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Payne Clermont Velasco
UNITS 2401-2403 BONHAM STRAND TRADE CENTRE
135 BONHAM STRAND
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Gregory has 30 years’ experience working in law firms, including over 25 years’ experience practising law in Hong Kong. Throughout his legal career, Greg has specialised in litigation and dispute resolution. He has amassed substantial experience in a broad range of litigation matters.

In the commercial litigation area, Gregory focuses on helping victims of fraud recover their monies. Gregory has considerable experience identifying, freezing and recovering monies that have been stolen through email fraud, internet fraud, sham investment schemes and fake share brokers, and employee fraud. Greg has achieved successful recoveries for multiple fraud victims.

With his extensive experience, Gregory has been recognised as a thought-leader in the cyber crime and fraud. Last November 2020, Gregory spoke on a virtual panel organized by AIJA Commercial Fraud Commission, which focused on the psychology of hacking and cyber crime.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Hong Kong Family Law Association
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Users’ Council
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Mediation Council

Education

Law and Economics (1991), University of Adelaide

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

Payne Clermont Velasco’s family and matrimonial lawyers are well respected in Hong Kong, regularly representing local and international clients on contentious and non-contentious family matters. Team heads Jaerey Velasco and Gregory Payne are prime examples, covering the gamut of divorce related issues from custody and asset distribution claims to child access and maintenance. On the contentious side, the firm has established a formidable reputation representing high-net-worth individuals in the Family Courts, often achieving settlements and avoiding litigation.