Press Release

Morgan Lewis Continues Expansion in Hong Kong with Disputes, International Arbitration and Corporate Compliance Partner

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HONG KONG, September 5, 2017: Morgan Lewis today welcomes Charles Mo as a partner in Hong Kong*, where he will add dispute resolution, corporate investigations and compliance, and international arbitration capabilities to the firm’s existing services in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and other corporate and commercial matters.

Mr. Mo, who joins Morgan Lewis from another global law firm, focuses on dispute resolution, corporate investigations, insurance recovery, professional negligence, financial regulatory, life sciences, and employment. He advises clients in shareholder disputes, complex commercial litigation, product liability, defamation, and white-collar cases.

“The disputes, corporate investigations, and international arbitration experience Charles brings to Morgan Lewis will assist our clients operating in Hong Kong, and he will collaborate closely with our colleagues in Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore to significantly strengthen our existing service to clients in these vital centers of global commerce,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “In welcoming Charles, we continue to build upon the strong commitment we made to clients with interests in Hong Kong when we established our presence there earlier this year.”   

Mr. Mo represents companies in investigations conducted by Hong Kong regulators and enforcement authorities, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Securities and Futures Commission, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and the Customs and Excise Department. He also handles employment-related representations, including all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work.

“I am delighted to welcome such a versatile litigator to our disputes, investigation, and enforcement team who can assist clients with a remarkably wide range of matters, including disputes and international arbitrations,” said J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., who heads the firm’s litigation practice. “Charles’s arrival considerably broadens our services in Hong Kong. He will work closely with our capital markets team in Hong Kong, handling disputes and investigations for Hong Kong-listed companies, and he will collaborate with our partners globally on disputes and investigation matters.”

With representative offices in Beijing and Shanghai, and an association with Luk & Partners in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis’s presence in Greater China is home to top legal professionals who advise clients in various sectors, including energy, financial services, food and drugs, infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare, retail, and automotive.

The firm’s global litigation practice includes nearly 1,000 lawyers across 30 offices.* Our global team regularly appears in state and federal courts across the United States and venues around the world, including the US Supreme Court, the High Court of England and Wales, and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

*Our Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners.