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Hong Kong

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3


Dechert maintains a broad practice, with recent instructions spanning IP monetisation strategies, patent enforcement, trade mark infringement proceedings and corporate support. Lewis Ho leads the Hong Kong group, which leverages its strong offering in the PRC as well as the firm’s wider global platform.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2


Dechert provides broad expertise across the retail, private equity, hedge funds and regulatory spectrum. Clients include a variety of retail funds, financial services arms of Chinese SOEs and boutique hedge fund managers. Angelyn Lim heads the Asia financial services group that includes hedge fund specialist Karl Egbert.

Leading individuals

Angelyn Lim - Dechert

Next generation lawyers

Kylee Zhu - Dechert

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Regulatory - ranked: tier 3


The team at Dechert is ‘always calm and composed but firm in negotiations’. Angelyn Lim often advises regulators on fund distribution issues, and recently assisted a US-based online broker with obtaining an SFC license for an online trading platform to be used by Asia-based asset managers. The firm also advised a Hong Kong-based bank on FATCA regulatory issues including disclosure and compliance rules. Kareena Teh is another name to note.

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Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance
Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance - ranked: tier 4


Dechert has particular strength in advising clients in the life sciences sector; it recently represented the Chinese subsidiary of a European life sciences company during claims alleging various anti-corruption compliance breaches. Kareena Teh is the key contact.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 6


At Dechert, Kareena Teh’s ‘dedicated team always goes the extra mile’. The firm was recently instructed by automotive corporation Daimler, in a matter involving interlocutory applications and providing expert opinion on Russian company law.

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