Kong and mainland China disputes specialists are experienced across a number of sectors including finance, real estate, consumer goods and entertainment. Justin Tang continues to develop his reputation amongst top banking and SOE clients, especially for complex shareholder disputes and insolvency-related litigation. Solicitor advocate Denise Fung is also a significant presence in the practice, regularly acting for financial institutions and corporates in complex commercial litigation and investigations.

Other key lawyers:

Justin Tang; Denise Fung; Andrew Chung; Michael Lamson


‘Linklaters is known for its high standards and work product quality which we have witnessed in our engagement of their services. Their global reach and involvement has played and will continue to play an ever increasing role in the global dispute resolution and litigation. Specifically we have had positive results with Linklaters acting as our counsel in recovering assets subject to cross border fraud regimes.’

‘We have worked with Denise Fung of Linklaters who exhibited professionalism, urgency, efficiency and results. We are pleased with her services and intend to continue working with her should similar matters arise.’

Work highlights

Mayer Brown

The disputes resolution team at Mayer Brown is highly experienced across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions, with a notable offering in the fields of commercial, banking and finance, and real estate litigation, as well as recognisable skill in the regulatory investigations space. Co-head of the firm’s global litigation practice Geoffrey Chan fronts the Hong Kong offering and is especially highly regarded for his skills handling complex contentious construction matters. Alan Linning also brings over three decades of commercial litigation experience, with his practice focusing on financial services regulatory matters and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Geoffrey Chan

Other key lawyers:

Alan Linning; John Hickin; Susanne Harris; Billy Lam; Menachem Hasofer; Vincent Law; Nancy Leung; Bill Amos; Vivien Yip; Mei Ling Lew; Raymond Chan; Wilson Fung

Key clients

Junefield Gold Investments Limited

First Laser Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented a developer in Hong Kong in its compulsory sale application of an industrial building in Quarry Bay with a reserve price of HK$5bn in an auction to expand its hub in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.
  • Acting for the plaintiff in the long-running dispute of First Laser Limited v Fujian Enterprises (Holdings) Company Limited & Anor.

Minter Ellison

Minter Ellison offers a heavy-weight disputes team in Hong Kong, with a broad caseload of complex litigation that spans boardroom and shareholder, investment fund, financial services and insurance-related disputes. The practice is also noted for its considerable cross-border expertise, which in addition to regularly acting for Hong Kong and PRC clients in their overseas disputes in regions such as Dubai and Africa, also has a significant presence in other key Asia Pacific jurisdictions such as Australia. Veteran David Morrison’s practice focuses primarily on corporate, regulatory and securities litigation, while William Barber’s litigation expertise spans key economic sectors including financial services, energy and commodities, and telecoms. Desmond Liaw is also a key contact for commercial and civil litigation, including employment, fraud and asset recovery.

Other key lawyers:

William Barber; Steven Birt; Malcolm Chin; Nathan Dentice; Jonathan Green; Alex Kaung; Jun Kwong; Desmond Liaw; David Morrison; Eddy So; Steven Yip; Desmond Yu


‘Desmond Liaw is a disputes expert who brings to the table strategic solutions that are often creative and out of the box.’

Key clients

Joe Zhixiong Zhou

Anglo Chinese Corporate Finance Limited

Vincent TK Cheung / Agnes Fung & Carol Chow

PDC Limited

Dundee Greentech Limited

The Executors of the Estate of Chen Din Hwa

Hyundai Merchant Marine

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited

Competition Commission of Hong Kong

Eastmore Group

Capital Pilot Limited

China Gas Industry Investment Holdings Company Limited

Laurel Capital Hong Kong Limited

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Totalcorp (Nominees) Limited

