Edwards Wildman Formally Permitted to Practice in Hong Kong under Firm’s Name
03 Jan, 2013
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP has announced that the firm’s associated office in Hong Kong, based on approval by the Hong Kong Law Society, has changed its name to Edwards Wildman Palmer as of January 1, 2013. Edwards Wildman previously established a presence in Hong Kong through its associated office, Lister Lo Lui & Choy, a local Hong Kong law firm qualified to practice Hong Kong law. With the new name unification, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP will continue its Hong Kong presence on a more integrated basis firmwide.
Edwards Wildman was established in Hong Kong in 2006 to support the market-leading corporate and commercial insurance practice of founding partner Martin Lister, who is also a qualified English solicitor. The firm has subsequently expanded its presence in Asia with the addition of talented lateral partners. John Lo and Kenneth Choy, both of whom are qualified lawyers in the US and Hong Kong, joined the firm in 2011 as corporate and intellectual property partners, respectively. Eugene Lai later added capital markets expertise, with a practice focusing on corporate finance, securities and energy law in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. John Yiu, who joins the firm this month as a new partner, will significantly enhance Edwards Wildman’s litigation capabilities in Hong Kong and Asia.
Edwards Wildman’s office in Hong Kong has market-leading capabilities and a team of lawyers with decades of international commercial experience. With its pivotal location in southern China, Edwards Wildman’s Hong Kong office advises clients and take a hands-on approach to assisting them with their expansion into the Chinese and other Asian markets. John Lo serves as the partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman’s Hong Kong office.
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