All paintings by Arthur Williams (11/12 years old)


Oral or cursory agreements have often been the root cause of litigation – what you understood and believed to be the agreement may be completely different from what your counterpart understood and believed. 

Transactions with foreign companies add a further level of complexity as parties’ understandings of terms and conditions are usually based on their local laws. Their own set of rules, culture, business customs and practices might be quite different from those in Hong Kong. Unless an agreement is put down in writing, you may well be in for a surprise. 

We have worked with a broad range of industries and are positioned to assist you in navigating the details of different commercial transactions and structuring the deals. We are familiar with a wide variety of agreements and can advise on the usual or special terms and conditions to safeguard your interest. 

Our commercial team also has vast experience in dealing with agreements with foreign elements and is able to reach out to our partners in relevant jurisdictions to serve our clients across the globe. We regularly advise on a broad range of commercial matters, such as investments, divestments, partnerships, joint ventures, financings, licensing, distribution, legal due diligence and business restructuring or buyout.

Our areas of work include:

  • Cross-border, inbound and outbound investments
  • Sole proprietorship, partnership, company, joint venture, agency, distributorship
  • Lease, sale, transfer, disposal and buyback of business and assets
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Management buyouts
  • Secured and unsecured financing
  • Restructuring
  • Employment contracts and human resources handbooks
  • International employment issues, including dual contracts

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