Real Estate and Finance Fund and Worldwide Opportunities Fund SPC

Work highlights

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright handles a broad span of big-ticket litigation for high calibre regional and global financial institutions, as well as a steady stream of complex family and probate disputes and construction related matters. The practice is also particularly strong regarding contentious regulatory and white collar work, active across all stages including investigations, enforcement proceedings and prosecutions by regulatory bodies. Practice head Camille Jojo brings extensive experience across the spectrum of banking, shareholder and general commercial disputes. Alfred Wu is also a key contact and highly regarded for his corporate dispute expertise, advising clients on a range of M&A, JV and finance matters. Daniel Ng is sought-after by banks, financial institutions and corporates to advise on contentious commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Camille Jojo

Other key lawyers:

Alfred Wu; Kevin Hong; Daniel Ng


‘Norton Rose Fulbright is very much a full-service firm, with the capabilities to handle all aspects of a client’s legal needs. Such an ability means a high degree of synergy created between different practice areas. Further, its global network is vast, which means that clients’ cross-border legal needs can be fully taken care of.’

The litigation team under Camille Jojo is first class. He is an inspiring leader with enormous experience and tactical nous.’

‘Camille Jojo stands out for his rich experience in handling private client, trusts and estates matters.’

‘They are very reliable and provide professional advice. They always provide strong support for the client’s best interest. And also, they are very responsive to handle matters. All our cases handled by NRF are steadily progressed.’

‘Kevin Hong is brilliant. We always appreciate his strong support to achieve the best for our clients. We could understand the whole picture of the case and arguments easily from his comments. Our colleague also appreciates him very much for his professional skills and achievements.’

‘They are very collaborative on multi-disciplinary project. Above all, they have mutual respect for each other’s specialist area of practice.’

‘Alfred Wu is extremely pleasant to deal with.’

‘Kevin Hong is an experienced litigation partner with strong commercial sense and legal acumen. He is good at giving balanced and practical advice.’

Key clients

A former independent non-executive director of Freeman FinTech Corporation Limited

LAE Technologies Hong Kong Limited

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Limited|Harbour Plaza Hotel Management Limited

A senior executive of JP Morgan Chase Bank

JSP International S.R.O.

Paloma Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the executor on the Fok Estate dispute.
  • Advised JSP International S.R.O. on Hong Kong proceedings to trace and recover money transferred into bank accounts in Hong Kong pursuant to a cyber fraud.
  • Acted for Paloma in enforcing a Japan Commercial Arbitration Association award of over HK$270m against a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP

Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP maintains a varied and high-profile caseload of cross-border commercial litigation, and, in addition to corporate, fraud and debt-repayment matters, has established a significant strength in shipping disputes. Jointly leading the practice is Lianjun Li, who has established a solid reputation in the Hong Kong market for handling major disputes related to international trade, transportation, cross-border investments and bond issuance. Team co-head Asha Sharma is also renowned for the breadth of her litigation expertise, handling a wide range of complex contractual, employment, property and banking related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Lianjun Li; Asha Sharma

Other key lawyers:

Mark West; Min Li; Donald Sham; Steve Tam


‘They are able to provide innovative and creative solutions.’

‘Asha Sharma is the partner working with us. She has good communication skills and provide creative solutions especially when there are unforseeable situations.’

‘The team always provide professional advice at the critical moment.’

Work highlights

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Hong Kong litigation offering at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is particularly strong on matters with a US nexus, regularly representing highly-regarded US-listed Chinese Issuers in US courts. The team is led by the abundantly experienced and 'extremely knowledgeable' Rory McAlpine, who regularly handles complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes for corporates and financial institutions. He is strongly supported by associate James Tennison who is building a solid reputation advising on domestic, international and offshore litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rory McAlpine

Other key lawyers:

James Tennison


‘Rory McAlpine is very user friendly and easy to work with. Well liked by clients.’

‘Very strong contentious team, adept at handling high value and complex cross border disputes, including managing teams of local firms where appropriate.’

‘Rory McAlpine: very commercial and astute at strategic thinking, and great to work with.’

