Norton Rose Fulbright > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
38/F JARDINE HOUSE
1 CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright is praised for its 'great sense of business acumen and for providing pragmatic advice and solutions'. The team draws on its global network to handle antitrust aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, and cartel and abuse of dominance cases. It acts for a range of clients and has particular experience in the airline, oil and gas, and finance industries. Head of practice Marc Waha represents Asian clients before competition authorities in Japan and Europe, and has notable expertise in the emerging antitrust regimes in East Asia. Waha also handles multijurisdictional merger filings and international cartel investigations. Senior associate Nicolas Cassauba is experienced in antitrust regimes across Asia and the EU, and is recommended for dawn raids and compliance matters.

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Testimonials

‘Good value with superb advice’.

‘Client-centric and genuine passion in learning about the business environment of clients’.

‘Marc Waha is our firm’s go-to competition partner; his practical, commercially sound and highly technical approach is second-to-none’.

‘The team has very good knowledge of competition law in the region’. 

‘The team is very responsive and has good knowledge of commercial issues relating to competition law’.

‘Nicolas Cassauba has very good knowledge of not only competition law but also commercial issues in connection with competition law’. 

‘Nicolas Cassauba is able to provide very clear legal advice and assessment’. 

‘The team has a great sense of business acumen and is always able to provide pragmatic advice and solutions instead of theoretical legal advice’.

Key clients

American Express

AXA

BP

Cathay Pacific

Deliveroo

Delta Air Lines

Ferrero

Itochu

JA Mitsui Leasing

Louis Dreyfus

Michelin

Mitsui OSK Lines

Modern Terminals Limited

Shell

Total

Work highlights

  • Advised Modern Terminals Limited on the establishment of the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance, a new form of joint venture with the other Hong Kong port terminal operators HPH, CHT and ACT under which the parties jointly operate their facilities on a “terminal neutral” basis.
  • Regularly advising Ferrero on competition law constraints, particularly in respect of distribution, dominance and compliance issues, across Asia Pacific and in particular in Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Advised French oil company Total in relation to the competition and merger control aspects of several transactions, in particular in China and Singapore.

Hong Kong > Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking and finance team at Norton Rose Fulbright has continued to be busy in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and, in-line with a changing market, has seen a notable uptick in environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing matters. The practice has notable strength in acquisition and leveraged finance, bilateral and syndicated finance, and debt capital markets, and acts for a range of bank and lender clients. The team is headed by Peter Haslam and David Milligan; with Haslam recommended for international banking mandates, such as project finance and restructurings, and Milligan handling the firm’s sustainability and LIBOR transition matters across Asia. Victor Sim joined from White & Case in June 2021 and Becky Tai joined from Clifford Chance in November 2020.

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Testimonials

‘The team is always ready to help, and consistently provides valuable legal advice’.

‘Norton Rose Fulbright faces issues head on and takes the extra step in investigating uncertain territories in order to provide the best legal advice possible’.

‘If Peter Haslam is engaged on your deal, you would know that you are in safe hands. Peter always thinks one step ahead and never fail to suggest options that are both legally and commercially sound’. 

Key clients

AMTD Global Markets

Bank of China (Hong Kong) and BOCI

Barclays

BNP Paribas

CCB (Asia) and CCB International Capital

CDB (Hong Kong)

China CITIC Bank International

China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

Citizens Bank

CMB International Capital

CMBC Securities

Credit Suisse

DBS

Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings

Guotai Junan Securities

Haitong International

HSBC

HeungKong Securities

ICBC (Asia)

