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Hong Kong (CMS HS)

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong CMS operate through a registered foreign law firm (CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP) and a local law firm (Lau, Horton & Wise LLP) to provide the full range of Hong Kong and international law advice.

Hong Kong is the primary financial gateway to and from China. Alongside this key function in world trade, Hong Kong also acts as a regional hub for capital raising and dispute resolution 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 over 70 offices across over 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.

With almost 40 Lawyers locally, CMS Hong Kong covers the full spectrum of corporate, finance and disputes work, in particular: international arbitration, investment disputes, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, asset finance, general finance, insurance, shipping and general commercial litigation. Our team are renowned not only for their legal expertise, but also deep cultural awareness and strong sector expertise covering a range of industries.

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, both through our HK office and our other Asian offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing.

Whatever your needs in Hong Kong, Greater China or the wider Asia Pacific region, CMS is here to help.

You can find out more about Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, our local law offering in Hong Kong, here.

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Directions

The CMS Hong Kong office is located at One Island East in Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island. You can access the office from the main entrance of One Island East located on Westlands Road.

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 to the office by providing the address One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay 香港鰂魚涌太古坊, 華蘭路18號港島東中心.

MTR

Taikoo Place is served by two MTR stations, Quarry Bay and Tai Koo Station. If arriving from Quarry Bay take Exit A and follow the elevated walkway all the way to One Island East. If arriving from Tai Koo station it is a 5-minute walk to One Island East, take Exit D1 and continue west down Tai Koo Shing Road until you reach the entrance of One Island East. In rainy conditions we suggest arriving via Quarry Bay.

Taxi

If arriving by taxi provide the driver with the following address One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay 香港鰂魚涌太古坊, 華蘭路18號港島東中心. the main entrance of One Island East is located on Westlands Road.

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CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
57/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road Taikoo Place Quarry Bay
Hong Kong S.A.R.
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