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Stephenson Harwood
Hong Kong

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Office managing partner Greater China


Jamie is the managing partner of Stephenson Harwood’s Greater China offices and heads up the Greater China restructuring and insolvency team acting for liquidators, provisional liquidators, receivers, bankruptcy trustees in formal insolvency proceedings as well as creditors, debtors and shareholders in corporate restructuring, debt restructuring, schemes, buy-outs or other work-out arrangements. The team has been involved in many of the leading insolvency cases in Greater China. Since 2011 Chambers Asia Pacific has recognised Jamie as a “Leading Individual” in the restructuring and insolvency market.

Jamie also regularly deals with shareholder and family disputes, fraud, injunctions and professional liability claims. He acts for a number of professional service firms and family offices, dealing with their disputes and reputational issues. He has been ranked as a leader in the dispute resolution market by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2012.



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China > Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood‘s Hong Kong group routinely leverages the firm’s specialisms in shipping, aviation, banking, corporate and employment. Practice head Jamie Stranger represents liquidators, provisional liquidators, receivers and bankruptcy trustees in insolvency proceedings; and assists creditors, debtors and shareholders with corporate and debt restructuring, schemes, buy-outs, and other work-out arrangements.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms

With a team based in Hong Kong, Stephenson Harwood has a strong focus on international trade finance disputes, and can also be found acting in corporate, insolvency and restructuring-related proceedings. The practice is further distinguished by its PRC knowledge, which stems primarily from its association with Guangzhou-based Wei Tu Law Firm, providing major clients with a multi-faceted service in terms of jurisdictional advice. Hong Kong-based partner Ivan Ng leads the practice, bolstering the firm’s litigation offering in shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and insolvency matters. Emily Li, who was promoted to the partnership in May of 2022, is another key contact in this regard, acting for PRC and international clients on shareholder and trade finance disputes. Managing partner Jamie Stranger is also noted for his expertise in corporate insolvency, commercial litigation, fraud and professional liability.

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

Stephenson Harwood’s restructuring and insolvency practice is well-regarded for its contentious outfit and has more recently amplified its non-contentious offering to provide specialist advice, often with a particular sector focus on aviation distressed refinancing, as well as shipping and corporate finance. The firm has renowned expertise in complex cross-border contentious insolvency matters and has been involved in several large-scale enforcement transactions as well as acting for a number of high-profile liquidators. Practice head Jamie Stranger is supported by Alexander TangEloise Matsui and Emily Li, recently promoted partner, to offer a dedicated R&I team across the board.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation

Tapping into ‘a wealth of dispute resolution knowledge’ among lawyers based out of the firm’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, Stephenson Harwood is well-placed to represent PRC-based entities, as well as international clients on disputes with an Asian nexus. Team head Ivan Ng  has an excellent understanding of the cultural and business norms in mainland China and regularly picks up shareholder and corporate litigation involving PRC companies. Ng also handles some contentious insolvency work, which is another core strength of the firm, an area that ‘very collaborative‘ head of Greater China restructuring Jamie Stranger  is also recommended. Emily Li  was recently promoted to partner, in recognition of her work for Chinese and international clients in relation to shareholder disputes, as well as international trade finance matters.