Mizuho

MUFG

Standard Chartered

UBS

Vision Capital International

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of banks led by MUFG, Bank of China (Hong Kong) and HSBC on a HK$600m embedded transferable sustainability-linked loan facility made available to Handsome Chemical Services Limited, guaranteed by Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited.
  • Advised the arranger on a $200m bond and loan deal for a BVI subsidiary of a PRC property developer.
  • Advising a European bank on all aspects of its global LIBOR transition project.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity) Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly advises Chinese issuers and underwriters on mid-market deals across a range of sectors, including life sciences, property management and TMT. Team head Psyche Tai  has deep experience advising Chinese and multinational corporates on IPOs and listings. Terence Lau  is ‘very knowledgeable and up-to-date with regulatory changes’ and is appreciated for his ability to provide ‘very commercial advice across the gamut of ECM mandates spanning IPOs, convertible bonds, top-up placings and subscription of notes. Senior associate Aldo Chan is well-versed at advising on both transactional securities work, as well as ongoing compliance issues for listed companies.

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Testimonials

‘The team is strong on technical knowledge, pays attention to the details, is pro-active and responsive.’

‘Terence Lau is very knowledgeable and up to date with regulatory changes. He is also hands on and give me a lot of partner time and on top all the issues.’

Doris Ng is very senior and experienced, especially in the field of Hong Kong IPOs. It maintains good ties with Hong Kong supervision.’

Key clients

BOC International Holdings

China Galaxy International Securities

China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

China Industrial Securities International Capital

CLSA Capital Markets Limited

CMB International

CNCB Investment

DBS

Haitong International

HSBC

Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited

ICBC International Capital Limited

Landing International Development Limited

Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited and JBM (Healthcare) Limited

Macquarie

Morgan Stanley

Shanxi Jinxiu Daxiang Agro-Livestock

Sino-Ocean Service Holding Limited

UBS

Work highlights

  • Advised Jacobson Pharma on the spin-off listing of its branded healthcare business, JBM (Healthcare), on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Advised HSBC and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors to the spin-off and separate listing of Sunac Services on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Sino-Ocean Service Holding Limited on its spin-off listing on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Hong Kong > Intellectual property Tier 2

The IP team at Norton Rose Fulbright acts for a range of multinational companies in Asia and across the globe, with key areas of focus including the acquisition of IP rights, as well as exploitation, use and enforcement. It also handles commercial IP matters, such as M&A, restructuring and competition issues. Practice head Justin Davidson, who is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales, advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters; he has recently seen an uptick in patent litigation instructions in China. Associate Phoebe Poon is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua, and is recommended for trade mark portfolio work.

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Testimonials

‘The team has always been able to quickly understand the major structure of the case, locate the key issues and give creative opinions.’

‘Justin Davidson indeed impressed us as a smart and diligent professional.’

‘Justin Davidson is highly efficient and good at communication.’

‘Justin Davidson knows the cultural and legal differences in different countries/regions well and makes the client understand the best option in each one.’

‘Justin Davidson is able to provide detailed and thorough responses to our questions and advice in a very short period of time.’

‘Maggie Chong and Phoebe Poon are impressive in their professional skills.’

Key clients

Logos Ltd.

BNP Paribas

Multiple life sciences corporations including: GSK

CSIRO

Hyla

DFB Pharma

Immunex

NLS Pharma

Samson Clinical

Curozone Ireland Limited

Key Bioscience AG

Tillotts Pharma AG

Jacobson Pharma Corporation

BioSurgical S.L

Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Institute)

City University of Hong Kong

Work highlights

  • Advising Logos of Australia on China trade mark issues.
  • Won a competitive pitch and were appointed as global managers of BNP Paribas trade mark portfolio.
  • Regularly providing patent prosecution and patent advisory services in relation to technology for clients in the life sciences industry.

Hong Kong > TMT Tier 2

Anna Gamvros leads Norton Rose Fulbright's practice, which handles a full range of commercial, technological and regulatory issues arising from projects and transactions. The team is highlighted for its data privacy prowess, which ranges from compliance/risk management advice to representation in the event of a data breach. Gamvros is 'extremely knowledgeable of laws/requirements across the region' and regularly advises on data privacy matters in a multijurisdictional context. The head of the firm's global payment practice is Etelka Bogardi, who is at the forefront of its most significant fintech-related work. Associate Ruby Kwok is a 'solid and reliable performer' in the data privacy and breach response arena.

