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Mishcon de Reya to launch association with Hong Kong law firm, Karas LLP

Posted on 28 September 2021

For Chinese version: 邁哲睿律師行(Mishcon de Reya)與香港祁卓信有限法律責任合夥律師行(Karas LLP)即將展開聯營業務

28 September 2021: Mishcon de Reya has received approval to open a branch office in Hong Kong in association with Karas LLP. It will be a disputes and investigations practice focusing on high value, complex issues including those arising from corporate collapses, audit and other professional negligence, shareholder disputes and commercial fraud. It will also build a private wealth practice leveraging expertise from Mishcon de Reya's highly respected private offering. A Hong Kong based law firm with a team of over 20 locally qualified professionals, Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya will represent corporate, regulatory, Government and private clients and has extensive experience in dispute financing globally.

The firm will be led by Jason Karas, a dispute resolution specialist who founded Lipman Karas in Hong Kong in 2009. Jason is a highly regarded lawyer and strategist who has acted in many of the major corporate collapses and disputes across Asia over the last decade. This is the latest development in Mishcon de Reya's ambitious growth strategy, embodied in its 10 Year Vision. Following the opening of Mishcon de Reya Singapore in May 2020, this new association reinforces our commitment to Asia and to the Firm's clients and intermediaries in the region.

Commenting on the new association, Mishcon de Reya's Executive Chairperson Kevin Gold said:

"In our conversations with Jason, it is clear that our shared values and ambitions for growth in Asia as well as the synergy with our existing dispute resolution, investigations and insolvency practices in London and Singapore makes for an exciting partnership. Our 10 Year Vision announced in 2016 made clear our ambitions to grow our capabilities and presence in Asia. This association deepens our commitment to Asia and to our clients in the region. Seeing these ambitions realised gives me great pride along with confidence in an assured future for our Firm."

Jason Karas, Managing Partner of Karas LLP added:

"Our clients and people will benefit immensely from Karas LLP and Mishcon de Reya coming together. We will have a significantly enhanced platform on the ground in North and South Asia and extraordinary capability and resources in London, three of the major global dispute resolution hubs. Beyond our mutual focus on complex disputes, on dispute financing and the international scope of our business and our clients, the like-minded culture and shared values between Karas LLP and Mishcon de Reya gives us great confidence that we will bring to fruition our ambitious growth strategy and East meets West vision."

About Karas LLP

Karas LLP is a disputes and investigations practice focusing on high value, complex issues including those arising from corporate collapses, audit and other professional negligence, shareholder disputes and commercial fraud.

We operate as trusted counsel for our clients, combining commercial acumen with multidisciplinary expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our team is known for its dedication and ability to formulate and execute comprehensive strategies that advance our clients' specific goals.

Based in Hong Kong, Karas LLP lawyers are recognised for their leadership in the Asia Pacific region and resolve and litigate cases in courts and tribunals across multiple jurisdictions.

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