Various law enforcement agencies including the Police Force, the Commercial Crimes Bureau (CCB), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and other specialist crime prevention units, have an increasingly prominent role in business of “white collar crime” (such as money laundering) in the sophisticated commercial environment of Hong Kong. In ELW, we support our clients through police, immigration, customs and excise investigations and prosecutions and defending criminal charges.


Our lawyers are experienced in advising on:

  • Public Order Offences
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Complex Commercial Crime
  • Fraud Allegations
  • Cyber Crime
  • International Money Laundering
  • Corruption (ICAC)
  • Tax Evasion Allegations
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Litigation Support
  • Compliance Testing
  • Immigration related Investigation and Offences
  • Appeals against Decisions of Lower Courts and Tribunals
  • Applications for various Licences, such as Liquor Licences and Moneylender Licences

Our experience:

  • Acting for shareholders and directors of a Hong Kong company in a commercial fraud prosecution by the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB)
  • Defending for criminal prosecution of industrial summonses, careless driving and other statutory offences
  • Advising on and defending for general crimes, commercial related crimes, investigation by Securities and Futures Commission, investigations by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and industrial summons
  • Acting in an international money laundering case involving the authorities in Australia and Hong Kong