FitzGerald Lawyers wins Best Asia-Pacific Newcomer at AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards

01 Dec 2017

On 28 November 2017 the winners of AsiaLaw's inaugural Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards (ALP Awards) were announced at the awards dinner held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. FitzGerald Lawyers is proud and delighted to announce that we have received the award for Asia-Pacific Newcomer of the Year. The award recognizes law firms that are five years or younger with a signficant Asia-Pacific regional practice and expertise.  

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Darren FitzGerald speaks at DragonCon

02 Nov 2017

FitzGerald Lawyers managing partner Darren FitzGerald was invited to speak on the future of legaltech and the role law firms will play at the DragonCon legaltech conference held in Hong Kong 9 November 2017. DragonCon – hosted by leading cloud-based legaltech provider Zegal (formerly Dragon Law) –  is Asia Pacific’s biggest legaltech conference. Industry leaders, technologists, and forward-thinking legal professionals from all over Asia Pacific gathered to learn about and discuss the latest innovations in legaltech and the future of the legal industry. 

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FitzGerald shortlisted for Best Asia-Pacific Newcomer at Inaugural AsiaLaw Awards

25 Sep 2017

FitzGerald Lawyers is happy to announce that we have been named finalist in the upcoming inaugural asialaw Awards to be held in Hong Kong on 28 November 2017 at the JW Marriott. The evening will celebrate top law firms throughout Asia-Pacific’s 24 jurisdictions and across 18 practice areas.

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FitzGerald Lawyers named in inaugural ALB Best Boutiques List by Asian Legal Business

22 Aug 2017

Asian Legal Business recently released their August 2017 issue commemorating their inaugural ALB Best Boutiques List and we are proud to announce FitzGerald Lawyers was named as a Best Boutique.  

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FitzGerald Lawyers named finalist in Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards

03 Aug 2017

FitzGerald Lawyers is proud to announce that we have been named finalist in four categories for the 16th annual Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards. These prestigious awards, winners of which will be revealed during the awards ceremony on 8 September 2017 in Hong Kong, recognize the outstanding performances of legal practitioners throughout Hong Kong and Asia.

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FitzGerald Lawyers selected to join HKSTP Panel of legal firms & IP practitioners

12 Jul 2017

FitzGerald Lawyers has been selected to join the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Panel of legal firms & intellectual property practitioners.

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FitzGerald Lawyers shortlisted for Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards

11 Jul 2017

Asia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers will convene 28 September 2017 at the 3rd annual Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards. Representatives from some of the top firms throughout Asia-Pacific from as far away as Australia and India and all the way through Southeast Asia will be in attendance as we celebrate the very best firms throughout Asia Pacific.

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FitzGerald Lawyers welcomes leading IP lawyer onboard

01 Jun 2017

We are proud to announce the addition of a senior lawyer to our Hong Kong office.

Hans Lee is a chartered patent attorney (UK) and qualified lawyer, working extensively in patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets.  He has particular experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, electronic devices, power tools, biotechnology, anti-counterfeiting technology and software. Hans will head the IP practice at FitzGerald.  

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Launching a startup? Here are some key legal issues

24 May 2017

Here are some key legal issues to be across when you start up your business in Hong Kong and Australia!

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Are you a victim of CEO fraud? Here's an immediate action plan to recover funds wired to Hong Kong or Mainland China

10 May 2017

Many victims of CEO fraud (also known as business email compromise) are companies involved in cross-border businesses that routinely make international money transfers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that:

  • most of the victims are based in the US, but companies from over 100 other countries have been defrauded;
  • although fraudulent transfers have been sent to over 79 different countries, most of the money is sent to banks in Mainland China and Hong Kong; and
  • the first 24 hours after the fraudulent transfer are critical.

From January 2015 to June 2016, the FBI reported a 1,300 percent increase in exposed dollar losses (which refers to actual and attempted loss) due to CEO fraud at approximately USD 3.1 billion. The extent of this problem could be much higher as many of these crimes may go unreported due to embarrassment or despair at the seeming lack of practical solutions.

The following action plans outline steps to freeze accounts and recover funds.

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