Charltons is a leading corporate finance law firm. Our lawyers are committed to delivering a first-class legal services. Over the years, we have received numerous awards and accolades from ranking and publishing groups, non-profit organisations, and trade groups, among others. Charltons place as a top independent law firm looks set to remain firmly in place.

Firm’s Awards

“Boutique Firm of the Year” and “Boutique Transactional Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business Awards Hong Kong 2002, 2003, 2006-2017, 2020 and 2021

“Equity Market Deal of the Year” by Asian Legal Business Awards Hong Kong 2011 – for advising on the listing of AIA Group Ltd. on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

“Hong Kong Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance” by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019

“Hong Kong’s Top Independent Law Firm” by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012 and 2013

“Best Independent Hong Kong Firm for Work-Life Balance” by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2013

“Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” by Corporate INTL Global Awards 2014

“Asian Restructuring Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review 2000

Finalist / Shortlisted

Finalist for “Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year” and “Deal Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business Awards 2021

Shortlisted for “Jurisdiction Awards Hong Kong SAR” by Euromoney Legal Media Asian Women in Business Law Awards 2021

Finalist for “Equity Market Deal of the Year” by Asian Legal Business 2008

Finalist for “Best Hong Kong Independent Firm and Best Gender Diversity Initiative by a Hong Kong Firm” by Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017

Finalist for China Law & Practice’s “Deal of the Year (M&A)” 2007

Directory Listings / Recommendations

Asia Law Rankings 2022:

  • Capital markets — Highly recommended
  • Corporate and M&A – Highly recommended
  • Private equity – Highly recommended
  • Investment funds – Highly recommended
  • Banking and financial services – Recommended
  • Technology and telecommunications – Recommended
  • Regulatory – Recommended
  • Consumer goods and services – Other notable
  • Restructuring and insolvency – Other notable

IFLR1000 Rankings 2021-22:

  • Banking — Other notable
  • Capital markets : Debt — Other notable
  • Financial services regulatory — Other notable
  • M&A — Other notable
  • Restructuring and Insolvency — Other notable
  • Retail funds – Tier 3
  • Chambers Rankings 2021
  • Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms — Band 3

Individual Awards

Julia Charlton

‘Leading Lawyer’ by Asia Law and Practice – 2002, 2003, 2006 – 2021

‘Women of Influence: Professional of the Year’ by American Chamber of Commerce / South China Morning Post 2008

‘Hong Kong Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year’ by Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014

‘Leading Advisor’ by Acquisition International 2013

Finalist – ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award Hong Kong’ 2018

Directory Listings / Recommendations

Asialaw 2021 Ranked Individuals:

  • Julia Charlton — ‘Elite practitioner’ in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A
  • Clinton Morrow — ‘Rising star’ in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A

IFLR1000 2021 Ranked Individuals:

  • Julia Charlton — ‘Highly regarded’ in Capital markets: Equity and M&A

Chambers 2021 Ranked Individuals:

  • Julia Charlton — Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms – China Band 2
  • Clinton Morrow — Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms – China Up and Coming