Arbitrator, Mediator

CV

Personal

Married with one child
Hong Kong Citizen
Languages include English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Education

LL.B. (Hons) – City University of Hong Kong, 1990
LL.M. on Chinese & Comparative Law – City University of Hong Kong, 1997

Qualification

Admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong in 1996
Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales in 1997
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Employment

Pinsent Masons
Simmons & Simmons
Minter Ellison
Stephenson Harwood & other law firms

Experience Highlight

  • Major engineering dispute relating to the construction of the clean room of a nuclear plant in Novgorod in Russia between two international parties.
  • A major engineering dispute relating to the construction of the Lai Chi Kok Viaduct in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The dispute was one of the biggest and key construction disputes in Hong Kong involving more than US$100M at stake.
  • A series of disputes relating to short and defective piles including those in Hong Kong Station and Yu Chui Yuen in Shatin, Hong Kong.
  • Numerous disputes relating to the development of private and public residential projects, and various engineering projects.
  • Acted for insurance companies and bond issuers to resist the calls of performance bonds.
Experience as Arbitrator

Appointments by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in construction disputes.

Appointments & Experience as Adjudicator

Registration of Persons Tribunal
Immigration Tribunal
Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning)
Long Term Prison Sentence Review Board
Torture Claims Appeal Board

Publications

  • Various articles on Competition Law in Hong Kong
  • Chinese Values and Mediation’, South China Morning Post 2013
  • The Construction Looseleaf (text book on construction law)
  • Even Idiots and Lunatics can be Arbitrators’, Pinsent Masons’ regular legal updates
  • Between A Rock and A Hard Place – What should an arbitrator do when struck between concurrent delays?’, Pinsent Masons’ regular legal updates
  • Does Non- Payment Constitute Repudiation? The Debate Goes On … ‘ , Australian Construction Law Newsletter
  • Hong Kong Law Reports
  • The White Book (as contributing editor)
  • A Reflection of Two Common Themes – Adjudication in the UK and Hong Kong’ – award winning paper for the Society of Construction Law’s essay writing competition 2008
  • The Incorporation of Arbitration Agreement’ , Asian Dispute Review in 2005
  • Vexatious Litigants’, Hong Kong Lawyer March 2005
  • ‘The Validity of Incomplete Construction Contracts’, Hong Kong Lawyer 2006
  • Contract or No Contract?’, Hong Kong Lawyer 2003
  • Professional Negligence of Construction Professionals, Hong Kong Lawyer 2003
  • Construction Disputes – arbitration or litigation?’, Hong Kong Lawyer 2002

Conferences & Seminars

  • Global Pound Legal Conference organised and hosted by Herbert Smith, 2016
  • A series of seminars on competition law for the construction industry 2010-2014
  • Mediation Week 2014
  • The Practical Approach to Resolving Disputes in the Construction Industry (PARDCI) Conference 2014
  • International Aboriculture Summit 2013, 2014
  • Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association lunch time seminar on the enforcement of judgements in HK and China 2014
  • A series of breakfast briefings for contractors on construction law and current topics
  • Legal training on competition law to major contractors in Hong Kong
  • Mediation training to different companies and professional organisations in Hong Kong
  • A series of breakfast briefings and in-house training for local contractors on security for payment legislation
  • Seminars and legal training to members of professional bodies including The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, and The Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
  • Conference on competition law jointly organised by Pinsent Masons and the Hong Kong Government in 2008.
  • A series of seminars and training (in Putonghua) for lawyers in Shanghai on the Hong Kong legal system and court procedures, 2001.
  • The National Lawyers’ Forum in Shanghai 2002