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Leading Dispute Resolution Lawyer and Commercial Litigator To Join Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong

December 2, 2021
Dominic Geiser will bring vast courtroom and commercial experience advising on complex and high-stakes business disputes.

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Dominic Geiser will join the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Geiser will bring a wealth of expertise advising on a broad range of high-stakes matters for private equity funds, companies, and financial institutions. He is highly respected in the market as an excellent complex commercial litigator and disputes lawyer who is deeply experienced in both courtroom and boardroom settings.

Geiser brings tenacity, drive, and a commercial approach to his broad practice, which spans banking, financial and IPO-related litigation, disputes involving investors, shareholders, joint ventures, equity valuations, and intellectual property, fraud and money laundering claims, insolvency and arbitration-related litigation, as well as securities and regulatory matters.  Geiser is among the few Hong Kong litigators to be appointed a Solicitor Advocate, with higher rights of audience in the Hong Kong Court for civil litigation cases.

Michael Sturrock, Managing Partner of Latham’s Asia offices, said: “Dominic’s well-earned reputation as an experienced commercial litigator and disputes lawyer in Hong Kong will further strengthen our platform and complement our top-tier capital markets, M&A, private equity, and finance practices in Asia. We are delighted to welcome Dominic to Latham and look forward to bringing his tremendous talents to bear in the service of our clients.

Michele Johnson, Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, added: “Dominic has a strong track record of advising in high-stakes commercial disputes in the region, and consistently delivers successful outcomes in complex and contentious matters. His courtroom experience and skill will bolster our litigation practice and add further depth to our team in Asia.

“Dominic’s instincts and history of success have earned him significant respect in the market,” said Sean Berkowitz, Global Chair of Latham’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. “He is a commercially minded litigator who delivers exceptional results for private equity and corporate clients in complex disputes throughout Asia. He will also serve as a strong complement to our resources in London and the United States. His arrival marks a significant step toward our goal of building a leading litigation and trial practice in Asia, an important market for our cross-border practice.

Geiser will join the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills. He received his law degree from the University of Durham in 2002, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong in 2003. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.