Firm Profile > Payne Clermont Velasco > Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Payne Clermont Velasco Offices
UNITS 1301-1303 BONHAM STRAND TRADE CENTRE
135 BONHAM STRAND
Payne Clermont Velasco > The Legal 500 Rankings
‘With respect to their family practice, the team are very conscientious and attentive to their client’s needs. They give practical, helpful advice to their clients and are able to handle a broad spectrum of family or matrimonial related work as may be required.’
‘Jaerey Velasco is a fantastic communicator and adept at working with clients, providing them with solutions, or guiding them through the legal process with a supportive and realistic approach.’
Payne Clermont Velasco > Firm Profile
Payne Clermont Velasco is a specialist litigation law firm established in Hong Kong. The firm focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with particular expertise in matrimonial disputes and representing victims of cyber fraud.
Gregory Payne, founder and principal of the firm, has been practising law in Hong Kong since 1993 and is a market-leading, highly successful litigator. The cumulative 60 years of experience of Gregory and co-founding members Adam Clermont and Jaerey Velasco contributes to a formidable team. Individually, the Partners are leading practitioners in the field.
They act for clients from all walks of life—including High-Net-Worth individuals—from Hong Kong, mainland China, the Philippines, Australia, the USA, Europe, and many other nations worldwide.
Areas of Practice
Commercial Litigation – We pride ourselves in conducting cases in a timely and cost-effective manner. We aim to improve the cost-effectiveness of cases by ensuring that we understand your business and commercial objectives. To better assess your specific needs, we will render cost estimates where possible to enable you to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of your case. Where appropriate, we will streamline the litigation process and encourage and facilitate settlement.
Cyber Crime – We have assisted several clients successfully to recover monies stolen via business email compromise scams. In recognition of our work in this area, Payne Clermont Velasco was awarded the “Business Law Firm of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly magazine, in 2015.
Family and matrimonial – We have established a formidable name for ourselves representing both local and international clients involved in divorce proceedings in the Family Court of Hong Kong. We have the experience to either defend our clients’ interests in high-stakes courtroom proceedings or to achieve settlements without the need for costly litigation. We advise and represent high-net-worth individuals in complex contentious family and matrimonial matters. These notably include divorce proceedings, claims for custody, care and control, access to children, claims for distribution of assets, and maintenance for spouse and children.
Employment – We have experience acting for both employers and employees, in employment disputes. Our firm has acted for senior executives in the banking and finance industry; the transport and logistics industry; the education sector; the fashion industry; and manufacturing industry.
Criminal Law – Payne Clermont Velasco solicitors are experienced in representing clients at all stages of criminal matters, from the very first investigation interview all the way through to the conclusion of trial or appeal.
Insolvency and Winding-Up – Payne Clermont Velasco is experienced in acting for and advising creditors of insolvent companies and can provide expert advice on all stages of the winding up process, such as statutory demands, filing winding up petitions, filing proof of debts, appointment of a liquidator, liaising with the liquidator, and creditor’s meeting.
Wills and Probate – We are experienced in advising and representing clients in relation to their estate planning and probate matters in Hong Kong.
Arbitration and Mediation – We have assisted clients in arbitration and mediation.