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Business Law

We provide a comprehensive and sustained focus on service at the highest level throughout our firm's entire network to anticipate and meet your evolving needs. Quite simply, building the relationship starts with listening to you, our clients. From the establishment of a company to opening its subsequent representative offices or branches and to handle all the other events that can emerge along the way, we are always there.


Company formation in worldwide jurisdictions

From English Common Law countries to Civil law jurisdictions, we provide you with assistance in forming a company and the support services required (Licenses and accountancy) in almost any country in the world.

Labour and employment issues

HLG delivers clear, practical and results-oriented legal advice on all aspects of employment and labour laws. We offer strong, effective representation where workplace disputes arise and valuable insights into the best way to establish and implement realistic and reliable employment and labour practices. This includes advising, drafting and reviewing employment agreements, severance agreements and collective bargaining contracts. We can advise employees and employers on potential labour issues that could occur with regard to changes in the organisation structure, mergers and acquisitions, or the sale of business assets.

Commercial leases, shareholder & partnership agreements, JVs & other strategic alliances contracts

HLG provides clients with cost-effective, expert advice as well as innovative solutions for both simple and complex transactions. We handle commercial transactions and contracts, distribution and licensing agreements, formation of corporations, partnerships and trusts, private business acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture establishments and shareholders’ agreements.

Mergers & acquisitions

HLG understands the complex world of M&As. We can help provide the right level of legal advice required to lead a successful deal.

Property ownership structures & other real estate issues

HLG has the proven expertise and resources to provide services for real estate-related transactions, representing vendors and purchasers, landlords and tenants, lenders and developers and other parties in all manner of major commercial acquisitions and developments. We have considerable expertise in structuring cross-border and offshore transactions, including foreign investment in various real estate markets. HLG strives to ensure that your transactions close on time and on budget.

Cross-border trade issues

HLG can help your business navigate complex foreign laws and regulations, customs, tariffs and bureaucracy to make sure that you accomplish all of your goals and eliminate any unpleasant surprises. With laws and practices differing between two countries, we provide an integrated cross-border legal counsel rather than leaving our clients with the challenge of reconciling advice from separate firms on either side of the border. 

Intellectual property & technology protection

With IP law constantly changing and varies widely from country to country, it is advisable to seek professional counsel before making important intellectual property and licensing business decisions. HLG can advise in the clearance, protection, transfer, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights and in the review, drafting and negotiation of all related agreements of clients across a wide range of industries. We draft, review, interpret and negotiate agreements which define the nature and scope of intellectual property rights, their ownership and their terms of use or transfer, from simple consents or releases to sophisticated licensing arrangements involving multiple rights and extensive terms and conditions. Key amongst IP protection for companies is registration of Trademarks, Copyright and Patents.

Tax planning and structuring for both corporations and HNWI

HLG provides innovative and customised advice to clients around the world on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters. We give pragmatic tax advice that is insightful, creative and tailored to protect each client’s business interests.

Wealth preservation, wills and inheritance advice

HLG is dedicated to providing comprehensive, highly personalised counsel in wealth preservation strategies, family legacy, estate and tax planning. From simple wills to the most complex estate imaginable, you can preserve and transfer your wealth by working with the HLG team.

Advice on mining, forestry and environmental law issues

HLG provides knowledgeable, reliable and prompt legal advice on all aspects of mining, forestry and environmental law. Our clients include exploration, development and operating companies, engineers and contractors for supplies and services. HLG acts as a bridge between the applicable regulators and mining companies or their technical consultants. We have offices in Canada, which is renowned as the leading nation in the global business of mining, as well as a strong presence throughout Asia, enabling our clients to access our full range of expertise.