Haldanes has a highly experienced civil litigation team with a particular focus on commercial litigation.
We conduct cases at all levels of the Hong Kong Court system from first instance through to the Court of Final Appeal as well as arbitration proceedings and mediation. Our civil litigation lawyers have particular experience as dispute resolution advisors, as well as vast knowledge in the conduct of complex commercial disputes and multi-jurisdictional litigation.
We work closely with our clients to achieve practical and cost-effective results. We recognize that lengthy and expensive litigation is seldom the best answer and, whenever possible, we aim to help clients resolve disputes with minimum cost and disruption. If legal proceedings cannot be avoided, however, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that our clients are effectively represented in those proceedings.
The Civil Justice Reform implemented by the Hong Kong Judiciary for the past decade has seen an increase in use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods and, in particular, mediation as a means to resolve disputes. At Haldanes, we see great value in employing practical, cost-effective and less confrontational methods of mediated settlement negotiations. Several of our practitioners have obtained accreditation as mediators fully capable of being separately instructed to conduct such mediations for parties in dispute.
We undertake a wide range of civil litigation cases covering such areas as: