Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial Litigation

In addition to general contractual or commercial disputes, our team of solicitors and legal executives are particularly experienced in prosecuting or defending claims concerning:-

  • banking and structured products
  • commercial fraud
  • defamation
  • insolvency and directors’ liabilities
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • international trade
  • professional negligence
  • shareholders and partnership disputes
  • shipping and logistics

 

The successful conduct of litigation requires thorough familiarity with the court procedures and in-depth knowledge of the relevant areas of law. When the protection of our client’s interests calls for such urgent measures, we will employ procedural weapons such as asset-freezing orders and civil search orders as may be necessary to prevent a defendant from dissipating his assets or destroying the evidence, as the case may be. We have been successful in such applications on many previous occasions and we take pride in our track record.

Disciplinary Proceedings and Regulatory Offences

Nowadays many professionals are highly regulated, such as the financial professionals, insurance agents, social workers and medical doctors. Whilst serious transgressions are dealt with by criminal law, more often than not, these professionals face problems with their regulatory bodies for alleged breaches of regulatory codes committed even out of inadvertence. Our firm has in the past years been actively engaged in advising and representing clients before regulatory authorities such as:-

  • The Securities and Futures Commission
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • The Confederation of Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agents Registration Board
  • The Social Workers Registration Board

Disciplinary actions by these regulatory authorities could have serious consequences to the professionals concerned and we keep this in mind when supplying clients with our advice and assistance so as to minimise any adverse impact.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes nowadays. From our experience, in appropriate circumstances even the most contentious disputes can be resolved by way of other less litigious modes such as arbitration, mediation, expert determination or valuation. These other options, collectively known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), are widely recognised as being less confrontational, less formal and less time-consuming and therefore, are more cost-effective. In addition, all the proceedings are held in private and do not attract media attention.

We have both arbitrators and accredited mediators within our team of experienced lawyers. Wherever necessary and desirable, we will advise our clients to make use of ADR to their best advantage and to save costs and time.

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