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18 September 2018

Charles Russell Speechlys celebrates first anniversary in Hong Kong

It’s a year since Charles Russell Speechlys opened its Hong Kong office, marking its first expansion into Asia and one of the fastest growing centres for private wealth.

The office opened in September 2017 in Association with Jonathan Mok Legal. Among the region’s most highly-respected disputes lawyers, Jonathan is the only Hong Kong family solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience to the Court of Final Appeal. His private client expertise is complemented by the corporate and commercial expertise of Tom Shaw, who recently relocated to Hong Kong as Resident Partner.

Jonathan Mok Legal has recently welcomed Elaine Sum as Counsel as the office plans further growth in the year ahead.

Tom Shaw said: “Our strategy is to bring our firm’s sector-leading private wealth expertise to one of the fastest-growing markets for High Net Worth services.

“We intend to build our commercial and corporate offering alongside our strong private client services to provide legal services to Hong Kong’s leading creators and owners of private wealth, their families and enterprises, across the full spectrum of business and personal needs.

“Our Hong Kong hub is fully integrated into our global practices, and we will be leveraging them in coming months, particularly on corporate, immigration, real estate and residential property.”

Jonathan Mok said: “It has been an exciting first year for Jonathan Mok Legal in Association with Charles Russell Speechlys as the firm expands in to Asia. 

“We are particularly delighted to welcome Elaine Sum to the firm, strengthening our reputation as one of the leading matrimonial practices in the market.”

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