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Asian Legal Business Awards 2017 - Criminal Law Firm of the Year (Winner)

Asian Legal Business Awards 2017 - Criminal Law Firm of the Year (Winner)

Haldanes has cemented its reputation as the leading firm for criminal defence in Hong Kong. John Kang of Asian Legal Business looks into the local firm’s rise to the top and finds out how it stays it there.




Earlier this month at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017, Haldanes beat the likes of Deacons – Hong Kong’s largest domestic firm – and international disputes firm Kobre & Kim to win the Criminal Law Firm of the Year award. But its victory was no shock: Haldanes has won the award for 18 straight years.

The local firm’s dominance in this category is even less surprising for barristers like Peter Duncan SC and Gary Plowman SC, who work closely with Haldanes. “The firm has a universal and well-deserved reputation for its fearless protection of its clients’ interests whilst always remaining true to the rules of the judicial process and the public interest in the integrity of the profession,” says Duncan.

Plowman adds, “I have worked with Haldanes many times over the years, and I have no difficulty at all understanding why they are the consistent winners of this prestigious award. They are a class act.”

Haldanes has the biggest criminal law practice in the city: it has eight qualified lawyers who do nothing but criminal defence work. This focus is different from the majority of firms whose criminal defence work is just a small part – if at all – of their practice. Given these factors, it certainly isn’t difficult to understand why Haldanes is the undisputed leader in this area……

To read the full article please visit: http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/news/alb-insights-how-haldanes-became-go-firm-criminal-defence-hong-kong/75135

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 - Finalist for "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year"

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 - Finalist for "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year"

Finalist for “Independent Hong Kong Firm of the Year” at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016





Asian Legal Business Awards 2015 - "Criminal Law Firm of the Year"

Asian Legal Business Awards 2015 - "Criminal Law Firm of the Year"


On the 11th September 2015 members of the judiciary, law professors, law firm partners, in-house teams, business tycoons, industrialists and dealmakers convened to salute the best deals and legal practitioners in Hong Kong as part of the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2015 (http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/awards/hong-kong-law-awards-2015).

Haldanes was honoured with the coverted award for the Best Criminal Lawyers in Hong Kong.This represents the 16th consecutive year that Haldanes have won this prestigious award.

Asian Legal Business is committed to recognising the industry and excellence of people behind the great deals, tremendous projects and matters and cases that overturned landmark decisions to set an entirely new jurisprudence. It celebrates the 16th year of the most prestigious event in the legal calendar of the Hong Kong's legal circle.