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Oldham, Li & Nie
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms Tier 3

Oldham, Li & Nie houses a broad team which is known for representing a varied client list of government bodies, developers, and publicly listed companies within the food and beverage, and financial services sectors. Practice head Tracy Yip is noted for her expansive expertise in advising on project financing and foreign direct investment issues, and Victor Ng primarily focuses on transactional issues and investments, in addition to advising on tax treaty and permanent establishment issues. Founding partner Gordon Oldham regularly acts for clients in the hospitality, publishing, and jewellery industries in matter concerning corporate finance and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Tracy Yip

Other key lawyers:

Victor Ng; Barbara Kwong; Gordon Oldham; Simon Wong

Key clients

ESR Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as ESR’s Hong Kong counsels in reviewing and revising the transaction documents, attending the closing, and advising on Hong Kong law.

Hong Kong > Domestic and International Corporate Tax Tier 3

Counting a number of chartered accountants among its team, the tax practice at Oldham, Li & Nie advises Hong-Kong based companies on a broad scope of work. Key areas of expertise for the department include tax holding and financial structures, international tax planning, as well as the implications of the relevant tax treaties. Anna Chan leads the group as an experienced tax advisor and litigator, frequently acting for clients in complex commercial disputes. The group is also supported by Victor Ng, who assists corporates and individuals with international tax planning matters, with a particular focus on Hong Kong, China, and the EU.

Practice head(s):

Anna Chan

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has given sufficient insight about the complexity of the problem.’

‘Anna Chan was professional and was up to the task.’

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family Tier 3

The sizeable team at Oldham, Li & Nie team is led by Stephen Peaker in the family division and Anna Chan oversees private client matters. The team handles numerous cases for high-net-worth individuals, dealing with complex international corporate and trust setups, leveraging a blend of lawyers and chartered accountants to identify critical legal and tax issues early in the wealth planning process. Gordon Oldham, described as ‘dynamic and enthusiastic’, is a key contributor in supporting Peaker and Chan in their work.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Peaker; Anna Chan

Other key lawyers:

Gordon Oldham; Paul Firmin; Jonathan Lam; Victor Ng; Pamy Kuo; Yvonne Kong; Ivan Lee; Gareth Leung


‘OLN have a dedication to speedy advice which is unusual and welcome. They are experts in family law and matrimonial matters and have a very hands-on approach to problem-solving.’

‘Gordon Oldham is the senior partner and a dynamic and enthusiastic lawyer.’

‘Stephen Peaker is the head of the family law department and is able and knowledgeable in this field.’

‘Pamy Kuo is a very knowledgeable and hard-working partner in the family law department.’

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

Richard Healy heads the sizeable four-partner restructuring and insolvency team at Oldham, Li & Nie, which adeptly serves both creditors and debtors in liquidations and pre-winding-up proceedings.

The firm: Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) is a highly successful full-service law firm operating from Hong Kong and Shanghai with a commitment to professional excellence, tailoring its legal services to the needs of both corporate and private clients. Founded in 1987 by Gordon Oldham, the firm currently has a total staff of over 100 with 43 qualified lawyers, admitted to one or more jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada. OLN also has a thriving China practice, carried on from its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and when necessary with its associate legal network in mainland China.

Oldham, Li & Nie prides itself on having a practical approach and a results-oriented outlook, adding value to its clients’ business strategies and living up to its mantra: “Practical legal solutions – on time, no excuses”.

Areas of practice
Family law: OLN’s matrimonial department prides itself on the ability to work with clients through emotional upheaval whilst quietly advising on the many disputes involving children and complex financial structures. All of the divorce and family law team are members of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and in accordance with the HKFLA’s Code of Conduct are committed to a conciliatory and constructive approach, rather than a hostile or confrontational one.

Corporate and commercial: offering comprehensive legal services to meet the business needs of clients in greater China and, around the globe, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, private equity investments, corporate finance, banking and loan documents, corporate structuring and restructuring, licensing and franchising, and directors’ responsibilities.

Dispute resolution: providing a wide range of litigation practice with a good reputation. OLN adopts an innovative and strategic approach to the resolution of disputes, including: corporate and commercial litigation, banking and financial litigation, shareholder disputes; arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution; regulatory and disciplinary proceedings; and trust, probate and family-related disputes.

