Bloomberg Law
Oct. 18, 2021, 4:02 AM

Mayer Brown Faces Boycott Call After Dropping Hong Kong Client

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

Mayer Brown’s decision to step aside from a controversial representation in Hong Kong has led to a call for a “China-wide boycott” after the law firm announced that it would no longer assist an effort to remove a monument commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Former Hong Kong chief executive Chun-ying Leung called on companies and organizations across China to stop doing business with the multinational law firm in a Facebook post Sunday. He accused the firm of bowing to political pressure from the U.S. and Europe in backing away from longtime client Hong Kong University’s push to remove the “Pillar ...

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