Marcus Dearle

Senior Vice Chair, IBA Family Law Committee

Fellow, IAFL

Marcus Dearle is Senior Vice Chair of the IBA Family Law Committee and a fellow of IAFL. He is a Partner and Global Head of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP’s Family Law team based in Hong Kong and London, and is one of the leading family, and trust and divorce, lawyers in Hong Kong. Marcus has led the teams acting in a number of the highest profile cases in Hong Kong, including for the wife in TCWF v LKKS [2014] HKEC 1593, for the trustee, HSBC International Trustee Limited, in the landmark Court of Final Appeal trust and divorce case of Otto Poon, and for the husband in LCYP v JEK.

1.   LCYP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588: Finally Clarifying the meaning of ‘Real Need’ in the Enforcement of Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements (PNAS)  Anthony Chan J in his groundbreaking...
10 September 2020
Two recent HK High Court cases may have opened the door to relaxing HK’s legislative restrictions on surrogacy and possibly formal law review and reform. The issue of criminal liability under s. 17...
16 April 2020
Why have the Hong Kong family courts effectively been cut out from the regulation of surrogacy cases – particularly in connection with the making of parental orders? Are Hong Kong surrogacy lawyers...
16 May 2018
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