StartupsHK Resources: Startup-Friendly Legal Contacts

With its robust legal system and solid intellectual property protection, Hong Kong truly is an ideal place to start a business.

While you’d rather focus all energies on building your product instead of filling out paperwork, dealing with the legal side is inevitable. For those first-time founders that don’t have the faintest clue where to start, we’ve put together a working list of legal contacts for startups.



With a global team of 750 attorneys throughout the US and in China (they’re located in Shanghai), Cooley’s practice spans the technology, life sciences, real estate, financial services, retail and energy sectors. Operating in eleven major commercial markets, Cooley has had a track record of representing companies that have created disruptive technologies and generally challenge the status quo.

To contact, check out their Startbase Profile.

Dragon Law

Looking to bring the legal realm into the 21st century, Dragon Law is a platform offering a variety of services including a legal document builder drawing from an expanding online library of templates. Besides a suite of innovative tools to streamline workflow such as client communications and document signing, Dragon Law connects their users (which include SMEs) with lawyers when they need it.

To contact, check out their Startbase Profile.



With offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Dorsey’s expertise runs the gamut of mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property. The Hong Kong office works closely with the Shanghai team, and is a firm believer in SMEs as the driving force behind our city’s future as a global business hub. Partners at Dorsey feel that Hong Kong is the perfect place to launch a startup and they’re happy to pitch into our growing ecosystem.

To contact, check out their Startbase Profile.

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  1. Jennifer John says:

    I want to setup a company in HK that will do business with Chinese manufactures then supply to the international market. I will appreciate if you can advice what to do or if there will be need for a lawyer?