Announcements Category

Announcements Category

OLN's Litigation Partner Stephen Chan, and trainee solicitor Matthew Lo were invited by the Trade and Industry Department to present on the topic of “Practical Legal Matters for SMEs” on 16 February 2017.

The seminar was organized to aid small and medium sized enterprises in Hong Kong to identify possible legal issues arising from starting and operating a business, as well as common employment and debt collection issues.

With an attendance of over 60, it was a good opportunity for attendees to familiarize themselves with legal fundamentals and raise queries in relation to practical legal issues in their respective fields and businesses.


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 rankings

Monday, 16 January 2017 15:18

Chambers2017 firm leading firm

Chambers Asia Pacific has recently released its rankings of Asia-Pacific firms for 2017. Once again, we have received high praise from Chambers’ independent sources and this is reflected in this year’s rankings.

OLN is ranked as a Leading Firm in these three practice areas: Corporate/M&A, Employment and Family/Matrimonial.

We are also delighted to have the following partners ranked as leading individuals in their respective practice areas:

Corporate/ M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms
Gordon Oldham (Senior statesman/distinguished partner)
Christopher Hooley
Tracy Yip

Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Alfred Ip
Richard Healy

Employment: Hong Kong Law
Adam Hugill
Christopher Hooley

Family/ Matrimonial
Stephen Peaker

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OLN partner and head of Private Client, Alfred Ip was invited by LGBT Network, Asia ex-Japan to talk about “Estate planning for same-sex relationships in HK”, on 7 December 2016. The event was hosted by Nomura, an Asian financial services group with a global network, who promotes diversity and inclusion in its company. The presentation and discussion session evolved around the things that those in same-sex relationships need to consider when planning their estate, how to go about putting in place an effective will and how to ensure that wishes are carried out concerning assets, significant others and dependents. Alfred raised the importance of having a will and the risks and consequences that may arise if a will is not in place, and addressed many concerns and uncertainties that the attendees had.


Click here for more on Probate and Estate Planning.

OLN has again has obtained some notable awards from leading legal publications:




Asian-Mena Counsel – In-House Community Firms fo the Year 2016:   Intellectual Property

Lawyers World 2016 Country Awards - Most Trusted Commercial Business Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong 

Asian Legal Business – Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Asian Legal Business – Top 10 Domestic Hong Kong Law Firm


We thank all the clients who have entrusted us with their most important matters, and our staff who were committed in delivering the best legal advice and service to our clients.

OLN Applauded in Asialaw Profiles 2017

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:46

OLN has again, for the third year, been recognised by Asialaw Profiles 2017 as a highly recommended law firm for a number of areas of expertise.  The areas included Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property.   Our Employment and Business Immigration Law practice was highly commended with an “Outstanding” recognition for our advice on labour and employment issues.


Our partners were also distinguished as “Leading Lawyers” by Asialaw Profiles in their areas of expertise:

Richard Healy Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Christopher Hooley Corporate/ M&A
Adam Hugill Labour & Employment
Gordon Oldham Corporate/ M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Vera Sung Intellectual Property


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