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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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Criminal Law Lecture reaches global audience

Hong Kong, 20 September 2021: Lord Ken Macdonald QC enthralled a global audience with his insight and observations into academic freedoms when he delivered the fourth HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture on Friday. His talk, “Free Speech in Universities”, examined how a combination of the UK government’s anti-terrorism legislation and a transatlantic “cancel […]

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Welcome to our 2021 trainees

Hong Kong, 17 September 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins extends a warm welcome to the firm’s latest Trainee Solicitor, Jasmine Kwong. She follows in the footsteps of colleague Gabriel Brettell who joined earlier this year. BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen is delighted to have the two new recruits on board. “Since we were founded in […]

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Old backdrop to a new political order

Hong Kong, 15 September 2021: “If you build it, they will come.” It’s a quote adapted from the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams in which a corn farmer in Iowa (played by Kevin Costner) risks his livelihood to construct a baseball diamond on his land and the ghosts of past players arrive to take […]

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China gets tough on data protection

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 10 September 2021: China’s long-awaited data privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), will take effect on 1 November. While the law does not directly apply to Hong Kong, which has its own Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, it does have extraterritorial application, meaning companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere […]

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BC&C student prize winner announced

Hong Kong, 9 September 2021: BC&C Partner Usha Casewell has praised the continuing excellence of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law after presenting the firm’s annual student prize. The Boase Cohen & Collins Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Jackie Leung, who recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in […]

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