In-depth advice on all aspects of TMT, including regulatory and licensing matters. Our areas of expertise include mobile, mobile apps, location based systems, social media projects, new media content distribution and advertising. We also cover broadband wireless access, fixed line, data centers, WiMAX, satellite and submarine cable networks; broadcasting, media and the internet; content acquisition and distribution networks; information technology and distribution networks; and emerging technologies. Our clients include providers of mobile services, broadcasters and media companies. As part of our sector work, we assist investors and tech startups in angel/seed round investments and later stage private equity transactions.
Astute advice on the whole spectrum of corporate transactions, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to corporate takeovers, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate restructurings, equity and debt financing and initial public offerings. Clients include multinational companies, state-owner enterprises in Mainland China, listed companies in Hong Kong and the US, and private enterprises in different sectors.
Intellectual Property and Technology
Practical help applying for and prosecuting trademark and patent applications worldwide. We engage in patent due diligence and provide patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, infringement or non-infringement opinions, invalidity or validity opinions and license agreements. We can also advise you on enforcement of patent rights, trademark rights and other IP matters.
International Dispute Resolution
Litigation experience across many industries, from construction and energy and natural resources to international trade and general commerce. We are also experienced in insolvency and restructuring, with extensive knowledge of both local and regional markets. Representing clients in Hong Kong’s High Court, we enforce and resist enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments. The head of our international dispute resolution practice in Asia Pacific is a Chartered Arbitrator, and has been appointed as an arbitrator in commercial and maritime cases. He is also the vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
Our practice focuses on US and regional tax planning. This includes tax, trust, estate and wealth planning for international private clients. We can aid you in handling personal tax and estate planning for trusts and holding companies, minimizing US estate and inheritance taxes, avoiding US probate proceedings and revising existing structures in accordance with US laws relating to offshore trusts. In addition, we can advise you on international and US estate planning to reduce estate, inheritance and other succession taxes worldwide.