Karas LLP’s disputes and investigations practice focuses on high value, complex issues including those arising from corporate collapses, audit and other professional negligence, shareholder disputes and commercial fraud. The Private Wealth practice, supported by the wider team at Mishcon de Reya, encompasses tax and wealth planning, immigration, art, reputation, property, and family and business disputes.
Jason Karas is the Managing Partner of Karas LLP. He specialises in the investigation, litigation and resolution of complex commercial, financial and insolvency disputes, involving some of the most sophisticated global corporations.
Jason practices principally in professional negligence in financial and commercial matters, company law and cross-border insolvency throughout the Asia Pacific region and internationally. A leading international corporate litigator and advocate, he is renowned for his tenacity, commercial acumen and stamina.
He has particular expertise litigating large-scale claims involving professional advisers (including directors, auditors and bankers duties), shareholder remedies, governance and regulatory disputes and the identification and tracing of stolen assets.
Over the last two decades, Jason has managed multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation arising from some of the largest and most complex corporate collapses around the world, including Bond Corporation, Bell Group, HIH Insurance, Akai Holdings, Moulin Global, Carlyle Capital, the Kingate (Madoff feeder) Funds, Memory Tech, 3D Gold, Ocean Grand, Orient Power, China Medical Technologies, Bank Century, China Forestry, Platinum Funds and 1MDB.
Jason is also a trusted adviser to corporate clients, general counsel, investment and hedge funds and family offices. Jason has also been at the forefront of the development of the dispute financing industry.
In 2013, Jason was one of the first lawyers in Hong Kong to be granted Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings and is frequently in the High Court, Companies Court and Court of Appeal, conducting hearings as Solicitor Advocate.
Kevin Kee is a Partner of Karas LLP. He specialises in managing complex cross-border litigation from investigation through to trial and the enforcement of judgments.
Having acted in some of the largest corporate collapses in the Asia-Pacific region, Kevin has particular expertise in insolvency, fraud and professional negligence disputes.
Kevin combines a breadth of legal knowledge with clear-eyed thinking to find innovative solutions that advance his client’s interests. He has a keen interest in the use of technology to aid investigations.
Kevin is a Solicitor Advocate, having been granted Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings in Hong Kong.
Kevin joined Lipman Karas (now Karas LLP) in 2014 from Allen & Overy where he was a Consultant. He originally trained with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and commenced his career in their Melbourne and Perth offices.