William, MAK Wai Leung

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William, MAK Wai Leung

William Mak’s practice areas involve corporate and commercial laws, civil litigation,
trusts, inheritance and probate. He has advised private companies in organizational
streamlining and amalgamations, and also multi-national corporations with key assets in
Hong Kong and Mainland China in their cross-border corporate re-organizations. He is
also experienced, acting for either vendor or purchaser, in acquisitions and legal due
diligence on Hong Kong companies holding multiple assets such as business, factories
and landed property in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

William also advises on multi-national franchising agreements, general commercial
matters, trust planning and preparation of wills and enduring power of attorney etc.

Professional experience and education

2022 – Partner, Fred Kan & Co.
2009 – Solicitor, Hong Kong
2007 – Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
University of Hong Kong
2006 – Common Professional Examination
Manchester Metropolitan University
1996 – Master of Applied Linguistics,
Macquarie University, Australia
1992 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University





  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Principal Areas of Practice

We offer legal services to a wide variety of domestic, Mainland and international corporate clients on a diverse range of commercial transactions including:

  • establishment and maintenance of limited companies
  • setting up joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • franchising, licensing and technology transfer
  • agency and distributorship
  • mortgage loan and other related security documentation
  • loan financing involving participations and syndications


Our Litigation Department has a combined long history and extensive experience which is actively involved in various types of court actions including:

  • shareholder disputes
  • contractual disputes
  • bankruptcy and corporate liquidation
  • personal injury and fatal accident claims
  • probate and administration
  • defamation
  • real estate and tenancy disputes
  • judicial review
  • financial and investment disputes
  • insurance
  • tax disputes

Our firm is one of the few law firms in Hong Kong for the Professional Indemnity Scheme of the Law Society of Hong Kong. In this role, we represent insurers and the insured in professional negligence claims brought by the ex-clients of the insured. Our insurance team is led by our partner Mr. Edward Tse, our senior consultant Mr. Brian Baillie, and assisted by our associates, Ms. Laura Chien and Ms. Sheryl Shing.


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