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Testimonials

‘They are my go-to privacy team in Hong Kong. I know that I can rely on them for any advice from practical commentary on new laws to assistance in the event of any data incidents.’

‘Anna Gamvros is, in my view, the lead data privacy expert in Hong Kong.’

Anna Gamvros is extremely knowledgeable on laws/requirements across the region and quickly comes to grips with technical and risk management issues, she provides tailored advice suited to our circumstances.’

Ruby Kwok is a solid and reliable performer.’

The team work seamlessly across expertise and continents- bringing the right people into a project at the right time and efficiently managing costs.’

Anna Gamvros works tirelessly to be across the full scope of any project, taking full ownership but managing and coordinating essential expertise from others where needed.

Key clients

Accenture

AT&T

Tencent

Expedia

AIG

AXA

Deliveroo

HSBC

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A) Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright is especially active in the banking, insurance and financial institution, TMT and real estate sectors. The team, which is also experienced in energy, transport, education and agriculture, is steered by Psyche Tai whose expertise encompasses public M&A, Hong Kong-related equity capital markets listings, takeovers, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. James Parker compliments Tai’s practice through his know-how in corporate and securities, private equity and restructuring transactions. Clients include Hong Kong and China-based entities, international corporations and financial institutions.

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Testimonials

Psyche Tai o is very experienced and commercial, as well as very responsive and helpful.’

Key clients

China Dili Group

China Taiping / Taiping Reinsurance

Dorel Industrial

HSBC

Management team of Education First, China

Estate Spring International Holding

Shun Tak Holdings Limited

Sinopec Kantons Holdings

Management team of The Executive Centre

Work highlights

  • Advised China Taiping and Taiping Reinsurance on their partnership with Ageas, an international insurance provider.
  • Advised Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited on the disposal of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sinopec Yu Ji Pipeline Company Limited to China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corporation.
  • Advised HSBC as joint financial adviser to the Kerry Logistics Network Limited on Flourish Harmony Holdings Company Limited (an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of S.F. Holding Co Ltd)’s partial offer for Kerry Logistics Network.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration team excels in construction disputes arising from large-scale infrastructure and energy projects as well as general commercial disputes involving joint ventures, shareholders agreements, and post-M&A issues. Practice heads Alfred Wu and Camille Jojo are noted for their construction and corporate arbitration expertise, respectively. Consultant Philip Nunn is another name to note for construction arbitration while Jim James and recently promoted partner Kevin Hong both have broad disputes practices.

Practice head(s):

Alfred Wu; Camille Jojo

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Testimonials

The team is led by Alfred Wu, Kevin Hong, and Jim James and is supported by promising young associates. All the partners and counsels who we have worked together with us are very competent, reliable and kind to clients. Their standards for the service, basic skills as lawyers are very high. Their outputs are based on deep consideration, and sophisticated.

We highly appreciate Kevin Hong who always lead the cases strongly. He is very competent, thoughtful and has a client-first attitude. Young associates of the teams seem to be well-motivated and organized by him. We also recommend Alfred Wu and Jim James as skilled and experienced lawyers.’

Key clients

Paloma Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a leading construction and engineering contractor headquartered in Hong Kong in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong in contractual disputes regarding the redevelopment of a luxury residential development in Hong Kong.
  • Acted for a company in opposing an application to the High Court of Singapore to attempt to set aside a partial arbitration SIAC award.
  • Advising a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate in a dispute relating to its contractual rights as a contractor against its employer in connection with the EPC contract agreement for the construction of an imported coal-based independent power generation project in Pakistan.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Clients laud Norton Rose Fulbright as ‘the go-to firm for the most complicated commercial disputes’. Apart from its general commercial litigation credentials, the practice handles a broad scope of issues relating to contractual, insolvency, real estate and IP issues, among others. The team is also distinguished by its offering in the financial and family disputes realms. Qualified in both the UK and Hong Kong, the highly regarded Camille Jojo leads the practice, where Alfred Wu and Jim James are also noted. Kevin Hong is another key contact, while consultant Declan McDaid relocated to London in June 2020.

