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Our lawyers are experienced across the firm's core business areas in business & finance, shipping, insurance & reinsurance, international trade, aviation, and energy. We handle a range of complex cross-border transactions including banking and finance, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, projects, and investment funds.
We also work in all forms of local, regional and international arbitration, litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) with experience in most major areas of the dispute resolution world including commercial disputes, insolvency and recoveries, insurance disputes, competition and anti-trust, fraud, and crisis response.
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Our lawyers in Hong Kong practice English and Hong Kong law and include a multinational, multilingual team of solicitors and registered foreign lawyers licensed to practice in China, US, Australia and Singapore. Our regional resources are underpinned by our close working relationships with local law firms in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, which ensures that our advice reflects local laws, local procedures and local market practice.
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- Tier 1 Asset Finance Firm in Hong Kong, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
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