L & Y Law Office is a full-service Hong Kong law firm. Our integrity and commitment to service standards have contributed to our steady growth since our establishment in January 2016. We are in Association with Henry Yu & Associates, which focuses on the blockchain and fintech sector, and China Commercial (Hong Kong) Law Firm, the Hong Kong office of Guangdong’s leading China Commercial Law Firm, which is a holder of many awards including “National Outstanding Law Firm” and “Shenzhen Top Brand”.
Our experienced team and international network enable us to provide one-stop quality legal services on local, cross-border, and international matters, ranging from Merger & Acquisitions (private and public), Corporate, Capital Markets (ECM & DCM), Banking & Finance, Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Security Token Offering (STO), Initial Exchange Offering (IEO), Cryptocurrency/Blockchain, Virtual Assets Related Advisory Service (e.g. SFC Regulatory Sandbox), Licensing, Smart Contracts, Tech Startups, Fund Formation, Intellectual Properties, Dispute Resolution/Arbitration, SFC Investigation, Data Protection, Privacy & Security, Competition Matters, General Commercial Matters, Escrow Services and Company Secretarial Services.
Through our strong Association with the Hong Kong’s branch of a top law firm in Guangdong, China Commercial (HK) Law Firm, we provide our clients with seamless cross-border services. Over the years, the firm has also established contacts with law firms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, South Korea, the British virgin islands, Taiwan, Macao and other countries or regions, and often deals with clients’ cases together with lawyers from different jurisdictions.
Our team is comprised of energetic and motivated talents from diverse cultural, professional and academic background. We believe that diversity enhances team dynamics, which enables our firm to be the leading deal-maker in delivering quality legal services across a broad spectrum.
Our founding partner Mr. Henry Yu is a pioneer and specialist in the fintech and blockchain sector, and is one of the first blockchain lawyers in Hong Kong. Over the years, Henry’s enthusiasm for legal matters and his insightful views have been affirmed widely by various professional bodies. He has been sitting in various committee of the banking industry and he is also a member of the InnoTech Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and he is also the Honorary Legal Advisor to the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA). From time to time, he holds meetings with the Legislative Council member and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on behalf of the Bitcoin community. Mr. Yu has previously served as the Deputy Head of Legal Counsel of a major Chinese investment bank after private practice in various international and Magic Circle law firms. He has rich experience in corporate and commercial, banking and finance, technology and litigation sectors. Our other partner Ms. Jennifer Chong has significant experience in handling commercial matters, intellectual property right matters and fund formation (e.g. private equity) while Ms. Emba Leung specialises in commercial litigation/arbitration and other corporate matters and various commercial transactions.
Our lawyers, trainees and legal supporting staff have received their education from Hong Kong and/or overseas. Some of our lawyers are dual qualified in Hong Kong and in various other major jurisdictions. Primarily operate in English, our team members speak many Asian and European languages, including Cantonese, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
L & Y Law Office, as a leading commercial fintech law firm, is a insightful and practical deal-maker and facilitator for our client’s transactions. Our team dynamics and extensive experience enable us to facilitate complex, unprecedented, tech-related and cross-border transactions. As your deal-maker, we develop new structuring ideas and engineer innovative structures for our clients; as your facilitator, we provide unconventional solutions to bridge the gaps to achieve desired outcomes according to our clients’ needs and preferences.
L & Y Law Office has achieved impressive results in the past few years, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including Winner of Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong by Corporate INTL Magazine 2019 and Winner of M&A Adviser of the Year by Finance Monthly Global Awards 2018. We are also one of the finalists for the Rising Law Firm of the Year and Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year for the Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2018.