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Testimonials

‘Good breadth and depth of support with good commercial sense as well as legal expertise.’

‘All partners and counsels who have worked together with us are very competent, reliable and kind to clients. Their standards for the service and basic skills as lawyers are very high. Their outputs are based on deep consideration and sophistication.’

‘The go-to firm for the most complicated commercial disputes. Able to form highly effective litigation strategies at an early stage of the dispute.’

‘Highly experienced veterans with creative solutions. Excellent support for barrister team and great team to work with generally.’

‘Camille Jojo combines solid financial, accounting and commercial experience and insights with a good memory, attention to detail, client loyalty and commitment, and legal knowledge and expertise.’

‘Camille Jojo is a veteran leader who is yet always willing to listen to counsel ideas and suggestions.’

‘We highly appreciate Mr. Kevin Hong who always leads the cases strongly. He is very competent, thoughtful and has a “client-first” attitude. Young associates of the teams seem to be well motivated and organized by him. We also recommend Mr. Alfred Wu and Mr. Jim James as skilled and experienced lawyers.’

The team has a good division of labour and teamwork ability. It has a complete structure of partners, senior consultants, senior lawyers and junior lawyers, which facilitates mutual assistance and cooperation.’

Key clients

Zhaoheng Hydropower (Hong Kong) Limited

Paloma Company Limited

ChinaCast Education Corporation

Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Ltd

Hsin Chong Aster Building Services Limited

JSP International s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Mr. Benjamin Fok Chun Yue, one of the executors of the Estate of the late Mr.Henry Fok Ying Tung, on disputes relating to a settlement agreement.

Hong Kong > Insurance Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's is equally adept at handling contentious and non-contentious insurance matters for clients, including corporate M&A, regulatory, dispute resolution and cybersecurity work. The team is jointly led by James Parker and Etelka Bogardi. Parker is recommended for corporate finance transactions, while Bogardi advises financial services companies (including insurance companies) on compliance issues. Emma de Ronde relocated to London in March 2021.

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Their strong global footprint makes engaging across jurisdictions relatively straightforward. NRF have a lot of knowledge of the insurance industry.’

Key clients

AIG

China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Limited

Europ Assistance

Fusion Specialty

HCC Tokio Marine

Taiping Reinsurance Co. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Taiping (0966.HK) and Taiping Reinsurance on Ageas’ subscription of 25% in the share capital of Taiping Reinsurance.
  • Advised various underwriters including AIG, HCC Tokio Marine and Fusion Specialty on putting in place warranty and indemnity insurance policies in relation to various M&A transactions.
  • Advised a Singapore-based reinsurance company in relation to the proposed internal transfer of its Hong Kong general insurance business from its Hong Kong branch to its Singapore branch.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt) Tier 4

Although it was considerably weakened by the departure of former team head Margie Chan to White & Case in August 2021, Norton Rose Fulbright maintains strong credentials among a raft of domestic and international banks across the spectrum of debt products. US and Hong Kong-qualified corporate partner Harold Tin is now the main contact and is proficient on the issuer and underwriter side across both equity and debt issuances, including high yield and investment grade matters.

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Key clients

ABCI Capital

Barclays Bank

BNP Paribas

BOCI Asia

CCB International Capital

China CITIC Bank International

China Everbright Bank

China International Capital Corporation

Hong Kong Securities

China Minsheng Banking Corp.

