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Litigation in Hong Kong 香港訴訟

Contentious disputes can have wide-reaching implications for businesses and individuals and need to be dealt with swiftly and effectively to mitigate the risk of financial or reputational harm.

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Our dispute resolution experts in Hong Kong focus on defending complex employment litigation, intellectual property litigation and other disputes for local and multi-national companies in Hong Kong across a wide range of sectors.

Our team have the capacity and experience to handle large, high-value claims and are experienced in working on high profile cases including those carrying reputational risk, with effective strategies put in place to mitigate the risk going forward.

Employment litigation

We advise employers on a wide range of contentious issues including matters before the Labour Tribunal and High Court. We have particular specialism in high value employment litigation including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, the misuse of trade secrets and confidential information. Our experience covers:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Team moves
  • Applying for, and defending injunction proceedings
  • Claims involving restrictive covenants
  • Whistleblowing
  • Worker status claims

IP litigation

Intellectual property is frequently seen as being amongst the most valuable assets of a business and as such can give rise to a high volume of complex disputes.

We have a solid track record in respect of enforcement matters relating to intellectual property rights (including brand, design and trademarks), often appearing in court to obtain prohibitive and mareva injunctions. We have been particularly successful in restraining cross border infringement activities and freezing accounts to which the proceeds of sales of counterfeit goods have been remitted.

Our services cover:

  • Pre-action advice on whether the use of technology, designs and/or brands infringe third party rights and practical steps to avoid legal proceedings
  • Lodging opposition, cancellation, rectification and invalidation proceedings in Hong Kong
  • Issuing and defending proceedings relating to IP infringement including copyright infringement and passing off
  • Enforcement and defence of trade secrets
  • Applications for interim injunctive relief

Commercial litigation

We litigate high value and complex commercial and company disputes at all levels and make effective use of all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including arbitration and mediation. Our experience covers disputes relating to commercial contracts, fraud, director and shareholder disputes and interim relief.

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