Why us?

Who we are

We're an international law firm and work with clients all over the world. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, you might want to know a little more about exactly what kind of work we do.

In short, we’re a global business offering expert legal advice across a range of key sectors. When a client comes to us, we use our skills and understanding to help them navigate all kinds of legal challenges. Issues like dispute resolution. Intellectual property rights for new technology. Major transactions like buying and selling a national chain of stores. So, wherever you are in the world, you’ll see developments we’ve been involved in. You just don’t know it yet.

Uncover innovation that underpins everything

For a firm founded in 1896 and established in Hong Kong in 1979, we work in surprising new ways. We leave the traditional behind. We adapt to new technology – and we get out in front of it. In fact, you’ll see our fingerprints all over our industry. For instance, we created an online legal resource hub called elexica, and it’s now been used by clients and competitors alike for over 15 years.

Our sectors

To uncover the finer detail, you’ve got to be focussed. Specialists, not generalists. That’s why we hone in on four key sectors. It means we can offer nuanced, engaged advice to our clients, and it means you’ll work with experts in the legal practice areas that will define the future:

Asset Management & Investment Funds

Financial Institutions

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our values

Our hard work underpins our clients’ successes, and in turn, our values underpin our work:

Ambition

We set ambitious goals and pursue them with drive. And when we achieve them, we’re not complacent; we strive for even higher standards.

Challenge

We have an open and supportive environment where everyone can give and receive constructive feedback.

Commitment

We all take ownership to deliver on our promises.

Innovation

Creativity and pioneering thinking are encouraged and supported here.

Responsibility

It’s not just about the here and now. We’re committed to building a stronger firm for future generations.

Collegiality

Working together and embracing diversity creates an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves.

Put your mark on our culture

You’ll see your work influence the world with us, but you’ll also leave your mark on our rich culture too. You’ll find that in our networks too, including the LGBT network and the women’s Number One Club. It’s a vibrant team, wherever you are, all ready to share in each other’s interests and explore new ones.

Our blueprint for diversity

Our progressive attitude isn’t confined to our legal advice. It’s also in the way we attract and foster diverse talent. In fact, we’re renowned for it, in a way you’ll find nowhere else in the legal sector.

We’re the only law firm among the eight Stonewall Star Performers: companies whose consistent efforts for LGBT colleagues see them ranked above the Top 100, providing thought leadership and mentoring other businesses. 

Our Star Performers have consistently proved that they can make the world a better place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. It is therefore only right that we harness their best practice and commitment to changing workplaces across the country and around the world.

Ruth Hunt
CEO, Stonewall

See your influence in the community

Clients come to us for our commitment to forward thinking, and you can expect nothing less in our CR work.

Those efforts take a variety of forms - including pro bono legal advice, environmental sustainability, and charitable giving . In Hong Kong, we have Charity of the Year selection every year. We now partner with Sunshine Action which serves target groups such as low-income families, elderly people, and even families in the slum areas of Asian countries. Throughout the year, we have charity events including monthly Jeans Day, Christmas lunch and Valentine’s day bake sale. All donations will go to Sunshine Action. We also participated in a number of events organised by Sunshine Action to physically support the underprivileged groups, such as Blessing Bag Packing for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Apart from partnership with charitable organizations, we also work with local schools in student development. A group of students visited our office this year to learn how an international and professional workplace was and explore different types of roles within a law firm.