At MOHNANI & ASSOCIATES, we fully understand the overwhelming frustration one incurs when faced with a police investigation and criminal prosecution.

Our criminal defence lawyers have ample experience in dealing with various law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to the following:

  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • Commercial Crime Bureau
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Immigration Department
  • Customs and Excise Department
  • Securities and
  • Futures Commission (“SFC”), and
  • Other crime prevention departments

As a Hong Kong-based law firm we have competently appeared before the Magistrates’ Court, the District Court and the High Court for different criminal matters.

Our criminal defence team excel in responding quickly to clients’ needs right from the moment of arrest to providing legal representation at the house, search place of arrest, and the police station. We endeavour to guide you through the application for bail at the Magistrates’ Court until the conclusion of the trial or appeal.

Our team is well versed in all aspects of Hong Kong criminal law and are dedicated to providing professional criminal defence services in areas of:

  • Appeals
  • Pleas
  • Bail Applications
  • Writing Letters of Mitigation
  • Police Interviews
  • Court Appearances
  • General Counsel
  • Letters of Request
    And more…

Our goal as your criminal defence lawyer is to make the process of police investigation and criminal prosecutions as clear as possible, representing our clients through the initial stages right up until the conclusion.

Recognizing and knowing that a criminal prosecution case can spell disaster for a business or individual, our criminal defence team is committed to defending our clients and securing the best possible results for them, whether that means acquittals, lowering sentences or writing letters of mitigation.

We can help with a wide range of offenses and can be called upon for help at short notice. We are available on an emergency basis for clients detained in custody 24 hours a day.


MOHNANI & Associates provides tailored assistance, guidance, legal services and support across all aspects of Hong Kong immigration law and procedures to both companies and individuals applying from visa applications and/or seeking extensions to permanent residency and Hong Kong citizenship.

Employment Visas and Visa Renewals

As a leading immigration and visa law firm in Hong Kong, our lawyers help employers and individuals navigate through the immigration procedure of Hong Kong law, understand the visa renewal process, and assist in obtaining employment visas. Our experienced lawyers help our clients with devising a case strategy, liaising with the Immigration Department as well as preparing all visa application forms and other necessary supporting documents. 

Investment Visas

Our business investment visa lawyers work closely with start-ups, investors, business advisory firms, and leading banks in Hong Kong to prepare and submit apposite visa applications for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Our professionals are experts in the immigration options for investors and will guide you through the complex immigration rules and policies of the Immigration Department.

Applications for Reconsideration and Judicial Review

In some cases, visa applications or applications for extension of stay are being denied. If your application has been refused by the Hong Kong Immigration Department, our visa lawyers will advise you on whether or not you have a right of appeal and whether this is the best option to pursue. Our visa application legal services may involve a variety of tactics to get the decision overturned, including applying for reconsideration and filing for judicial review.

Permanent Residency and Hong Kong Passports

In addition to visa applications and renewals, our law firm also assists clients in applying for permanent resident status after they have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for more than 7 years. Our lawyers will typically review your immigration history and provide realistic advice on the prospects of success of an application. After obtaining permanent residency in Hong Kong, Chinese nationals may apply for a Hong Kong passport. With our extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of immigration rules and nationality law, our team is well-positioned to assist with even the most complex matters.

Investigation and Prosecution

We have previously provided legal support and assistance to companies and individuals that have been investigated or prosecuted for a breach of condition of stay or other offenses under the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115) in Hong Kong. Using our understanding of the techniques used by investigators and the key facts they are trying to uncover, our team has the resources to provide effective defenses that are designed to avoid or minimize legal exposure.

Divorce, separation and family breakdowns can be extremely stressful. At MOHNANI & ASSOCIATES, our family law practitioners pride themselves on being able to help clients successfully navigate through these challenging times and handle the process of dispute resolution as smoothly as possible. We offer a sensitive approach and constructive resolutions for all types of family disputes. Whether it’s representing clients in Family Court proceedings in Hong Kong or finding alternative family law dispute resolution options.

  • Our areas of expertise include:
  • Divorce
  • Financial Consequences after Matrimonial
  • Breakdown
  • Adoption
  • Separation Agreements
  • Judicial Separation
  • Custodial Disputes
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • International Relocation of Children
  • Child Abduction
  • Injunctions
  • Enforcement and/or Variation of Court Orders

Personal Injury

If you are the victim of an accident caused by a third party, you are entitled by law to seek compensation, includes the pains and suffering, loss of earnings, medical expense or transportation fees, etc. The volume and value of personal injury claims continue to escalate over the years. Stringent management of costs and a realistic assessment of likely outcomes are more important than ever in these straitened times.