Intellectual property: providing various services in connection with the registration and protection of trade marks, patents and copyrights; anti-counterfeiting and enforcement of intellectual property rights; licensing and franchising agreements; copyright and passing-off disputes; conduct of court proceedings including claims for damages and injunctions; intellectual property audit; trade mark registration in PRC and Hong Kong.

Employment: advising international corporations and high-net-worth individuals, typically within the financial services industry on a vast array of employment related matters regularly, including team moves, bonuses and post-termination restrictions. Matters often involve high-value employees and multi-jurisdictional issues; advice to senior executives and assisting in labour tribunal claims; and dealing with boardroom disputes, termination of employees, restructuring and redundancy.

Insolvency and restructuring: extensive experience in both insolvency and restructuring work; representing liquidators, banks, creditors, creditors’ committee and debtors in relation to receivership, liquidation and bankruptcy matters.

Tax advisory: assisting both corporate and individual clients to minimise tax risks and identifying tax saving opportunities in an effective manner. OLN provides a full range of advisory services, including full scope review on group structure and development of tax strategies, tax planning, property related taxes advice, and others.

Insurance: OLN’s team has particular expertise in the review and drafting of contractual documentation relating to insurance and reinsurance activities, including the development of policy wording for life, accident, medical and health insurance products, and the review and vetting of related proposals, product brochures and training materials.

Private client, trust and probate: handling a range of issues that may confront private clients, including: estate planning and the establishment and administration of trusts; probate and contentious probate matters; and administration of estates.

China practice: OLN’s team advises on China related matters to give tactical and strategical overviews to international clients wanting to invest in China typically through Hong Kong. Such transactions are invariably multi-jurisdictional and involve restructuring, equity and asset transactions as well as ensuring all relevant intellectual property is sufficiently protected. In addition, through its Shanghai office the firm has a substantial intellectual property practice handling both contentious and noncontentious intellectual property matters. Its Shanghai office has a licence to file trademark applications directly in China and deal with PRC Enforcement Government Agencies directly.

French practice: The french practice has been advising entrepreneurs and corporations’ expansion in Hong Kong and mainland China for many years. The team builds on the firm’s know-how with a French angle, working with teams in other practice groups. The french practice involved in all matters of french law relating, among other things, to tax law, the creation of investment structures, the negotiation of contracts and the collection of receivables in France.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & Commercial Gordon Oldham
Corporate & Commercial Tracy Yip
Corporate & Commercial Simon Wong
Corporate & Commercial Victor Ng
Corporate & Commercial Cermain Cheung
Corporate & Commercial Nicky Tse
China Practice Tracy Yip
China Practice Vera Sung
Dispute Resolution Gordon Oldham
Dispute Resolution Richard Healy
Dispute Resolution Anna Chan
Dispute Resolution Selwyn Chan
Dispute Resolution Eunice Chiu
Dispute Resolution Dantes Leung
Dispute Resolution Jonathan Lam
Employment Anna Chan
Employment Victor Ng
Family Law Stephen Peaker
Family Law Paul Firmin
Family Law Pamy Kuo
Family Law Yvonne Kong
French Practice Gordon Oldham
Fund Practice Anna Chan
Insolvency Gordon Oldham
Insolvency Richard Healy
Insurance Gregory Chrichton
Intellectual Property Vera Sung
Intellectual Property Benjamin Choi
Japanese Desk Anna Chan
Private Client Gordon Oldham
Private Client Paul Firmin
Private Client Anna Chan
Private Client Jonathan Lam
Startups Cermain Cheung
Tax Advisory Anna Chan
Tax Advisory Victor Ng
Tax Advisory Jonathan Lam
Corporate & Commercial Gary Lam
Number of lawyers : 43

CLIENT: Philip Krichilsky (President)

COMPANY/FIRM: Innovative Directions

TESTIMONIAL: Both my firm and my client’s firms have had the privilege of working with Ms. Tracy Yip, of Oldham, Li & Nie on multiple engagements ranging from Asset and Share Purchase Agreements, Transition Service Agreements, High Court Legal Actions, Wills and Trusts, and various defense cases. Without exception, Ms. Yip not only represented herself and her firm to the highest standards, but she has proven to be a critical partner to our businesses. She has both proven to be a savvy business thinker as well as a legal advisor who helps us not only look at the critical actions we face, but also the future risks and opportunities. Of the more than two dozen law firms and dozens of partners that I have worked with, Tracy is among the very best.

