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Ravenscroft & Schmierer Ranked as ‘Notable’ in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2024

HONG KONG, May 7, 2024 - Ravenscroft & Schmierer has been recognised as a ‘notable’ firm in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific ranking 2024, in the practice area of ‘Dispute Resolution’. Moreover, the ranking acknowledges the work of Managing Partner Stefan Schmierer, Litigation Partner Anna Lau, Associate Erica So and Consultant Louie Lee.

Ravenscroft & Schmierer is pleased to receive this recognition, which reflects its dedication, professionalism and expertise in serving its clients in APAC and Europe. The firm has a strong track record of handling complex and high-profile cases in various fields of law, such as commercial litigation, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and intellectual property.

Adding to the recognition received in 2023 when asialaw also ranked Ravenscroft & Schmierer as ‘notable’, the firm remains thankful to its clients for their trust and support, and its team for their hard work and excellence. The firm is committed to providing the best legal solutions and services to its clients in a swift, straightforward, cost-effective and approachable way.

As one of our referees mentions, Ravenscroft & Schmierer “excels in clearly explaining the proceeding to clients who have no law background and recommend suitable counsels accordingly”, where another added that our firm offers “great communication, prompt feedback and excellent suggestions”.

The ranking highlights Litigation Partner Anna Lau as “highly proactive and providing excellent solutions and legal advice for my litigation” and “excellent, detail-oriented, with good communication skills and a clear and responsive approach”.

In response to the news, Anna Lau remarked “with all the work ongoing and the care and time we dedicate to our clients’ cases, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture that our firm plays in the legal industry. How we compare to other firms is one of the last things I have time to think about, so hearing about our ranking in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific is a joyous moment. It’s a major achievement for our firm and litigation team and I am delighted about our clients’ recognition of our recently admitted associate Erica So as well."

On Managing Partner Stefan Schmierer, one of our referees remarks that he is “fast, professional and reliable”. “It’s the compliment every legal professional strives to receive”, says Mr Schmierer in his reaction to the news, “and we couldn’t be more excited and thankful to add a second ranking to our list of accolades”, he continues. “We are proud of this success and personally I am proud of my team; it has been very rewarding to see Ravenscroft & Schmierer develop since we rebranded in 2020.

You can find more details about the firm’s ranking and achievements on the Benchmark Litigation website:

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific is a recognised guide to the region's leading litigation firms and lawyers. It provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.


About Ravenscroft & Schmierer

Ravenscroft & Schmierer is a law firm with a strong focus on international clients. Our lawyers originate and are qualified in multiple jurisdictions assisting clients all over the world. Whether you reside in Hong Kong or conduct business there, you can rest assured to have a knowledgeable legal team by your side. Our partners' decades of experience in advising clients enable us to provide a problem-solving approach to their activities in Hong Kong and beyond. Thanks to our participation in networks such as ADWA (Alliance of German Business Lawyers in Asia) and CBBL (Cross Border Business Lawyers) we can quickly and seamlessly offer you support in more than 50 countries worldwide.

About Managing Partner Stefan Schmierer

Stefan has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2009 and is the only German lawyer admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong who permanently resides in Hong Kong and advises clients in all matters of German and Hong Kong law. For many years, he has been advising and cooperating with the German and Austrian Consulates General and the Austrian Trade Commission in Hong Kong and is well established in the German speaking community of Hong Kong.

About Litigation Partner Anna Lau

Anna is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer and is responsible as a partner at Ravenscroft & Schmierer for the commercial litigation department. Aside from her legal background, Anna is also an advisor to the Ohkims Blockchain Centre in South Korea and a regulatory consultant specialised in IT control and compliance.

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