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Hong Kong

In 1996, K&L Gates opened our first Asia-based office in Hong Kong to support our technology clients with domestic and cross-border matters. Since then, we have become a full-service Hong Kong law firm, expanding our offerings to serve clients across all major industries in Greater China and regionally.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong advise on complex cross-border transactional, regulatory, and contentious matters. They have trained in a variety of jurisdictions in addition to Hong Kong, including the United States, England, the People’s Republic of China, and Australia, and are fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Their capabilities are bolstered by our lawyers across the Asia-Pacific and globally.

We are particularly adept at assisting global corporations, capital markets participants, investment and private equity funds, emerging growth companies, and entrepreneurs, operating across the banking, construction, energy, engineering, finance, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, medical devices, technology, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. We also represent public sector entities, educational institutions, and philanthropic organizations and individuals. 


  • Antitrust, Competition, and Trade Regulation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources
  • Environment and Planning
  • Equity Capital Markets 
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Dispute Resolution (including section 337 proceedings) 
  • IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
  • Investment Management, Hedge Funds, and Alternative Investments
  • Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution (domestic and international arbitration and mediation)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privacy, Data Protection, and Information Management
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Tax 
  • Telecommunications, Media, and Technology
  • The 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific and Global Guides recognized the firm among leaders in China, including Hong Kong, in the area of Corporate/M&A.
  • The 2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide recognized the firm among leaders in Hong Kong in the areas of Capital Markets (Debt), Corporate/M&A, and Structured Finance.
  • The 2021 IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific Guide recognized the firm among leaders in Hong Kong in the areas of Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds, Retail Funds, and Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization.

After the arrival of practice head Guiping Lu from Haiwen & Partners in June 2019, K&L Gates’ Hong Kong debt capital markets team continues to go from strength to strength. It acts for investment banks, issuers and trustees on a range of debt securities, including high-yield and investment-grade bonds, convertible and exchangeable bonds and medium-term notes. Philip Hyde jointly heads the team.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

K&L Gates has offices across Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and handles domestic commercial matters, as well as cross-border mandates. Its broad corporate M&A expertise includes inbound and outbound deals, including corporate, commercial and venture capital transactions and private equity fund investments. David Tang, who splits his time between Seattle, Beijing and Hong Kong, heads the team. Sook Young Yeu, Scott Peterman and William Ho joined as partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Guiping Lu joined as partner from Haiwen & Partners.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Combines the expertise of its Singapore and Hong Kong offices to offer a broad range of legal services in Malaysia. Frequently advises on M&A, capital markets, corporate restructuring, employment and project development mandates in Malaysia. Offer sectoral strength in aviation, TMT and energy, among others.

Advised Malaysia Airlines Systems and its administrator on the restructuring of the airline.

Serves a range of clients including Chinese SOEs and corporates, private equity funds and multinational conglomerates on their investments and corporate deals. Frequently involved in deals involving clients from the real estate, energy and technology sector. Regularly advises clients on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, as well as private equity investments and VC fundraisings.

Scott Peterman has joined K&L Gates, bringing substantial knowledge of advising both GPs and LPs on high-value matters relating to private closed-end funds. A market source describes him as an "experienced lawyer" who is a "team player."

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