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Dispute Resolution

5 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected, independent Hong Kong firm, acknowledged for its broad commercial disputes offering. Areas of expertise include professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, debt and asset recovery, fraud, and contentious trusts and probate. Often acts for clients in the financial services sector, international investors and high net worth individuals and families.

Strengths

A market source comments on the team's "formidable line-up," noting that it has "extraordinary strength in depth."

Another commentator considers it a "really solid litigation house with a lot of capable operators."

Notable practitioners

Jeff Lane is well versed in fraud claims and various tracing and recovery actions. He is also experienced with cyber-fraud claims.

Mark Side is head of the firm's dispute resolution team. He is known for handling employment disputes, as well as contentious regulatory matters and white-collar crime investigations.

Pamela Mak is co-head of the firm's China practice group and wins praise from a source who describes her as a "young partner who is on the way up." She often acts on contentious probate cases, as well as shareholder disputes and asset tracing and recovery.

Richard Wilmot frequently acts for lenders, bondholders and investors on recovery and enforcement actions. In addition to his "swift solutions that make commercial sense," a client praises him for "giving the legal profession a humane side and providing a listening ear during stressful times."

Robin Darton is praised by a client, who asserts that he is "really good and really knows his work," while another source notes that he is an "experienced practitioner who has been around a long time and is very solid." He is well regarded for handling disputes stemming from restructuring and insolvency, as well as shareholder disputes.

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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.

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Dispute Resolution (International Firms)


Jeff Lane
Band 4
Mark Side
Band 4
Pamela Mak
Band 5
Richard Wilmot
Band 5
Robin Darton
Band 5