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 40 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.

Coronavirus putting crimp on firms doing business in China

Rochester Business Journal | February 21, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about how employers with business operations in China are responding to the coronavirus outbreak and related travel restrictions. The article is based on an alert by Hong Kong Corporate partner David Cheng, Los Angeles Labor and Employment partner Benjamin Kim, San Francisco Labor and Employment senior counsel Jeffrey Tanenbaum and associate Rachel Conn, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman

From eyeglasses to backpacks, Bay Area firms scramble as coronavirus closes Chinese factories

San Francisco Chronicle | February 07, 2020

This article quotes Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman discussing the enormous supply chain impact from the lockdown of manufacturing and high-tech hub Wuhan, China, and its surrounding region.

Nixon Peabody adds corporate partner in HK

Reuters Asian Legal Business | September 06, 2019

This article highlights the arrival of Hong Kong Corporate partner Alvin So to Nixon Peabody CWL.

ABA calls on firms to pledge to tackle lawyer mental-health and substance-use issues

ABA Journal | September 09, 2018

The following coverage notes Nixon Peabody as one of the first law firms in the country to sign a pledge as part of the American Bar Association’s new health and wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.

Nixon Peabody hires Hong Kong partner from Jack Ma-backed brokerage

Law.com | July 04, 2018

The arrival of partner John Maguire to Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong is mentioned in this article.


5/F Standard Chartered Bank Building

4-4A Des Voeux Road Central

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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