Hong Kong

Gowling WLG offers clients immediate, top-quality legal advice in Hong Kong SAR, China (hereinafter "Hong Kong") through our own resources in our nearby Guangzhou office, as well as through the support of local law firms with whom we have longstanding and trusted relationships. We provide seamless legal service to support Hong Kong-based corporate and commercial transactions, international arbitration and IP enforcement work.

We also offer extensive support to local Hong Kong-based enterprises looking to conduct business around the world - particularly in Canada and Western Europe.

One of our key strengths is advising clients in the field of private capital in Hong Kong, working with local experts to provide first class service on the ground. Plus, drawing on the experience of Gowling WLG's world-leading IP group, we also help clients acquire, enforce and protect their IP rights in the region.

Complementing our Hong Kong team, Gowling WLG lawyers from across Canada, the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East - many of whom speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese - are also frequent visitors to Hong Kong, and can take advantage of our Guangzhou office as a strategic base to support our clients' success.

Global strength

As an international law firm with more than 1,500 legal professionals around the world, Gowling WLG is well-positioned to help businesses in Hong Kong pursue commercial prospects in key global markets. We hold expertise in sectors that offer tremendous opportunities for investors, including energy, infrastructure, mining, life sciences, real estate, automotive and technology.

Committed to maintaining strong relationships with the Hong Kong business community, we're proud to be active members of SUCCESS (Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises) and the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association.

Client work highlights

Our recent Hong Kong-related work includes:

  • Enforcing patent and design rights for a leading UK consumer goods company to prevent the flow of infringing articles from China
  • Patrolling exhibitions and trade fairs in Hong Kong to track down and suppress counterfeit goods and other infringing articles
  • Representing Hong Kong-based companies doing business in Canada, including advice on commercial real estate transactions, financings and Canadian intellectual property filings
  • Helping a Canadian energy company seek a listing and an initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (ongoing transaction)

To learn more about how we can help your business succeed in Hong Kong and around the world, please contact Brian Lee.