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Veteran Market Leader David Blumenfeld to lead Dentons’ Real Estate practice in Asia-Pacific
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has recruited David Blumenfeld as Head of Real Estate, Asia-Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, he will lead cross-border investment transactions and work closely with Dentons’ 200+ real estate lawyers in Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul and more than 20 other Dentons’ offices in the Asia-Pacific region.
David’s practice focuses on high-profile real estate investment work and complex cross-border deals for private equity firms, financial institutions, investment banks and other institutional investors investing in China, Japan and other locations in Asia-Pacific. US qualified and based in Asia for over 15 years, he has advised the world’s top international investors and lenders on many of the most significant transactions in the region in the last two decades. He comes to Dentons after chairing the Asia Real Estate practice and the Asia Hospitality practice for Paul Hastings for many years.
Chambers & Partners ranks him with their highest recognition, Eminent Practitioner, for real estate (international firms) in China.
Evan Z. Lazar, Co-Chair of Global Real Estate at Dentons said, “Dentons has the largest Real Estate legal in the world with 1500 lawyers globally. We are focused on being the absolute number one choice law firm for top institutional investors, private equity and other funds. A true market leader, David will strengthen the leading position of our Real Estate practice in Asia-Pacific, while giving our clients access to top tier talent to support their transactions in the region.”
David Hall, Co-Chair of Global Real Estate at Dentons said, “David’s joining is a wonderful opportunity for us to take the next step forward as a regional Asia-Pacific Real Estate team. He is a heavyweight real estate lawyer who has the ability to grasp all the elements of high-profile real estate deals, including the debt and tax components as well as the over-arching commercial imperatives to drive transactions across multiple jurisdictions in the region.”
David Blumenfeld said, “I am delighted to join a Dentons’ team that is talented, growing, diverse and offers clients a breadth of practices and an unmatched global footprint. Institutional clients pursuing cross-border transactions are increasingly seeking counsel with both deep subject matter expertise and a presence in the places where they invest. Dentons is the rare firm that offers both.”
- Hong Kong
- Outbound investment
- Real estate