Careers in our Hong Kong office
Simmons & Simmons' office in Hong Kong opened in 1979. It was our first office in Asia, giving us a presence in the region for over 30 years.
The Hong Kong office is located on the 13th floor of One Pacific Place, in the heart of the financial district. With views of the harbour and backed by Hong Kong Park, the Pacific Place Offices are modern, environmentally friendly and home to a number of high-profile corporations from the finance, investment and professional service sectors.
The Pacific Place complex houses four hotels, deluxe serviced apartments, luxury-brand shops, a large number of dining options and a multiplex cinema. The complex is connected by walkways to other commercial centres and office buildings.
The office is also a short walk from the popular Star Street Precinct. This trendy neighbourhood is home to a range of galleries, lifestyle boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Our office building is in close proximity to a large number of transport options. The Admiralty MTR station is located beneath Pacific Place, a major interchange station between Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line. There is a bus terminal opposite Pacific Place providing bus routes to all over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The Airport Express shuttle stop outside One Pacific Place connects to Hong Kong Station for onward journeys to and from Hong Kong International Airport. There is also a taxi rank immediately outside the building.
- Legal Practice Areas
Fully integrated into our international network, our Hong Kong office focuses on the following core practice areas:
Our Hong Kong office is comprised of local and international lawyers specialising in Hong Kong and Greater China related work across our firm’s key global practice and industry sectors. We provide a full range of legal services to major multinational companies, international investment banks and financial institutions, government agencies and national companies.
We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our international practice groups. For more information, see our sector focus.
Opportunities for qualified lawyers to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in Hong Kong may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn more about examples of qualified lawyers in Hong Kong and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.
- Business Services
The business services function in Asia are largely based in our Hong Kong office and the team works closely with colleagues both from Hong Kong and across Asia as well as with the wider international network. Central services operate from the London office and provide additional support as needed, and colleagues work closely with their London and international counterparts on various international projects as these arise.
Please see profiles for examples of the types of roles open to business services professionals at Simmons & Simmons and for insight into why our employees enjoy working with us, as well as information about their experiences since joining the firm.
- Rewards and Benefits
We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.
If you join Simmons & Simmons, you will get to work with talented lawyers who not only have profound knowledge and experience in Hong Kong and PRC law but also are equipped to leverage that knowledge across boarders through their qualifications in a number of other jurisdictions.
In addition to acquiring first-hand experience of Hong Kong related work, Simmons & Simmons’ Hong Kong practice groups also offers you the opportunity to work closely with colleagues from all our other international offices and practices including our Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore offices.
We also regularly advise international and local NGOs or other not-for-profit entities as part of our commitment to contribute to the community and give back to our society.
Within the Hong Kong office there are many opportunities to mix with colleagues through regular social events, such as monthly Friday drinks and ‘jeans’ day, an annual Spring Dinner with colleagues from the firm’s Shanghai and Beijing offices, as well as various office parties.
There are also opportunities to join sports teams and events, including football and dragon boat racing.
Click the videos below to take a tour of our office:
Joe Wong, Office Assistant
Linda Vong, Associate, Financial Markets