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Commercial Crime

At ONC Lawyers, our experienced team advises clients and represents their interests in investigations by regulatory authorities and in related civil and/or criminal proceedings.       

Our key types of work relating to commercial crime include:

If you would like to know more about our commercial crime practice or how we can help your business, please contact us at (852) 2810 1212 or at criminal@onc.hk.

Please refer to our articles in ‘Knowledge’

Our People

Ludwig Ng
Ludwig Ng
Senior Partner
Dominic Wai
Dominic Wai
Partner
Eric Woo
Eric Woo
Partner
Ludwig Ng
Ludwig Ng
Senior Partner
Dominic Wai
Dominic Wai
Partner
Eric Woo
Eric Woo
Partner

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Offering client’s son a job to get a deal – is that bribery?
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