Hong Kong

Over more than a quarter century Latham’s Hong Kong office has expanded rapidly, delivering insightful counsel on corporate, finance, and litigation matters under Hong Kong, US, and English law.

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We regularly serve as the firm of choice for regional and global financial institutions, companies, and investors conducting business in Hong Kong, in mainland China, and throughout the region, as well as for local companies in their direct investment activities and capital markets transactions overseas.

Our diverse Hong Kong team advises on many of the region’s most complex and high-profile transactions that have set milestones for our clients and precedents in the region. Our US, Hong Kong, and English law-qualified lawyers are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and nearly a dozen other Asian languages.

With a fully integrated practice across six offices in Asia we provide clients with a seasoned understanding of the local and regional marketplace, complementing the firm’s global platform. For complex, cross-border transactions and disputes, our teams work seamlessly with Latham's offices throughout Asia and around the world, bridging across jurisdictions, languages, time zones, and business cultures.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Hong Kong, our pro bono efforts and community service has been recognized by the Law Society of Hong Kong, including our work serving the elderly.

Pro bono and community work is a key feature of Latham & Watkins' culture in the Hong Kong office. In 2015, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service recognized Latham as one of the “Caring Companies” in Hong Kong for the fifth consecutive year. The award honors our Hong Kong office’s dedication and commitment to social responsibility. It also recognizes the office’s green initiatives, encouragement of work-life balance, and efforts to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

Areas of Pro Bono Engagement
  • asylum and immigration, anti-human trafficking and human rights, nonprofits and NGOs
Key Partner Organizations
  • PILnet, Justice Centre Hong Kong, Liberty Asia, Ashoka, Transgender Resources Center, ENGAGEHK/Asia Community Ventures, RainLily, Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, iSEEK Culture Center and St. James Settlement
Recent Successes
  • Conducted a comparative analysis of laws pertaining to money laundering and criminal proceeds for the anti-slavery organization Liberty Asia in order to effect legal reform designed to detect and seize such funds
  • Researched legal issues relating to sexual violence for RainLily, which promotes women’s rights
  • Worked on asylum matters for Justice Centre Hong Kong
Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities

A multi-office team of Latham & Watkins lawyers and professional staff from across the firm’s offices globally conducted extensive research to prepare the 2016 edition of the “Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities” report. Conducted in conjunction with the Pro Bono Institute (PBI), the unique report is an essential resource for local practitioners, in-house teams and non-profits on pro bono practices around the world.

Download the chapter about pro bono practices and opportunities in:

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