Jonathan Mok is a dispute resolution lawyer practising in Hong Kong. Prior to setting up his own firm (in Association with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP), he practised at Mayer Brown JSM for 22 years and became a partner there in 2001. Jonathan is one of the small number of civil solicitors to be granted higher rights of audience in Hong Kong. He is also the first family dispute lawyer to be granted such exemption which enables him to represent clients as their advocate all the way up to the Court of Final Appeal.
Jonathan focuses on high-profile family disputes as well as criminal defence/regulatory compliance and assets tracing/debt recovery litigation. Jonathan practises in all areas of family disputes which range from representing spouses in divorce, custody and financial claims to acting for matriarchs/patriarchs who are asserting beneficial interests in assets they had previously passed onto their descendants who are undergoing divorce litigation. Furthermore, Jonathan also advises on litigation concerning mental capacity as well as inheritance related claims.
In addition to family disputes, Jonathan represents individuals as well as corporations faced with investigation by law enforcement and regulatory authorities including the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Securities and Future Commission, Commercial Crime Bureau and Custom and Excise Department. Jonathan is also experienced in advising banks and financial institutions concerning property-related debt recovery.
Jonathan is ranked 'Outstanding in Field" for family disputes and asset tracing by Spear's Asia 2015 Family Law Index and has been commended for being a "fierce litigator and wealth-protector" and "a compelling and likeable lawyer known for his thoroughness". Jonathan has been ranked as Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial (International Firms) — China for four consecutive years by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2015. He was voted leading lawyer of Legal Who's Who 2003 for the area of Family Law (based on a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business magazine). He is an accredited family mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association. He speaks English and Cantonese.