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Chris Dobby

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Chris is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice in Hogan Lovells' Hong Kong office. He has considerable experience in dispute resolution, acting for financial institutions, liquidators, other insolvency practitioners and court appointed administrators in respect of a wide range of commercial, professional negligence and fraud-related disputes and asset recovery actions. In respect of insolvency, Chris has advised on many substantial corporate collapses, including Hong Kong's largest corporate collapse with creditor debt of over US$1 billion. Chris has considerable experience in conducting multi-jurisdictional investigations and asset tracing exercises. Chris also specialises in assisting administrators appointed by the court in relation to collapsed securities brokerages, and assisting administrators in allocating and distributing trust property to beneficiaries.




Education: BSc (Psychology) (Hons), University of London, 1994 Qualifications: 1998, Hong Kong; and 1999, England & Wales

Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Dobby - Hogan Lovells

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Now with only one partner based in Hong Kong, Hogan Lovells' capacity to handle a significant volume and diversity of matters has been somewhat reduced; nevertheless, it regularly works alongside key Asian offices including in Singapore to provide 'a strong offering on the contentious front' for insolvency practitioners and banks such as Borrelli Walsh, FTI Consulting, Standard Chartered Bank and KPMG. The 'excellent' Chris Dobby is the primary contact in the Hong Kong office and, by virtue of his accreditation as one of the few solicitor-advocates with higher rights of audience, is able to advocate in Hong Kong’s higher court. With assistance from well-regarded senior associate Karen Chan, Dobby continues to represent the liquidators of Akai in relation to Akai’s liquidation and the ongoing investigation and recovery actions against its former chairman.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Hogan Lovells'¬†‚Äėfirst-class‚Äô team is headed by¬†Allan Leung¬†and Chris Dobby. It has seen some growth, with Edward Seto¬†joining from Andrew W.Y. Ng & Co, Jeremy Forsyth¬†from Bennett + Co, and Byron Philips¬†from CMS. In recent highlights, the team advised¬†China Metal's liquidators in relation to the first ever application to wind up a Hong Kong-listed company on public interest grounds, involving multi-jurisdictional investigations and asset recovery claims. It also successfully represented¬†Chau Chi Yin, a former director of CITIC, in a market misconduct tribunal action, and the¬†Hong Kong Airport Authority in several judicial reviews, one involving matters of public security. Mark Lin¬†is ‚Äėa seasoned litigator.'

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