Mourant Ozannes > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Firm Profile

Mourant Ozannes
1002-1006, 10/F GLOUCESTER TOWER
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Offshore law firms Tier 3

Mourant Ozannes’ ‘highly efficient and highly professional’ team is valued by clients for having significant Chinese language capabilities across all practice areas. Managing partner Paul Christopher heads the corporate and investment funds groups; whilst Simon Lawrenson heads banking and finance team, covering the full spectrum of debt products with a focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, fund finance, real estate finance, asset finance and structured finance. Claire Fulton handles transactional work and non-contentious restructuring matters for a range of financial institutions, creditors, corporations, private equity and hedge funds, and insolvency practitioners. Justine Lau is recommended for contentious cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters and has considerable commercial litigation experience. Danielle Roman is a name to note for fund finance work and has strong ties with industry bodies.

Other key lawyers:


‘People who care about each matter and make themselves available’.

‘James Broad is an exceptionally helpful and thoughtful individual’.

‘Claire Fulton is excellent; really hard working, totally reliable, and extremely good to deal with’. 

‘They have a highly efficient team and are able to produce very high quality of work’.

‘They are highly professional and are always doing their best for clients’.

‘They are always diligent, professional and extremely pleasant to work together with’.

‘The fund finance team of Mourant Ozannes in Hong Kong is the team of reference in Asia & Pacific. They have a sound knowledge of the market and a unique expertise’.

‘They are really reactive and have a great commercial approach’.

Key clients

The Blackstone Group

Gaw Capital

CVC Capital


Huobi Asset Management

China CITIC Bank

JP Morgan

Goldman Sachs


Work highlights

  • Advised Huobi Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited to launch three cryptocurrency funds, including two passive tracker funds and one active multi-strategy virtual asset fund.
  • Advised Gaw Capital on its co-investment with Manulife Group into a BVI entity.
  • Advised MaiCapital on the launch of a tokenized investment fund, and formation of a related SPV.

The firm: Mourant Ozannes is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional, and public companies, corporations, fund promoters and high-net-worth clients worldwide on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. The firm has offices in these key offshore jurisdictions as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and London.

The firm’s lawyers in Hong Kong specialise in corporate, finance, investment funds, private equity and litigation and insolvency matters. Its single, global partnership enables the firm to offer clients impartial advice on the most appropriate jurisdiction for their needs. As a leading offshore firm, it is selected regularly to work alongside other international law firms and intermediaries.

The quality of the team based in Hong Kong is exceptional. Many of the firm’s lawyers have been drawn from top-tier firms and it invests heavily in learning and development, as well as knowledge management. The firm has grown rapidly in the last five years. The team in Hong Kong covers the Asia region and is substantial with lawyers qualified in the laws of BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.

Areas of practice: Mourant Ozannes provides clients based in the Asia Pacific region who are looking for depth and a range of resources, with partner-led advice on their complex, multi-jurisdictional and often high profile transactions and cases.

The team in Hong Kong enjoys a significant track record of achieving positive results for clients, in both transactions and disputes. It has longstanding relationships with highly respected international law firms and works for, and with, leading banks, funds and asset managers and all the Big Four accounting firms.

Banking and finance
Restructuring, insolvency and litigation
Capital markets
International trusts and private client
Private equity
Number of lawyers : 200+
at this office : 24
Contacts : Paul Christopher (managing partner, Hong Kong)
Contacts : Simon Lawrenson (partner)
Contacts : Danielle Roman (partner)
Contacts : Claire Fulton (partner)