Key clients

Grandview Private Trust Company

Hun Yang Investments (Hong Kong) and Wingon International

Grand View Private Trust Company v Wong and Others


Evenstar Capital Management


Work highlights

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood is a robust presence in the Hong Kong litigation market, using its international network to act in numerous cross-border disputes related to shareholders, fraud, maritime and international trade, employment and contentious liquidation and insolvency matters. Ivan Ng and Ian Childs lead the practice, with the latter being a specialist across the board of civil, regulatory and criminal litigation; he has a particular focus on the financial sector and contentious regulatory issues. Jamie Stranger is a key presence when it comes to corporate insolvency disputes, as well as contentious probate and commercial litigation. Emily Li is highly sought after by PRC and international clients for her expertise, especially in the field of shareholders disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ian Childs; Ivan Ng

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Stranger; Evangeline Quek; Emily Li


‘Hard working and user friendly, Stephenson Harwood works very well with counsel teams.’

‘Ian Childs has a good knowledge of the Hong Kong court system and procedure. He is helpful and is keen to work in a collaborative manner.’

‘Excellent on the ground capability in Hong Kong. Very user friendly.’

‘Very good collaboration.’

‘Jamie Stranger demonstrates excellent legal analysis of the facts of the case.’

‘Good commercial and practice advice.’

Key clients

Purple Surgical UK Limited

Employees of China Shanshui Investment Limited

United Overseas Bank

Dan Form International Limited (a BVI company) and its owner (a PRC individual)

Société Générale

OCBC Wing Hang





Bank of East Asia

FTI Consulting

Work highlights

  • Advised employees and minority shareholders of China Shanshui Investment Company Limited on a dispute relating to China Shanshui Cement Group Company Limited.
  • Act for the administrators of the estate of LSK concerning the proposed sale of a mansion house in central Hong Kong.
  • Acting for Purple Surgical UK Limited in a dispute regarding a sale and purchase agreement for $27m.

Tanner De Witt

Independent Hong Kong firm Tanner De Witt acts for a wide array of multinational corporations, SMEs, high-net-worth individuals and public sector bodies on complex and high-profile matters, from commercial and corporate to regulatory and IP-related disputes. Pamela Mak jointly leads the offering and has a proven track record acting for both private and listed companies on complex shareholders’ disputes. Co-head Jeff Lane’s practice focuses primarily on domestic and multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes and asset tracing and recovery matters; also bringing a strong niche in cyber-fraud.

Practice head(s):

Pamela Mak; Jeff Lane


‘Experienced partners with very capable, well-rounded associates.’

‘Pamela Mak is a seasoned litigator who is very familiar with court procedures and rules and great attention to detail in her work.’

‘Jeff Lane is an expert in the asset recovery and fraud space.

‘Well known as a go to firm in Hong Kong. Excellent quality, they know the market very well, and are extremely personable and user friendly.’

‘Pamela Mak is brilliant to deal with, and clients love her. Very commercial, responsive, and completely solid on issues.’

‘The team comprised of competent members who are well versed in the substantial cross-border litigation and arbitrations.’

‘Pamela Mak is a competent team leader with visions and business acumen, especially in litigations and arbitrations involving clients from mainland China.’

Work highlights


Especially well-known for high value and complex disputes in the financial services sector, the litigation team at Ashurst works in conjunction with the firm’s financial regulatory, restructuring and insolvency practices to provide a comprehensive full-service offering. James Comber spearheads the practice and brings extensive experience in corporate, insolvency and contractual disputes, as well as contentious regulatory matters. Cliff Chow continues to receive instructions from major international and PRC banking and financial institution clients, handling both sensitive investigations and significant disputes.

Practice head(s):

James Comber

Other key lawyers:

Cliff Chow; Sylvia Tee; Benjamin Ng


‘James Comber is a strong litigation lawyer in the Hong Kong disputes market.’

‘Having worked alongside Sylvia Tee on a large professional negligence matter I found her to have an excellent attention to detail and a strong grasp of the key technical and factual issues relevant to our work.’

