Heller Ehrman wins HK litigation

Californian law firm hires ex-Denton litigation team.

Heller Ehrman White McAuliffe has hired Denton Wilde Sapte's Hong Kong managing partner and his entire litigation and dispute resolution team after a strategic re-think led the firm to close down all of its Asian offices on August 1.

Denton's loss is Heller Ehrman's gain. Martin Downey has 19 years' experience as a litigator in the Hong Kong market, 17 of them with Denton. He is joined by fellow partner David Hall-Jones, plus the eight other lawyers and eight support staff who made up the whole team at Denton.

The deal is the latest move in Heller Ehrman's Asian expansion. Last June it hired a 19-lawyer...

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