What the team is known for
Large team with deep expertise in both local and international disputes. Noted for its longstanding presence in the Hong Kong market, as well as for the impressive breadth of its litigation capability, covering contentious construction, employment and financial services matters. Additional areas of focus include medical negligence claims, real estate disputes and regulatory investigations. Also handles allegations of antitrust violations and competition-related investigations.
A client notes: "The advice is practical, useful and make commercial sense," and adds: "Mayer Brown does not just identify problems but provides practical solutions to those problems. The team is approachable and can deliver advice promptly."
Another client reports: "The team's strengths are its deep understanding of us as a client and responsiveness to requests."
Advised a syndicate of lenders, including Norddeutsche Landesbank, which had refinanced a supertanker of Brightoil's, on retaking control of the vessel as part of Brightoil's bankruptcy proceedings.
is a trusted adviser to financial institutions and professional service providers on financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. A source praises his "very deep knowledge on regulatory issues and securities enforcement,"
noting that "he was previously the head of the enforcement agency, so he has in-depth knowledge of the enforcement mechanisms."
is a veteran disputes lawyer who is described by one client as "one of the best litigators in town"
and praised for his "high-level advice."
He is particularly skilled in banking and insolvency litigation, of late advising on a number of fraud cases and regulatory investigations.