‘Strong collection of individual talent. Some home grown some laterally acquired. Good coordination with other offices in network.’

Key clients

HNA Group Co Limited

Royal Bank of Canada

Asia Debt Management

China Merchant’s Bank (Hong Kong Branch)

Bank of America, National Association

Credit Suisse

Duff & Phelps (Bruno Arboit and Galaxy Chan)

HNA Group Company (International) Limited

Swiss Re

Samsung Securities

CNCB (Hong Kong) Investment Limited

Beijing Energy International Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for CMB in two sets of Norwich Pharmacal proceedings in the High Court of Hong Kong in which disclosure orders and anonymity orders were sought by the plaintiffs against CMB.
  • Acted for ADM in a series of inter-related proceedings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, to secure debts owing to it of approximately $85m.
  • Acted for HNA (International) Company Limited in its defence in Hong Kong High Court proceedings for the enforcement of a guarantee, with the amount claimed being $357m.

Clyde & Co LLP

Utilising its commanding international reputation, Clyde & Co LLP’s dispute resolution practice throughout Hong Kong and mainland China consistently handles complex disputes across a number of key economic sectors, including construction, energy, marine, aviation, trade and insurance. Practice head Simon McConnell has particular expertise in commercial disputes in the financial services sector, regularly handling matters involving directors, financial institutions, fraud, professional indemnity and trade credit cover. Patrick Perry has a proven track record acting in substantial construction litigation, while Matthew Lam has a particular focus on shipping matters, such as charter party disputes, marine casualties and bunker claims.

Practice head(s):

Simon McConnell

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Lam; Patrick Perry; John Howes; Desmond Lui; Pryderi Diebschlag


‘Great expertise in high-profile international disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions.’

‘Simon McConnell is fantastic – he has a great sense for what really matters, is not afraid to give the advice the client needs to hear, and is highly responsive. ’

‘Good customer service and attention to detail.’

Work highlights


Boutique law firm Gall focuses almost exclusively on dispute resolution, with the specialist Hong Kong practice remaining extremely active in the fields of commercial litigation, fraud matters, employment disputes, insolvencies and family matters. Nick Gall is one of those leading a practice that boasts an impressive client portfolio, regularly acting for foreign governments, banks, hedge funds and other large financial institutions. Co-head Chris Wong specialises in a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes for both mainland Chinese and foreign companies and individuals.

Practice head(s):

Nick Gall; Chris Wong

Other key lawyers:

Evelyn Chan; Kenix Yuen; Felda Yeung


‘Gall is great boutique disputes firm, with plenty of innovative drive.’

‘Chris Wong is a terrific, commercial and practical partner and great to work with.’

‘Gall usually works with a fairly lean team, and I usually work with Chris Wong plus one associate. I often recommend Gall to friends as I find Gall extremely competent, dedicated and user-friendly.’

Key clients

Softbank Vision Fund

New York State

China Shandong Hi-Speed Capital (HK) Limited

Agricultural Bank of China

VIG Partners

Work highlights

  • Acting for a HNWI in relation to misselling claims against JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and another asset management fund.
  • Acting for Softbank Vision Fund in applications for recognition of letters of request granted by the Delaware Courts seeking document production and testimony from Hony Capital, Gaw Capital, Trustbridge and certain individuals.
  • Advising the New York State which is the victim of a fraudulent scheme orchestrated to defraud state funds in excess of $30m in relation to the purchase of Chinese medical ventilators for COVID-19 patients.


The commercial disputes and regulatory group at Kennedys continues to maintain its strong reputation for director and shareholder disputes, financial sector litigation, regulatory defence and contentious employment. The practice is particularly reputable when it comes to healthcare work, with co-heads Christine Tsang and Sandy Cho overseeing a strong contentious offering that covers litigation in relation to clinical negligence and medical malpractice, criminal investigations and death inquests involving medico-legal issues. Rudy Chung also leads the practice and brings vast experience in construction and engineering disputes, as well as contentious regulatory insurance and financial services matters.

