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In the wake of last year’s frequent political protests and this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, law firms in Hong Kong are struggling. 

Before the city had a chance to recover from disruptions caused by last year’s political unrest, the coronavirus pandemic put more strain on its economy. So far, the cumulative effects of both crises have already forced two international law firms—U.K.-based Osborne Clarke and U.S. firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe—to shutter their Hong Kong operations.

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Vincent Chow

Vincent Chow is a reporter for Law.com International and China Law & Practice, based in Hong Kong. He writes about lawyers and legal issues in Hong Kong and China and covers the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. He can be reached at [email protected]

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