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We represent corporations and their executives, public officials and individuals in a variety of prosecutions. Our highly experienced litigators regularly conduct and advise clients with respect to internal investigations involving suspected violations of anti-corruption laws.

We cover every phase of corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement in key areas, such as securities fraud, anti-money-laundering and anti-corruption. We often handle matters involving frauds and parallel criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as related civil litigation.

Areas of Practice:

• Securities Fraud –

Defend companies, officers and directors, professional services providers, securities firms and their personnel in investigative and enforcement actions by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Police Force and other governmental agencies. Our representation includes matters involving financial accounting fraud, stock manipulation, insider trading and disclosure fraud.

• Anti-Money Laundering –

Defend companies, officers and directors for alleged violations of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance. We routinely advise companies, securities houses on “know your customer” requirements and assist with conducting due diligence on new and existing customer relationships.

• Corruption investigation –

Represent clients in ICAC investigations alleging violations of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. In addition, we assist clients with internal investigations to ensure they are compliant with rules and regulations and alleged wrongful conduct by employees.
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Our team advise high net worth individuals and families on all aspects of gift, estate and tax planning. We work with our clients to create and implement individualized, sophisticated estate plans, business succession plans, and charitable giving plans.

Our clients include entrepreneurs, owners of closely held businesses, artists and art collectors, multigenerational members of wealthy families.

Practice areas include:

• Estate Planning, including Wills, Testamentary Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts
• Lifetime Trust Creation and Administration, including Irrevocable Insurance Trusts,
• Business Exit/Succession Planning
• Charitable Giving
• Probate and Administration
• Trust and Estate Litigation
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• Franchising
• Licensing
• Trade secrets
• Trademarks

Basic practice:

• Software Licensing
• Software Development
• Consulting Arrangements
• Technology Distribution
• Systems Integration
• IT Outsourcing
• Data and Application Hosting
• Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
• Technology/IP Due Diligence
• IP Audits
• Technology Development
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We advise public and private companies in connection with a wide range of securities law compliance and securities transactional matters.

Our expertise includes the following areas:

Capital raising
• Initial public offerings
• Public offerings of debt and equity
• Private placements of debt and equity
• PIPES (private investment in public equity)
• Series Seed / “Friends and Family” investment rounds
• Structuring and documenting deals with VC firms

Public companies
• HKEx reporting requirements
• Corporate governance matters
• Takeovers and shares buy back
• Employee share options schemes

Private companies
• Choice of entity
• Financing solutions
• Shareholder Agreements
• Employee equity compensation plans

Brokers/dealers
• Licensing application requirements
• Regulatory compliance
• Placing agent agreements

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We provide a full range of advice to clients in the private investment funds industry in a range of market sectors and investment strategies. We advise fund sponsors and managers in the formation, operation and regulation of private funds, assessing potential investment opportunities, structuring arrangements with service providers, and maintaining compliance with complex regulations.

We counsel investors on their primary investments, co-investments, and secondary investments.

We represent global buyers and sellers of private fund and portfolio company interests in the secondary market. We also represent institutions in many varied special arrangements, including customized investment funds, separate accounts, joint ventures, seed arrangements, and myriad other structures and products.

Our firm advises managers, investors, investment advisers, brokers, administrators, and custodians on an array of funds.
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Mergers2 Our team has a wealth of experience in advising a broad spectrum of clients (both private and publicly listed companies) in mergers and acquisitions. Our services cover:

• Shares Purchase Transactions
• Asset Purchase Transactions
• Takeovers, Reverse Takeovers
• Privatization
• Reorganizations
• Due diligence
• Exit Strategies and Transition Planning
• Dispositions, Reorganizations
• Spin-offs

We offer solution-based and integrated services to ensure smooth negotiation and implementation of the transactions.
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We provide risk assessment and litigation management services to allow your business professionals to focus on running your business instead of managing litigation. We evaluate legal risks and potential claims before a lawsuit is filed, ensuring you have the right legal advice when a dispute arises. We would assess your legal risks and manage the dispute to will help safeguard against out of control litigation expenses.

