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Timothy Hill

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Timothy Hill is head of the Projects, Engineering and Construction practice of Hogan Lovells in Asia. He is based in Hong Kong, where he has lived for over 20 years. Tim has extensive experience in relation to advisory work in the construction industry and construction disputes. During the course of practice Tim has considered most of the issues which commonly arise in the industry. He is currently engaged in advising a variety of clients across the Asia-Pacific region on civil engineering, process and building projects. In resolving matters Tim has undertaken a considerable amount of arbitration and litigation as well as a variety of forms of alternative dispute resolution. Tim is a practicing arbitrator and has written and spoken widely on topics relating to construction industry and dispute resolution.


Trained at Simpson Curtis; and became partner at Hogan Lovells in 1998




Member of the Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and member of the Working Party on the Reform of the Law of Arbitration in Hong Kong. Formerly Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and the Hong Kong representative of the LCIA. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.


Education: Ashville College, LL.B (Hons), Manchester University, 1982; and College of Law, Chester, 1983 Qualifications: 1985, England & Wales; and 1988, Hong Kong

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

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At Hogan Lovells, Timothy Hill and James Kwan in Hong Kong handle cases with concerning issues ranging from technology through to corporate matters, many of them with connections to Greater China, including disputes before all manner of centres and also ad-hoc arbitrations. Kent Phillips in Singapore also handles cases with construction, engineering and energy elements.

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Hogan Lovells counts ‘among the best for global construction disputes’. Led by Timothy Hill, ‘a very experienced lawyer and construction expert’, the team counts the Hong Kong Airport Authority among its clients. Recent work includes representing Metta Resources in High Court proceedings relating to the Tsz Shan Monastery project, one of the largest construction disputes before the Hong Kong courts. The ‘very experienced’ Damon So has a background in civil engineering and is noted by clients for his 'ability to digest and present complex issues'.

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Within: Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Timothy Hill and James Kwan lead the team at Hogan Lovells. Hill is particularly well known in the engineering and construction industry, where he represents owners and contractors in major engineering-related arbitrations. He has also acted in commercial and insurance arbitrations including carbon trading matters. Kwan specialises in international commercial arbitration, with a focus on healthcare, life sciences, technology, infrastructure and energy disputes. Clients include Tencent. Terence Wong departed for Winston & Strawn.

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