China is forecast be the largest economy in the world by the end of this decade despite the challenges of COVID-19 and a global economic slow-down.
It’s a market of huge opportunity for both corporates and individuals.
Our China team includes bilingual lawyers who have worked with China’s leading investment groups, companies and individuals on their UK and international interests.
They know the key legal issues you are likely to face when operating internationally, and through our offices and global network we can help you realise your ambitions wherever they take you.
Doing business in the UK
We have a wealth of experience dealing with Chinese companies investing in the UK. Our teams can advise on the best options for you as an individual or business wishing to trade or establish a business presence here.
We can also advise on the broader issues including immigration, employment, real estate, intellectual property, data protection and commercial contracts.
Belt and Road Initiative
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to connect Asia with key markets around the world through investment and infrastructure projects including ports, roads and railways to create new trade corridors.
Through our offices in the Middle East and teams focused on Africa, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, we can advise throughout the Belt and Road Initiative - and beyond - through our own lawyers and leading firms in our wider network.
Our BVI-qualified lawyers in Hong Kong, London and Switzerland work alongside our network of local firms to provide Chinese clients a joined-up service from Asia to the Caribbean. The team includes lawyers who can advise in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Our BVI services include:
- Shareholder disputes
- Corporate Governance
- Economic substance
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Private Wealth
Meet the team
International Partner (England & Wales Qualified)
International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands Qualified)
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow featured in Legal 500's Hong Kong Private Client Q&A
The Q&A provides an overview of Private Client laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow write for the ICLG chapter on Hong Kong's private client laws and regulations
The team have contributed to ICLG's cross-border insight into private client work.
Our international expansion and four new partners across four offices picked up by the press
Charles Russell Speechlys launches as Hong Kong firm and welcomes litigator Ray Ng
Charles Russell Speechlys is launching as a Hong Kong law firm today and welcoming experienced litigator Ray Ng to the team.
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.
Charles Russell Speechlys launches new Hong Kong firm
On 1 December 2020, the firm will cease to be a Foreign Registered Law Firm in Hong Kong and will become registered as a Hong Kong firm.
Buying residential property in England
There are two common forms of ownership of property in England: freehold and leasehold.
UK Property Market Update – 13 May 2020
As countries around the world are easing their lock-down restrictions, the housing market is re-starting in England.
International Women’s Day 2020 – 8 Women for 8 March
International Women’s Day offers us a great opportunity to celebrate inspirational women and our female colleagues.
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted at the Asian Legal Awards
Our Hong Kong office has been shortlisted as ‘New Asian Office of the Year’ at the 2020 Asia Legal Awards.
New joiners in Hong Kong office featured in Hubbis and eprivateclient
eprivateclient and Hubbis cover the promotion of Jeffrey Lee to partner
Asian Legal Business feature an interview with Tom Shaw one year after opening an office in Hong Kong
Charles Russell Speechlys celebrates first anniversary in Hong Kong
It’s a year since Charles Russell Speechlys opened its Hong Kong office.
Charles Russell Speechlys and Jonathan Mok Legal featured by Hong Kong Government's Legal Hub
The Government of Hong Kong has posted a video interview featuring Tom Shaw and Jonathan Mok on its Legal Hub website.
Our Hong Kong office is our regional hub in Asia and has strong connections with local firms.
Charles Russell Speechlys supports Somerset House through new corporate sponsorship
We are delighted to sponsor Somerset House - a perfect collaboration which reflects our values, identity and culture.
Charles Russell Speechlys expands its presence by launching in Hong Kong and Dubai
The firm's move into Hong Kong and Dubai fits squarely within our international expansion strategy.