DVC is widely recognised as one of the leading commercial sets of chambers in town. A former member sat as the Judge in charge of the Commercial Court for many years, and most of our members are well equipped to handle complicated commercial litigation and arbitration on short notice. Clients include public and private companies, partnerships and individuals across a wide range of sectors both within Hong Kong and internationally. Specific areas of expertise include agency and distributorship disputes, banking and financial services, commercial arrangements and contracts, competition, employment, international trade, sale and carriage of goods, and telecommunications.
What the directories say:
Receiving commendation for being “an eloquent, hard-working and very fair advocate who doesn't take bad points,” this silk is also noted for always being on top of his material.” While he has a “proper and polite” demeanour in court he also has an ability to “stand his ground relentlessly” when necessary, and he comes with a warning: “Don't underestimate him." His wide-ranging practice is rich in experience of company law, insolvency, taxation and international trade issues as well as general commercial ones.
With a practice that focuses principally on cross-border commercial, company and insolvency-related disputes, this silk maintains “a very busy practice,” and is well liked for his advice because he's very practical.” He is lauded for being “persuasive both on his feet and on paper, his written work in particular being “succinct, cogent and very punchy.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)
This notable Silk is recognised for his very “smooth advocacy” and described as a “very experienced practitioner and natural advocate with a very busy commercial and arbitration practice.” He has a "very accommodating and patient manner with clients and solicitors," and "he is well liked by the court because his submissions are very realistic and full of common sense."
This DVC member is acknowledged for her “very conscientious” attention to detail and her “incredibly fierce and effective cross-examination style” [in the operation of] her “broad commercial practice.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)
One of DVC's members is noted for being "one of the best all-around Silks in Hong Kong," while peers recognise him as a "tenacious advocate" who "takes on the hard cases" and who has been "recommended for turning a losing case into a winning one."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)