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Kwok Quoted in “China Business Law Journal”

According to China Business Law Journal, “The world’s economies are facing one of their most difficult periods since the global financial crisis, and China is unlikely to escape the consequences.” In “Surviving the Deluge,” legal experts, including Dennis Kwok, shared their opinions on how clients can draw on experience from damage control practice around the …

Kwok Pens Foreword in Report on Forced Labor in China

Dennis Kwok penned the foreword in a recent report from Hong Kong Watch and Sheffield Hallam University titled, “Passively Funding Crimes Against Humanity: How Your Savings May Be Financing Internment Camps and Forced Labor in China.” The report found that “major institutional investors are funding companies known to be involved and benefiting from the crisis …

Kwok Speaks at Halifax International Security Forum About “U.S. China Decoupling”

Dennis Kwok spoke at the Halifax International Security Forum, which gathers international experts on military defense, national policies and geopolitical studies. He was asked to share his insights on “U.S. China Decoupling” at a roundtable of experts on Nov. 19. The decoupling process is fraught with complex legal and political risks, policy-makers and international businesses …

Kwok Speaks on FBC Panel on Russia and China

Dennis Kwok joined friend-of-the-firm Tom Firestone of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Jessica Bartlett of Barclays on a panel titled, “Russia, China, Sanctions, and The Rule of Law: Practicing Law in a Changing International Environment” at the Federal Bar Council retreat in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Honorable Taryn Merkl, U.S. magistrate judge for …

Kwok Speaks About Evergrande at TMA Conference

Dennis Kwok spoke at the TMA Conference in Boston on Nov. 4 about the financial crisis of Evergrande and the Chinese property development sector. “The Unprecedented Financial Crisis of the Evergrande Group” was sponsored by ArentFox Schiff LLP, and speakers included Dennis Kwok; Tanya Meerovich, CFA, CTP, of FTI Consulting; and Steven Wilamowsky of ArentFox …

Levine Speaks About Implementation of Monitorships at ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute

Matthew Levine spoke about the implementation of monitorships from the points of view of the criminal defense bar, regulators at the New York Department of Financial Regulation and federal prosecutors, during a session of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 10th Annual London White Collar Crime Institute in October, alongside Nina Marino Vincent DiCianni, …

Jaroslaw Speaks on Rule of Law at ABA White Collar Crime Institute in London

Ilene Jaroslaw returned this year to the ABA White Collar Crime Institute in London and presented a heady topic at one of the plenary sessions — “Are We Witnessing an Erosion of the Rule of Law?” — together with panelists from the UK, France and Italy (Richard Sallybanks, Victoire Chatelin, Fabio Cagnola and Clare Montgomery).

Kwok in Asia Business Law Journal on U.S.–China Decoupling implications

Dennis Kwok was quoted in Asia Business Law Journal in the article “Riding Out the Storm,” in which legal experts discussed the implication of U.S.–China decoupling. “The great decoupling from the China supply chain has already begun,” Kwok said. “However, it is not easy for international companies to suddenly pull out completely from China.”

Kwok in WSJ on China Evergrande Restructuring Plan

The value of Evergrande’s key listed subsidiaries has become harder to gauge following a stock market selloff in China — and the revelation that banks had seized about $2 billion from the property-services unit that had been pledged as security for loans. Some of Evergrande’s largest creditors recently demanded further details on the episode, which had prompted …

Kwok and Elliott in New York Law Journal: “New Risks Facing Companies Operating in China and Hong Kong”

  If a military conflict over the Taiwan Strait occurs, in addition to the resulting global instability, a host of complex legal issues will need to be confronted. Read Dennis Kwok and Mark Elliott’s article in New York Law Journal: “New Risks Facing Companies Operating in China and Hong Kong” for an in-depth analysis.

Rachel J. Rodriguez Joins EKL&J as Counsel

Rachel Rodriguez, Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP

Senior Attorney Brings Diverse Litigation Background to New Litigation Boutique Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP named attorney Rachel J. Rodriguez as counsel to the firm. Rodriguez will support and expand the firm’s litigation capabilities by focusing on complex commercial disputes, internal and government investigations, and white collar defense. Throughout her career, Rodriguez has maintained …

Dennis Kwok Op-Ed on Hong Kong in Globe and Mail

Dennis Kwok

Anniversaries are important events in the Chinese Communist Party political calendar, and 2022 marks a big one for Hong Kong: the 25th anniversary of its 1997 handover from Britain to the People’s Republic of China. So on July 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping will come to the island to swear in the new chief executive, John Lee — the former senior police officer and security minister who was the lone candidate for Hong Kong’s top job. The following excerpt is from an op-ed by Dennis Kwok that appeared in The Globe and Mail on May 25, 2022.

New York Law Journal: Attorneys Mark Elliott, Dennis Kwok, Matthew Levine and Ilene Jaroslaw Form New Legal Practice

Veteran attorneys Mark Elliott, Dennis Kwok, Matthew Levine and Ilene Jaroslaw today launched a boutique law firm specializing in complex business litigation, financial and regulatory investigations, and white collar criminal defense. The firm, Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP (“EKLJ”), is uniquely suited to address a wide range of complex financial and business matters including …