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  1. Construction – Leading silks
  2. Construction – Leading juniors

Construction – Leading silks

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    • Philip Boulding QC - Keating ChambersA popular choice for Hong Kong construction disputes.’
    • Paul Darling QC - 39 Essex ChambersArbitrator and counsel in disputes across ASEAN and Hong Kong.’
    • Nicholas Dennys QC - Atkin ChambersHe appears for contractors and subcontractors, often regarding megaprojects and/or matters linked to Hong Kong.’
    • Dr Robert Gaitskell QC - Keating ChambersHe is without doubt one of the premier construction arbitrators in the world.
    • Andrew Goddard QC - Atkin ChambersHe is strong in advocacy and cross-examination, making persuasive and intelligible submissions.’
    • Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersHe is highly intelligent, knows the industry and can understand volumes of information in short periods of time.
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    • Sean Brannigan QC - 4 Pump CourtHe provides practical and pragmatic solutions all the time.’
    • Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC - Atkin ChambersSharp and comprehensive; she can always be counted on for pragmatic and incisive advice.’
    • James Howells QC - Atkin ChambersExcellent to work with, extremely responsive and always on top of the details.
    • Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersHe is an excellent lawyer, with strength across the board.’
    • Jane Lemon QC - Keating ChambersShe appears in Hong Kong disputes.’
    • Charles Manzoni QC - 39 Essex ChambersA former electrical and mechanical engineer admitted to the Hong Kong Bar.’
    • Peter Rees QC - 39 Essex ChambersInstructed as counsel and arbitrator in energy and infrastructure disputes.’
    • Marion Smith QC - 39 Essex ChambersA popular choice for Asian power station construction disputes.’
    • David Streatfeild-James QC - Atkin ChambersHe provides very thoughtful, technical and robust written advice, which proves critical in the pre-dispute stage.
    • Marcus Taverner QC - Keating ChambersActive in Australian energy infrastructure disputes.’
    • David Thomas QC - Keating ChambersA popular choice for Asian contractors.’

Construction – Leading juniors

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Recent work highlights at 4 Pump Court have seen Sean Brannigan QC successfully represent an American claimant securing over $400m of damages from a Chinese contractor regarding a wind power project.

39 Essex Chambershas become a major player in international arbitration’, and in particular has ‘very good strength in depth in construction arbitration’. Adrian Hughes QC appears in many China-related cases, while Charles Manzoni QC is notable for his admission to the Hong Kong Bar.

Members of Atkin Chambers have ‘extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and its latest legal developments’. The set appears in a range of disputes concerning structures from power stations through to tunnels and bridges. Hong Kong is a key jurisdiction for chambers, and it also receives a number of instructions from the construction arms of South Korean chaebols.

Keating Chambers is ‘one of the leading sets in this area’; ‘very few offer the breadth and depth of construction expertise’. Members have an Asian footprint extending across Hong Kong, South-East Asia and Australia. Philip Boulding QC is a key name for Hong Kong work, and the set also includes the South Australian-qualified Robert Fenwick Elliott, who represented CH2M Hill in several pieces of Northern Territory litigation regarding the 890km Ichthys liquefied natural gas pipeline project.

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