Asia

The firm is regarded as one of the strongest in the region for private equity, M&A, and disputes advice. Its lawyers possess decades’ worth of experience in Asia in these areas.

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Regional experience

Debevoise’s Asia practice is led by the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, and supported by regional experts based through Debevoise’s international team.

The team has particularly deep experience in:

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018-2019

“In terms of industry capability they are an obvious player in the market.”

“There’s no other firm in Asia that has such expertise.”

“I have been impressed with their ability to think about future trends and to see the big picture.”

Ranked as a leading firm for Arbitration (China), Dispute Resolution (China and India), Financial Services (China), Insurance (China), Investment Funds (China and Asia-Pacific region), and M&A (China).

Andrew M. Ostrognai is ranked in the top band of lawyers for investment funds in China.

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 is ranked as a leading lawyer for contentious financial services and litigation in China.

Gavin Anderson is ranked as a leading lawyer for investment funds in China.

William Y. Chua is ranked as a leading lawyer for M&A and Private Equity Buyouts in China.

E. Drew Dutton is ranked as a leading lawyer for insurance in China.

Edwin Northover is ranked as a leading lawyer for insurance in China.



Ranked in the top tier for White Collar Crime in China and Hong Kong. Also ranked as a leading firm for Commercial/Transactional Disputes, and International Arbitration.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2019

Recommended for capital markets, investment funds, M&A and private equity work in Hong Kong.

IFLR1000, 2019

Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Investment Funds: Private Equity in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

Recommended for Corporate/M&A (China and Hong Kong), Dispute Resolution (India) and Arbitration (China).

There’s no other firm in Asia that has such expertise. They just focus on quality, quality, quality.

Chambers Global, 2018-2019

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019

Ranked as a leading firm in a number of categories in Hong Kong, including M&A, insurance, investment funds, litigation, anti-corruption and compliance, and work by foreign firms in India.

Debevoise possesses a high degree of transactional and execution knowledge.

A major area of strength is the firm's work for clients in the financial services and insurance sectors.

Well-known for its standout private funds practice, and has featured in many of the largest and most sophisticated fundraisings in Asia for over 15 years..

Andrew Ostrognai recommended as a leading individual for Investment Funds.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are recommended as leading individuals for Litigation.

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