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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms
Leading firms - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo heads the arbitration team in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office, handling a range of commercial disputes involving well-known businesses; James Rogers and Alfred Wu are also key contacts for construction-focused work. Meanwhile, in Singapore, Lye Kc heads several matters, including disputes involving gigawatt-plus power projects, relating to South Asia.

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Hong Kong

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong and able to draw on practitioners with considerable competition law expertise across the firm's Asian network, Norton Rose Fulbright is well-placed to assist domestic and international clients with their Hong Kong-specific and pan-Asian antitrust issues in both transactional and litigation contexts. Rated by one client as 'one of the most effective antitrust lawyers in the market', team head Marc Waha is a pivotal presence on the highest-profile work handled by the firm in the region. Although he has expertise across the spectrum of industry sectors, Waha has developed a particular niche acting for aviation clients on establishing complex joint ventures and alliance agreements across Asia. Of counsel Maxime Vanhollebeke is also a key member of the team, providing expertise to international companies on emerging antitrust regimes in East Asia and regularly acting for Asian companies across global competition compliance issues.

Leading individuals

Marc Waha - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maxime Vanhollebeke - Norton Rose Fulbright

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Very well connected to the traditional banks that remain active in the shipping finance market, and benefiting from deeply entrenched relationships among many of the Chinese lessors that are increasingly providing finance solutions, Norton Rose Fulbright remains at the forefront of the market. Able to leverage its international network, particularly in prime maritime locations including Singapore, the firm has the critical mass and the expertise to handle not just commoditised mandates but also heavily structured ones that involve significant cross-border expertise. 'Very experienced' team head Jonathan Silver provides 'solution-oriented and commercial advice'.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Silver - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's team has a strong track record undertaking a wide ambit of financing transactions for clients across a multitude of industries. Led by Peter Haslam, who has been at the firm for more than 30 years, the group serves as a trusted adviser on domestic and multi-jurisdictional deals to a diverse portfolio of clients; Haslam also has particular experience in advising on deals in Bangladesh. Elsewhere, the firm is seeing increased opportunities to advise clients on matters arising from Hong Kong's growing fintech sector. Finance transactions connected with the Belt and Road Initiative are another growth area. David Milligan is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Peter Haslam - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Alfred Wu leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acted for a contractor in resisting the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in Hong Kong resulting from claims over the construction of a skyscraper. It is also representing a corporation in a multimillion-dollar shareholder dispute with a construction company in relation to the investment in and development of another skyscraper.

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright assists Hong Kong and PRC-based clients with many of their largest and most important transactions, with the work spanning areas such as public and private M&A and private equity. The team, which is led by Hong Kong office head Psyche Tai, particularly stands out in sectors such as banking and financial services (including insurance), real estate, TMT, energy and natural resources, and healthcare and life sciences. Of counsel Rachel Chan is also recommended. In addition to acting for acquirers and sellers, the firm acts for financial advisers. Emma de Ronde's recent work has spanned industries such as shipping, financial services and retail. Doris Ng, Vicky Lam, Terence Lau and James Parker are also recommended, along with senior associates Priscilla Lee, Aldo Chan, Nicholas Wilson and Marina Sherer. Allan Yee moved to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Transactional lead Emma de Ronde heads up the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acts for a number of international household names from the insurance sector in M&As and multimillion-dollar cross-border transactions. Peter Glover relocated from the London office in August 2017, and Etelka Bogardi joined from an in-house role at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong by Justin Davidson, and able to tap into an enviable global network should the need arise, Norton Rose Fulbright provides 'responsive and attentive service' to multinationals and Asian businesses across the gamut of IP work from a contentious and a non-contentious perspective. Davidson regularly coordinates global IP portfolio management on behalf of major local and multinational corporates. Senior associate Maggie Chong is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

Resourcing restructuring and insolvency mandates from the firm's banking and litigation departments respectively, Norton Rose Fulbright handles a significant volume of mandates for financial institutions, corporates and IPs across a range of industry sectors. Litigator Camille Jojo regularly handles contentious insolvency mandates, while banking and finance head Peter Haslam is well regarded for restructuring matters.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

A key component of a global shipping team that includes experts across the Asia-Pacific region, North America, South Africa and Europe, Norton Rose Fulbright has the critical mass and geographical scope to handle the full array of litigation and commercial shipping work, from both a domestic and a multi-jurisdictional perspective. On the wet shipping front, the recent relocation of 'meticulous and detail-oriented' master mariner Peter Glover from the firm's London office further enhances the office's 'very strong marine casualty offering', which also includes the 'superb' Jim James, who provides 'clear and effective advice' to clients in relation to ship arrests and international shipbuilding disputes. Although he is primarily focused on shipping finance matters, the 'solution-oriented' Jonathan Silver also handles a range of commercial shipping work, including as it relates to the sale and purchase of vessels, pooling arrangements and shipbuilding contracts.