Our insurance lawyers bring in-depth knowledge and a commercial perspective to our client service.

  • Scope of Services
  • Employees’ compensation, personal injury and medical negligence claims
  • Property damage claims
  • Catastrophic injury/fatality claims


We regularly review and comment upon draft employment contracts, prior to commencement of employment. We also advise clients, in the lead up to termination of employment, on their termination entitlements, including the requisite notice of termination and separation agreements.

At Mohnani & Associates we have assisted clients in claiming damages for:

  • Wrongful termination of employment (including constructive dismissal; wrongful summary dismissal; failure to give adequate notice of termination; termination in breach of the Employment Ordinance)
  • Wages in arrears
  • Wages in lieu of notice
  • Annual leave pay
  • Severance pay; Redundancy pay; Long Service Pay
  • End of year payment (Chinese New Year Bonus or 13th Month Bonus)
  • Incentive payments and Commission
  • Failure to reimburse legitimate expenses

Conversely, Mohnani & Associates has assisted corporate clients to lawfully terminate employees by advising on requisite notice periods; benefits due upon termination; and drafting exit letters, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements and releases and waivers.

Our solicitors have attended reconciliation meetings at the Labour Relations Division of the Labour Department, where potential claims by former employees have been successfully settled and expensive, protracted litigation averted. We have also assisted clients with claims in the Labour Tribunal and acted for clients when Labour Tribunal Claims are transferred to the District or High Courts.

We understand that every deal and transaction is distinctive in nature, and every business has its own approach and priorities. As a premier law firm in Hong Kong with thorough extensive knowledge in corporate and commercial law, we ensure that our legal advice to our clients is practical, comprehensive, and tailored to suit their requirements. We find innovative ways to deliver legal services and exceed expectations each time we embark on a new commercial or corporate law case in Hong Kong.

With our expertise and experience, we are well-equipped to help you or your business maintain beneficial relationships with suppliers, customers, and other business partners. We can also provide advice critical in times of growth and economic uncertainty, affording you peace of mind.

Combined with our transactional expertise, we also cover the full range of other areas in Hong Kong commercial law, including employment and benefits, immigration, regulatory and compliance, intellectual property and corporate governance. Our lawyers have experience with specific contract drafting, and reviews, including but not limited to: 

  • Business Sale and Purchase
  • Due Diligence
  • Distribution and Franchise
  • Investment Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Commercial Arrangements and Agreements

We, at MOHNANI & Associates, are committed to helping clients stay at the forefront of their industry. We are here to act as your commercial legal support, so you can instead focus on growing your business and developing your core offerings to remain as competitive as possible in today’s ever-changing market.

We have extensive experience in drafting Wills and applying for Grants of Letters of Administration and Grants of Probate. We also draft Deeds of Family Arrangements.
We understand that in Hong Kong many clients have complex cross-jurisdictional needs, with businesses, landed properties and assets located within Hong Kong and overseas.

Helping individuals preserve and enhance their wealth over the long-term comes with investment strategy, overall strategy and appropriate structure. 

We do not believe that the “standard structure or trust” can ever be the effective long-term solution as a carefully planned bespoke solution.

Probate and Administration

The issues and legal matters involved following a loved one’s death can be overwhelming. Our team can provide necessary assistance to our clients through the complexities in the probate and smoothen the administration process, thereby alleviating the client’s burden considerably. From giving general advice to beneficiaries to acting as executors or administrators and applying for grants on behalf of clients in their own right and administering an entire estate, we pride ourselves in guiding our clients every step of the way.

Considering the sensitivity in the probate and administration process, our lawyers manage expectations and address concerns with discrete care and confidence to ensure a successful conclusion.

Contentious Probate

There is no complete certainty to a smooth and problem-free probate or administration process. Despite required effort and due diligence in the planning of an estate, when disputes arise in relation to estates and trusts, clients can benefit from advice of our lawyers who are not only knowledgeable in the law of the relevant areas, but also understand the significance of family relationships and dynamics in contentious probate matters. Our experienced litigators provide legal advice tailored to our clients’ needs and circumstances. We ensure that their best interests and futures are well protected.

Foreigners and local residents may register marriages in Hong Kong through lawyers acting as civil celebrant of marriages. This is equally legal and valid as being done by the Hong Kong Government’s Marriage Registry.   Each year, we help numerous couples to get married.