Dispute Avoidance & Resolution

We pursue and defend multi-jurisdictional proceedings before the courts of Hong Kong and in domestic and international arbitrations. Where cases involve cross-border elements, we collaborate with law firms and counsel in other jurisdictions to provide seamless representation.

Before triggering formal proceedings, we help devise and implement strategies to leverage alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including senior management negotiations, conciliation, and mediation.

If formal proceedings cannot be avoided, we evaluate, plan, and execute case strategies that provide the best prospects for the prosecution or defence of the case. This includes identifying specific moments or inflection points during the life of a proceeding where negotiations may be leveraged to achieve a settlement and avoid trial.

Delivering legal services with price certainty is a fundamental value of GPS and this applies when representing clients in litigation and arbitration. To achieve this critical client objective, we scope and plan cases from the outset. This allows us to devise and adopt fee structures that provide our clients with greater levels of cost certainty including staged-fixed fees and outcome-based premium uplifts.

New Energy

We support clients acquiring and developing new energy assets, including in the following areas:

·    engineering, procurement and construction

·     land use rights

·     due diligence

·     mergers and acquisitions

·     joint ventures (including private equity investing)

·     power purchase agreements or offtake agreements

·     projects and developments

·     financing

·     alternative means funding and refinancing

·     operations and maintenance

·     asset management

·     intellectual property protection

·     contract enforcement

Energy Transitions

In collaboration with global efforts to decarbonise, we support the conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons industry during this transition in the following areas:

·     energy tech

·     mergers and acquisitions

·     sell and buy side auctions

·     equity and debt or reserve-based lending financing

·     equity joint ventures

·     operating agreements

·     liquified natural gas and liquified natural gas price reviews

·     unitization

·     area of mutual interest agreements

·     joint bidding or studies and seismic acquisitions

·     rig contracts

·     contract enforcement

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