Hong Kong is often seen as the gateway to China. Alongside this key function in world trade, Hong Kong also acts as a regional hub for dispute resolution and finance for the Asia Pacific region. You need lawyers on the ground that understand the interplay of local and international laws, and the cultural nuances of doing business in Asia.
CMS has been active in Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region for many years supporting clients across the full spectrum of dispute resolution, financial transactions, corporate, commercial and M&A. With a network of 70 offices across nearly 40 countries, we combine international experience from across our global network with an in-depth understanding of local laws to help clients make a success of their business in Asia.
We work in association with Shirley Lau & Co. LLP to provide local law capability. Headquartered in Hong Kong, 8-lawyer Shirley Lau & Co. LLP, led by Hong Kong partner Shirley Lau, focuses on corporate and commercial work, covering corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions; corporate restructuring; public offerings (both local and H-share); secondary fund raising exercises, and matters concerning the Companies Ordinance and Hong Kong securities related legislations.
Our dispute resolution team has a particular focus on international arbitration and supports clients across all sectors and key local and international arbitral institutions. Apart from our broad experience in commercial arbitration, our expertise in the field of investment disputes advising both investors and states, as well as our specific experience with large infrastructure disputes is particularly noteworthy. No matter the complexity of the challenge, or the size of the dispute we can field a team with the experience and knowledge required to support you.
Our finance team has expertise across the full range of financial products. As well as general corporate, secured and unsecured finance, we have particular expertise in the field of asset, commodity and energy finance, covering major transactions across the maritime, offshore, aviation and energy sectors.
In addition, in cooperation with our unique coverage in Europe, we provide the full-range of services for Asian clients wishing to invest, and finance investments, in Europe.
Whatever your needs in Hong Kong, Greater China or the wider Asia Pacific region, CMS is here to help.
The Hong Kong office is located in Central Hong Kong on Hong Kong Island. You can access the office from the main entrance located at the corner of Queen’s Road Central and Ice House Street.
From the Airport
Distance from the airport is approx 30KM. A taxi or the Airport Express is the most efficient way of reaching the office. When taking the Airport Express you will arrive at Hong Kong Station. From here you are able to get a taxi the short distance to the office. Alternatively the office is within walking distance. You will need to walk to Central Station via the underground walkway. From here take Exit G on Pedder Street. From here the office is a short walk.
When taking the MTR you will need to take the Island Line or Tsuen Wan Line to Central Station. From here take Exit G on Pedder Street. From here the office is a short walk.