Our work

The evolution starts here

Linklaters Hong Kong SAR is the ideal place to launch your legal career or take the next step. As part of Linklaters' Greater China presence, we are at home in a region that's recognised as being the strongest international offering in the market by all industry standards.

Best known for our leading work on international strategic investments into and out of mainland China, we handle everything from mergers and acquisitions, to private equity, capital markets, banking, energy & infrastructure, litigation, arbitration & investigations. Our geographical footprint, strength and breadth across all practice areas is unparalleled in the Asian marketplace. And we're regarded as the top choice for corporates and investment banks, as they use Hong Kong SAR as a springboard into China and elsewhere in Asia.

We owe our success to an unwavering, shared sense of purpose, and our ability to adapt to – and drive – change. We achieve it through the strength of our relationships, going further for our clients, and building powerful bonds with both established and emerging businesses.

It's why joining us in Hong Kong SAR will take your career to the next level - wherever you're currently based in the world. You'll engage in deals similar to those at the world’s leading law firms in London and New York, while taking on the challenges of an evolving marketplace, while embracing future trends in technology and regulation. Yes, it's hard work. The learning curve is steep. But this is also a rare opportunity to work in a unique and complex environment. And you’ll have the support of our exceptional (and very helpful) junior and senior lawyers and business teams professionals.

So if you're looking for a career-defining challenge, it’s here. The experience you'll gain - and the speed at which you’ll gain it - are unlike anywhere else. We offer great exposure to a fascinating landscape, and as much responsibility as you can handle. You'll help to drive economic evolution and transform this developing region with the experience, knowledge and support of our people behind you.

Where strength meets depth

Rather than specialise in just one area, we’re proud to have leading practices in Corporate, Finance, and Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations.

Our Corporate division is a world leader in mergers, acquisitions, equities, joint ventures and private equity. In our Finance division, we advise on the most complex financing and derivatives transactions for major financial institutions and private equity sponsors, and are a market leader in leading energy and infrastructure projects as well as structuring debt issuances for a variety of clients in the region.

Wherever you ultimately focus, you’ll be involved in the very best work. You’ll also be given continuous, tailored training by experienced lawyers.


Mergers & Acquisitions

covers everything from public takeovers and complex multi-jurisdictional deals to corporate restructuring.

Private Equity

advises private equity houses and fund managers on all aspects of the industry.

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group

handles merger control, cartels and dawn raids, competition litigation, market and sector investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid, public procurement and economic or utilities regulation.

Employment and Incentives

advises corporate and financial institutions on their share plans and tax incentives. The team also deals with many day- to-day issues, including remuneration, contracts, terminations, discrimination and dismissal, health and safety and immigration, as well as issues surrounding M&A transactions.

Financial Regulatory Group

With a truly robust financial institutions practice, our Finance division advises on many of the market-leading deals for our clients involving a variety of (and often innovative) debt structures. Innovation is the heart of our work. And the practices work closely with other divisions of the firm to consolidate our expertise in order to provide the most workable commercial and legal solutions for our clients. Here, experts act for major international corporations, international financial institutions and private equity and credit funds on complex, high-profile financing transactions.



guides clients on all elements of private bespoke debt finance, including acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, financial structuring and regulatory finance, asset finance, trade and emerging markets finance, mainstream banking, and high-yield securities work.

Capital Markets (Equity and Debt Markets, Derivatives and Structured Products, Structured Finance Group)

helps international investment banks, governments and corporates to raise funds through international capital markets, and restructuring existing financial commitments.

Financial Regulation

advises clients on everything from becoming authorised to conducting regulated activities in the financial markets, to dealing with enforcement investigations and disciplinary action from regulators.

Investment Funds

consults on structuring, formation, taxation and regulation of all types of investment funds including real estate, securities and debt, as well as other financial instruments, such as large pension funds and private equity.

Energy & Infrastructure

is called upon to advise governments, corporates and banks on project financing that involves Energy, Infrastructure or Private Finance Initiative (PFI)/Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Restructuring and Insolvency

works on some of the most complex and innovative cross- border restructuring and insolvency transactions: debt restructurings, recapitalisations, distressed M&A, formal insolvency procedures and strategic distressed debt and equity investments.


Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations

With expertise in conducting internal and regulator-driven investigations, court litigation and arbitration, our global team of nearly 400 lawyers can handle large, complex cross-border cases seamlessly.

We have an excellent track record of succeeding for our clients in the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration matters and business-critical crises. We are known for our ability to draw upon very large multi-specialised, multi-jurisdictional teams at short notice, which makes us one of the few firms (and on occasions the only firm) equipped to deal with the most challenging and significant disputes and investigations faced by the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions. Our global reach and breadth of experience means we offer holistic, client-centred strategies delivering real commercial value.


We understand that, despite the best intentions of businesses, commercial relationships can break down, leading to disagreement and damage. Where the resolution of a dispute requires court proceedings, our international team of nearly 400 lawyers can formulate global strategies whilstguiding our clients through the technicalities of the litigation process drawing on our in-depth knowledge of local procedures to ensure a tactical and efficient approach to each case.

Our team acts for both claimants and defendants in large-scale, high value and complex cases. We work to resolve the high pressure disputes that can arise around high-stakes commercial transactions, enabling our clients to focus on the most important thing - their business. Our lawyers are adept at advising on and resolving issues such as contractual interpretation, joint venture and shareholder disagreements and post-acquisition disputes. We are also often called on at the advisory stage to steer negotiation tactics, mitigate the risk of litigation and limit the potential loss and disruption to our clients that hard-fought disputes can involve.

Where court proceedings are required, our team will work with experienced advocates, experts and local counsel as necessary to obtain the most favourable outcome for our clients. We can act quickly to seek injunctive relief across the globe when urgent action is needed to protect our clients’ valuable rights or assets. We can also assist when counter-parties abuse the availability of injunctive relief to obtain illegitimate bargaining power and threaten the completion of large and complex transactions.

However, court proceedings are not always the best approach. We will always advise holistically on alternative approaches to dispute resolution and settlement, helping our clients put the issue behind them as quickly as possible and move on.