Des Voeux Chambers includes both silks and juniors with construction expertise. Ian Pennicott SC - also an international member of elite London construction set Keating Chambers - and Anthony Houghton SC, who are both instructed as arbitrators and counsel, are key names at the senior level. Like Houghton SC, David Tsang also qualified as a quantity surveyor before his career at the Bar. Calvin Cheuk has been elected as the chairman of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, and Kaiser Leung and Ellen Pang are well-regarded names at the junior end of chambers.
Construction and property in Hong Kong Bar
Gary Soo’s Chambers
Prince's Chambers includes Phillip Rompotis, who joined in April 2019 after a career as a solicitor in Hong Kong (including at Stephenson Harwood) and barrister in Australia. He is instructed to represent the claimant in KH Foundations v Chun Yip Construction Company, a dispute over a proposed luxury residential development in Deep Water Bay. In his arbitration practice, he sits as sole and panel arbitrator in HKIAC matters concerning domestic and regional projects.
Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers
Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers includes Thomas Lee, who before his transition to the independent Bar in 2000 was a partner at Dentons Hong Kong. His recent work has included appointments as arbitrator and as counsel, in which he has worked alongside elite Silks from London in international arbitration, as well as matters before the Hong Kong courts.