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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Oldham, Li & Nie

Firm Profile

Hong Kong

  • Profile
  • Suite 503, St. George's Building
  • 2 Ice House Street
  • Central
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • China

Firm profile submitted by Oldham, Li & Nie


Oldham, Li & Nie is a highly successful full service law firm operating from Hong Kong and Shanghai with a commitment to professional excellence, tailoring its legal services to the needs of both corporate and private clients. Founded in 1987 by Gordon Oldham, the firm currently has a total staff of over 70 with 30 qualified lawyers. The partners have many decades of practical experience of advising local and international companies in Hong Kong and China. OLN prides itself on having a practical approach and a results oriented outlook, adding value to its clients’ business strategies and living up to the mantra: “Practical Legal Solutions – On Time – No Excuses”.

Corporate & Commercial:
This practice group offers comprehensive legal services to meet the business needs of clients having a presence in Greater China, including the following practice areas: Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking and loan documents, corporate structuring and restructuring, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, licensing and franchising, directors’ responsibilities, coordinating due diligence in numerous jurisdictions.

Private Equity:
■■Assisted in the establishment of a number of private equity funds
■■Expertise encompasses fund establishment on a cross border basis, exit strategies and general corporate matters
■■Venture capital financing

Commercial Litigation:
The firm has a substantial and wide-ranging litigation practice with a high reputation. It adopts an innovative and strategic approach to the resolution of disputes, including: Corporate and commercial litigation, banking and financial litigation, shareholder disputes, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, trust, probate and family related disputes.

Intellectual Property:
OLN provides a range of services in connection with the registration, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including:
■■Registration and protection of trademarks, patents and copyrights
■■Anti-counterfeiting and enforcement of intellectual property rights
■■Licensing and franchising agreements
■■Copyright and passing-off disputes
■■Conduct of court proceedings including claims for damages and injunctions
■■Intellectual Property Audit
■■Registration of trademarks in both PRC and Hong Kong

Employment Practice:
OLN regularly advises international corporations and high net worth individuals, typically within the financial services industry on a vast array of employment related matters. This includes:
■■Team moves, bonuses and post termination restrictions
■■Matters often involve high value employees and multi-jurisdictional issues
■■Advice to Senior Executives and assisting in Labour Tribunal claims
■■Dealing with boardroom disputes, termination of employees, restructuring and redundancy
■■Highlights include advising on and dealing with teams of brokers; advising a Former Chief Executive on compensation rights and claims for bonuses in three separate jurisdictions

Insolvency & Restructuring:
■■Extensive experience in both insolvency and restructuring work and represent liquidators, banks, creditors and creditors committee and debtors in relation to receivership, liquidation and bankruptcy matters

Private Client, Trust & Probate:
The firm’s private client department handles a range of issues that may confront private clients, including:
■■Estate planning and the establishment and administration of trusts, probate and contentious probate matters, administration of estates.

China Practice:
OLN’s team strategises on China related matters to give tactical and strategical overviews to international clients wanting to invest in China typically through Hong Kong:
■■Such transactions are invariably multijurisdictional and involve restructuring, equity and asset transactions as well as ensuring all relevant intellectual property is sufficiently protected
■■In addition, through its Shanghai Office the firm has a substantial intellectual property practice handling both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Its Shanghai Office has a licence to file trademark applications directly in China and deal with PRC Enforcement Government Agencies directly.

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