Leading individuals

Jim James - Norton Rose Fulbright

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The 'excellent' team at Norton Rose Fulbright benefits from 'extensive industry knowledge' across all the issues du jour, for which it is able to direct significant resources both from a local and global perspective. Drawing on a wide base of experience, both within the region and during her time in London, 'very commercial and responsive' team head Anna Gamvros is recognised as 'a thoroughbred IT lawyer: she has lots of traditional deal experience that is still relevant to the industry, including outsourcing and system integration, while also focusing on growing areas of relevance including digital business'. 'Very business-minded and client-friendly', Gamvros is perhaps best-known for her 'depth of knowledge managing cyber-breach incidents', and for her expertise in general data protection and data privacy matters, where she is recognised as 'one of the leaders in Asia'.

Leading individuals

Anna Gamvros - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)
Capital markets (equity) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's experienced team covers the full range of equity transactions for companies, international banks and Chinese underwriters. Off the back of changes to listing rules in Hong Kong, the group has been increasingly sought to advise technology and biotech companies in particular on their capital raising activities. It is also a go-to firm for transactions spanning a wide range of other industries, such as technology, financial services, consumer and real estate, and has excellent cross-border capabilities. Practice head Psyche Tai, Doris Ng, and Harold Tin are the key names to note. Winnie Chan, Emma de Ronde, Terence Lau and Vicky Lam are also recommended; Aldo Chan is a senior associate to note.

Next generation lawyers

Aldo Chan - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: international arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acts for major financial services and international banking sector clients, and has seen a notable panel appointment in the insurance industry. Recent work includes arbitrations in the construction and energy sectors. Alfred Wu and consultant Philip Nunn are the other names to note.

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

‚ÄėAlways very enthusiastic about finding solutions to litigation problems, and succeeds in doing so‚Äô, Camille Jojo¬†heads up the team at Norton Rose Fulbright.¬†Clients include private individuals as well as corporations from a number of sectors, among them media and entertainment. Recent work includes fraud, misappropriation of assets, diversion of corporate opportunities and breach of fiduciary duties. Of counsel Michael Chik¬†is also singled out.

Next generation lawyers

Michael Chik - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Leading firms
Leading firms - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo heads the arbitration team in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office, handling a range of commercial disputes involving well-known businesses; James Rogers and Alfred Wu are also key contacts for construction-focused work. Meanwhile, in Singapore, Lye Kc heads several matters, including disputes involving gigawatt-plus power projects, relating to South Asia.

[back to top]

Hong Kong

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong and able to draw on practitioners with considerable competition law expertise across the firm's Asian network, Norton Rose Fulbright is well-placed to assist domestic and international clients with their Hong Kong-specific and pan-Asian antitrust issues in both transactional and litigation contexts. Rated by one client as 'one of the most effective antitrust lawyers in the market', team head Marc Waha is a pivotal presence on the highest-profile work handled by the firm in the region. Although he has expertise across the spectrum of industry sectors, Waha has developed a particular niche acting for aviation clients on establishing complex joint ventures and alliance agreements across Asia. Of counsel Maxime Vanhollebeke is also a key member of the team, providing expertise to international companies on emerging antitrust regimes in East Asia and regularly acting for Asian companies across global competition compliance issues.

Leading individuals

Marc Waha - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maxime Vanhollebeke - Norton Rose Fulbright

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Very well connected to the traditional banks that remain active in the shipping finance market, and benefiting from deeply entrenched relationships among many of the Chinese lessors that are increasingly providing finance solutions, Norton Rose Fulbright remains at the forefront of the market. Able to leverage its international network, particularly in prime maritime locations including Singapore, the firm has the critical mass and the expertise to handle not just commoditised mandates but also heavily structured ones that involve significant cross-border expertise. 'Very experienced' team head Jonathan Silver provides 'solution-oriented and commercial advice'.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Silver - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's team has a strong track record undertaking a wide ambit of financing transactions for clients across a multitude of industries. Led by Peter Haslam, who has been at the firm for more than 30 years, the group serves as a trusted adviser on domestic and multi-jurisdictional deals to a diverse portfolio of clients; Haslam also has particular experience in advising on deals in Bangladesh. Elsewhere, the firm is seeing increased opportunities to advise clients on matters arising from Hong Kong's growing fintech sector. Finance transactions connected with the Belt and Road Initiative are another growth area. David Milligan is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Peter Haslam - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Alfred Wu leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acted for a contractor in resisting the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in Hong Kong resulting from claims over the construction of a skyscraper. It is also representing a corporation in a multimillion-dollar shareholder dispute with a construction company in relation to the investment in and development of another skyscraper.

