Dantes Leung joined Skadden’s Hong Kong office in 2013 and is a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and international arbitration. He has extensive experience in representing multinational corporations in court proceedings and a broad range of cross-border commercial disputes.

Mr. Leung’s experience1 includes:

Commercial Litigation

  • acting for and advising corporate and individual defendants in a multibillion probate dispute in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.S., and Bermuda;
  • acting for a listed company in defence of two debt claims in the amount of HK$10 million and in excess of RMB850 million respectively;
  • acting for a private equity fund in a claim in excess of RMB600 million;
  • advising a smart-card company in a legislative council inquiry on privacy infringements;
  • advising an administrator pendente lite in a multibillion probate dispute in Hong Kong;
  • acting for an African bank in two Mareva injunction applications;
  • acting for a high-net-worth client in Norwich Pharmacal applications in support of fraud claims in England in excess of £3 million;
  • acting for liquidators in a fraudulent preference claim in excess of HK$500 million; and
  • acting for former directors in defence of a fraudulent disposition of a company property claim up to the Court of Final Appeal.

Regulatory Investigations

  • advising banks in an ICAC investigation, in an internal review in response to enquiries from HKMA and SFC/HKMA/JFIU notifications; and
  • advising a blue-chip conglomerate group on dawn raid strategies.

International Arbitration

  • advising an American company in enforcing two HKIAC arbitral awards in excess of US$100 million in Hong Kong; and
  • acting for an American company in contractual claims in excess of US$70 million in UNCITRAL arbitration.


1 Including matters handled prior to joining Skadden.



  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2007
  • Postgraduate Certificate In Laws, University of Hong Kong, 2006
  • LL.B., University of Hong Kong, 2005


  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2014
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, 2010


Member, The Court of the University of Hong Kong (Expected term 2017-2020)

Associate Member, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (2012 – Present)

Part-time Lecturer (Equity and Trusts), University of Hong Kong (2010, 2015 – 2016)

Dantes Leung