Andrew Powner

Andrew Powner
7th Floor, Ruttonjee House
11 Duddell Street
Hong Kong
+852 2868 1234
+852 2845 1637


Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Individuals

Andrew Powner specialises in criminal defence, including financial crime, for both corporations and individuals in Hong Kong and abroad; securities (SFC/SEHK) and regulatory work; judicial review; mutual legal assistance; letters of request; extradition; Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue Department investigations; and Immigration Department and disciplinary matters.

He has defended many large-scale white-collar commercial crime cases brought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB), as well as by the Hong Kong Police Force. He represents clients in investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).

Andrew has developed strong international ties and represented clients in a wide range of offences. He conducts trials, mitigations and bail applications, and instructs suitable counsel. He engages in detailed preparation of cases for the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal. He has assisted in the prosecution and detection of crime, and advised companies on possible criminal conduct by directors or employees, including advice to the victims of crime.

Andrew is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), acting as the criminal law representative for Asia (2014–2015); and of the criminal law and procedure committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong (2000–present). He is also a speaker at IBA conferences on white-collar crime, and comes recommended in Expert Guide: Fraud and White Collar Crime (2014–2016) and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence (2014–2017).

WWL says: Top-tier practitioner Andrew Powner is internationally regarded as a leading name in the market.

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