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Kareena Teh, Partner, Litigation, Dechert LLP
Kareena Teh advises multinational, PRC and Hong Kong companies and individuals on governance, regulatory and compliance matters, and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Teh assists clients in internal and government investigations in various Asian jurisdictions involving cross-border corruption, customs violations, fraud, market misconduct, money laundering and securities fraud. She also represents clients in cross-border disputes involving directors’ and officers’ liability, joint venture disputes, shareholders’ remedies, insolvency, asset-tracing claims, recovery actions and insurance. Ms. Teh has received accolades for her anti-corruption and regulatory compliance work on behalf of clients in cross-border fraud, corruption and money laundering investigations. She was included in the 2015 edition of Global Investigations Review’s “Women in Investigations” profile that highlights 100 remarkable women from around the world for their accomplishments in this area of law.
Dean Collins, Partner, Financial Services/ Private Equity, Dechert LLP
The Managing Partner of Dechert's Singapore office, Dean Collins is recognized as one of the foremost private equity lawyers in Asia and worldwide, being named in the most recent "The Legal Power 30," Private Equity International's list of the thirty most influential private equity lawyers in the world. He is the only lawyer based in Southeast Asia and one of only two fund formation experts in Asia named to the list. Chambers Asia Pacific has recognized Mr. Collins with a Band 1 ranking for fund formation work for each of the past six years, noting that he is "an 'absolutely exceptional' private equity practitioner" who is “highly dedicated to his clients”. Chambers also notes that clients praise his "very unique commercial perspective on legal fund formation work" and his "very measured and thoughtful advice". Mr. Collins counsels clients on the structuring and establishment of private equity investment funds, secondary transactions, carried interest and co-investment plans, team spin-outs, co-investments and other private equity related transactions. Mr. Collins also acts on the establishment of other types of alternative investment funds, such as real estate, venture capital, infrastructure and hedge funds, as well as providing advice to major institutional investors on their investments into funds both in Asia and elsewhere.