Locke Lord established its office in Hong Kong in 2008 as part of the Firm's strategic growth plan and expansion of services to our China, Asia and international clients on a broad range of cross-border legal matters.
Our lawyers work with our international clients to find the right solutions to the challenges they face in doing business in the region, a rapidly expanding marketplace comprised of countries having diverse cultures and disparate economies, political systems and regulatory frameworks.
Locke Lord offers a group of experienced and well-established lawyers who have breadth and depth in a number of core areas. Skilled in transactional, regulatory and complex litigation matters, Locke Lord’s Hong Kong lawyers work collaboratively across practice areas to offer clients practical, effective solutions to their global business needs.
The Hong Kong office has a strong Corporate Finance team capable of handling a wide range of foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary offerings, corporate takeovers and restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments.
Our lawyers take a hands-on approach to assisting and advising clients with their expansion into the China market. We have negotiated the establishment of representative offices, joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises within China.
Our Energy practice advises companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals and oil majors. We develop creative solutions for every phase of the industry and have represented clients in the development and acquisition of power plants in China, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Additionally, we have extensive experience helping Chinese companies obtain sources of financing in Hong Kong and around the world, and offshore companies to develop project and acquisition financing for their efforts in China and elsewhere in the region.
Our Dispute Resolution team is experienced in dealing with all types of urgent applications in the Courts of Hong Kong and elsewhere and is skilled at resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and creative, business driven settlements.
All of Locke Lord’s Hong Kong lawyers have international backgrounds and understand the intricacies of the global marketplace. Numerous lawyers in our U.S. offices also serve the Hong Kong office, many of whom are fluent in Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.
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