Hong Kong

Seamless service in Asia with the launch of Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong.

On October 1, 2015, we combined our office in Hong Kong with leading Asian business firm CWL Partners. This combination dramatically expands Nixon Peabody’s presence in Asia with more than 30 lawyers and legal professionals in one of the world’s most dynamic economic centers. The combined firm will now be known as Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong. We have been formally associated with each other since 2010. In addition to advising on a full spectrum of Hong Kong legal issues, this office is a hub for clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region including mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Our presence in Hong Kong allows us to provide seamless legal service to clients whether in the Pacific Rim or around the world. We represent Hong Kong and international clients, including public companies, private enterprises, PRC businesses, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and company directors. We provide a broad range of legal solutions and advise clients on, among other things, inbound and outbound M&A and investment transactions, Hong Kong IPOs and corporate finance, intellectual property, investment fund formation, media and entertainment matters and legal disputes.

Our Hong Kong office is associated with JunZeJun Law Offices. Founded in 1995, the firm is one of the oldest and largest partnership law firms in China.  JunZeJun has nine offices across greater China, fifty partners, and three hundred practicing lawyers. In addition to Hong Kong, JunZeJun has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Nanjing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Changsha.

Note: Nixon Peabody CWL is a solicitors’ firm in the form of a Hong Kong general partnership, registered with the Law Society of Hong Kong and is legally distinct and independent from Nixon Peabody LLP, a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of New York, USA, and its subsidiaries, associated, affiliated and related entities bearing the name of “Nixon Peabody” or “NP” as part or whole of its name, in the rest of the world.

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 18, 2017

This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.

HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.

HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.

Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners Join Forces in Hong Kong

Law360 | October 08, 2015

This feature story features the Nixon Peabody CWL combination. Quotes are included from managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher, partner and chair of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng, and Nixon Peabody CWL managing partner Kenneth Wong.

Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers

American Lawyer | October 05, 2015

The Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong and our February merger in Chicago are highlighted in this feature story on the state of the legal industry.


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Hong Kong


Phone: +852 2521 0880

Fax: +852 2521 0220

Key Contacts

Cheng Hoo

Senior Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL


Phone: +852 2171 6228

Matthew Lam

Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL


Phone: +852 2171 6268

Joanne Wu

Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL


Phone: +852 2171 6418

David K. Cheng



Phone: +852 9307 3900

David A. Kaufman

Marketing Contact


Phone: 415-984-8241

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