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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Boase Cohen & Collins

Firm Profile

Hong Kong

  • Profile
  • 2303-7 Dominion Centre,
  • 43-59 Queen's Road East,
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • China

Firm profile submitted by Boase Cohen & Collins

Senior Partner: Colin Cohen
Number of Partners: 9
Number of Consultants and Associates: 13
Languages: English, Cantonese, Putonghua

Boase Cohen & Collins was founded by Melville Boase and Colin Cohen in 1985, since when it has become strongly established as a leading independent full-service law firm equipped with Hong Kong knowledge and global reach. Polished and professional, the firm’s accomplished team of lawyers offers a comprehensive range of legal Services to a broad cross section of clients, from private individuals to multinational companies.

Criminal Practice:

Senior Partner Colin Cohen, supported by Partners Teddy Lam and Patrick Chan, heads the renowned criminal law team. The firm is a perennial finalist in the Asian Legal Business Awards for ‘Criminal Law Firm of the Year.’ It provides a wide range of services relating to general crime, serious fraud, financial irregularities, SFC investigations, money laundering, corporate crime, ICAC investigations and numerous other instances where criminal charges may be brought.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Family Law:
Partner Usha Casewell, supported by partner Lisa Wong, heads the matrimonial department, which is regularly shortlisted in the Asian Legal Business Awards. Mrs Casewell is regarded as one of the top matrimonial practitioners in Hong Kong and is also a trained mediator and collaborative practitioner. The firm’s family law clients come from all walks of life, from legally aided to high net worth persons. Cases vary in complexity, involving different issues in divorce, children arrangements, ancillary relief matters, child abduction, removal, adoption, parental orders, wardship, injunctions, and any other matters arising from the matrimonial context.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: Litigation:
The firm’s skilled and experienced litigation lawyers, led by Senior Partner Colin Cohen and partners Alex Liu and Patrick Chan, cover all aspects of this complex practice area. Typical cases involve commercial or shareholder disputes, contractual issues, winding up and bankruptcy proceedings, landlord and tenant disputes, personal injury and contentious probate matters. The firm is also a strong advocate of alternative methods of dispute resolution and its lawyers are well versed in the fields of arbitration and mediation.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Personal Injury & Related Insurance Work:
Partner Teddy Lam, supported by partner Jeffrey Chan, leads the team specialising in insurance law and personal injury litigation. The firm acts as panel solicitors for several major insurance companies. It provides insurer clients with a wide spectrum of legal services including employee compensation/common law of negligence claims, motor accident claims, public liability claims, third party liability, professional negligence claims, disciplinary proceedings against medical and allied health care providers, drafting of and advising on policy terms and conditions, and early intervention in criminal and industrial summonses.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected]

The firm’s resourceful conveyancing unit, led by partner Fiona Chan, is experienced in handling property transactions in Hong Kong’s dynamic market and its solicitors give comprehensive service to property stakeholders – landlords, tenants and management companies. As well, partner Alex Liu has considerable experience in dealing with property ownership and building management issues.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
This practice team, led by partners Alex Liu and Teddy Lam, has an extensive track record of helping employers and employees resolve their differences. Employment law is complex and subject to constant change, while pressures of the workplace in the modern age have never been so intense. In this volatile environment, both employers and employees are seeking clarity, guidance and sound judgement – and the firm’s lawyers are the professionals who provide this.
Contacts: [email protected] [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Partner Susan Cheung is acknowledged as one of Hong Kong’s leading IP lawyers and heads a team dedicated to providing first-class service in this fast-evolving practice area. The firm advises and guides clients with regard to their ideas, innovations and creations to ensure optimum IP protection both at home and abroad.
Contact: [email protected]

Wills & Probate:
The team, led by partner Fiona Chan, is well versed in probate matters and estate administration, will drafting and estate planning and contentious probate matters. The firm assists legal professionals and lay clients from various jurisdictions in applying for grant of representation in Hong Kong.
Contact: [email protected]

International Work:
Boase Cohen & Collins is an active member of Ally Law (, a global platform designed to give clients enhanced legal services and help them meet their international business challenges. Ally Law has its origins in the International Alliance of Law Firms, a prestigious worldwide network founded 25 years ago. Boase Cohen & Collins is Hong Kong’s sole representative in the organisation, which includes 60-plus independent firms and some 2,400 lawyers in more than 40 countries.