San Francisco, CA. Nixon Peabody client Hong Kong Airlines has launched its new service to San Francisco, joining routes to Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles that began in 2017.
Nixon Peabody has been advising the airline on its expansion into the U.S. and other issues for several years. Based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service carrier that flies to 40 destinations across the Asia Pacific and now North America. The airline has announced plans to expand and bring its “affordable luxury” travel brand to the New York City market this year.
The cross-border Nixon Peabody team of lawyers was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice, and included Nixon Peabody CWL’s William Tong and Max Wong, partners Anthony Barron, Bruce Copeland, Marjorie Fochtman, Staci Riordan, Jason Gonzalez, Shahzad Malik, Eric Strain and James Weller, counsel Daniel Valles, Jason Gerrol and Courtney New, and associates Claire Rowland, Christina Fletes and Sterling Chan. Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang and immigration specialist Elaine Dixon also assisted.