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Oldham, Li & Nie

In Association with Watson & Band

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 33 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

OLN in Association with Watson & Band

Oldham, Li & Nie Solicitors and Watson & Band are pleased to jointly announce their formal association which significantly expands their Legal Service Network from 2020.

The Association will strengthen OLN’s China Legal Service Network and Watson & Band’s international practice, allowing the Association strategic and direct access to lawyers in different jurisdictions. With a deeper understanding of clients’ needs and behaviour, it will complement the ambitious growth of OLN and Watson & Band to provide high-quality legal services on a global scale. 

In addition, OLN now stands in a strong unique position to provide professional legal services for domestic, regional and international clients by entering the Chinese market network while the Association strengthens Watson & Band’s capability to deliver its legal services internationally.  With the steady demand of business flow between the two jurisdictions, the Association sets a solid foundation to empower OLN and Watson & Band to approach clients uniquely with both a domestic and global perspective.

Advises on a wide range of family law matters, with notable experience in cross-border matrimonial, financial and child-related disputes. Offers further strength in matrimonial tax matters, where clients benefit from the firm's focused private wealth management practice. Able to use non-contentious methods for dispute resolution. 

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Oldham, Li & Nie's employment team maintains a significant offering across both contentious and non-contentious matters for employees and employers from a range of industry sectors, including financial services and banking.

Legal 500 2020

Oldham, Li & Nie's 'responsive' five-strong team provides 'very appropriate advice' to local SMEs and larger international businesses across a range of contentious and non-contentious IP issues. The firm is particularly active in the publishing, retail and travel sectors and regularly acts for respondents and claimants in trade mark and passing-off actions.

Legal 500 2020

One client highlights that the team is "good at assessing commercial terms and risks to allow clients to make commercial decisions," adding: "The team really understands what the client wants and is professional, direct and efficient." A second client says: "The team is helpful and highly responsive to all our questions and concerns."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

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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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