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Oldham, Li & Nie

Oldham, Li & Nie is a leading independent law firm in Hong Kong whose commitment is to professional excellence and to tailoring its legal services to client's need.

About OLN

Life does not have to be complicated. We provide an individual perspective to ensure the most efficient and customised solutions for you, those close to you and your business. We pride ourselves on having a practical approach as well as an innovative and commercially-minded outlook, stemming from our 32 years of experience in the private client and corporate commercial fields, and our expertise in dispute resolution and the business world. 


OLN is a highly regarded Hong Kong-based law firm, whose commitment to professional excellence has been the cornerstone of the firm since its creation in 1987. We possess many years of experience practising in Hong Kong and have a diverse set of global employees, embodying the firm’s East-West culture.


We currently have some 40 lawyers, admitted to one or more jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada. We also have a thriving China practice, carried on from our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and when necessary with our associate legal network in Mainland China.

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Our Services

Our market niche is local and overseas business and private clients who require a combination of professionalism, practicalism, cross border skills, sound local knowledge and a results-oriented approach to resolve their business problems.

Our clients range from publicly listed companies, developers, banks, private companies and individuals, to Government bodies.

The key business sectors advised include: Banking and Financial Services, International Trade, Private Equity, Energy, Food and Beverage and Hospitality, Consumer Products, Media and Information Technology.

Our Team in Hong Kong and China

Much of our work involves cross border transactions or litigation with international dimensions. The heads of our Practice Groups are experienced international lawyers who have practiced in Hong Kong for many years. Therefore, we are able to give all of our clients a thorough understanding of the culture of their relevant target market. 

Our Practice Groups are committed to the highest professional standards and offer practical and tailor-made solutions in a cost-effective manner.

Our Team in Hong Kong and China - OLN

They're quick to respond and always take a commercial viewpoint. They're very aware that their advice must take into account the commercial environment we are operating within.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Client service is very efficient. Commercial awareness from a contractual point of view is also very good.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Independent Hong Kong law firm Oldham, Li & Nie provides an ‘excellent level of service’ to local SMEs and corporates across a range of IP issues including trade marks, patents and copyrights. Team head Vera Sung provides ‘proactive and concise advice’ and successfully represented a telecoms company in its efforts to prevent an Indian company from trade mark and passing off...

Legal 500 2019

Independent Hong Kong law firm Oldham, Li & Nie has a focus on contentious and non-contentious work in the local market. On the employer side, the firm handles ongoing human resources and employment advisory work for Indian headquartered global software company Dion Global Solutions, and continues to defend Zedra in breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenant claims.

Legal 500 2019

Oldham, Li & Nie is acting for Pannam in a breach of fiduciary claim brought by a shareholder. The team is also acting for the European subsidiary of a Japanese multinational car manufacturer in a €2m asset recovery operation arising from an email fraud.Richard Healy heads the team.

Legal 500 2019

(The team) makes you feel like there is someone standing in your corner, helping me stand up for my rights and the respect I deserved

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

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Our Hong Kong and Shanghai Offices

Hong Kong has an internationally accepted Rule of Law, sound financial and regulatory controls and is one of the freest economies in the world. It is the cultural, economic and legal bridge for entities doing business with or in Mainland China. 

With experienced lawyers in both Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, OLN is well placed not only to plan but also to execute and implement clients' business strategies in Mainland China. 

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