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Mayer Brown

16-19F, PRINCE'S BUILDING, 10 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +85 2 2843 2211
Fax:
Fax +85 2 2845 9121
DX:
DX-9001-IC
Email:
Web:
www.mayerbrown.com

Nicholas Hunsworth

Tel:
Work +852 2843 4417
Email:
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Position

Nick Hunsworth is a partner of Mayer Brown. He advises on all aspects of banking and commercial litigation. He has been involved in a broad variety of high-profile cases in Hong Kong covering a wide area of commercial disputes. He provides high level advice to financial institutions on a range of regulatory and compliance issues.

Nick also has extensive experience in administrative law remedies and appearances before domestic tribunals, including judicial reviews of decisions of professional bodies, regulators and members' clubs. Nick has accredited Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Nick has been described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a "a pre-eminent litigator in the market" (2015) He has been ranked as a Senior Statesman in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Asia-Pacific (since 2013); as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (since 2008) and has received a "Lifetime Achievement in the Legal Profession" award from Chambers Asia Pacific (2015).

Career

Admitted in England and Wales and Hong Kong.

Languages

English.

Education

University of Oxford, BA.


Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Nicholas Hunsworth - Mayer Brown JSM

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

John Hickin heads up the practice at Mayer Brown JSM. Recent work includes advising HSH Nordbank on a breach of charterparty, loan agreements and unpaid supplies issues, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, following the winding down of a South Korean shipping container company; as well as acting for DBS Bank on a $50m mis-selling claim brought by the bank’s customers against the bank, in the only reported mis-selling claim in Hong Kong arising from the collapse of Lehman Brothers involving a trust structure. Alan Linning joined from Sidley Austin. Jonathan Mok departed for Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Clients also include HSBC, Cathay Pacific Airways, and SEA Holdings. Nicholas Hunsworth and counsel Vivien Yip are singled out.

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