The Legal Cheek View
In Hong Kong, CMS provides both local and international legal advice to support clients doing business in the Asia Pacific region.
The firm has over 40 lawyers and nine partners across two offices in Hong Kong (Central and Quarry Bay). The office in Central will be your home during the training contract. Located on 8/F of the Nexxus Building (which is a maze!) the office is open plan with partners and some associates having their own rooms. There are a selection of restaurants and fancy private members clubs hidden away on the lower floors of the building.
In Hong Kong, the firm offers a full spectrum of services, including disputes, commercial, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate. There are some niche practices on offer too, such as ship finance and maritime insurance. The recent hiring of Conor Warde and his shipping practice from rival Mayer Brown has also provided a big boost to the firm’s asset finance practice.