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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong office was established in 1981.

The Hong Kong office has a strong regional focus having advised local and international clients on business and investment opportunities in Hong Kong, China and throughout the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. We work closely with our network of international offices around the world, in particular Shanghai and Singapore. 

Our lawyers are multi-lingual and qualified to practise law in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, England and Wales, the United States, Ireland, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Hong Kong practice is sector focused, specialising in insurance and reinsurance, professional practices (including HR consulting), aviation, marine, construction, automotive, publishing, transport and trade, technology and outsourcing, banking and finance, manufacturing, retail, property, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and healthcare. 

Clients include multinational corporations, insurers and reinsurers, investment banks and other financial institutions, regulatory bodies, trading houses, airlines, developers, contractors, oil and gas companies, charterers, ship owners, P&I clubs, government organisations and NGOs.

We provide a full commercial service including:

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Dispute resolution and international arbitration
  • Employment
  • Energy and projects
  • Financial Services / Regulatory
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Marine
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT)

Dispute resolution

Clyde & Co is renowned for its expertise in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation. Over 60% of our fee earners in Hong Kong are regularly involved in dispute resolution matters and consequently we have one of the largest dispute resolution groups in Hong Kong.


Named Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in 2012, we are the pre-eminent insurance law practice in Hong Kong and have leading practitioners across all lines of business, contentious and non-contentious. We have particular expertise in professional liability, financial lines, property, casualty and healthcare (including personal injury/employees' compensation), marine and aviation. We also have a dedicated team of corporate insurance lawyers in Hong Kong that focuses on corporate, commercial and regulatory insurance matters across the region.

Projects, construction and infrastructure

Our Asia construction group is led out of Hong Kong, and covers infrastructure and construction projects across the region. The team acts for a broad cross-section of the industry from developers, purchasers, landowners and public bodies through to contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, surveyors and investors in relation to both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

Marine and international trade

We have one of the leading marine practices globally and this is replicated in Hong Kong. Our team is highly experienced in resolving issues arising from marine and energy insurance, transport, and international trade and commodities. Our broad client base includes property and liability insurers, ship owners, charterers, traders, commodity brokers, banks, logistics companies and transport groups, major energy and offshore construction operators, oil majors and operators.  We have acted in many marine casualties and our experience extends to every area of shipping: salvage and collision, charterparties, cargo, ship sale and purchase, procurement, and all insurance matters associated with shipping. We also advise on all aspects of international trade including commodities, trade finance, bills of lading, ship sale and purchase and logistics.  


Our aviation group advises the entire spectrum of industry participants and offers a full range of aviation finance and aviation liability capabilities.

Energy and natural resources

Our energy and natural resources lawyers have significant experience of handling projects and transactional work for major energy and resources companies across the region. We are able to advise clients involved in all facets of the industry, including oil and gas, LNG, power and utilities, renewables and natural resources.

Intellectual property

Our intellectual property group covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, including patents, trade marks (and passing off), copyrights, design rights, databases, domain names and confidential information.

Corporate and commercial

Our corporate and commercial group advises on merger and acquisitions, merger controls, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements, reorganisations, refinancings and other general corporate matters.


Our employment group advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including employment contracts, employee handbooks, policies and procedures, breach of contract, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, discrimination issues, redundancies, health and safety compliance and privacy and data protection issues.

Internationally connected matter management

In addition to Clyde & Co's network of 30 offices worldwide, we have well-established affiliations with local and correspondent law firms in all major jurisdictions. We pride ourselves on being able to call on the best lawyers for a particular engagement in a particular country. Whether we manage and co-ordinate local lawyers, or work alongside them, the number of international mandates which we have handled and our resulting experience ensure we can deliver both an effective international and local service for clients throughout Hong Kong & China, the Asia Pacific region, and worldwide.