Withers is one of the world’s first international law firms dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their businesses, families and advisers. With over 200 partners and more than 1,200 employees in 18 offices across Europe, US, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean, Withers has unparalleled expertise in helping businesses and individuals across all major financial centres around the world.
In 2008, Withers established its Hong Kong office to offer on-the-ground support in Asia for the firm’s international client base. Today, its multinational team of lawyers and legal professionals offers one of the most comprehensive arrays of client services in relation to UK, US and Hong Kong law. Withers is also able to put together a cross-disciplinary team of advisers with the relevant experience and expertise for complex, cross-border transactions in the region. Its team understands both domestic and international issues and how different legal regimes interact and impact each other.
Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) is a leading independent law firm in Hong Kong whose commitment is to professional excellence and to tailoring its legal services to both corporate and private clients’ needs. Founded in 1987 by our Senior Partner, Gordon Oldham, the firm currently has over 40 qualified lawyers, admitted in one or more jurisdictions.
At OLN we take a strategic approach to litigation and dispute resolution. We concentrate on winning the case by getting the best results for our clients. OLN’s mantra “Practical Legal Solutions – On Time – No Excuses” instills this innovative and strategic approach to resolving various of dispute matters. It is also relevant across different practice areas.
Litigation is at the heart of our business and we know it inside out. At any one time, more than half our lawyers are handling complex, large-scale global disputes. However, we always consider the possibility of commercial solutions through negotiation and mediation before going to court.
RPC is a disputes powerhouse. Our market-leading team is well-equipped to deal with a wide range of disputes, in the courts, through arbitration, or by alternative forms of dispute resolution. We have an excellent reputation for delivering top-quality advice and client services on contentious matters, efficiently and cost-effectively.
We are known for representing large multinationals, corporates, professional service firms, insurers, brands and financial institutions. The exceptional strength and depth of our lawyers allows us to provide a full spectrum of dispute resolution services and beyond where we are also able to advise on any non-contentious issues that may arise during a dispute.
Through time and experience, we have developed a strong network of trusted law firms in key jurisdictions. This enables us to resolve issues for our clients wherever they arise. We are attuned to the local markets and have the ability to match the best fit firm with the nature of the dispute – ensuring that our regional and global clients receive a seamless and high-quality service wherever they need it.
Litigation – our lawyers have decades of Hong Kong litigation experience before the Hong Kong courts; as well as in other jurisdictions around the region. As market-leaders in their respective fields, our lawyers are the 'go to' team for complex and large-scale global disputes.
International Arbitration – our global team boasts highly qualified lawyers based in three of the major arbitration hubs; Hong Kong, Singapore and London. Our team has extensive experience acting in disputes under a variety of arbitral rules, including ad hoc arbitrations, and administered arbitration under the HKIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and CIETAC rules.
Gregory Payne, founder and principal of the firm, has been practising law in Hong Kong since 1993, and has established himself as a market-leading, highly successful litigator who regularly represents clients in high-profile cases.
We have established ourselves as leading advocates for victims of large-scale frauds and successfully made recoveries for them. We also have considerable experience identifying, freezing and recovering monies that have been stolen through email fraud, internet fraud, sham investment schemes, ponzi schemes and fake stockbrokers, and employee fraud.
Our lawyers are equally experienced in acting for both major corporations and high-profile individuals in complex civil litigation and criminal defence in the District and High Courts and Court of Appeal. Our ever-growing success and profile in the Hong Kong litigation arena has been recognised by an expanding number of accolades and awards in the past few years. We are an experienced, creative and tenacious litigation force in Hong Kong.