Some of the areas in which we are able to assist our clients:

• Case Evaluation and Litigation Strategy
• Legal Research and Analysis
• Document Retention and Litigation Holds
• Document Review
• Management of Outside Counsel and Experts
• Mediation, Arbitration and Settlement Presentations
• Database Management
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Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in providing legal counsel on general business matters, ranging from the type of entity, where to organize, day-to-day operations and governance. Our expertise encompasses transactional and compliance aspects of our clients’ varied businesses, both large and small, spanning negotiation of general contracts, coordination of mergers and acquisitions, and preparation of regulatory filings.

General transactions:

• Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
• Consulting Agreements
• Distribution Agreements
• Franchise Agreements
• License Agreements
• Copyrights
• Trademarks
• Independent Contractor Agreements
• Service Agreements
• Advice on Risk Management Matters
• Co-operation Agreements
• Termination Agreements
• Standstill Agreements

Corporate governance:

• Articles of association
• Shareholder Agreements
• Partnership Agreements
• Joint Venture Agreements
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We combine our expertise in financial regulatory, technology and transactional issues, which enable us to provide legal service to clients operating in or investing in the FinTech space.

Drawing upon our experience in capital markets, data security and personal privacy, securities and private equity, fund formation and intellectual property, we help clients invest in, fund, develop and market the innovative services and products that are revolutionizing the financial services and technology industries.
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Our team has participated in many complex insolvency related matters and has represented, among others, buyers and sellers in asset sales, companies seeking to restructure their obligations out of court, creditors’ committees, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in a broad array of industries.

We represent businesses and individual clients in a range of transactional and litigation aspects of bankruptcy and winding up cases, and out-of-court workouts.
We advise debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders, asset purchasers, financial institutions, equity owners, investors, trustees, liquidators and court-appointed fiduciaries, both in and out of court.

Our team regularly advises on:

• Bankruptcy
• Corporate Reorganisations
• Debt Restructuring
• Distress M&A
• Liquidation
• Receivership
• Schemes of arrangement
• Workouts
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We act for both employers and employees in employment related disputes. In addition, we will assist you to craft policies and procedures that provide your company with a solid foundation that will minimize risk by promoting regulatory compliance and maximizing employee efficiency in ways that strive to keep your company out of litigation.

Highlights of our litigation and counseling practice areas include:

• Claim Resolution (litigation/arbitration/mediation)
• Corporate Diversity Counseling
• Disability, Leave, and Health Management
• Discipline and Termination
• Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
• Employee Manuals
• Executive Employment Agreements
• General Employment Counseling
• Internal Investigations
• Negotiating & Drafting Severance Packages
• Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants, and Protection Against Unfair Competition
• Policies and Gap Analyses of Your Policies
• Social Media Policies
• Whistleblower Claims
• Workplace Safety
• Workplace and Management Training
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We work with clients to design and implement compliance programs that include policies and procedures, education and reinforcement through training, certifications and compliance health checks.

We counsel privately-held and publicly-traded companies to cover a full range of business and legal obligations specific to their needs. Our experience spans many sectors, including healthcare, mining, financial services, and consumer industry. Our team consist of members from other practice areas to provide seamless advice on complex issues and transactional matters.
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Our team has significant experience in the full range of venues available for resolution of commercial disputes, including arbitration services, court proceedings and mediation. Our team of commercial litigators provide a full range of litigation services tailored to the needs of our specific clients, both large and small.

Highlights of our civil litigation include:

• Breach of Contract
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty
• Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements
• Intellectual Property
• Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
• Tortious Interference with Contract
• Construction Claims
• Fraud
• Securities Fraud
• Collection
• Products Liability
• Executive Severance
• Fraud and Cyber Crime
• Asset or Debt Recovery
• Shareholders Dispute

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Banking
Our banking and financial services practice represents clients in a broad range of lending, financing and structured finance transactions. We represent financial institutions including financial authorisation and other lenders, insurance companies and brokerage firms.


Our team has extensive experience in corporate lending, asset based lending, equipment leasing and borrower representation. We also regularly represent clients in sophisticated financing transactions, including term and revolving credit loans, loans secured by property, working capital and acquisition loans, corporate or cash flow loans, syndicated loans, inter creditor agreements, asset based loans, factoring, loans with warrant and loan restructurings.
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