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 and 2020. Asian Legal Business selected him as one of the top 10 M&A lawyers in China in 2017. According to Chambers Asia-Pacific, clients said Daniel “has been notable in the market for a long time” and “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)

“Leading Lawyer”, Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018–2021)

“Leading Individual”, Corporate (including M&A) – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2020–2021)

“Leading Individual”, Private Equity – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2020–2021)

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

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


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Hong KongRegistered Foreign Lawyer
  • 2001New York


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