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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 our clients' needs.

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 over three decades 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. With  many  years  of  experience practising in Hong Kong, our diverse global employees, who embody the firm’s East-West culture, are able to deliver an integrated suite of legal and business solutions.

We currently have some 45 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.

"The client service is excellent," according to a client, praising the team's "hands-on approach" and adding: "They don't just tell the client what they want to hear; they truly analyse the situation before offering any advice or strategy."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

One interviewee praises the team's "phenomenal client care," and goes on to explain: "They set realistic expectations early on, and provide solid guidance and visibility in navigating the twists and turns of litigation."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

"Well-established independent Hong Kong-based firm Oldham, Li & Nie provides 'concise and accurate advice' to local SMEs, China-based corporates, and multinational entities on brand protection throughout Greater China. Team head Vera Sung's broad IP offering includes expertise across trade mark, patent, and copyright matters, enabling her to provide effective advice to many...

Legal 500 2021

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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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