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About our firm

We are here for Hong Kong

We care about our clients

Whatever your legal need, we are ready to assist. Established in 1985, we are an independent law firm equipped with Hong Kong knowledge and global reach.

Polished and professional, we are your friend and ally, guiding you through the legal process with care, sympathy and diligence.

Introducing our family of lawyers

Our accomplished legal team offers a comprehensive range of services to a broad cross section of clients, from private individuals to multinational companies.

No request is too small, no issue too large, no case too complex.

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The world is our office

Beyond Hong Kong’s borders, we are an active member of Ally Law, a global network of selected law firms committed to helping you meet your international business challenges.

With a collective commitment to service excellence, we can refer you in total confidence to our trusted colleagues when you need help overseas.

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Achievements

Hong Kong Law Awards

Winner

  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2018, 2019

Finalist

  • Criminal Law Firm of the Year – 2003 to 2013, 2015 to 2019
  • Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year – 2003 to 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2019
  • Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year – 2017 to 2017
  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2017
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year – 2003

Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme

  • Gold Award, Improvement Award – 2019
  • Silver Award – 2017, 2018
  • Bronze Award – 2016

Home Affairs Bureau Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services

  • Commendation – 2018

Our Fees

Our fees are based on criteria with regard to the complexity of cases and the nature of work.

The concerns of our client are of paramount importance to us. As a client, you will be informed of our fee structure from the outset. We are happy to give a breakdown of fees charged by us such as fixed fees, hourly rates, and charges for services such as nominee and company secretarial services.

Please note that Hong Kong lawyers are not allowed to charge contingent or conditional fees, unlike in the US or UK.

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Let the quarantine games begin

Basel, 28 July 2021: As a criminal defence lawyer, my primary knowledge of “fencing” concerns the illegal practice of knowingly acquiring stolen goods and selling them for profit. Now, I’m more familiar with terms such as en-guarde, counter-parry and corps-a-corps after watching Edgar Cheung’s fencing triumph at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. In winning the […]

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Law & More: Episode 3 – Michael Hartmann

Hong Kong, 26 July 2021: We are pleased to publish the third episode of Law & More, our podcast series that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen meets former Court of Final Appeal judge Michael Hartmann. In their wide-ranging discussion, Michael recalls his days as a […]

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Anti-doxxing proposals, fair or too far?

By Arthur Chan  Hong Kong, 23 July 2021:  Hong Kong’s authorities are taking concrete steps to clamp down on doxxing. The government is proposing tough new laws that will result in penalties not only for offenders, but also the tech platforms which display such data. As well, it wants the city’s privacy watchdog to be […]

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Comings and goings on Freedom Day

Basel, 21 July 2021: This week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has shrugged off the recent exodus of residents from Hong Kong, insisting this is the “best time” to live in our city. In the past few months, a significant number of people have left for good, with many relocating to the UK under its new […]

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Poised to take the quarantine penalty

London, 14 July 2021: Flight bans, quarantine measures and social distancing regulations are unfathomable to six-year-olds. They see the world in endearingly simple terms, a fact neatly illustrated by a recent video conversation with grandson Nathan. “Gung gung [grandfather], when are you coming home?” he wants to know. I say probably a few more weeks […]

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