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Deeply experienced Hong Kong bench, bolstered by a significant Mainland China team offering clients extensive coverage in the region, backed by a wider global network. Acts on a wide range of commercial and financial disputes for major listed companies and SOEs. Possesses additional expertise in shareholder disputes, insolvency litigation, cross-border enforcement actions, compliance matters, debt recovery, copyright claimsand fraud claims. Also noted for its expertise in construction and infrastructure disputes.
A client describes the team as "experienced, professional and client-oriented," adding: "I am deeply impressed by the responsiveness, efficiency and attention to detail," and asserting: "The team has also shown it can handle complex cases involving difficult and novel issues of law and demonstrated a profound understanding of clients' needs."
Advised Shandong Chenming Paper on resisting a winding-up petition on the basis of the petition not complying with the test that the Hong Kong court must fulfil in order to justify exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction in the winding up of a foreign company in Hong Kong.
Edmund Wan becomes an up-and-coming practitioner for his admirable work on competition and construction disputes. "We like him," asserts a source, going on to describe him as "very reasonable."
Paul Starr is best known for handling contentious construction and infrastructure matters, as well as insolvency disputes. He is co-head of the firm's dispute resolution practice, with additional strengths in arbitration.
Peter Bullock is praised by one client for being "very hands-on, very responsive and very straightforward." He remains a strong adviser on TMT disputes and intellectual property claims, of late advising on matters relating to cryptocurrency.
King & Wood Mallesons