Construction (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Established group regularly instructed by major developers and contractors on local and international disputes, with proven strength on arbitration cases. Notable experience advising on large infrastructure projects and transactional matters for blue-chip clients, with solid capabilities in Hong Kong and the PRC. Also well versed in mandates connected with residential, leisure and hospitality sector construction.

Strengths Sources note: "The whole team is very strong and there is a harmonious relationship among the lawyers; each of them knows exactly their role when they work together."

Other sources also praise the lawyers' "excellent teamwork," adding: "They're quick and fast and can give technical advice."

Work highlights Defended Ching Lee Engineering in a major industrial court summons for alleged violation of the Buildings Ordinance.

Notable practitioners

Sources say that Joseph Chung "is at the forefront of the industry and has handled a lot of complicated construction issues." He advises clients on contentious construction matters arising out of infrastructure and development projects, and is well versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

K K Cheung is highly regarded in the market for his deft handling of construction disputes including engineering defects and contractual claims. He is also able to assist clients with front-end contract drafting and tender document reviews. Sources note: "He's a very experienced lawyer and is very familiar with the law and regulations concerning construction."