Trial skills matter—even in a world where few disputes ever see the inside of a courtroom. Winston & Strawn has built a reputation as a trial lawyers’ firm. Our litigation lawyers are fully prepared to defend our clients’ interests in court, both in the United States and around the world. From compliance counseling to mediation, settlement negotiation, motion practice, trial, and appeal, Winston offers a full-service litigation law firm capable of meeting our clients’ business and legal objectives, whatever they may be.
Our litigators are some of the most seasoned in the industry, bringing extensive courtroom experience to every matter our firm handles. This experience enables us to spot outcome-determinative legal issues earlier so we can prepare compelling arguments that support our clients’ positions. What’s more, our long history of taking cases to trial – and winning – gives our clients tremendous settlement leverage with their adversaries, as well as confidence in a successful outcome if and when they go to trial. Winston’s global team of more than 500 litigators on three continents approaches every case with strategic focus, unrelenting advocacy, and intensive preparation. That’s why some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions have asked us to represent them in their most difficult litigation matters. These clients include: Abbott Laboratories; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Ernst & Young LLP; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Google Inc.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; McDonald’s Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; the NFL Players’ Association; and Panasonic Corporation.
The firm’s litigation prowess extends even beyond the courtroom. Winston’s world-class international arbitration practice assists clients with large-value, complex, and high-profile commercial and investment-based disputes in virtually every major arbitration center.
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.
Haldanes is the best-known criminal law firm in Hong Kong and has specialised in criminal defence for 45 years – recognised by Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Awards as “the Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year” for 21 consecutive years (2000 to 2020). We also have the largest criminal department in Hong Kong - – 4 partners, 6 associates and 3 consultants who fully devote to criminal law practice.
Haldanes has a highly experienced civil litigation team with a particular focus on commercial litigation. Our civil litigation lawyers have particular experience as dispute resolution advisors, as well as vast knowledge in the conduct of complex commercial disputes and multi-jurisdictional litigation.
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.