CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
DUNDONS aims to provide clients with valuable strategic perspective, and its extensive industry-specific experience has on many occasions proven invaluable to clients.
We work to ensure that transactions and businesses are well-structured and positioned to advance client’s business goals and protect their interests. Our services are tailored to meet client’s business and operational needs, as opposed to areas of legal expertise. As a result, we provide holistic legal advice and assistance which is well thought-out and commercially astute.
DUNDONS’ clients include many of the major players in media, publishing, entertainment and construction fields. The firm is particularly well regarded in the food and beverage industry and has over the years advised hundreds of clients ranging from start-ups to international hotel corporations.
We have a strong reputation in drafting and negotiating contracts including:
Corporate and Financing:
- Shareholder Agreement
- Share Subscription Agreements
- Option Agreements
- Loan Agreements
- Acquisitions of Businesses
- Acquisitions of Company
- Franchise Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Licence of IP
- Lease Agreements
- Licence Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Consultancy Agreements
- Supplier Agreements
- Terms and Conditions with customers
- Service Agreements with consultants
and other service providers
- Distribution Agreements
- IT agreements
- Online Policies
- Sponsorship Agreements
Some of our longstanding clients view us as an extension of their operations, and we provide the support of an in-house legal team. Key areas include:
- All aspects of in-house legal practice and day-to-day advice;
- Legal issues arising from commercial dealings;
- Compliance and advice in regulatory requirements, consumer law, privacy and personal data, employment law
LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
DUNDONS provides effective advice for clients to resolve their disputes. By quickly identifying the issues at hand, the most appropriate and cost-effective business solutions will be recommended and implemented, whether it be litigation, arbitration, negotiating settlements or mediation. With experience across a wide range of legal topics, DUNDONS will be able to provide an effective solution for any sort of dispute, wherever they arise. Key areas include:
- Breach of Contract
- Shareholder disputes
- Directors in breach of fiduciary duties
- White collar crime
- Employment – breach of duty of good faith
- Non-competition and non-solicitation (employees, confidentiality)
- Sale of goods – fitness for purpose, delivery
- Enforcement of Loans
- IP Enforcement
- Landlord and Tenant disputes
- Intellectual Property – trade mark dispute, passing off
- Personal Injury
- Trust and Misrepresentation
- Tracing Action
DUNDONS provides assistance on leases of commercial property in a number of capacities. In particular, the firm is extensively experienced with handling leases of restaurant and food and beverage outlets, and other projects with demanding fit-out requirements. Key areas include:
- Drafting and reviewing commercial leases
- Negotiation for the terms of the lease
- Drafting surrender agreements, licence agreements
- Government regulatory matters, zoning, approvals (e.g. outside seating accommodation)
- Acting and advising on disputes (tenant-landlord; owner’s corporation)
DUNDONS provides pragmatic and strategic advice and assistance on all types of employment matters.
The firm is experienced in acting from both employer and employee perspectives from advising individuals to providing support at all stages of HR matters to top-tier businesses. We also act in employment disputes, from advising for Labour Tribunal hearings to acting in high-profile disputes and enforcement of contract in the High Court.
We commonly draft and negotiate contracts including:
- Employment contracts
- Consultancy contracts
- Confidentiality agreements
- Restrictive covenants (non-competition)
- Employee options
DUNDONS advises on a wide range of immigration law matters. The firm also has a proven track record of making visa applications on behalf of companies bringing staff into Hong Kong, as well as individuals seeking to live, work, or invest in Hong Kong.
Our clients range from professionals and consultants in financial, internet, entertainment, sport leisure, manufacturing, food and beverage sectors, to urgent applications for DJs and entertainers entering Hong Kong for events. The firm has particular expertise in advising entrepreneurs who wish to come to Hong Kong to set up their own businesses.
REGULATORY AND LICENSING
Regulatory: DUNDONS provides a broad range of regulatory and government-related legal services – including advice and representation – for Hong Kong-based and international businesses, providing when appropriate an effective commercial approach to issues.
Licensing & Control: DUNDONS works to ensure that businesses’ public activities are in line with the regulations of the HKSAR government, in order to meet legal requirements in a manner consistent with commercial aims. From concept to execution, clients are advised on the legislative and administrative process, including but not limited to liquor and food licenses, facility licenses, public entertainment and event regulation, and business and controlled activity permissions.