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Howse Williams

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded disputes practice offering a wide range of litigation expertise in employment, real estate, shipping disputes and contentious trusts and probate matters, among others. Also represents an impressive range of clients in defamation and judicial review matters, and is well placed to advise on clinical negligence cases.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "The service levels are exceptional and you feel in very safe hands. The response time is short and the advice has always been to the point, without any additional baggage." The client goes on: "The team is not there to just run the matter but to protect my interests at all levels."

Notable practitioners

Chris Howse is described by one client as a "perfect gentleman and very effective lawyer" who is "friendly, approachable, and extremely good at what he does." He is experienced with insurance and clinical negligence claims, as well as in shipping disputes.

Michael Withington is noted by one market source for having a "very impressive record for insurance work." He is also well equipped to advise on shareholder disputes, financial mis-selling claims and employment litigation.

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Overview

Howse Williams specialises in dispute resolution both in Hong Kong and internationally. The firm handles complex multi-jurisdictional commercial cases involving sale of goods; trade finance; media law; fraud; shareholder, joint venture, employment, property and franchise disputes; insolvency issues; injunction proceedings; jurisdictional challenges; public inquiries and judicial reviews.

Key areas of practice include: 

  • Financial services and corporate regulatory disputes
  • Clinical negligence and healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Professional indemnity and D&O
  • Employment
  • Shipping and international trade
  • Marine personal injury
  • Contentious probate and trusts
  • Property and building management
  • International Fraud



Members

Coogans, David

Day, Emma

Howse, Chris

Kan, David

Leung, Eviana

Leung, William

Murphy, Bernard

Scott, Alison

Toner, Oonagh

Withington, Michael

Yeung, Patricia

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

Howse Williams

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Location

27F Alexandra House

18 Chater Road, Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

China

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)


Chris Howse
Band 3
Michael Withington
Band 4