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Haldanes

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Hong Kong law firm with dual strengths in criminal defence litigation and commercial disputes. Handles a broad range of criminal proceedings and white-collar crime, as well as commercial disputes ranging from shareholder disagreements and breach of contract litigation to land disputes. Also experienced in corporate investigations and public inquiry work.

Strengths

A client describes the team as comprising "top-notch lawyers who are technically sound, good value for money and exceptionally capable at putting together high-calibre legal and consulting teams."

Another client attests to being "very happy with the team's assistance," appreciating the "flexibility in timing meetings" and the "experienced staff" who "really try to understand my background."

Work highlights

Advised Tiger Resort Asia on a HKD130 million claim against former directors for breach of fiduciary duty and alleged misappropriation of funds.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Midgley is best known as a defence lawyer in criminal proceedings, primarily in the field of white-collar crime. A client considers him "charismatic and masterful in steering and focusing legal teams to develop and advocate the strongest points for his clients," and describes him as personally "relentless in seeking to obtain the best outcome for his clients."

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Overview

Criminal Defence

Haldanes has both the largest and longest established criminal defence practice in Hong Kong engaged exclusively in assisting persons or companies facing criminal prosecution.

Stretching back to 1981 when the first commercial crime prosecution was staged in Hong Kong through to the present, Haldanes has been involved in many of the major criminal trials.

This department regularly assists clients with securities and futures commission regulatory issues, commercial crime, extradition, competition law and all aspects of criminal defence work.

Civil Litigation

Haldanes' litigation team represents clients in a wide range of cases at all levels of the Hong Kong Court System from first instance through to the Court of Final Appeal.

Haldanes is regularly instructed in arbitration proceedings and mediation. The firm's lawyers have particular experience in the conduct of multi-jurisdictional litigation and complex commercial disputes covering commercial fraud, shareholders' disputes, contractual and trust disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, defamation and employment.

Haldanes recognises the importance of achieving practical, business-oriented solutions and aim to help clients resolve disputes with minimum cost and disruption.

Members

Powner, Andrew (Head of Department)

Au, Able

Booth, Geoffrey

Ho, Vivian

Lai, Irene

Lam, Paula

Leung, Vivian

Leung, Yu Kew

Lo, Xenia

Lui, Patrick

Lui, Paul

Ma, Christina

Ng, Felix

Rattigan, Patrick

Tsang, Jonathan

Wan, Timothy

Wang, Paul

Wong, Nathan

Wong, Vanessa

Yan, Florence

Industries

Civil Litigation

Criminal Defense

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

Haldanes

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Location

7th Floor Ruttonjee House

11 Duddell Street

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)


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