Ashurst's Hong Kong office was established in November 2008.
Our Hong Kong business is focused on providing premium
transactional and advisory support to corporates, financial
institutions and investment funds on their engagement in Greater
China and the wider Asia-Pacific, working closely with Ashurst's
other offices in the region.
Robert Ogilvy Watson is the
managing partner of Ashurst Hong Kong and the office comprises
some 40 legal professionals, including 10 partners
and three counsel.
Ashurst Hong Kong offers international and local law advice in
banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, derivatives and
structured products, and dispute resolution. As a leading
international law firm, we are also able to offer a full range of
legal services to our clients in Hong Kong, including project
development, energy and natural resources (power, oil, gas, LNG,
petrochemicals, mining), infrastructure projects and restructuring.
On transactions requiring People's Republic of China (PRC) law
advice, we work closely with our alliance partner, Guantao Law Firm. Guantao is a full service PRC law
firm, headquartered in Beijing with nine other offices in key PRC
business centres. Ashurst's Hong Kong team comprises a number of
fluent Mandarin speakers who work closely and continuously with our
colleagues at Guantao on transactions to ensure the provision of
PRC and international legal advice is fully integrated.