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Gabriel Brettell

Associate

Email: gabriel@boasecohencollins.com
Phone: (852) 3416 1762

Overview

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Gabriel studied for his law degree at the University of Nottingham in the UK, during which time he gained experience in the legal profession via mini pupillages at various barristers chambers in Hong Kong and through internships at law firms in Hong Kong and London.

After graduating, he gained a further year’s work experience in the offices of two international law firms in Hong Kong before completing his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at City University, following which he joined BC&C in 2021.

Away from the office, Gabriel is a keen sportsman – he excels at football and was previously a member of the Hong Kong national team in windsurfing.

Core Specialities

  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal, Complex Corporate Crime
  • Company Winding Up
  • Investigations by Governmental bodies, such as SFC, ICAC and CCB
  • Insurance Law and Related Disputes

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