China Practice

The Howse Williams China practice team consists of Chinese-qualified and Mandarin-speaking practitioners. On the corporate side, our team has extensive experience in assisting PRC and Hong Kong companies and foreign investors. We assist with capital markets transactions for PRC companies and companies in Hong Kong with PRC connections.


We also assist with restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, formation of joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, project financing and China attestation. We regularly advise Hong Kong and foreign companies on their direct investment into China by working in collaboration with some of the most reputable PRC law firms. We also have experience in assisting China state-owned enterprises and privately-owned enterprises with their China outbound investments and business activities in Hong Kong and overseas through Hong Kong.


On the dispute resolution side, we have experience in handling cross-border disputes especially those that have arisen due to the increasing volume of outbound investment from China. In addition to providing litigation support in law suits in the Chinese courts, our experienced dispute resolution practice also represents Chinese and foreign parties in international arbitrations at CIETAC, and advises China-based entities in international arbitrations conducted at major arbitration institutions such as the SIAC, HKIAC, AAA, LCIA and ICC.


Our practice is co-headed by Brian Ho and Christopher Yu who are also China-Appointed Attesting Officers. Our familiarity with Chinese culture and the needs of both international and Chinese clientele allow us to handle some of the most sophisticated, complicated and high profile transactions in the market.

Key Partners:

Brian Ho; William Leung; Christopher Yu; Heidi Lee; Veronica Chow; Desmond Lee; Anthony Chan; Yvonne Zhang