CLIENT: Harris SUN (CEO & Founder)

COMPANY/FIRM: RaSpect Intelligence Inspection Limited

TESTIMONIAL: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Phyllis Wong and Cermain Cheung for all the professional services that you have rendered on our behalf. We are so grateful for your passion, dedication and professionalism. Again thank you so much Phyllis and Cermain, we will definitely recommend you both as your legal advisors.

CLIENT: Janet Lau (Legal Director)


TESTIMONIAL: OLN has truly been able to tailor and advise IP strategy that fits the client’s needs, as well as level-setting expectations in a commercially realistic manner. Vera Sung and her team have been also resourceful in handling new legal challenges and developments, as well as adapting certain approaches to resolve which are within the means of the client.


COMPANY/FIRM: Arrow Quantum Partners

TESTIMONIAL: Experience and lightening fast resourcing and execution secured a critical injunction against the odds and preserved what was destined to an imminent and utter loss of proprietary assets. OLN know how to win.

CLIENT: Carol Mang (Title: Group Financial Controller)

COMPANY/FIRM: Pavilions Resorts Limited

TESTIMONIAL: With hotel operations in 11 different countries in Europe and Asia together with the underlying real estate ownership and residential development, Pavilions is always in need of fast, accurate advice on both local and cross-border tax. Anna and her team have proved themselves exemplary in providing such and we have been delighted with their professionalism and service standards. It’s been a pleasure.

CLIENT: Laurent Ly


TESTIMONIAL: Very professional firm and people. Simon has been amazing in accompanying us through a transaction. Laurent has been great as well. Shap, commercial, nice and more importantly always available (email, WhatsApp, phone) which is a key differentiator vs. other legal firms.

CLIENT: Michael Denmark

COMPANY/FIRM: Great Entertainment Group

TESTIMONIAL: The team led by Victor has done an incredible job under intense pressure over an extended period of time to deliver a contract, signed by all parties, to extend our business. We’re delighted and sincere in our gratitude to OLN.

CLIENT: Stephen Cheng (Representative of a high-end jewellery company and of a member of royalty)


TESTIMONIAL: Eunice provides top-notch advice, with excellent service and quick turnaround. I’ve been working with Eunice since August 2020, the case is satisfyingly settled and I am very pleased to have Eunice in looking after my case.

CLIENT: Elisabeta Goetzenberger (Title: Managing Director)

COMPANY/FIRM: Elis Blu International Trading Co. Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Anna is the best lawyer ever. She tenaciously guided us through the painful dispute with fellow director and achieved overwhelming result for us.

CLIENT: Vincent Q.


TESTIMONIAL: I am extremely satisfied by OLN’s services, the team was very responsive and showed great professionalism all along, always keeping me up-to-date. Very reassuring when working in areas which are unfamiliar to me. Highly recommended!

CLIENT: Lowell Li


TESTIMONIAL: Simon was very knowledgeable and patient. He was able to address all our questions and concerns in a prompt and professional manner. Simon was able to think from the client’s shoe which made decision making a lot easier.

CLIENT: Ash Chandak


TESTIMONIAL: Simon Wong is by far the best lawyer I’ve worked with – he truly understood our needs and went above and beyond to provide us the best service possible with a very quick turnaround.

CLIENT: Nancy Wong (Title: Director)

COMPANY/FIRM: Accredited Certification International Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Anna not only offers the highest quality of professional legal service, she also approaches issue from a practical and commercially viable standpoint.

CLIENT: Eliseo Rdz (Title: President)

COMPANY/FIRM: Adaptive Resources McKinney TX

TESTIMONIAL: Extremely pleased with Anna’s counsel and advise, very professional, responsive, Thanks to the Oldham, Li & Nie team

CLIENT: Stephen Kan


TESTIMONIAL: Anna Chan at OLN is always attentive, professional and responsive. Highly recommend her as your legal advisor!

CLIENT: Chongwei Wong

COMPANY/FIRM: Empiricus Capital

TESTIMONIAL: I am fully satisfied with the cases that OLN assisted with – Jonathan was a star in helping my cases – including recouping all outstanding loans interests, as well as advised on a commercial dispute and fraud cas

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