Hilary Cordell

Hong Kong

Office 2101, 21st Floor
8-10 Duddell Street
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2810 7227

Email: hilary.cordell@cordells.com.hk
Web: www.cordells.com.hk

Hilary was formerly a Hong Kong based partner of a US law firm, she has over 30 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Asia acting on the acquisition, funding, development and disposal of infrastructure, commercial and investment properties. These include theme parks and resorts, container terminals, chemical tank and water treatment facilities, power plants, wind farms, receiving terminals, industrial plants, retail parks and malls, high tech industrial estates, data centres and commercial and residential developments.

Hilary regularly advises with regard to land grants, projects, concession arrangements, environmental and planning issues and other regulatory issues. She also has substantial experience in occupational leasing, rent and rating valuation.

Hilary’s experience encompasses many jurisdictions in Asia including, in particular, the PRC, Singapore and India. She has been involved in analysing real estate systems, title and regulatory risk in the PRC, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Korea. She also has broad experience in the United Kingdom.

Hilary is particularly respected in the development and planning field and is also recognised as one of the leading Asian landlord and tenant lawyers. She regularly writes and lectures on a broad range of Asian real estate subjects.

Hilary qualified in England & Wales in 1985 and was admitted in Hong Kong in 1987. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Hong Kong Housing Society and the British Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee.  She is a Ranked Lawyer (Band 3) in Chambers Asia Pacific for Real Estate: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) – China.

We advise on a broad spectrum of commercial property and infrastructure projects in HK and across Asia. We work primarily in Hong Kong where there are few areas of real estate law that we have not worked upon.

We also work on property transactions across Asia with local counsel helping clients to bridge the gap between their customary way of doing business and the challenges they face in developing markets to ensure a consistent approach across their property portfolio. In addition, we support law firms without property expertise and law firms in emerging markets with specialist real estate advice and/or legal project management services.

Cordells is a specialist real estate law firm with extensive experience in advising on complex property matters in Hong Kong and across Asia.

Our experience encompasses the acquisition, funding, construction/development, disposal, leasing and management of all types of commercial real estate in Hong Kong and across many Asian jurisdictions including the PRC, India, Macau, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan and Korea. We also have experience in construction law and property related disputes including rent review and rating issues.

Our clients include international banks and financial services, insurance and telecommunications companies, developers, retailers, property funds, asset management companies and multi-national companies.

We are regularly engaged by other law firms to assist in property related matters where they do not provide such services or have conflicts of interest. We support law firms engaging in emerging markets with specialist real estate advice and/or legal project management services.