Asia Pacific’s share of global economic output is likely to increase. Growing wealth and urbanization are driving consumption. Mainland China in particular, where we have offices in Beijing and Shanghai, has the largest GDP in Asia, and remains one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Most, if not all, international businesses have some relationship with China. Whatever your level of exposure or ambition, trust us to guide you.
Significant opportunities exist in the largest regional financial centers in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong and Singapore. Where you operate, you can also find us. From these four business critical locations, Dentons professionals can service your needs in other South East Asia markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand from our Singapore office and East Asia markets such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Philippines from our Hong Kong office.
Singapore is also the hub for our India practice. We advise on outbound investment as well as inbound investment flows into India.
Our teams on the ground in Asia Pacific are accustomed to working with an international mindset. They work in tandem with Dentons colleagues around the global to deliver pioneering solutions. Few firms could advise a Chinese state-owned construction enterprise on a toll road project in Jamaica leveraging project finance expertise from its Middle East offices. Or pull together a team for a sensitive compliance issue in India on behalf of a US client with specialist FCPA advise provided from New York, Indian lawyers from Kuwait and construction expertise from Hong Kong. Dentons can. In fact, these scenarios are our business norm.
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Our practice in Asia was awarded Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2013 by InterContinental Finance recognizing our work for some of the leading owners, developers, operators and fund managers of first-class real estate in China and worldwide.
About our practice:
- We have been at the forefront of the wave of outbound investment. In 2011, we were involved in US and UK real estate projects funded by Chinese investors valued at over US$800 million.
- We have a market-leading global hotels, resorts and leisure group and we advise some of the leading global hotel chains in the region working closely with specialists Rick Ross and Meghan Cocci in our Phoenix office.
- Dentons is now the leading law firm in EB-5 Funding property investment deals (where an investment into eligible US commercial enterprises, including real estate projects may also qualify for an EB-5 visa to the US). Leveraging our extensive US network of offices, we have built a reputation as the leading law firm in EB-5 with deals in 2011 totalling almost US$500 million in EB-5 investment.
Congratulations to all the team members in the region which include Mitch Dudek, Alex Wang, Eddie Hsu, Cindy Pan and Jim Zeng based in our Shanghai office; Jeffrey Cheung and Alan Cheung in Hong Kong and Rachel Turner in Beijing.
February 12, 2014
April 1, 2011
On 12 February 2014, at an event held in Paris, Global Arbitration Review unveiled its GAR 30 list of the top 30 international arbitration law firms for 2014. Dentons was distinguished as part of that select group of firms, in 24th position this year. Read more
SNR Denton's Hong Kong office, operating in association with Brandt Chan & Partners in Hong Kong, has been named a firm to watch in Asia in 2011 by leading industry journal Asian Legal Business ("ALB"). The ALB Watchlist includes ten firms predicted to make the greatest impact on legal headlines in Asia in the upcoming year. Read more
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In December 2014, Avon and its Chinese subsidiary paid US$135 million to resolve an FCPA investigation with a deferred prosecution agreement, an SEC settlement, and a guilty plea by the subsidiary. Read more
August 28, 2014
China's State Council issued a new edition of The Catalogue of Investment Projects Subject to Governmental Approvals on October 31, 2014, less than a year after the prior edition. Read more
On May 17, 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), a primary regulatory authority for foreign investments in the PRC, issued the Measures for the Administration of Approval and Filing of Foreign Investment Projects (the New Measures). Read more
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At a signing ceremony today, in an historic first, 大成 (pronounced "da CHUNG"), a leading law firm in China, and Dentons, a top 10 global law firm, announced a combination that will be unique in the marketplace. The result will be the only firm to offer seamless service across Africa; Asia Pacific; Canada; Central Asia; Europe; the Middle East; Russia, CIS and the Caucasus; the United Kingdom (UK); the United States (US); and all 34 of China's regional administrative divisions. Read more
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Dentons announced today that its Venture Technology and Emerging Growth practice continues its rapid expansion with the addition of a team from RK ADLER LLP (RK ADLER), one of New York’s premier boutique law firms for technology startups, venture-backed businesses and small to-mid-cap emerging growth companies. From its Centre Street loft office in SoHo, the group expands Dentons’ sector-focused practice and further penetrates the early startup arena. Dentons will add the two founders of RK ADLER, Randolph K. Adler, Jr. and Michael H. Chung, as partners, and its other lawyers as associates. Read more
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