[back to top]

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright assists Hong Kong and PRC-based clients with many of their largest and most important transactions, with the work spanning areas such as public and private M&A and private equity. The team, which is led by Hong Kong office head Psyche Tai, particularly stands out in sectors such as banking and financial services (including insurance), real estate, TMT, energy and natural resources, and healthcare and life sciences. Of counsel Rachel Chan is also recommended. In addition to acting for acquirers and sellers, the firm acts for financial advisers. Emma de Ronde's recent work has spanned industries such as shipping, financial services and retail. Doris Ng, Vicky Lam, Terence Lau and James Parker are also recommended, along with senior associates Priscilla Lee, Aldo Chan, Nicholas Wilson and Marina Sherer. Allan Yee moved to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Transactional lead Emma de Ronde heads up the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acts for a number of international household names from the insurance sector in M&As and multimillion-dollar cross-border transactions. Peter Glover relocated from the London office in August 2017, and Etelka Bogardi joined from an in-house role at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Led out of Hong Kong by Justin Davidson, and able to tap into an enviable global network should the need arise, Norton Rose Fulbright provides 'responsive and attentive service' to multinationals and Asian businesses across the gamut of IP work from a contentious and a non-contentious perspective. Davidson regularly coordinates global IP portfolio management on behalf of major local and multinational corporates. Senior associate Maggie Chong is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

Resourcing restructuring and insolvency mandates from the firm's banking and litigation departments respectively, Norton Rose Fulbright handles a significant volume of mandates for financial institutions, corporates and IPs across a range of industry sectors. Litigator Camille Jojo regularly handles contentious insolvency mandates, while banking and finance head Peter Haslam is well regarded for restructuring matters.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

A key component of a global shipping team that includes experts across the Asia-Pacific region, North America, South Africa and Europe, Norton Rose Fulbright has the critical mass and geographical scope to handle the full array of litigation and commercial shipping work, from both a domestic and a multi-jurisdictional perspective. On the wet shipping front, the recent relocation of 'meticulous and detail-oriented' master mariner Peter Glover from the firm's London office further enhances the office's 'very strong marine casualty offering', which also includes the 'superb' Jim James, who provides 'clear and effective advice' to clients in relation to ship arrests and international shipbuilding disputes. Although he is primarily focused on shipping finance matters, the 'solution-oriented' Jonathan Silver also handles a range of commercial shipping work, including as it relates to the sale and purchase of vessels, pooling arrangements and shipbuilding contracts.

Leading individuals

Jim James - Norton Rose Fulbright

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

The 'excellent' team at Norton Rose Fulbright benefits from 'extensive industry knowledge' across all the issues du jour, for which it is able to direct significant resources both from a local and global perspective. Drawing on a wide base of experience, both within the region and during her time in London, 'very commercial and responsive' team head Anna Gamvros is recognised as 'a thoroughbred IT lawyer: she has lots of traditional deal experience that is still relevant to the industry, including outsourcing and system integration, while also focusing on growing areas of relevance including digital business'. 'Very business-minded and client-friendly', Gamvros is perhaps best-known for her 'depth of knowledge managing cyber-breach incidents', and for her expertise in general data protection and data privacy matters, where she is recognised as 'one of the leaders in Asia'.

Leading individuals

Anna Gamvros - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)
Capital markets (equity) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's experienced team covers the full range of equity transactions for companies, international banks and Chinese underwriters. Off the back of changes to listing rules in Hong Kong, the group has been increasingly sought to advise technology and biotech companies in particular on their capital raising activities. It is also a go-to firm for transactions spanning a wide range of other industries, such as technology, financial services, consumer and real estate, and has excellent cross-border capabilities. Practice head Psyche Tai, Doris Ng, and Harold Tin are the key names to note. Winnie Chan, Emma de Ronde, Terence Lau and Vicky Lam are also recommended; Aldo Chan is a senior associate to note.

Next generation lawyers

Aldo Chan - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: international arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Camille Jojo leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acts for major financial services and international banking sector clients, and has seen a notable panel appointment in the insurance industry. Recent work includes arbitrations in the construction and energy sectors. Alfred Wu and consultant Philip Nunn are the other names to note.

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

‚ÄėAlways very enthusiastic about finding solutions to litigation problems, and succeeds in doing so‚Äô, Camille Jojo¬†heads up the team at Norton Rose Fulbright.¬†Clients include private individuals as well as corporations from a number of sectors, among them media and entertainment. Recent work includes fraud, misappropriation of assets, diversion of corporate opportunities and breach of fiduciary duties. Of counsel Michael Chik¬†is also singled out.

Next generation lawyers

Michael Chik - Norton Rose Fulbright

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France

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Ghana

Greece

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Myanmar

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Mexico

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Malaysia

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Papua New Guinea

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Poland

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Russia

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South Africa

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Singapore

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South Korea

Thailand

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Tunisia

Turkey

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United States

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