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IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

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Marcus Dearle


Marcus advises clients on all aspects of family law. In addition to serving as Chair of the International Bar Association, Family Law Committee he is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He uniquely advises on Hong Kong, as well as English law, from London. He acted for the successful American husband (JEK) residing in New Jersey USA (instructing Deepak Nagpal QC) in the Hong Kong High Court classic forum-shopping case of LCYP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 reported that Marcus’ “family asset protection team has quickly become recognised in the market for its prowess at handling complex, high-profile matrimonial cases for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients. Recognised as 'one of the pre-eminent practitioners of family law in Hong Kong', Marcus Dearle leads the team by example and has a 'unique expertise in the really big cases, which stems from his having worked in London for many years doing such cases’, including in relation to a recent precedent-setting prenuptial matter. ‘When it comes to international trusts and family law cases, Marcus Dearle is in a class of his own. He regularly represents not only spouses in divorce and trust cases, but also offshore trustees’.”