Citigroup Global Markets

CLSA

CMBC Securities Company

CMB International Capital

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

CRIC Securities Company

DBS Bank

Deutsche Bank

Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings Company

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong)

Haitong International Securities Company

HSBC ICBC International Securities

J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific)

Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific)

Morgan Stanley

Standard Chartered Bank

UBS

Valuable Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised various initial purchasers on numerous senior notes offerings by companies including 361 Degrees, Agile Group and China Aoyuan Group.
  • Advised China Overseas Grand Oceans Finance IV (Cayman) Limited on the issuance of $512m 2.45% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited.
  • Advised the arranger on a $200m bond and loan deal for a BVI subsidiary of a PRC property developer.

Hong Kong > Construction Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright's construction team garners praise from clients for its 'extensive knowledge of the industry, as well as its strong local Hong Kong capability'. The group undertakes a significant amount of work for contractors/sub-contractors and developers, particularly in relation to construction disputes; its experience in this space includes cases arising from delays, defects and payment issues. The practice is led by the 'very analytical and considered' Alfred Wu, who is regularly at the forefront of the most significant disputes handled by the team. He is noted for his engineering background, which 'enables him to quickly assess technical issues and apply his engineering knowledge to great advantage'.

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Testimonials

‘The very responsive team has strong technical engineering knowledge, provides excellent client service and good teamwork.’

‘Although the team is probably smaller than some other construction teams in Hong Kong, it certainly punches above its weight and compares very favourably with other construction practices in Hong Kong. It has an extensive knowledge of the industry as well as strong local Hong Kong capability.’

‘ Alfred Wu is very analytical and considered and an appropriately cautious litigator. He does not ‘shoot from the hip’, but weighs things up carefully, always considering the strategic advantages and implications before acting.’

‘Alfred Wu is a very experienced construction dispute lawyer. His engineering background is a bonus, as it enables him to quickly assess technical issues and apply his engineering knowledge to great advantage.’

Alfred is extremely dedicated, hard working and has shown a mastery of the case. He has been heavily involved in almost all aspects of the case, kept track of the complex facts while ensuring the case is presented simply and clearly to the Tribunal. Phil Nunn has been of great assistance to the counsel team and Alfred, providing practical and clear advice on legal, factual and tactical issues.’

Key clients

Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Ltd

Hsin Chong Aster Building Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a leading construction and engineering contractor headquartered in Hong Kong in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong in relation to disputes arising out of a contract regarding the redevelopment of a luxury residential development in Hong Kong.
  • Advising a leading construction contractor in Hong Kong on litigation proceedings regarding the construction of a new building at the Hong Kong International Airport against an airline.

Hong Kong > Regulatory Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on a wide scope of regulatory issues relating to market entry, licensing and compliance, to name a few. The firm is also turning into a go-to destination for mandates relating to payment services, ESG initiatives and fintech. Led by Etelka Bogardi, the practice counts multiple large banks, asset and wealth management companies and regulators among its prominent financial sector clients.

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Key clients

IS Prime

Royal Bank of Canada

Work highlights

  • Advising a global investment manager on all aspects of its Hong Kong operation involving sanctions, AML obligations, SFC requirements relating to asset managers and investment management regulations.
  • Advising a start-up in the online wealth and lifestyle management space on the rollout of its platform for the Hong Kong market, and navigating key and emerging regulatory issues in the FinTech space.
  • Advised the private bank at a US headquartered international bank on the regulatory issues surrounding the dissemination of materials to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients in relation to fixed income products involving Hong Kong, Singapore and US.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong-based team, led by Camille Jojo, works across jurisdictions in high profile commercial litigation, IP litigation, fraud including cyber fraud disputes. Jojo and associate Daniel Ng have collaborated on numerous projects ranging from debt recovery, to the management of estates. Jim James likewise has wide-ranging experience in cyberfraud litigation and has worked with recently-promoted partner Kevin Hong and Alfred Wu on such cases. Wu has also worked extensively with Hong and associate Anita Fong on cases regarding breach of contract. Philip Nunn is also well regarded.

