Criminal Law in Hong Kong
7th Floor, Ruttonjee House,, 11 Duddell Street, Hong Kong, Central
Haldanes is a Hong Kong-based law firm experienced in serving the needs of clients, both locally and throughout the Asia-Pacific. Established in 1975, the partners have an extensive collective knowledge of legal practice in the region. We cover Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Competition Law, Corporate & Commercial, Criminal Defence, Intellectual Property, Matrimonial & Family Law, Media & Entertainment, Private Client, Property & Conveyancing and Securities, Regulatory & Disciplinary Matters.
The firm has a strong reputation across all of its practice areas and its excellence has been acknowledged by various awards bodies. We consider one of our major strengths to be our flexible management structure. This gives each partner a high degree of autonomy when working with clients. It allows us to keep closely in touch with our clients and to identify specific needs and the means of achieving them.
The firm’s philosophy of reducing bureaucracy is also reflected in the efficiency with which we can respond to clients’ requirements and to be as cost effective as possible.
ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2018
- CRIMINAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR (WINNER
- CIVIL LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR (FINALIST)
- MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR (FINALIST)
ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2017
- CRIMINAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR (WINNER)
Paul is a criminal defence specialist with a focus on white collar crimes, securities and regulatory enforcement matters.
Paul is the first native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker with law degrees from both Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions recruited by the criminal defence department of the firm. His personal background and skillsets equip him with great edge in handling PRC-related matters and clients.
He has extensive experiences in handling long trials of complex commercial crimes. For example, Paul defended and acquitted a successful entrepreneur who was charged with money laundering for over US$73 million in a 70-day District Court trial and 35 days of which were held in an appointed Shenzhen Court under the Mutual Legal Assistance Scheme between Hong Kong and PRC.
As an advocate, Paul appears before the Magistrates’ Courts and the District Court for bail applications, pleas in mitigation, trials and other ancillary applications. He was also selected by the Department of Justice as a fiat prosecutor in prosecuting cases at the Magistracy level.
Paul also specialises in securities and regulatory matters and represented numerous board members of Hong Kong listed companies in various Securities and Future Commission (“SFC”) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) investigations.
He was invited as the panel speaker at the International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech 2017 -“The Securities Investigations in Hong Kong”.
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
- Bachelor of Laws (Civil Law), Guangdong University of Finance & Economics
- Juris Doctor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, Chinese University of Hong Kong