Payne Clermont Velasco

Hong Kong SAR


Dispute resolution

Founded by Gregory Payne, Payne Clermont Velasco is a litigation-focused boutique established in Hong Kong. The firm serves local and international clients with strength in civil and commercial litigation, criminal, family and matrimonial disputes. Other than Payne, Adam Clermont and Jaerey Velasco are key members of the firm.

In the past 12 months, the firm primarily handled commercial disputes as well as family and matrimonial proceedings. Particularly in one commercial and transactions matter, the firm has been acting for Universal Entertainment Corporation and Tiger Resort Asia in claiming damages of up to $620 million against its former director for overspending on a construction project in breach of fiduciary duties and governance rules for costs control.

The details of the rest of the cases the firm worked on during the research period remain confidential.

Client feedback

“They are very professional, well prepared for the hearing, and have an in-depth understanding of the sector. They genuinely care about the clients and work towards achieving the results, rather dragging it on as some other financially bloodsucking lawyers.” – Family and matrimonial

“Great communications and thinking strategically.” – Family and matrimonial

Gregory Payne

“Prepping clients, giving them valuable advice and guidance. Knowledgeable of the legal systems and structure. Sense of humour to help clients feel at ease.”

Jaerey Velasco

“Very good at thinking strategically beyond just the process. Outstanding communications and staying on top of the relevant aspects of the case. Extremely knowledgeable on the relevant law and cases.”

“Velasco is adept at providing her clients with meaningful advice. She is able to help clients consider the reality and consequences of different choices. She is pragmatic and works collaboratively with other professionals including other lawyers.”

“Jaerey Velasco is pragmatic and supportive of her clients.”