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Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Hong Kong

Intellectual property Tier 5

Headed by Janet Wong Dorsey & Whitney LLP's four-strong IP team is best-known for its trade mark capability and the ability to effectively formulate and maintain brand protection strategies throughout Greater China for local and multinational clients from a range of industries.

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Key clients

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co., Ltd, Hearts on Fire Company

World Trade Centers Association

Sightsage Foods and Nutrition Inc.

Two Sigma Investment, LP

Feel the World, Inc. DBA Xero Shoes

Pattern, Inc.

Microsaic Systems Plc

Mayo Clinic

Perry Street Software, Inc.

Hoyt Archery, Inc.

Narciso Rodriguez Corporation and NR Class 3, LLC

Eken Electronics Limited

Tecovas, Inc.

Our dorsey Hong Kong office has served as a crucial connector both into Asia and from Asia to the United States and the rest of the world since 1995.

Since opening in 1995, Dorsey’s Hong Kong office has provided a wide range of services to clients with business interests in Asia, as well as Asia clients conducting cross-border business throughout the world.

Our Hong Kong office is comprised of qualified, multi-lingual lawyers and legal professionals who have worked in multiple jurisdictions including, PRC, Hong Kong, England & Wales, and the United States. Admitted to full practice in Hong Kong, our Hong Kong office advises on local, regional and international corporate and commercial transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, the United States, Europe and Canada.

Attorneys in the Hong Kong office practice in the areas of corporate advice and transactional matters, dispute resolution and intellectual property. Our practice groups in Hong Kong offer a multi-disciplinary and industry-focused approach to handle client legal matters in the areas of arbitration, capital markets, corporate governance, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and restructuring.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, blue chip conglomerates, PRC real estate developers, technology companies, well-known consumer brands, private equity firms and family offices.

Beyond the Asia-Pacific region, the Hong Kong office team works seamlessly with colleagues in the United States, Europe and Canada to provide a “one-stop” international legal service solution for Asia/China-based clients.

The Dorsey Hong Kong corporate team has advised on large award-winning M&A, capital markets, corporate finance and private equity transactions. The lead corporate partners, Simon Chan and Hilda Chan, have decades of experience handling complicated cross border transactions for clients around the world. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, Hong Kong and China’s top real estate companies and HKEX listed conglomerates. With decades of experience in international capital markets, the team covers both ECM and DCM work. With the team’s multi-lingual skills, it is well suited to handle the needs of international and Asia/China-based clients. The team is best known for advising founders’ boards and senior management of international businesses to find practical legal and business solutions in a complex and uncertain world. Our Hong Kong team works seamlessly with Dorsey’s legal experts in the United States, mainland China, Canada and London to provide a one stop solution for our clients’ international legal needs.

Dorsey’s Greater China intellectual property team is best known for its comprehensive and holistic approach of brand formulation, management and protection in Greater China. With over 20 trademark attorneys globally, the Greater China intellectual property team is part of an extensive network of internationally recognized intellectual property practitioners around the world. The team handles a broad range of intellectual property matters in Asia, with a particular focus on trademark in Greater China. Equipped with industry knowledge, our lawyers provide tailored solutions to multinational corporations in a broad range of industries in relation to building up and maintaining intellectual property rights and to implementing brand protection and licensing strategies in China and Hong Kong. To further maximize value for our clients, many of our lawyers speak multiple languages that are needed for cross-border transactions, including structuring and negotiating licensing agreements, IP commercialization, and distribution and franchising agreements.

Dorsey & Whitney has a strong reputation for handling cross-border disputes. With offices in most of the principal legal and financial centres of the world, the firm’s lawyers have acted for individuals, corporates and governments in the resolution of disputes governed by the laws of civil and common law jurisdictions as well as international law and treaties such as those affecting foreign direct investments. The Hong Kong- and mainland China-based members of this firm-wide practice have in recent years been instructed in litigation and arbitration proceedings involving corporate acquisitions, shareholder disputes, contentious insolvencies and a wide variety of commercial matters, preponderant among them cases relating to investments or transactions in China or offshore investments or businesses of Chinese clients. Financial institutions, including banks, investment funds, private equity firms and high-net-worth individuals, are prominent in the client base of the firm’s contentious practice in Asia, but our experience in that field spans a wide range of industries including biotechnology, agriculture, manufacturing, mining and mineral processing, petroleum refining, specialized chemical and automotive components. Our disputes lawyers have native fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English.

Our Hong Kong office works closely with our two other offices in China in Shanghai and Beijing to provide a one stop solution for our clients. Our partners in charge, Peter Corne, Ray Liu and Karen Fan in mainland China lead a full-service team counselling international clients on their market entry, investment, business operations, compliance and dispute resolution in mainland China. The team in China also work seamlessly with our US, Canada and London offices to provide multi-jurisdictional international legal services for our Asia/China-based clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Hong Kong Office Head | Mergers & Acquisitions Simon Chan (852) 2105-0273
Hong Kong | Capital Markets Hilda Chan (852) 2105-0215
Hong Kong | Commercial Litigation Katherine Cheung (852) 2105-0216
Hong Kong | Commercial Litigation Steve Nelson nelson.steve@dorsey (612) 340-2942
Hong Kong | Intellectual Property Lilian Shi (852) 2105-0229
Hong Kong | Intellectual Property Janet Wong (852) 2105-0266
Beijing Office Head | Commercial Litigation Ray Liu (86-10) 8513-5988
Shanghai Office Head | Mergers & Acquisitions Peter Corne (86-21) 6135-6188
Shanghai | Mergers & Acquisitions Karen Yiqin Fan (86-21) 6135-6145
English (fluent)
Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin)