International law firm Dorsey & Whitney’s Hong Kong office has moved to a new address in the central business district of Hong Kong: 28th Floor, Alexandra House, No. 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Dorsey’s relocation to LANDMARK ALEXANDRA’s Alexandra House in Central further builds on the Firm’s long-established model of service excellence for its clients 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 clients in the heart of CBD in Hong Kong,” said Simon Chan, the Office Head of Dorsey’s Hong Kong Office. “We will be within walking distance of our clients, the stock exchange, banks, financial institutions, conglomerates, family offices, and local law firms that we serve and with whom we collaborate.”
The Firm will be hosting a series of reception and events at the LANDMARK complex in compliance with local COVID-19 social distance rules.
Dorsey’s Hong Kong office has served as a crucial connector both into Asia and from Asia to the United States and the rest of the world since 1995. Dorsey helps clients in Asia gain efficient access, in Chinese language, to the firm’s full 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 deals and helps both 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 transactions. A recent transactional representation was named “Deal of the Year” 2021 by China Business Law Journal.
Dorsey’s Hong Kong office has been recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Leading 2022 Firm for Intellectual Property” and recognized by Asian Legal Business in “Asia IP Rankings 2022.” The Dorsey Greater China intellectual property team handles brand formulation, maintenance, management and protection work across Greater China.
Dorsey’s dispute resolution China team has been recognized as a “Firm to Watch for Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Foreign Firms” by The Legal 500, which notes that Dorsey’s dispute resolution China team has “a wealth of practical experience in litigation”, and handles complex China-related US, Hong Kong and cross-border litigation matters. The team has also been recognized as “Notable Firm” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2022.
The Hong Kong office also received, for the seventh consecutive year, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service’s Caring Company award in 2022 in recognition of the Firm’s commitment to caring for the community, employees, and the environment. At Dorsey, serving the community is a core value. Dorsey lawyers and staff honor a long legal tradition of using their abilities and resources for the benefit of others, whether it is helping the underprivileged gain access to the legal system through pro bono work, providing financial support to charitable organizations or devoting personal time in volunteer service. Dorsey lawyers and staff often partner with clients to serve communities together. As a firm, we regularly dedicate 4% or more of our billable hours to pro bono legal services.
“Dorsey’s new office space with future-proof modern design and the latest technology will reinforce our position and be beneficial to our clients, colleagues and communities,” noted Simon Chan. “With over 25 years of serving our local and regional clients in Hong Kong, we are pleased to enter our next chapter located at the core of Hong Kong’s international financial center and legal hub communities.” Dorsey’s Managing Partner Bill Stoeri added, “Our team in Hong Kong is committed to the highest quality service to clients, and our new location is one more way that we invest in that commitment.”
The first generation Alexandra Building was completed in 1904 for retail use on the triangular land housing the current location. In the 1950s, the building was redeveloped into Alexandra House, which was again revamped 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 fully connected to the other iconic buildings through pedestrian footbridges.