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Zhong Lun Law Firm
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm consists of ‘extremely seasoned’ private client lawyers, covering the gamut of multi-jurisdictional wealth issues involving tax, trusts, securities regulation, contentious estate challenges and many others. The firm has established a broad yet intricate network in the Asia Pacific region, utilising Shanghai based offices to provide a strong Greater China practice. The private client offering extends beyond the regional level, with team head Clifford Ng bringing an abundance of expertise relating to investments and asset protection laws in jurisdictions across the globe. The extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience possessed by Dorothy Siron is an asset on both the private client and family sides, assisting individuals and families with contentious estate disputes and child abduction proceedings. Chloe Leung has recently been promoted to partner and has continued to grow her reputation, advising numerous multi-jurisdictional families on tax-efficient estate plans and asset restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Clifford Ng

Other key lawyers:

Dorothy Siron; Chloe Leung; Frederick Hui


‘Zhong Lun is particularly strong in Hong Kong, PRC, and Canada tax, trusts and securities matters. The team is brilliant in handling complicated cross-border matters and I will definitely continue to refer clients to them.’

‘Zhong Lun Hong Kong private client team is well known for their expertise in cross-border estate planning, trusts, tax and matrimonial matters. They are particularly known for their PRC and Canada capabilities.

‘Zhong Lun Law Firm offers a more extensive range of private client services compared with other firms.’

‘The Hong Kong team at Zhong Lun has a broad and in-depth practical and technical experience in private client matters, from PRC and Hong Kong tax and trust laws to securities and regulatory issues; I greatly appreciate their ability to provide a “one stop shop” service.’

‘They provide uniquely insightful advice in resolving complex cross border issues and disclosure and reporting issues.’

Work highlights

  • Acting as family office and personal counsel to a private real estate developer, with assets over USD8 billion; on cross-border tax, trusts, wealth management, family, immigration, disclosure and compliance, litigation, loan financing and M&A matters.
  • Advising a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur on post-IPO trust restructuring, cross-border tax, securities regulatory and compliance, family, asset protection, and disclosure matters.

Hong Kong > PRC firms in Hong Kong Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has ‘a strong connection in the PRC and offers one-stop-shop service in Hong Kong’ across a range of contentious and non-contentious mandates, and is ‘brilliant in handling complicated cross-border matters’. While it also acts in commercial litigation, among other disciplines, the office has gained most acclaim for its ‘very strong private client offering’, which includes handling trusts, estate administration issues, tax work and succession planning matters, including for high-net-worth PRC individuals. ‘Seasoned and very experienced’ private client team head Clifford Ng takes the lead on most of this work and is also noted for his ability to provide ‘innovative and holistic solutions’ on matters with a nexus to Canada. Recently promoted partner Chloe Leung regularly works alongside Ng and is appreciated for her ‘hands-on’ approach and ability to provide ‘practical and strategic solutions’. On the litigation front, solicitor advocate Frederick Hui excels in handling commercial claims, while Dorothy Siron regularly handles private client disputes, including contentious trust, estate, matrimonial and probate matters.

Other key lawyers:

Clifford Ng; Frederick Hui; Dorothy Siron; Gilbert Leung; Jonathan Wong; Chloe Leung


The firm has a strong connection in the PRC and offers one-stop-shop service in Hong Kong.’

Zhong Lun’s litigation and private client teams are very strong. They also have an exceptional China presence. I work with them on a number of contentious cross-border matters including estate fights and they are very hands-on and easy to work with!’

Zhong Lun provides a broad range of legal services and excels in providing tax and trusts advice. They are brilliant in handling complicated cross-border matters, both contentious and non-contentious.’

Clifford Ng is seasoned and experienced. He is highly regarded in the private client realm.’

Clifford Ng is a top-tier lawyer and market leader in the private client field. He is very experienced and reliable and always provides top-notch, practical advice to clients.’

Clifford Ng is a well-known market leader in the private client industry. He is professional, experienced and is always able to offer innovative and holistic solutions to my clients.’

Chloe Leung stands out in the team. She was recently promoted as partner and is always approachable.’

‘Chloe Leung is brilliant, responsive and hands-on. She is very knowledgeable and gives thorough advice. She is quick to respond and provides practical and strategic solutions to legal problems.’

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 4

Often working closely with their PRC offices to deal with multi-jurisdictional cross-border matters, the Hong Kong team of Red Circle firm Zhong Lun Law Firmproposes realistic and cost-effective solutions’ in relation to disputes with a nexus to China. The ‘experienced, sophisticated and creative’ Frederick Hui regularly handles international arbitration matters as part of his wide-ranging disputes practice, and is lauded as a ‘sharp solicitor-advocate’. Gilbert Leung is also a key member of the team and has built up a particularly strong reputation advising on financial services litigation.

Practice head(s):

Frederick Hui; Gilbert Leung

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Wong; Clara Leung; Samuel Li; Francis Fung


The team has good reputation and strong presence in China and works closely with their PRC offices to deal with multi-jurisdictional cross-border matters. The team proposes realistic and cost-effective solutions to both in-house counsel and corporate clients.’

