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MinterEllison

Financial Services (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Recently established team leveraging a highly regarded bench of litigators. Particularly strong on contentious mandates. Often advises on market misconduct investigations and assists clients with proceedings brought by the SFC. Also able to advise regulators, federations and independent statutory bodies, including the FRC, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Competition Committee and the Insurers Federation and Institute of Certified Public Accountants, on non-contentious financial services issues.

Strengths

"The team successfully helped to dispel the inquiries, producing the desired results," reports an impressed client.

Another states: "The overall service is remarkable and professional; the team was able to respond in a timely and sufficient manner."

Work highlights

Represented PAIH and its related subsidiaries in investigations commenced by the SFC in Hong Kong and the Commercial Affairs Department and Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Notable practitioners

David Morrison is well known for his handling of major litigation and advising regulatory bodies and corporates on contentious regulatory matters. Market sources are quick to endorse him as a "solid player" in the space, with one declaring that he has "always been a stalwart defence lawyer."

A source singles out Desmond Yu for his "strong legal and practical knowledge in relation to compliance with Hong Kong securities law and regulations." "He is a very experienced lawyer who knows the regulator's thinking well, which allows us to preempt questions from regulators and plan ahead,"appreciates another client.His broad clientele spans corporates, senior executives and statutory bodies, whom he regularly assists with investigations and compliance advice.

Nathan Dentice continues to advise regulatory bodies and professional associations on regulatory investigations, as part of his broader disputes practice. One such client describes him as a "strategic and practical lawyer" who also "does an excellent job in terms of client expectation management."

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China

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (International Firms)


David Morrison
Band 2
Desmond Yu
Band 4
Nathan Dentice
Band 4