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Desmond Ang specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on high-stakes disputes involving business relationships and investments with companies in China, Taiwan and Japan. Desmond also has a growing restructuring and insolvency practice involving the representation of debtors and creditors in debt restructurings, insolvency and distressed scenarios as well as related litigation.

Desmond has represented clients in proceedings conducted under ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, JCAA, ICDR and UNCITRAL arbitration rules as well as before the Hong Kong courts. He has experience in disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, which have been heard in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, California and Switzerland.

Desmond develops practical dispute resolution strategies underpinned by a thorough analysis of the relevant facts. He crafts these strategies to fit into the overall commercial goals of his clients with the ultimate objective of providing high-quality, responsive and cost-effective legal representation. He has counseled individuals and businesses in a wide spectrum of industries, including retail (luxury and mass market), private equity, pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil and gas, technology and telecommunications, natural resources and mining, and sports.

Desmond also serves as arbitrator under both ICC and HKIAC arbitration rules in Hong Kong and London.

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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) - China
3
Band 3

Desmond Ang is active in multi-jurisdictional disputes involving post-M&A disagreements, as well as joint venture and private equity disputes. One client highlights that he "is good at making full use of advantageous positions from the perspective of legal knowledge, procedures and practices; we place great trust in Mr Desmond Ang for professional assistance in major and complex disputes." Another source considers him "one of the top China disputes lawyers in the market, with consistently strong advocacy, written and spoken, and an effective team leader."

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