Nathan P.W. Dentice

Nathan P.W. Dentice

Partner

Education

  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1995, Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Accounting
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1992, Bachelor of Law, Hons

Nathan's practice focuses on general commercial and regulatory litigation, with a particular emphasis on financial services issues and complex commercial disputes.  Nathan has acted in a wide range of significant commercial litigation, including litigation in connection with joint venture and shareholder disputes and issues arising in relation to the sale of financial products.  In addition to acting for private parties, Nathan currently advises a number of major regulators on their statutory and public law duties.  

Nathan has acted for the Stock Exchange in judicial review proceedings in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal.  He has also acted for numerous listed issuers and directors in connection with disciplinary and review proceedings before the Exchange. 

Nathan regularly advises on the application of the Securities and Futures Ordinance and the various regulations applicable to the financial industry, and has extensive experience assisting institutions and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions, including in respect of proceedings before the Market Misconduct Tribunal.

Nathan advises the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in relation to the discharge of its functions under the Professional Accountants Ordinance, and has acted for the Institute in judicial review proceedings in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal.   Nathan also advises the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers and the Insurance Agents Registration Board in relation to the discharge of their functions under the Insurance Companies Ordinance.

Employment History

  • 2011 - Reed Smith Richards Butler
  • 2008 - Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith LLP
  • 2002 - Richards Butler Hong Kong
  • 1996 - Minter Ellison (New Zealand)