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Serena Cheng

London, UK Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Serena Cheng QC of Atkin Chambers acts prominently in the arbitration of disputes with a construction or engineering connection - and often a maritime dimension too - arising in such jurisdictions as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Sources report that she is "able to grasp technical and engineering issues at lightning speed" and then "to articulate complex technical issues in simple and clear language," noting further that "she is an excellent advocate who commands the confidence of a tribunal with her clear delivery and felicity of expression." Another source emphasises her flair for producing "very sharp and witty soundbites" of the kind which "stay with the tribunal for a long time."
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Serena Cheng QC is a commercial litigation and arbitration specialist whose practice focuses on technically and legally complex energy, engineering and infrastructure disputes. She is an experienced trial advocate who has represented a wide range of employers and contractors both domestically and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the Far East and Middle East.

Reported TCC cases include: Lane End Developments Construction Ltd. v. Kingstone Civil Engineering Ltd [2020] 1 BLR 41; Blackpool Borough Council v. Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd [2020] BLR 340, [2020] TCLR 4; Lulu Construction Ltd v. Mulalley & Co Ltd [2016] EWHC 1852; Malcolm Charles Contracts Ltd v Crispin & Zhang [2016] 1 All ER (Comm) 9; Eurocom Ltd v Siemens PLC [2015] BLR 1; University of Brighton v Dovehouse Interiors Ltd [2014] BLR 432 153 Con LR 147; Hillcrest Homes Ltd v Beresford & Curbishley Ltd [2014] 153 Con LR 179; Doosan Babcock Ltd v Comercializadora de Equipos y Materiales MABE LDA [2014] BLR 33.

Career

LLB(Hons) (London) 1999; called to the Bar Lincoln's Inn 2000.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; LCLCBA; SCL and TECBAR. Serena served on TECBAR’s Management Committee from c.2010 to 2017.

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