Dorsey’s Hong Kong office moves to Alexandra House

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hong Kong office of international law firm Dorsey & Whitney has moved to a new address in Hong Kong’s central business district: 28th Floor, Alexandra House, No. 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Dorsey’s move to LANDMARK ALEXANDRA’s Alexandra House in the center further builds on the company’s long-established model of service excellence for its customers and its more than 25 years of commitment to Hong Kong , having opened in 1995. “Our new home in Hong Kong brings us much closer to our customers in the heart of Hong Kong’s CBD,” said Simon Chan, Director of Dorsey’s Hong Kong office. “We will be within walking distance of our customers, the stock exchange, banks, financial institutions, conglomerates, family offices and local law firms that we serve and partner with.”

The firm will be hosting a series of receptions and events at the LANDMARK complex in accordance with local COVID-19 social distancing rules.

Since 1995, Dorsey’s office in Hong Kong has served as a crucial link both to Asia and from Asia to the United States and the rest of the world. Dorsey helps clients in Asia gain efficient, Chinese-language access to all of the firm’s legal service offerings in the United States and the United Kingdom. Dorsey’s legal services and teams in Hong Kong have been recognized by several legal publications. Dorsey’s corporate team has worked on award-winning transactions and helps Asian and other clients navigate the legal and business landscape and complete a full range of cross-border M&A, corporate finance and international capital markets. A recent transactional representation was named “Deal of the Year” 2021 by the China Business Law Journal.

Dorsey’s Hong Kong office has been recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “2022 Leading Firm for Intellectual Property” and recognized by Asian Legal Business in “Asia IP Rankings 2022”. Dorsey Greater China’s Intellectual Property team manages formulation, maintenance, management and brand protection work throughout Greater China.

Dorsey’s dispute resolution team in China has been recognized as a “Company to Watch for Dispute Resolution: Disputes: Foreign Companies” by The Legal 500, which notes that Dorsey’s dispute resolution team in China has “a wealth of practical litigation experience” and handles complex litigation. China-related disputes in the United States, Hong Kong and cross-border. The team has also been recognized as a “Notable Firm” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022.

The Hong Kong office also received, for the seventh consecutive year, the Caring Company Award from the Hong Kong Council for Social Services in 2022 in recognition of the firm’s commitment to caring for the community, employees and the environment. environment. At Dorsey, serving the community is a core value. Dorsey’s lawyers and staff honor a long legal tradition of using their abilities and resources for the benefit of others, whether that means helping disadvantaged people access the legal system through work pro bono, provide financial support to charities or devote personal time to volunteering. service. Dorsey attorneys and staff often partner with clients to serve communities together. As a firm, we regularly spend 4% or more of our billable hours on pro bono legal services.

“Dorsey’s new office space, featuring a modern, future-proof design and the latest technology, will strengthen our position and benefit our clients, colleagues and communities,” noted Simon Chan. “With over 25 years of serving our local and regional clients in Hong Kong, we are excited to enter our next chapter located in the heart of Hong Kong’s international financial center and legal hub communities.” Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri added, “Our team in Hong Kong is committed to providing the highest quality service to clients, and our new location is one more way to invest in that commitment.

The first-generation Alexandra Building was completed in 1904 for commercial use on the triangular lot housing the current location. In the 1950s the building was redeveloped into Alexandra House, which was again redeveloped in 1975 into the current 37-story tower. Now known as LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, it was the first LANDMARK building to have access to the MTR. In the 1980s, it was entirely connected to the other emblematic buildings by pedestrian walkways.

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Customers have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With 20 locations in the United States and Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey offers an integrated and proactive approach to the legal and business needs of its clients. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies across a wide range of industries, including leaders in banking and financial institutions, development and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, food, beverage and agribusiness, healthcare and technology, as well as major non-governmental and for-profit entities.

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