Hot Spots: Episode 1: New Legal Risks in China and Hong Kong With Dennis Kwok, Part 1

29 Min Listen By: ABA Business Law Section


Hong Kong has historically served as an important base of operations for international companies working in media, financial services, manufacturing, and distribution. In this episode, the first part of a two-part interview, Alicia Downey speaks with business lawyer and former Hong Kong legislator Dennis Kwok about the new risks posed by recent legislative and political developments in China and Hong Kong.

Dennis WH Kwok is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning lawyer and a former pro-democratic lawmaker in Hong Kong (2012-2020). A partner with New York law firm Elliot Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw, Dennis represents international businesses in complex litigation and arbitration, and advises on cross-border commercial transactions involving the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. Aside from his legal career, Dennis is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Distinguished Scholar at the Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and a visiting Lecturer at Northeastern University.

The host of this podcast is Alicia Downey.  Based in Boston, Alicia Downey counsels clients on the development of antitrust-compliant pricing and marketing strategies, minimum advertised price policies, joint ventures, and distribution relationships. Alicia has regularly been featured as a leading antitrust lawyer in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to serving in various leadership positions in the ABA Business Law Section, Alicia is a contributing author to the treatise Antitrust Advisor (Thomson Reuters) and editor of the Antitrust Compliance Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide, published by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.


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