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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Highly reputed firm, known for its strong track record in the litigation space. Sought after by leading global and regional financial institutions, funds and investment banks for high-profile finance-related cases. Particularly visible and active in disputes concerning regulatory investigations, fraud and insolvency cases. Also advises on disputes relating to unfair competition and intellectual property protection. Offers extensive PRC capabilities through its joint operation with Zhao Sheng Law Firm.

Strengths

A client asserts that the team is "easy to work with, measured in its advice, responsive and forward-thinking." They add: "What sets the team apart from its peers is that it is able to identify and prepare for issues before they occur, using and executing a well thought out strategy, as opposed to merely reacting to events or issues that arise."

A second client notes: "We were always advised by seasoned litigation lawyers and got great insights from the team," noting that it "knows our business almost as well as we do, which is a great asset when it comes to contentious matters."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Chung draws on his time as managing director at a leading investment bank to offer clients deep expertise in financial fraud cases and regulatory investigations. A client describes him as a "safe pair of hands when you need counsel on complicated issues in Hong Kong or Asia more generally" whose "years of experience provide him with unique insight and perspective."

Justin Tang continues to advice financial services clients on mis-selling claims and asset recovery disputes, as well as handling shareholder disagreements. One client appreciates that he "doesn't get riled too easily and has a sense of calm about him." They go on to state: "He's very thorough in his thought processes and able to understand our perspective very quickly as well."

Practice head Melvin Sng splits his time between Hong Kong and Singapore and is regularly mandated by banks and state-owned enterprises on all manner of commercial disagreements, regulatory investigations and insolvency-related disputes. One sources likes that he "can always be counted on for strategy and market insights," while a client asserts that he is "able to offer solutions and good advice."

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Overview

Linklaters is widely recognised by clients and peers as having a standout dispute resolution practice that handles the most complex and sensitive mandates led by its senior team of key partners all with long standing and broad Asia experience. The strength of the team's experience and its involvement in many of the high-profile cases and investigations reflects its pre-eminent standing in the premier market for complex, big-ticket disputes.

The practice specializes in complex litigation cases and contentious regulatory investigations, frequently of a cross-border nature, representing the leading global and regional financial institutions, investment banks, private banks, hedge funds and asset managers.

Linklaters is the only international firm that has a dedicated PRC disputes practice that can draw on the expertise of a team of PRC qualified lawyers. Clients have consistently relied on us to provide the strategic advice needed to resolve disputes that arise in the PRC in light of our deep understanding of PRC laws and the evolving legal and regulatory environment in that market.

Our team continues to work with our alliance partners Allens (who also have a market leading disputes practice) in Australia and Widyawan & Partners in Indonesia. The alliances have expanded the reach of our practice across the Asia-Pacific region and significantly increased the number of dispute-related referrals.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) Department

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18 Chater Road

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Hong Kong

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)


Andrew Chung
Band 4
Justin Tang
Band 5
Melvin Sng
Band 2