Practice head(s):

Rudy Chung; Christine Tsang; Sandy Cho


‘The team is very professional and hard working, and packed with people with real expertise in the area. They have a good commercial sense for litigation and understand the risks, including the evidential risks and the overall risk of litigation. They do not unnecessarily cause litigation to be extended and to become argumentative, thus serving their client’s interests.’

‘Christine Tsang and Sandy Cho are great leaders, who give a lot and expect a lot from their team. They are good tempered, which always helps in any litigation.’

‘The team is professional and helpful, and is very attentive to the most miniscule details in case handling. Their pragmatic approach of guiding clients step by step immensely helped to prepare our colleagues for court attendance. They were also very attentive and instantly replied to any queries we had even during non-office hours.

Key clients

Hospital Authority

Link Fish Import & Export S.L.

Medical Protection Society

Work highlights


O'Melveny assists its clients in high-profile and complex cases involving shareholder and partnership issues, professional negligence claims, commercial and finance disputes, and insurance matters. Specialising in commercial, corporate and regulatory litigation, practice head Denis Brock is highly sought after by major domestic and international clients to advise on disputes concerning investments, joint ventures and commodities. He is supported by experienced counsel Kieran Humphrey, an expert in contentious regulatory investigations who receives considerable client praise for his 'extremely good technical legal knowledge'.

Practice head(s):

Denis Brock

Other key lawyers:

Kieran Humphrey


‘Very comprehensive service. Team members have excellent subject matter knowledge and this allows them to respond to requests quickly and with insight. Tend to use this form for difficult cases and they have always achieved good outcomes.’

‘I would highly rate Denis Brock the lead partner. He is an excellent strategist and this has enabled him to get excellent results. Smart management of his team resources ensure costs are kept within budgets agreed.’

‘Kieran Humphrey – great subject matter knowledge and strategic thinking. Always sensitive to client needs and the goals of the in-house team.

Key clients



HP Inc

Work highlights

Eversheds Sutherland

The litigation and dispute management team at Eversheds Sutherland is highly regarded for the breadth of expertise it offers, with commercial, administrative and regulatory, financial services, contentious restructuring and insolvency disputes considered key areas of expertise. Mark Hughes heads the practice and brings in-depth experience of numerous multi-jurisdictional issues, including regulatory and internal investigations arising from alleged misconduct. Of counsel Jason Tam is highly knowledgeable across the spectrum of commercial and financial disputes, regularly acting for listed companies, banks, hedge funds and multinational corporations.

Practice head(s):

Mark Hughes

Other key lawyers:

Adam Ferguson; John Siu; Wesley Pang; Duncan Watt; Jason Tam; Jocelyn Chow


‘They have a strong regulatory and financial practice.’

‘Mark Hughes is an experienced ex-magic circle operator.’

‘Duncan Watt has good financial industry experience.’

‘Jason Tam is responsive and responsible.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland’s disputes team is very knowledgeable and experienced in handling banking related client claims in Hong Kong.’

‘Duncan Watt has been providing us with value for money advice consistently for a number of years. He has been very reliable in supporting and accommodating our requirements.’

Key clients

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Communications Authority

Madam Bi XiaoQiong

Incu Global Limited and Incu Capital Management Limited

BOCI Securities Limited

The Bank of East Asia, Limited.

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC and Noor Bank PJSC

Regions Bank

CGS-CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for a high-net-worth individual in defence of a claim of over $500m brought by the liquidators based on an alleged fraud (involving over 20 defendants) in connection with the liquidation of China Medical Technologies.
  • Acting for the Communications Authority in judicial reviews of public importance in relation to breaches of the Generic Code of Practice on Television Programme Standards.
  • Advising a Chinese stated-owned company on the disputes with its joint venture partner arising out of a multi-billion-GBP restructuring in the UK, Australia and Netherlands.

