Litigation in Asia

For decades, Debevoise litigators have represented both Asia-based and multinational clients in litigation arising out of their Asian operations.

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Mark Johnson is ranked in the top band of lawyers for contentious financial services, and as a leading lawyer for litigation in China. Gareth Hughes also recommended in both of these categories.

“Complex regulatory matters in difficult jurisdictions are his sweet spot.”

“He has very strong judgement, creativity and excellent insight.”

“Mark Johnson of Debevoise & Plimpton is ‘very well respected and very prominent’ in the financial services regulatory field and is singled out by sources for his considerable expertise in regulatory investigations. He is also well placed to advise on commercial litigation and cybersecurity matters. Clients call him a ‘very practical, commercial guy.’”

“Technically extremely sound but also highly pragmatic. He is very practical in his approach and views. He is clear in his advice and, most importantly, very responsive and never fails to deliver as promised.”

Chambers Asia Pacific

Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution (International Firms) in China.

Mark Johnson is ranked as a leading lawyer in China, Dispute Resolution (International Firms).

Chambers Global

Client Highlights

Debevoise represents a high net worth individual in a dispute with his former Chinese joint venture partner in connection with the distribution of assets from the Chinese JV company, involving litigation in multiple jurisdictions.


Ranked as a leading firm for Litigation and Anti-Corruption & Compliance work in Hong Kong.

Mark Johnson ranked as a Leading Individual for Litigation in Hong Kong.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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