About Us
Howse Williams Bowers is an independent Hong Kong law firm which combines the in-depth experience of its lawyers with a creative, forward-thinking approach.

Our key practice areas are corporate/commercial and corporate finance; commercial and maritime dispute resolution; clinical negligence and healthcare; insurance and professional indemnity insurance; employment; family and matrimonial; property and building management and intellectual property and financial services/corporate regulatory and compliance.

As an independent law firm we are able to minimise legal and commercial conflicts of interest and act for clients in every industry sector. The partners have spent the majority of their careers in Hong Kong and have a detailed understanding of international business and business in Asia.

The HWB partners and their teams have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality legal advice with a practical and commercial approach to solving legal issues in line with clients' commercial objectives.

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Bernard Murphy
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Medico-Legal, Pharmaceutical
Kevin Bowers
Partner / Solicitor Advocate
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Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance
Stacey Devoy
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Family, Matrimonial
David Kan
Partner
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Medico-Legal, Pharmaceutical
Katherine Chuang
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Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Oonagh Toner
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Commercial Crime Bureau Investigations, Dispute Resolution, Medico-Legal
Chris Williams
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Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Chris Howse
Partner
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Dispute Resolution, Medico-Legal, Shipping (Wet & Dry)
David Coogans
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Dispute Resolution, Shipping (Wet & Dry)
Brian Ho
Partner
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Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Alison Scott
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Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Medico-Legal
Linda Heathfield
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Family, Matrimonial
Chia Ching Tan
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Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Lynn Lee
Partner
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Building Management, Dispute Resolution, Insurance
Jill Wong
Partner
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Corporate Finance, Finance, Regulatory Enforcement
Associates - Litigation
up to 3 years' post qualification experience
05 September 2013
PUBLICATIONS //
Submitted by // J Wong, Partner
  Hong Kong regulator needs more enforcement experience before making big changes to competition rules, commissioner says by Freny Patel, PaRR Local adaptation difficult as … › read article
28 October 2014
EVENTS //
Submitted by // J Wong, Partner
On 24 October 2014 HWB Partner Jill Wong and Senior Associate Ben Yates together with Anita Hou of Shinewing, gave a seminar to members of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secr… › read article
27 October 2014