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners is consistently instructed by Chinese, foreign and local entities on commercial cross-border disputes, drawing upon the firm’s deep expertise in corporate, finance, trade and investment law. Peter Yuen oversees a practice that is well known for its broad industry focus, encompassing the likes of banking, energy, financial services, healthcare and real estate disputes. Howard Chan is another prominent presence, well versed representing multi-national corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals before the Hong Kong courts.

Practice head(s):

Peter Yuen

Other key lawyers:

Howard Chan


‘Fangda’s Hong Kong dispute resolution team is a unique offering in Hong Kong. Without the baggage of a huge platform in other practice areas, this team is able to provide quality service to its clients.’

‘Peter Yuen is an honest practitioner with great integrity. He is able to give you a succinct summary of his observations of the matter you present to him.’

Key clients

SAIF Partners

Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited

China Create Capital Limited, Wang Tao, State Frontier Limited, and Wang Xu

Huang Youlong

Perfect Growth Limited

Fullerton Healthcare Group

LIXIL Corporation

Holborn Rose Pte Limited

Prima Finance Limited

Sodrugestvo Paraguay S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing a listed telecoms company in defence of court proceedings and in interim injunctive relief applications relating to the services provided by the plaintiff, a large data centre operator.
  • Representing a shareholder camp of a ¥2bn Chinese manufacturing group in applying for interlocutory injunctive relief to restrain the other shareholder camp from effecting a distribution of around $50m from the group.

Hill Dickinson Hong Kong

In addition to the traditional commercial disputes practice, the team at Hill Dickinson Hong Kong continues to engage in new generation disputes involving the latest technologies, including those related to cryptocurrency and crypto-assets. Bryan O’Hare jointly oversees a practice that receives a steady stream of complex contentious insolvency, construction, international trade and regulatory disputes. Co-head Damien Laracy is a highly sought after litigator with more than three decades of experience, with a particular strength in key growth sectors from real estate and retail to trade and transport.

Practice head(s):

Bryan O’Hare; Damien Laracy

Key clients

Universe Income Builder Funds

Grant Thornton

Gerald Metals

UD Trading Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for an individual in an appeal to the Court of Appeal against a bankruptcy order and successful opposition against the petitioner’s further appeal to the Court of Final Appeal.
  • Advised the Board of China Smarter Energy Group Holdings Limited on legal and regulatory issues relating to a boardroom dispute and contested AGM.
  • Advised the managers of Universe Income Builder Fund (Funds IV, V and VI), commodity (gold) investment funds, and related parties with the defence of proceedings in Hong Kong by Korean financial institutions alleging investment fraud/Ponzi scheme including related injunction proceedings.

Latham & Watkins LLP

With a particularly extensive network in mainland China, Latham & Watkins LLP regularly represents clients in substantial cross-border litigation throughout Asia, including disputes related to contract, shareholders, M&A and JV, banking and securities, and professional liability. Hui Xu is chair of the firm’s Asia litigation and trial department and advises clients on a broad range of claims, with a particular focus on resolving multi-jurisdictional white collar investigations and litigation. Solicitor advocate Dominic Geiser’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and he is one of the relatively few lawyers in Hong Kong who has been awarded Higher Rights of Audience in civil litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Hui Xu

Other key lawyers:

Dominic Geiser

Key clients

Hong Kong Airlines Limited

Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

Shenzhen Ace Battery Co., Ltd.

A.O. Smith Corporation

Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co., Ltd.

Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited

Orient Asset Management (International) Holding Limited

Work highlights

Morrison Foerster

The litigation team at Morrison Foerster has extensive experience representing multinational and Chinese companies, SOEs and individuals in complex disputes spanning a wide array of key economic sectors, including technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, construction and private equity. Timothy Blakely heads up the practice and is vastly experienced in representing companies and individuals in high-stakes contentious matters concerning US and Hong Kong law, as well as PRC litigation on behalf of individual clients.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Blakely

Other key lawyers:

Chen Zhu


‘The MoFo litigation practice in Hong Kong is excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable about local laws and practices, allowing them to provide thoughtful, deep, strategic advice. And they are well versed in technology and business practices, allowing them to quickly get to the crux of the matter. They also are very business savvy, providing practical and strategic guidance that accounts for business operations and needs.’

‘While the full team of lawyers we have worked with have been terrific, it is Tim Blakely who stands out as truly exceptional. He has become our most trusted advisor in Hong Kong (and the surrounding region). In addition to taking the time to really understand our business, Tim is excellent is distilling difficult topics and issues down into manageable bites that allows us to make the best possible decisions for our company.’

Work highlights

Wilkinson & Grist

Wilkinson & Grist increasingly receives mandates from private clients in relation to family disputes, as well as acting for a number of major local and international banks in Hong Kong in significant and high-value banking disputes. Practice head Ivan Chu’s practice spans the spectrum of civil litigation and he oversees a practice that is highly active across commercial and shareholder disputes, defamation, employment and professional negligence matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Chu

Other key lawyers:

Florence Chan; Paul Liu

Key clients

Alvarez & Marsal

Ernst & Young

FTI Consulting

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd



RSM Nelson Wheeler

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in resisting the judicial review proceedings commenced by SUNeVision Holdings Limited in the Court of First Instance and contested an appeal to the Court of Appeal.
  • Advising Grand Network Technology Limited on contesting legal actions commenced by XY, LLC, which sought to recover assets from the client.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm is recognised for its skill representing clients in cross-border disputes with a significant PRC and Hong Kong element, including those arising along countries partaking in the one belt and road initiative. Solicitor advocate Frederick Hui is one of those leading the practice and specialises in commercial litigation and white-collar crime, with a proven track record acting for high-value shareholders. Gilbert Leung also heads the team, bringing extensive knowledge regarding insolvency matters, commercial fraud, contentious banking and real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Frederick Hui; Gilbert Leung


‘An amazing market leading firm.’

‘Fred Hui is a rainmaker amongst rainmakers. Sound judgment, loved by clients and first rate.’

‘Well known top team in Hong Kong. Closely connected with PRC and strong language capabilities.’

‘Fred Hui is the star litigation partner. Absolutely efficient, deep knowledge in the market and strategic.’

‘I have worked with several law firms in Asia, and Zhong Lun’s disputes team, and primarily Frederic Hui, have stood out as true professionals. ’

‘Fred is truly an international disputes lawyer. He understands the international elements of his claims and is not limited in his advocacy by the localist mentality that so many litigators have. Fred is keenly aware of what he can do in his jurisdiction and how he can partner with lawyers in other jurisdictions to best serve his clients.’

‘Very strong Mainland connections.’

Key clients

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Goldin Financial Group

Falcon Insurance Company (Hong Kong) Limited

China Resources Group

China Minsheng Investment

China Minsheng Banking Group

Yau Wing / Fok Ying Tung’s Family

ShineWing Hong Kong

Kaisa Group

Da Vinci (HK) Limited / Da Vinci Home Collection (Hong Kong) Limited

BDO Hong Kong

eBay Marketplaces GmbH

Sing Tao Group (East Week Publishing Limited and Hong Kong Headline Daily Publishing Limited)

Qingdao Guolin Environmental Technology Co., Ltd

Bank of Communications

FTI Consulting

Bank of East Asia, Limited

Hongkong Zhengrong Energy Conservation Investment Limited

Fang Ankong

Gold Brilliant Investment Limited

China Asia Group (HK) Limited

Li Qing and 深圳韋玥創意投資有限公司

Global Industrial Investment Limited

Shanghai Gopher Asset Management Company Limited

Seeky International Limited

Zhang Wei

Au Yat Gai

RGC (Nasdaq Listed)

Work highlights