Qualified in both England & Wales and P.R. China, Edward Liu’s main area of practice is in commercial and shipping litigation and arbitration. He is extensively experienced in advising and handling international commercial disputes covering areas such as sale of goods/trade and commodities, energy and offshore projects, joint ventures, and international investment (particularly connected with Belt & Road projects), commercial fraud, worldwide enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards etc. He frequently represents financial institutions, insurance companies, multinational corporations, non-government organisations, Chinese state owned enterprises as well as major shipping and commodities companies in complex commercial cross border disputes in courts in Hong Kong, London and international arbitration tribunals. He also advises banks, insurers and trading companies on non-contentious matters concerning asset finance, trade finance and shipping finance.
Edward has considerable experience in almost aspects of dry shipping, including claims under charterparties, bills of lading, long-term contracts of affreightment, sale of second-hand vessels, and marine insurance etc., claims arising from collision, grounding and salvage, arrest of ships and jurisdiction challenge. Edward has also dealt with many shipbuilding cases involving Chinese shipyards.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator;
Listed Arbitrator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Member, Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group