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Global China Dispute Resolution (International Firms)

Dispute Resolution chapters focus on litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The work covers the full course of a dispute, such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgment applications, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. This section also covers white-collar crime, including government investigations. Expertise in alternative dispute resolution, involving non-court mediation and arbitration, may be ranked in separate tables where the market is sufficiently developed. Practice areas such as Insurance, Construction, IP and Media may also contain litigators who are experts in their field in markets that are sufficiently specialised. In some jurisdictions in the region, where the legal profession is not fused, we feature separate ranking tables for barristers and solicitors. In jurisdictions where the legal profession is fused, but there is sufficient distinction between lawyers practising in the style of barristers, and lawyers practising in the style of solicitors, we have sought to make this distinction clear by again having separate ranking tables.

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Band 1
  1. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
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    Clifford Chance
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance offers an internationally renowned dispute resolution team advising an impressive roster of international clients, including high net worth individuals and major financial institutions. Based in Hong Kong and highly regarded for its outstanding work on multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, with experience handling significant financial services, litigation and insolvency disputes. Able to advise high net worth individuals on contentious trust and estate matters and regularly assists clients with securing interim measures.
  2. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Davis Polk & Wardwell boasts a highly respected practice offering a wealth of expertise in cross-border litigation. Though Hong Kong-based, clients benefit from the team's close coordination with colleagues in the firm's New York and Washington, DC offices. Regularly acts on matters in key jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region. Particularly well regarded for its handling of regulatory enforcement matters, and white-collar investigations. Advises a wide range of high-calibre clients, including financial institutions, asset managers, Chinese and multinational corporates, accounting firms and law firms.
  3. Hogan Lovells International LLP
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    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells' Hong Kong office enjoys an excellent reputation for handling a broad range of litigation, including investigations, shareholder disputes and financial regulatory matters, with notable strengths in insolvency disputes, acting for both liquidators and receivers. Able to assist clients with disputes involving Hong Kong, China and jurisdictions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Noted for its contentious construction practice and is additionally well placed to advise on anti-corruption investigations and public inquiries. Wide-ranging clientele includes corporates, statutory bodies, high net worth individuals and senior management staff at multinational companies.
  4. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Highly reputed Hong Kong-based team, known for its strong track record in the litigation space. Linklaters is 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.
  5. Mayer Brown
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    Mayer Brown
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Mayer Brown offers clients a large team with deep expertise in both local and international disputes. Noted for its longstanding presence in the Hong Kong market, as well as for the impressive breadth of its litigation capability, covering contentious construction, employment and financial services matters. Additional areas of focus include medical negligence claims, real estate disputes and regulatory investigations. Also handles allegations of antitrust violations and competition-related investigations.
  6. Deacons
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  7. MinterEllison LLP
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton
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    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Debevoise & Plimpton offer an experienced team with a strong bench of seasoned litigators based across offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Specialises in advising financial services clients and banks on commercial litigation and contentious regulatory matters. Advises on complex cross-border disputes concerning fraud, white-collar crime, insolvency, and shareholder and joint venture disputes. Clients also include blue-chip multinationals, energy and engineering companies and private individuals. Frequently supports its robust arbitration practice with the securing of interim measures.
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Major cross-border practice presenting solid litigation capabilities in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Norton Rose Fulbright continues to attract prominent international and domestic manufacturers, technology companies and shipping businesses, as well as high net worth individuals. Handles a broad range of commercial litigation, with particular experience in construction, infrastructure, energy and joint venture disputes. Also well versed in regulatory matters and able to advise on judicial reviews brought against regulatory bodies. Maintains an active practice advising on cyber-fraud cases and frequently handles insolvency and bankruptcy cases.
  3. Allen & Overy
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  4. Baker McKenzie
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper LLP
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    DLA Piper LLP
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper's robust Hong-Kong based practice offers capable litigators covering the full range of commercial disputes. Acts for notable corporations, insurance companies and financial institutions on domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters such as shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, employment, insolvency and financial litigation, including debt recovery. Regularly mandated to assist with contentious regulatory investigations, as well as on estate and probate disputes.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Skilled Hong Kong-based litigation team, part of a comprehensive, global disputes practice, regularly acting for major corporations and banks on significant cross-border mandates. Also advises a roster of private equity funds. Involved in a wide range of commercial litigation, including a consistent flow of cases in the financial services sector, as well as notable telecommunications sector expertise. Has additional experience in regulatory investigations and enforcement.
  3. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's burgeoning Hong Kong team handles a broad range of commercial disputes, with particular strengths in financial services disputes and contentious tax matters. Also well equipped to advise on substantial trust and probate disputes, as well as loan enforcement matters and private wealth disputes.
  4. Stephenson Harwood
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    Stephenson Harwood
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Robust Hong Kong litigation practice advising on contentious matters related to construction, IP and finance. Stephenson Harwood frequently acts on shareholder disputes, professional negligence, employment and insolvency litigation and fraud claims. Offers longstanding experience handling complex international instructions. Advises clients across a range of sectors, including insurance and financial services, and often acts for domestic and international banking clients.
  5. Dentons
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  6. Gall
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  7. Howse Williams
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  8. King & Wood Mallesons
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  9. Simmons & Simmons
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  10. Tanner De Witt
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Eversheds Sutherland
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    Eversheds Sutherland
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Provides clients with expert advice on a broad range of litigation matters, from finance and competition to insolvency and contract disputes. Hong Kong-based team which also acts for regional and international clients on regulatory and international trade-related disputes. Frequently acts on behalf of major financial institutions and also represents government agencies in judicial review proceedings.
  2. Fangda Partners
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    Fangda Partners
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded Hong Kong team noted for its capabilities in Mainland China. Fangda Partners boasts demonstrable strength in handling cross-border disputes involving Chinese entities, including SOEs, as well as domestic disputes. Also acts for a range of foreign clients in addition to its strong PRC and Hong Kong client base. Particular areas of expertise include joint venture and shareholder disputes, regulatory matters and fraud claims. Capable of advising clients on cross-border disputes across the Asia-Pacific region, handling disputes involving Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan.
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    Haldanes
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Hong Kong law firm with dual strengths in criminal defence litigation and commercial disputes, as well as matrimonial law. Haldanes 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.
  4. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Morrison & Foerster offers a growing team in Hong Kong that is highly regarded by domestic and international clients on a broad spectrum of commercial litigation. Draws on its regional and global presence to offer clients complete cross-border coverage on shareholder disagreements, recovery actions, rights enforcements and a host of injunctions and interim measures. Key clients range from international banks and airlines, to state-owned entities, to onshore and offshore investment firms and asset managers.
  5. Ashurst
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  6. Kennedys
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  7. Latham & Watkins
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  8. O'Melveny & Myers
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  9. Reed Smith Richards Butler
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  10. RPC
    Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 5