About Weir & Associates
Weir & Associates is a Hong Kong firm of solicitors and notaries which has carried on business in Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific, and internationally since 1985.
We are a "business law firm" with years of experience providing legal services relevant to businesses including:
- Commercial transactions in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally in areas including retail, licensing, manufacturing, entertainment, construction, trading, hospitality, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and information technology;
- Corporate finance and restructuring for private and public companies in Hong Kong and North America;
- Conveyancing, leasing and property based financings in Hong Kong;
- Intellectual property (Patents, Trademarks and Design);
- Information technology and telecommunications in Hong Kong and regional matters;
- Off-shore trusts, estate planning, taxation and pension establishment;
- Immigration for inbound applications (visas, investor programs and work authorization schemes to Hong Kong) and overseas to countries including the PRC, Macau, Taiwan, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom;
- Litigation (civil and criminal) in Hong Kong;
- Arbitration for international commercial matters in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Connecting Businesses to China
Hong Kong is a key investment and logistics portal, and a pivotal gateway to Mainland China. Many multinational corporations already have regional head offices in Hong Kong to utilize the city’s competitive advantages and as a base for entering into the China market. Weir & Associates has served many of these corporations in establishing their presence in Hong Kong and developing a nexus into Mainland China.
In 2006, Weir & Associates became a registered foreign law firm in mainland China and opened an office in Shanghai marking our commitment to expanding our scope of services so clients can more easily implement their business plans in Mainland China.
Our Global Reach
We have lawyers qualified to practice in various jurisdictions including Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Our support staff is fluent in languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka (and other Chinese dialects), English, Singhalese, Nepalese, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Tagalog.
Weir & Associates has working associations with foreign law firms in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Within Mainland China, we have associations with law firms nation-wide including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen.
We are also appointed the sole representative law firm in Hong Kong and Mainland China for various global associations of law firms, including Legal Counsel International, Mackrell International, Legus – International Network of Law Firms, World Jurist Association and World Link for Law. Our access to these networks provides us with an unparallel multi-country coverage to fully meet our clients’ international needs.