Marcus Dearle

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Marcus Dearle is Senior Vice Chair of the International Bar Association, Family Law Committee.  He is a Partner and Global Head of the Family team at international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP).  He serves on BCLP's Diversity & Inclusivity Partnership Board and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  He is based in Hong Kong and works from the BCLP Hong Kong and London offices.  He is qualified in England & Wales, Hong Kong SAR and the BVI.  He was one of the first lawyers in the UK to develop expertise in surrogacy law with an international element, having advised on complex international surrogacy law issues since 1999.

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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