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We advise on all aspects of building, construction and civil engineering law. We act for developers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers. Our construction practice extends beyond Hong Kong into China. With our integrated Greater China team, we are able to advise developers on construction contracts, local labour laws, legislation and regulating requirements of China.

We are staffed with lawyers with dual professional qualifications of quantity surveyor and arbitrator. We are experienced in arbitration in Hong Kong and China. Our senior partner Ms Vivien Chan, has been appointed arbitrator of CIETAC and Shenzhen Arbitration Commission since 1997.

How we can help

  • Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • SHIAC Arbitrator and SZAC Arbitrator in the PRC
  • Domestic and international arbitration in Hong Kong
  • Claims in Hong Kong High Court Construction and Arbitration List
  • Drafting and vetting building, engineering and major project contracts
  • Commercial and legal risk analysis
  • Project planning, financing and documentation
  • Pre-tender and pre-contract advice, as well as practical advice throughout the course of the project
  • Contract negotiations
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Joint ventures, formation and resolution of disputes

Representative experience

Formulate strategy for a property developer on obtaining an award against irresponsive adjoining owners for demolition of the party wall in a redevelopment project under the Building Ordinance.

Assist a Macanese gaming and entertainment entity in construction arbitration against its main contractors.

Act for a shopping centre owner in related claims against the main contractor for defective workmanship in mediation/ litigation proceedings.

Review and assist clients in contracts interpretation claims against owners or contractors.

They laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round.

They all laughed when Edison recorded sound.

They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother when they said that man could fly;

They told Marconi wireless was a phony – It's the same old cry!

- Ira Gershwin
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