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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, using our local presence as a springboard to expand our capabilities to meet our clients’ commercial and legal service needs in local and regional markets.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong instruct on diverse complex cross-border transactional, regulatory, and contentious matters, advising on both domestic and multijurisdictional issues. Having 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 being fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, they work closely with lawyers throughout the region and the firm to provide robust coverage and a coordinated approach to advising clients on a full range of local and cross-border deals and transactions, as well as on their complex multijurisdictional disputes, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and global compliance issues.

We are particularly adept at assisting global corporations, capital markets participants, and ambitious mid-sized and emerging growth companies operating across diverse industries, including the banking, energy, finance, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.


  • Banking and finance
  • Debt and equity capital markets (initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, NASDAQ, and the New York Stock Exchange; follow-on offerings; private investment in public equity transactions; debt securities offerings; and liability management transactions)
  • Commercial technology and sourcing
  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
  • Energy, infrastructure, and resources
  • Environment and planning
  • Financial services
  • Intellectual property (intellectual property portfolio management, intellectual property disputes, including section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission)
  • Investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments
  • Labor, employment, and workplace safety
  • Litigation and dispute resolution (domestic and cross-border commercial, construction and intellectual property litigation, mediation, and domestic and international arbitration)
  • Privacy, data protection, and information management
  • Real estate
  • Telecom, media, and technology
  • The 2020 Asia-Pacific Chambers guide recognizes the firm among leaders in China in the areas of Aviation: Finance. 
  • The 2020 Asia-Pacific Legal 500 guide has ranked the firm among leaders in China in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and 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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