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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Ranked as a leading firm in China for Dispute Resolution: Litigation.

“The team makes an effort to understand our commercial imperatives and the outcomes we would like to achieve to ensure they provide commercially focused advice.”

The team is “responsive, with excellent, experienced lawyers.”

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

Mark Johnson “is very hands-on, smart, efficient, professional and reliable. He not only provides the correct legal analysis, but also provides commercial insight and strategic thinking to the client.”

“He is doing an outstanding job on high-stakes and complex matters.”

Gareth Hughes is a “very impressive guy” who “always has his eye on the right outcome for the client.”

“He knows the regulators very well and has a sophisticated and commercial approach to investigations which is quite unique.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020-2022

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

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are ranked as leading lawyers in China, Dispute Resolution (International Firms).

Chambers Global, 2022


Ranked as a leading firm for Commercial/Transactional Disputes.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2021

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

“The team is excellent; very astute and diligent. They provide a first-class service.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has ‘a massive presence in Hong Kong litigation.’”

“They have provided an exceptional service to clients.”

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are both listed in the Hall of Fame for Litigation and recommended for Anti-Corruption & Compliance in Hong Kong.

“Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a solid reputation for handling cross-border litigation, particularly within other Asian jurisdictions.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020-2022

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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.

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