Daniel Dusek

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong) and Partner (Kirkland & Ellis LLP, U.S.) Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity


A leading figure in the Hong Kong market, dedicated his practice to advising clients on high-stakes M&A and private equity investments and associated regulatory frameworks. - Who’s Who Legal

Daniel Dusek is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong and a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP (U.S.). Daniel has extensive experience advising on complex, cross-border corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, auctions, private equity and leveraged buyouts, take-privates, spin-offs and joint ventures, for leading private equity investors and corporations.

Daniel is recognized as a leading corporate/M&A and private equity lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. He is named as one of the Global Elite Thought Leaders for M&A and Governance in Asia Pacific by Who’s Who Legal in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Asian Legal Business selected him as one of the top 10 M&A lawyers in China in 2017. According to Chambers Asia-Pacific, clients viewed him as a "highly skilled negotiator who runs a solid practice and provides excellent service" and he is “always thinking on behalf of his clients beyond just the law, which is an invaluable skill and means he is trusted as a lawyer, but also an adviser." (2020 & 2021)



“Leading Lawyer”, Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021–2022)

“Leading Lawyer”, Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018–2022)

“Leading Individual”, Corporate (including M&A) – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2020–2022)

“Leading Individual”, Private Equity – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2020–2022)

“Highly Regarded”, M&A, IFLR 1000 (2018–2022)

“Highly Regarded”, Private Equity, IFLR 1000 (2018–2022)

Recommended as a "Global Leader" for Foreign Investment Review and M&A, Who's Who Legal (2022)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Hong KongRegistered Foreign Lawyer
  • 2001New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2000
  • Harvard UniversityB.A.1995