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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 2021
  • Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year – 2003 to 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2021
  • Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year – 2017 to 2021
  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year – 2017, 2020, 2021
  • Insurance Law Firm of the Year – 2020, 2021
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year – 2003

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

  • Gold Award – 2019, 2020
  • Silver Award – 2017, 2018, 2021
  • Bronze Award – 2016

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

  • Commendation – 2018, 2020

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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My return to primitive thinking

Hong Kong, 17 August 2022: In the classic 1974 fantasy film The Land That Time Forgot, a World War I German U-boat crew and their American captives veer off course in the South Atlantic and end up in Caprona, an uncharted subcontinent populated by dinosaurs and ancient tribes. Their reaction is one of amazement: how […]

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Covid triggers employment law changes

By Allison Lee  Hong Kong, 8 August 2022: Significant changes to Hong Kong’s employment regulations have been made to address workplace-related issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Employers now have scope to dismiss a member of staff who refuses, without a valid excuse, to be vaccinated. As well, employees who fail to attend […]

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Flight to HK cancelled? Read this …

By Pádraig Seif Hong Kong, 2 August 2022: One direct effect of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is that living in Hong Kong has been somewhat of a challenge since early 2020. Especially if you need to travel. Maybe the following sounds all too familiar to the esteemed reader: flights into Hong Kong […]

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Law & More: Episode 17 – Amanda Whitfort

Hong Kong, 1 August 2022: In the latest episode of Law & More, we focus on the law relating to animal welfare with our guest, Professor Amanda Whitfort. A barrister and university lecturer who has co-authored major reports on animal welfare, Amanda discusses Hong Kong’s outdated laws, issues surrounding cruelty and neglect, and major problems […]

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A timely boost for common law

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 29 July 2022: In a landmark ruling, the Court of Final Appeal has overturned Hong Kong’s first conviction for carrying zip ties. The judges ruled that lower courts had erroneously applied the law too widely, meaning anyone found carrying an instrument deemed fit for unlawful purpose could be penalised for […]

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