Construction Law

DVC has a strong tradition in the building and construction areas. Our first head of Chambers was elevated to head the Construction and Arbitration List in the High Court, whilst other members have held important offices in the field such as the Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. To this day, DVC maintains a strong presence in these areas, with an army of construction specialists who frequently act as advocates and arbitrators in local and international arbitrations. John Scott SC and a team of members are also editors of “Hong Kong Construction Law”, a leading text on building and construction law in Hong Kong.


What the directories say: 


A veteran construction specialist, [this silk] is equally at home in litigation or arbitration proceedings, and active as both counsel and arbitrator in the latter context. He is described as “a true construction lawyer and one of the best in Hong Kong,” while some clients refer to him as “our favourite counsel, always at the top of our list, very hands-on and so detailed and thorough that he doesn't need a junior.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)


Described as “one of the most prominent construction Silks in HK”, “the complete package,” and “every kind of well prepared,” this DVC construction specialist canvasses praise for “a catalogue of desirable qualities: practical, pragmatic, very user-friendly, low maintenance and willing roll up his sleeves.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)


DVC houses "specialist construction silks, renowned for their stamina in big cases that last a long time" and they are known to take a "common-sense, extremely user-friendly" approach that "helps turn complicated matters into simple ones." 

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)




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Construction Law