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Oldham, Li & Nie

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  • District: Hong Kong Island
  • City: Hong Kong
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  • Civil Law (民事)
  • Consumer Law (消費者)
  • Contracts Law (合約)
  • legal
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  • Founded at Year 1987
  • Language:English,Mandarin,Cantonese,French
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Oldham, Li & Nie is a highly successful mid-sized law firm, whose commitment is to professional excellence and to tailoring its legal services to the needs of both corporate and private clients.

Founded in 1987, our principal focus is on Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Divorce & Family Law, Insolvency & Restructuring and Private Client Services.

We also have a thriving China practice, carried on from Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and when necessary, with our associate legal network in China.

We currently have over 30 lawyers admitted to practice in one or more jurisdictions, including Hong Kong,France and United Kingdom.

With years of experience practicing in Hong Kong and a diverse set of global employees, OLN truly embodies an East meets West culture.
Corporate and Commercial Law
• Mergers and acquisition
• Corporate finance
• Regulatory matters
• Bank and loan documentation
• Corporate structuring and restructuring
• Joint ventures and shareholder agreements
• Licensing and franchising
• Directors responsibilities
• Corporate governance audits
• Trade services
• Company formations and the provision of nominee services

Commercial Fraud and Asset Tracing
• Mareva or freezing injunctions
• Chasing, freezing and recovering stolen or misappropriated funds
• Forensic investigation relating to fraud or commercial crime
• Asset tracing and disclosure order

Dispute Resolution
• Corporate and commercial litigation
• Banking and financial litigation
• Shareholder disputes
• Arbitration and mediation
• Debt collection and enforcing judgments
• Insurance claims and disputes
• Personal injury claims
• Regulatory and disciplinary proceedings
• Enforcing judgments
• Trade and shipping disputes
• Alternative dispute resolution

Divorce & Family Law
• Pre-Nuptial Agreements
• Separation Agreements and Judicial Separation
• Divorce and Nullity
• Cohabitation Agreements
• Disputes involving children
• Adoption
• Wardship
• Financial Orders following divorce
• International Finance Cases
• Hague Convention Child Abduction Cases
• Disputes between unmarried partners about children or money
• Jurisdiction Disputes
• Trusts
• Tax and Immigration Issues consequent on divorce

Employment and Business Immigration Law
• Drafting contracts of employment, senior executive service agreements and staff handbooks including MPF issues.
• Drafting consultancy agreements.
• Summary dismissal, termination of employment and severance packages.
• Employee resignation and "constructive dismissal".
• Redundancy programmes, redundancy and long service payments.
• Maternity issues and dismissal during maternity leave.
• Enforcement of restrictive covenants, including obtaining and defending urgent and ex parte injunctions.
• Employment aspects of corporate deals.
• Bonuses including non-payment of "discretionary" bonuses.
• Claims of discrimination and avoiding potentially discriminatory practices.

Intellectual Property Law
• Registration and Protection of a product or invention by Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
• Anti-Counterfeiting and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
• Licensing and Franchise Agreements
• Copyright and Passing-off Disputes
• Negotiation and Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes
• Conduct of Court proceedings including claims for damages and injunctions
• Domain-name dispute resolution and Internet related issues
• Intellectual Property Audit

Insolvency Law
• Rights as to the ownership of corporate assets subject to competing claims
• Litigation/arbitration funding and the issues these funding arrangements give rise to
• Avoidable disposition arising from the disposal of property by an insolvent listed group to a leading bank member of a syndicated loan agreement
• Various applications to the Companies Court for orders to assist liquidators and other appointment takers perform their duties
• Advising on cross-boarder jurisdictional issues
• Schemes of arrangement and other corporate rescue
• Enforcement of security, litigation and asset tracing and recovery

Personal Injury Law

Estate Planning
• Will preparation and drafting
• Application for probate/letter of administration
• Administration of estates (local or foreign probate)
• Lasting Powers of Attorney
• Safeguarding the finances in the event of incapacity

Tax Advisory Department
Full Scope Review on Group Structure;
• Understanding client’s background;
• Developing strategies; and
• Implementing strategies and continuous review.

Corporate Tax Planning
• Reviewing the existing holding structure and business operations;
• Reviewing on the local and international tax implications;
• Reviewing on the optimal group restructuring;
• Reviewing on tax efficient ways in profit / fund repatriation;
• Conducting due diligence review for pre-IPO or M&A transactions; and
• Assisting on investment planning (especially across multiple tax jurisdictions).

Personal Tax Planning
• Formulating domestic and cross border personal tax planning; and
• Advising on issues related to trusts, family businesses and estate succession plans.

Property Related Taxes Advice
• Advising on stamp duty issues; and
• Advising on tax efficient property holding structure.

China Practice
• Setting up foreign direct investment structure in Mainland China including joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE), branches and representative offices
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Restructuring existing businesses
• Banking and project finance
• Corporate finance including securities and venture capital investment
• Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation
• Land transactions and property development
• Tax planning and advice
• Insolvency

French Practice
• Corporate & Commercial Law
• Dispute Resolution
• Intellectual Property Law
• Employment & Business Immigration Law
• Matrimonial & Family Law
• Maritime Law
• Insolvency Law
• Personal Injury Law
• Probate and Estate Planning
• China Practice
Practical Legal Solutions - On Time - No Excuses.

We pride ourselves on having a practical approach and results oriented outlook.

We add value to our clients' business strategies always on time, with no excuses.

Our dedication to quality and our attention to detail ensure that we maintain our professionalism and reputation both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.

Doing business in Hong Kong and China

Much of our work involves cross border transactions or litigation with international dimensions. The heads of our practice groups are experienced international lawyers who have practiced in Hong Kong for many years. Therefore we are able to give all our clients, a thorough understanding of the culture of their relevant target market.

Our practice groups are committed to the highest professional standards and offer practical and tailor-made solutions in a cost effective manner..