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Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya expands private client offer with new Partner hire in Hong Kong

Posted on 11 November 2022

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Karas LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya is growing its contentious and non-contentious private client capabilities, welcoming new Partner Jonathan Mok and his team to its Hong Kong office on 1 December 2022.

One year on from Karas LLP and Mishcon de Reya launching their association, this marks a significant expansion of the firms' trilingual private client capability, complementing the expertise across Mishcon de Reya's London and Singapore offices.

Jonathan is an established senior lawyer, known for his work in high-profile family disputes, criminal defence and regulatory compliance practices.

His reputation for promoting his clients' interests – beyond a sole focus on family matters to include regional and global wealth planning – has been developed both as the sole principal of Jonathan Mok Legal and in his years spent within international law firms. He will be joined by Carmen Cheng as Special Counsel, along with associate Sarah Wong and legal assistant Angela Li.

Jason Karas, Managing Partner of Karas LLP, said: "I am delighted to welcome Jonathan and his team. Since commencing our association with Mishcon de Reya last year, we have focused on broadening our private client capability for Asia-based clients. Jonathan's considerable experience navigating family disputes, private client advisory and structuring matters is a perfect fit for our business. His experience as a trusted advisor to family offices, along with that of his team, is an effective complement to Karas LLP and Mishcon's financial disputes and fraud practice."

Jonathan Mok added: "I am excited to be joining the firm which already has one of the strongest private client reputations internationally. The ethos of the firm is rooted in an understanding of what individuals and their businesses need from lawyers. I have found that an international outlook and connectivity are highly valued equally by private and business clients. Being part of one, multiregional firm which has created the Mishcon Private ecosystem will significantly enhance what we can offer our clients. I look forward to working closely with Jason, his team and the wider firm."

Kevin Gold, Executive Chairperson of Mishcon de Reya, said: "Expanding our presence in Asia is a central focus of our 10 year vision. Jonathan and his team's arrival demonstrates our deepening commitment to the region. His reputation for outstanding service and passionately defending his clients' interests is consistent with our values and ambition to deliver the highest quality legal services internationally."