Seyfarth Shaw has announced the addition of corporate partner Raymond Wong in Hong Kong as the firm continues to scale its International Corporate and Commercial practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Seyfarth announced its launch in Hong Kong on February 27 through partner Julia Gorham, former head of DLA Piper’s Asia Employment Law practice and now part of Seyfarth’s market-leading International Employment practice.

“Working with many of the world’s leading companies, we are committed to addressing their growing cross-border transactional needs in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner.

A highly respected corporate and commercial lawyer in the Asia Pacific, Wong joins Seyfarth from King & Wood Mallesons. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, general corporate & commercial, corporate strategies, IPOs, regulatory compliance, and public takeovers in Hong Kong, China and the UK.

Wong has advised many Chinese and international clients on a variety of landmark global offerings and listings on the London, New York, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo Stock Exchanges, as well as cross-border transactions in the real estate and energy / natural resources sectors. Wong will be Seyfarth’s Hong Kong office managing partner.

“Raymond brings very strong transactional experience in several key financial centers around the world that are central to our International Corporate and Commercial practice,” said Darren Gardner, chair of Seyfarth’s International practice. “We are very excited to have him join Julia and the rest of our team in Hong Kong.”

Seyfarth Shaw was recently approved by The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong. In addition, The Law Society has approved Seyfarth Shaw’s association with Wong, Wan & Partners, the Hong Kong solicitors’ firm formed by Seyfarth Shaw LLP partners Raymond Wong and Wan Li.

Seyfarth Shaw’s Sydney office is now located at:

Level 40,
Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

Due to Seyfarth Shaw’s rapid growth in Australia, we needed to find a new and larger space for our growing team. As part of our search, many buildings were considered but the option of a long-term lease, excellent connectivity and a flexible floor plate were behind the move to Governor Phillip Tower.

Seyfarth Shaw's Sydney reception.
Seyfarth Shaw’s Sydney office.

Seyfarth collaborated with Outkast on the design and fitout to create an environment that has been specifically designed to foster collaboration, integration and creativity.

Australian managing partner, Darren Perry said that the need to move came about as a result of the very positive response of clients to our offering to Australian and international corporations, which is focussed on employment, industrial relations and workplace safety law.

“Our continued growth, including the recent addition of our workplace safety team, has made it necessary for us to say goodbye to our first home in Chifley Tower and take a long term lease in a location with more space. We are excited about continuing to work with our clients in the new environment we have created at Governor Phillip Tower.”

All other contact details remain unchanged.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location.