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What the team is known for Market-leading construction team with a highly reputed bench of practitioners, proficient in handling disputes and providing transactional advice on large projects in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Frequently advises multinational and PRC developers and contractors on complex infrastructure mandates, often representing large-scale SOEs. Also capable of handling disputes and contracts work relating to the energy, leisure and hospitality sectors.
Strengths The team is widely endorsed by clients in the market, with one highlighting: "Pinsent Masons take care of you and take the time to understand your specific context and how your business functions."
Work highlights Assisted China Gezhouba Group International and Zhejiang Supcon Solar Technology with the contracting and financing for a green project.
Dean Lewis has experience acting on behalf of clients in a range of complex, longstanding disputes between public and private entities. One admiring source describes him as "well regarded and well known in the industry." He is well placed to advise on cross-border arbitrations.
Peter Clayton is active assisting clients in a range of construction arbitrations, involving financial issues and professional negligence claims. He also has notable experience supporting clients in the conducting of investigations for inquiries.
Sam Boyling is recommended by a source for being "efficient and with executive ability." He has notable experience representing Chinese SOEs in a variety of contentious matters within the construction ambit.
Vincent Connor handles a wide range of contentious matters. "One aspect of his service that particularly impressed me was the depth and breadth of his knowledge of all parties involved," enthuses one client. Another source recounts: "Vincent Connor gave very sensible and practicable advice, and is respected for his knowledge and experience in the Hong Kong construction industry."