Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Top-tier legal advice on all forms of dispute resolution

Disputes expose organisations to risks but are an inevitable part of business. Our dispute resolution and litigation lawyers will help you reduce your risk. Whether you are involved in a commercial dispute, under regulatory or criminal investigation, or simply keen to protect your business and ensure full compliance, we can help.

Hong Kong continues to be the pre-eminient centre to resolve disputes from China, Asia and across the globe. As one of the largest dispute resolution and litigation teams in Hong Kong, we bring together a dedicated team to help clients achieve optimal negotiated, mediated or litigated outcomes.

Our insight is unrivalled. Members of our team are regularly invited by government bodies and industry associations to discuss Hong Kong’s unique advantages as an international legal hub for dispute resolution in China Mainland and the Asia-Pacific region.  

Leaders in disputes and bespoke arrangements between the Mainland and Hong Kong

Cross-border disputes and dispute resolution continue to rise, nowhere more so than in the four main areas of our dispute resolution practice: compliance and regulatory investigations; white collar crime; international arbitration; and major commercial and financial litigation.

We are one of the few firms in the market with the knowledge and practical experience to successfully resolve cross-border disputes involving parties in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Lawyers in our integrated Hong Kong and Mainland team have a long history acting for Chinese clients on their domestic and international disputes and international clients on their disputes in China.

14 out of our 29 global locations are in China. Our unique strength to practice the laws of the PRC, Hong Kong SAR and other international jurisdictions allows us to strategise cross border disputes, prepare and execute litigation, arbitration, and enforcement plans for Hong Kong and the Mainland.

There are very few firms with our depth of cross border dispute resolution insight. We were consulted by PRC government authorities on policy and legal developments involving Hong Kong and China Mainland reciprocal judicial cooperation. We are also among the first successful applicants to make use of the   reciprocal arrangement on interim measures in aid of arbitrations between the Mainland and Hong Kong.

Unmatched depth and breadth in all dispute resolution

Our team brings together litigators, arbitrators, mediators, and regulatory-focused professionals qualified to practice in various jurisdictions and languages. We act on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Arbitration and adjudication
  • Enforcement of local and foreign/PRC judgment and arbitral award
  • Mediation and conciliation
  • White collar crime and commercial fraud
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Regulatory investigations and raids
  • Construction disputes
  • Financial disputes
  • Recovery of distressed assets
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Shareholder and joint venture disputes
  • Employment and labour disputes
  • Technology disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Funds disputes

The team is recognised as leaders in the industry including “International Firm of the Year”, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2021, “International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year”, ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards 2021. 

Testimonials

KWM has so many elites in all kinds of fields of law, so it has strong coordination abilities in a short time against all kinds of problems.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

The team has also shown it can handle complex cases involving difficult and novel issues of law and demonstrated a profound understanding of clients' needs.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

This excellent team gives speedy, sound and pragmatic advice, with first-rate strategy and case management.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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