International and Intellectual Property Law Firm in Hong Kong
Other Offices: Shanghai Taipei
Law Firm OverviewFirst International Law and Intellectual Property Offices was established in 1993. We specialize in Commercial Law, Investment planning, Intellectual Property Rights, and China Affairs related issues.
Due to the active economy interaction between Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China (referred to as the “Greater Asia”), we have, since 1996, provided commercial investments, company law, intellectual property law, trust, shareholding matters, civil and criminal lawsuits, as well as commercial and investment assistance to our clients in Greater Asia. We have offered practical solutions and helped many clients to overcome the legal barriers over Greater China Region especially in foreign investment in Taiwan and Taiwan Investment in China.
Our firm has given superb legal advice to numerous listed companies, shareholding companies, as well as small/medium enterprises. We have been announced as honorary legal advisor by the Ministry of Economy' s Department for Small and Medium Enterprises as we have furnished our legal services to many small/medium enterprises on matters relating to shareholders/directors meeting, company establishment, shareholding structure, investment, arbitration, intellectual property, fair trade commission, e-commerce, publicizing companies, lawsuits, building construction, labor disputes, legal opinions and all other civil and criminal litigation/disputes/commercial matters which might need our assistance.
Through our strong team of attorneys with expertise, professional knowledge and abundant experiences for over a decade, we believe that we can offer our clients the most excellent services and assistance.
Year this Office was Established: 2008
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Commercial Contracts; Shareholders and/or Directors Dispute; Reconciliation/Mediation of Labor Dispute; Corporate Reorganization; Liquidation of Company; Due Diligence Report; Trademark and Copyright Registration; Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights; Transfer of Real Property; Non-Litigation Matters; Overseas Company; Business Investment in Taiwan & Overseas Business Investment; Civil / Criminal Litigation; Forgery; Encroachment; Misappropriation; Perfidy or Exorbitant Usury; Heritage Planning; Drafting Of Will; Inheritance Registration; Notarization & Authentication; Legal Consultant.
Areas of Law Description
First Law & Intellectual Property Offices provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Corporate and Commercial Issues
Establishment and amendment of all types of company and branch/representative offices, drafting commercial contracts, attending shareholders’ and/or directors’ meeting and compiling resolution/minute of meeting thereof, reconciliation/mediation of dispute between shareholders and/or directors, reconciliation/mediation of labor dispute, corporate reorganization, liquidation of company, due diligence report, and other corporate and commercial related services.
- Intellectual Property
We serve as agent for national and international companies to act on their behalf concerning matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright for registration, opposition, renewal, review, exposure, withdraw, and transfer application. We also deal with management and usage of intellectual property, investigation in pirated intellectual property right protected products, infringement of intellectual property rights, as well as to furnish administration of relieve.
- Legal Affairs in Mainland China
Establishment and amendment of all types of company and representative offices in the mainland China, drafting commercial contracts, transfer of real property, inheritance of property, applying for employment permit and assistance for other non-litigation or litigation matters.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
This is one of the services that we offer, worked with many famous companies and has received high recommendation for our services. We deal with drafting and give advice on due diligence report, provide legal advice and assistance, negotiation, investigation, drafting, settlement, and all the other matters relating to merger and acquisition.
- Non-litigate Matters
Drafting and examining of contracts and letter/mail, creating and transferring the rights over the real estate properties, inheritance planning, drafting of wills, conduct/attend creditors’ meeting and debt collection, administrative appeal/ lawsuit against administrative measures, negotiation and settlement of different types of issues.
- Civil/Criminal Litigation
Undertaking the civil cases such as compensation for damages, disputes on payment for goods, payment & contracting, infringement return, equity disputes or unjust enrichment, etc.; undertaking the criminal cases such as fraud, forgery, encroachment and theft, misappropriation and perfidy or exorbitant usury.
In order to avoid the time-consuming lawsuits, another alternative method is to submit the dispute to an arbitrator for a judgment. Unfortunately, this can only be done in the matters relating to construction or commerce. The judgment obtained shall have the same effect as a normal court judgment, which is irrevocable, final and binding on all parties concerned.
- Legal Consultant
Provide once-off consultation to assist and provide advice to our clients with their legal matters. Alternatively, we also offer to act as the legal advisor on our client’s behalf on a yearly basis with retainer fees attached thereto.
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