Anisha Ramanathan

Senior associate | Hong Kong

Secretary Elaine Ho


Anisha is a senior associate in the divorce and family team.

She advises on all areas of matrimonial law, including relationship breakdown, divorce and separation, financial applications and arrangements for children. Anisha advises on disputes involving the custody, care and control of children, access and child maintenance. She advises on all children related issues and attends Children Dispute Resolution hearings. She also advises on prenuptial agreements and financial disputes, some of which involve complex asset holding structures. Anisha has been involved in a number of complex matrimonial cases involving high net worth individuals and advises husbands, wives and unmarried partners. She works with solicitors, experts and accountants as well as leading counsel both in Hong Kong and overseas.

Aside from matrimonial cases, she has experience in drafting of wills, probate and general civil litigation matters.

Anisha uses her civil litigation experience to provide a unique perspective to family law cases. She was involved in the team that worked on a ground breaking insolvency case, the largest in Hong Kong insolvency history. The liquidators sought to hold the executive chairman and CEO accountable and to recover compensation for its creditors and shareholders.

She has worked on a number of cases concerning prenuptial agreements, which is an evolving area of law in Hong Kong. She has acted in and advised on a number of international relocation cases where one parent wishes to move abroad permanently with the children. Two recent relocation cases successfully culminated in settlements and did not proceed to trial. Both cases were settled after intensive mediation sessions and roundtable discussions amongst the parties and their respective legal teams.

Despite being a tenacious and dedicated litigator, Anisha is also a strong advocate for and proponent of mediation. She assists a number of parties through the mediation process in order to avoid contested proceedings and often attends mediation sessions to assist in reaching amicable solutions. She has brought a number of cases to a successful conclusion, either through mediation, negotiation or success at the financial dispute resolution stage.

Anisha is an accredited and trained commercial mediator and family mediator with HKMAAL. She is also a trained collaborative practitioner. Anisha is recognised as a Rising Star in the Doyle's Family Guide in 2023.