12th Floor, Dominion Centre,
43-59 Queen’s Road East,


Charltons was founded in October 1998 as a corporate finance firm. The focal point of the firm is to provide a first class legal service on AsiaPacific (and in particular Hong Kong and China) related corporate finance matters, to both international and local clients from Hong Kong and mainland China. Our aim is to give practical, creative and commercial solutions that match the business objectives and priorities of our clients. The firm was awarded the “Boutique Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business for the years 2002, 2003, 2006.

We have considerable experience in offering advice to multinational and local companies operating in Hong Kong and China. We have represented US, European, Japanese and Hong Kong companies and investment banks in corporate finance transactions including IPOs and other equity and debt fund-raisings and public and private M&A.

Our regulatory work involves frequent communications with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Securities and Futures Commission regarding regulatory and corporate finance issues relevant to our clients’ projects.

We have extensive and diverse experience in all aspects of direct investments in the PRC, whether by way of joint venture, whollyforeign owned enterprises or other direct investment methods.

The firm’s investment funds work consists of advising on the launch of traditional Asia Pacific equity funds and the less traditional/more specialised funds, including hedge funds, which are listed on international exchanges. We are familiar with the regulatory requirements for marketing funds throughout Europe and Asia.

We have the capability to assist technology companies in business expansion, including the setting up of joint ventures, new rounds of financing, licensing of intellectual property rights, and marketing issues.

Charltons holds the conviction that our work should be judged in terms of quality gleaned from our local knowledge and international perspective, rather than on the size of our organisation. We offer clients access to experienced lawyers with the objective of giving practical and commercial solutions to our clients’ business objectives and priorities. Many of our lawyers are qualified to advise on both Hong Kong and English law.

Languages spoken by our lawyers include English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Putonghua, .