Charltons is a leading Hong Kong law firm in the corporate finance area of Hong Kong business law. Our Hong Kong lawyers are committed to deliver a first-class legal services. Over the years, we have received numerous awards and accolades from ranking and publishing groups, non-profit organisations, and trade groups, among others. Charltons has been named in the prestigious ALB awards Hong Kong for a number of years.

Julia Charlton established Charltons, a top independent law firm, over 15 years ago as a focused corporate finance solicitors firm advising on Hong Kong law, and also with extensive experience in China related legal services. Charltons is now a leading Hong Kong law firm and has been helping companies achieve their business objectives through a strategic practical approach ever since. Charltons’ lawyers have backgrounds in IPOs and raising capital, have significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, working with investment banks, and advising on regulatory issues and carrying out projects related to capital markets, corporate restructuring, corporate finance, securities and private investments. Our team  includes professionals from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, with many lawyers dual qualified in Hong Kong and in various other major jurisdictions. Our global outlook and our experience in meeting the demands of a PRC and international client base means we are a leading Hong Kong law firm adept at handling complex cross border transactions and various corporate finance related legal work. We pride ourselves on offering the best services that we can and maintaining our reputation as a top independent Hong Kong law firm.

Charltons is one of Hong Kong’s leading focused corporate finance legal practices. Our clients and their needs are our priority and shape the way we work. We believe the maintenance of our clients’ trust and confidence is paramount to our continued success. We therefore strive to perform to the highest possible standards. We are guided by a strong work ethic together with a consistent set of values. We exercise efficiency, confidentiality, and attention to detail in everything we do. Our simple, yet overriding goal is to provide our clients with the trusted and high quality legal support they need to achieve their business goals. Our reputation as a top independent law firm has been recognised time and again within Hong Kong and further afield.

Julia Charlton was named Professional of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2008. Charltons is based in Hong Kong but has representative offices in Shanghai and Beijing and has recently opened an office in Myanmar. Charltons’ team of talented lawyers have helped contribute to the economic evolution of modern China.

Charltons works with a number of charitable organisations and carries out a great deal of pro bono work each year. We are pleased to be part of a thriving and bustling Hong Kong and as such we believe in doing what we can to help the wider community. As a leading Hong Kong law firm we are in a position to give our knowledge and experience to some fantastic organisations and projects. Further information on our charitable work can be found on our website.

Charltons position as a top independent law firm in Hong Kong as been cemented by a number of awards and accolades from various organisations such as the ALB awards Hong Kong. Charltons place as a leading Hong Kong law firm looks set to remain firmly in place.

Some of the recent awards and recognitions that we, as a leading Hong Kong law firm, have received include:

  • Boutique Transactional Law Firm of the Year by ALB Awards Hong Kong 2017
  • Boutique / Specialist Law Firm of the Year by ALB Awards Hong Kong  2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Hong Kong Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards  2017
  • Top Independent Law Firm in Hong Kong by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012 and 2013
  • Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong by CorporateINTL Global Awards 2014
  • Asian Restructuring Deal of the Year by International Financial Law Review 2000
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year by 2011 ALB Awards Hong Kong  –  for advising on the listing of AIA Group Ltd. on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong


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Secondary Listing Innovative Chinese Companies on HKEx

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