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.

“They have a really deep knowledge of Asia.”

“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 offers all-round superior services and strategies.”

Gareth Hughes is “an excellent lawyer with deep experience in Asia.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022-2023

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 outstanding team handles the biggest and most complex cases. The team knows the local courts very well and has great commercial knowledge.”

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

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

“Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes have excellent legal knowledge and a very commercial sensible approach to litigation. They are tactically astute.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2023

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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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