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.
Hong KongApril 1, 2011
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
CorporateJanuary 8, 2014
Today, your home country—tomorrow, the world. Partners Elizabeth Foster, David Masson, Rob McDonald and Denis Voevodin and Senior Counsel Todd Liao provide global perspectives on successfully expanding your brand into China, Europe, Canada and Russia/the CIS, covering topics such as demographics, IP law, transliteration and more. Read moreAutomotiveSeptember 25, 2013
In August, international news outlets reported that the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Chinese governmental authority that regulates price monopoly activities in China, has been working with the China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) to collect data regarding the pricing behavior of foreign auto manufacturers. It is believed that this data will be used by the NDRC to determine whether the manufacturers have required their distributors and retailers to resell products at a minimum price. Read moreCorporateSeptember 9, 2013
Over the past year, some of the largest companies doing business in China have faced administrative scrutiny and civil liability for engaging in RPM practices. While administrative enforcement actions by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the main regulator for price-related antitrust matters in China, has generally taken a strict liability approach, market participants have been uncertain whether Chinese courts would view RPM practices as illegal per se or if the courts would apply a more factor-based "rule of reason" approach. Read more
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Asia PacificFebruary 28, 2014
Expanding the firm’s Corporate and Capital Markets practice in the region, Dentons Asia welcomes Guangqin Wei to the Hong Kong office at the Partner level, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the law firm, Fried Frank. Read moreCorporateJuly 12, 2012
SNR Denton announced today that Sarah Zeng has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Beijing office. Read more