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Dentons Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 3

Dentons Hong Kong's practice, led by Keith Brandt, houses a team of 'very good practitioners', which counts the technology, energy, aviation, life sciences, and financial services sectors among its areas of expertise. Disputes concerning trade secrets have been prominent in the group's recent workload. In December 2018 Robert Rhoda and Richard Keady joined from Bird & Bird.

Structured finance and securitisation Tier 3

Led by US-qualified partner Jeff Chen and aided when necessary by practitioners from the corporate finance team, Dentons Hong Kong handles limited recourse and cross-border financing structures of all types, including asset-backed securities and asset-backed loans.

Key clients

Huayuan Property Co.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Keith Brandt heads up Dentons Hong Kong's litigation practice, which was significantly bolstered with the arrival of Richard Keady, Robert Rhoda, and associate James Wong from Bird & Bird in 2018, and former Hogan Lovells partner Allan Leung in May 2019. The team is notably strong in advising on disputes within the financial services, aviation, life sciences, technology, energy, and communications sectors.


‘Keith Brandt is senior, highly-respected and still hands-on. His determination to fulfil clients’ wishes where at all possible is emphasised to counsel and properly tempered by a no-nonsense, practical approach. He understands and responds well to the special requirements of a client constituted by both mainland and international parties.’

Key clients

Hong Kong Solicitors Indemnity Fund


Pearl Oriental

Kim Dotcom and Megaupload Limited

Sisu Auto

IMF Bentham Limited

Oxford Medica

Lagerinn Iceland EHF

Doninvest Commercial Bank Limited Liability Company

The firm: Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, The Lawyer‘s 2017 international firm of the year, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which it lives and works.

The firm’s Hong Kong office assists clients across the Asia Pacific region and has extensive experience in cross-border deals, working with specialist colleagues from around the world. Its lawyers operate in business sector teams, ensuring they are well-versed in the regulatory and commercial nuances of areas such as construction, energy, financial institutions, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, retail and real estate.

Areas of practice: Capital markets: Hong Kong is an international financial hub, and the choice of many international companies to go and raise capital. Dentons is the preferred partner of many Chinese and international corporations. The firm advises on a broad array of commercial and corporate finance needs – including representing issuers and underwriters in high-yield, investment grade and convertible bond offerings, public company share placement, compliance matters and debt restructurings. The Hong Kong office has a long track record of working with Chinese state-owned enterprises on IPOs in Hong Kong and around the world.

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions: the firm conducts due diligence and advises on domestic and cross-border transactions involving onshore and offshore legal issues, and the preparation of all transactional documents.

Dispute resolution: Dentons advises on a full range of high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes for clients in every area including general commercial and contractual cases, local and international litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation and arbitration, expert determinations and injunction proceedings.

Enforcement and investigation: the firm is highly experienced in advising clients responding to a wide range of local and international investigations concerning anti-money laundering, commercial fraud, and other white-collar crimes, including handling dawn raids, conducting investigations, handling information requests, and defending clients in enforcement proceedings. Clients’ exposure to legal, reputational and regulatory risks is minimised at all times.

Structured finance: to support the growth in the Asian private equity and investment funds market, Dentons offers a full range of services to investors and investee companies in Hong Kong, including setting up and structuring offshore investment funds and other cross-border financial structures, establishing distressed debt facilities and helping client with securitisation. Whether it be advising on structured finance and debt capital markets, drafting offerings, ancillary and administrative documentation or assisting firms in meeting various regulatory and registration requirements – Dentons is with its clients every step of the way.

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets Gordon Ng
Capital markets Enoch Wong
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Gordon Ng
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Enoch Wong
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Julianne Doe
Dispute resolution Keith Brandt
Structured finance Jeffrey H Chen
Number of lawyers (globally) : 7,000+
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