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Testimonials

The team has good cooperation ability, clear division of labour, clear organizational structure, smooth coordination and communication with clients, and quick response in handling cases.’

The team is skilful in litigation, with a solid legal foundation, good communication in Mandarin, English and Cantonese. The lawyers are good at dealing with cases from the perspective of clients and achieving their expected goals.’

‘The individuals have enough experiences and knowledge to handle unprecedented cases.’

Key clients

Mr Fok Chun Yue Benjamin (co-executor of the estate of Fok Ying Tung Henry)

Zhaoheng Hydropower (Hong Kong) Limited

A minority shareholder a Hong Kong company listed on the Korean Stock Exchange

One of the beneficiaries of the estates of his parents

A former independent non-executive director

Paloma Company Limited (Paloma)

ChinaCast Education Corporation (ChinaCast)

Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (Asia Allied)

Hsin Chong Aster Building Services Limited (Hsin Chong)

JSP International s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented Mr. Benjamin Fok Chun Yue in disputes relating to a settlement agreement.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms Tier 3

For energy, construction and infrastructure disputes, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration team is particularly recommended. The team includes Andrew Battisson in Sydney and Brisbane-based Dylan McKimmie, while in Singapore experienced KC Lye and recently promoted energy sector expert Katie Chung are key names to note. In Hong Kong, Alfred Wu and Camille Jojo excel in construction and corporate arbitration, respectively.

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Andrew Battisson; Dylan McKimmie; KC Lye; Katie Chung; Camille Jojo; Alfred Wu

China > TMT: foreign firms Tier 3

A prominent participant in the China TMT space, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s practice is particularly appreciated for its advice to financial institutions, and technology and fintech start-ups, on the technology and regulatory aspects of transactions and projects. In Hong Kong, Anna Gamvros focuses on technology agreements and outsourcing transactions, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, and telecoms and internet regulatory issues; and Etelka Bogardi is an esteemed fintech and global payments specialist. On the mainland, Shanghai’s Lynn Yang assists with the transactional and regulatory aspects of PRC-related fintech matters. In 2020, former Beijing partner Barbara Li departed.

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Accenture

AXA

Tencent

HSBC

Work highlights

  • Advised HSBC Insurance on the launch of its first wholly-owned fintech services company, HSBC Fintech Services (Shanghai) Co.

China > Intellectual property: foreign firms Tier 4

Advising companies across Asia and globally, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s Hong Kong-based China IP team assists with the registration of patents, trade marks and designs, licensing and enforcement matters. The group also provides IP-related advice on corporate and M&A transactions. Based in Hong Kong, Justin Davidson regularly assists with protecting and exploiting IP portfolios, and is becoming increasingly active in China-related patent litigation.

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Logos

BNP Paribas

GSK

CSIRO

Hyla

DFB Pharma

Immunex

NLS Pharma

Samson Clinical

Curozone Ireland

Key Bioscience

Tillotts Pharma

Jacobson Pharma Corporation

BioSurgical

Crown Worldwide Holdings

GlaxoSmithKline

ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Institute)

City University of Hong Kong

China > Fintech: foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s practice covers regulatory requirements, payment services, technology projects and fintech-related investments. In Shanghai, Lynn Yang is an InsurTech specialist, and Chinese regulations expert Sun Hong has over 20 years’ experience in China-related corporate and regulatory matters. In Hong Kong, Anna Gamvros heads the firm’s cyber risk practice for Asia Pacific; her practice focuses primarily on privacy, technology and communications-related issues. Former Beijing-based group leader and corporate partner, Barbara Li, left the firm for Rui Bai Law Firm.

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China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s team is active in international projects, real estate, asset and export credit finance, as well as structured trade and sovereign lending. Peter Haslam leads the practice from Hong Kong.

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions:
James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

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