The team has high level of professionalism in litigation of various jurisdictions.’

Frederick Hui is loved by clients, has sound judgement and an excellent sense of what is important. Has been involved in some of the top litigation in PRC, BVI and Cayman.’

‘Frederick Hui is experienced, sophisticated and creative, as well as being a sharp solicitor advocate. He can think and work like a trial advocate with great commercial sense.’

‘Gilbert Leung is very knowledgeable and articulate with his advice. Gilbert is a very experienced banking disputes lawyer, he is able to quote the relevant case law to support his advices.’

‘Jonathan Wong is a star junior partner who is very responsive and meticulous. We believe that his reputation will continue to grow as more clients come to know his brilliance.’

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Beijing’s Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s arbitration practice includes Dong Feng and Binbin Sun as co-heads, as well as Huawei Sun , who is active in commercial cases involving public international law, and Wilson Huo. Frederick Hui is a key contact in Hong Kong, as is Gilbert Leung, who has financial services expertise.

The firm: Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun is one of China’s leading law firms providing a complete spectrum of legal services.  We have over 390 partners and over 2,400 professionals located in 18 offices throughout China and in major financial centers around the world. We have acted on some of the most notable transactions and cases in China.  We have been consistently recognized by Chambers, Asia Legal Business and other legal services rankings.

Our offices: Zhong Lun’s growing array of offices are located throughout China in:

               Beijing               Hong Kong
               Chengdu               Nanjing
               Chongqing               Qingdao
               Guangzhou               Shanghai
               Haikou               Shenzhen
               Hangzhou               Wuhan

And in global strategic financial centres:

               Almaty               New York
               London               San Francisco
               Los Angeles               Tokyo

Our values: We put our clients first.  We recognize each client is different and their needs are different.  We organize our firm, our practices and how we interact with a client around the best interests of that client in order to serve each client in the most efficient and effective manner.

Zhong Lun Hong Kong office: Zhong Lun’s Hong Kong office is formed under Hong Kong law as Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP and serves a broad range of local, national and international clients including financial institutions, manufacturers in various industries, private equity funds, real estate developers, listed and private companies, as well as local and global high net worth individuals and families.

Our capabilities span the following areas:


Capital markets




Intellectual property

Dispute resolution

Mergers and acquisitions

Private client

Real estate

Securities regulatory

Tax and trusts

One of the largest Chinese law firms in Hong Kong: Our Hong Kong office is staffed by a vibrant team of nearly 50 locally and internationally trained lawyers, and over 70 supporting staff.  Together, they make Zhong Lun one of the most prominent Chinese law firms in Hong Kong.  All of our staff are fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua as well as a range of other languages and dialects.

Global outlook: Our success is also attributable to our ability to provide innovative solutions.   Zhong Lun attracts and retains highly qualified professionals in the industry to ensure we provide the best legal service to our clients.  The majority of our lawyers receive their education from prestigious law schools in North America, the United Kingdom, China and Asia Pacific.  All our partners have exceptional knowledge and experience and are successful practitioners in their respective areas.

Private Client, Tax & Trusts, M&A Clifford Ngcliffordng@zhonglun.com
Private Client, Tax & Trusts, M&A Chloe Leungchloeleung@zhonglun.com
Dispute Resolution, Employment & Family Dorothy Sirondorothysiron@zhonglun.com
Dispute Resolution Frederick Huifrederickhui@zhonglun.com
Dispute Resolution Gilbert Leunggilbertleung@zhonglun.com
Corporate, M&A Alan Xualanxu@zhonglun.com
Capital Markets, M&A Henry Lauhenrylau@zhonglun.com
Capital Markets, M&A Victor Pangvictorpang@zhonglun.com
Funds and Investments Products Jane Yaojaneyao@zhonglun.com
Capital Markets, M&A Jaycen Liaojaycenliao@zhonglun.com
Real Estate Allen Yamallenyam@zhonglun.com
Real Estate Louis Pelouispe@zhonglun.com
Real Estate Howard Wonghowardwong@zhonglun.com
Dispute Resolution Jonathan Wongjonathanchwong@zhonglun.com
Real Estate Iris Choiirischoi@zhonglun.com
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
World Law Group (WLG)

  • Advising a family office of a private real estate developer with assets of over US$5 billion on trusts, tax, succession planning, litigation, private equity investments and other compliance and disclosure issues. 
  •  Acted for an independent trustee in defending two trusts and their underlying trust assets spanning multiple jurisdictions from attack by settlor’s creditors pursuant to Mareva Injunction Orders and Disclosure Orders granted by Hong Kong and Singapore courts  
  •  Advised a group of over 15 PRC founders and executives on settlement of pre-IPO trusts and addressed issues relating to PRC tax laws, PRC foreign ownership regulations, pre-listing structuring and employee stock option scheme. The company was successfully listed on a major US exchange 
  •  Advised PRC founders of a Hong Kong listed company on restructuring of their offshore trusts and addressed Hong Kong securities regulatory and tax issues and PRC tax issues