Leading Juniors

Calvin CheukDes Voeux ChambersCalvin is meticulous in his work. His expertise in construction law is impressive, his advocacy is good, and he can deal with difficult questions from the judge skilfully.'
Julian Cohen – Resolution Chambers 'Julian's knowledge of the law, and particularly its application to complex construction disputes, is unparalleled. He was once described by a retired English High Court judge as one of the finest legal minds of his generation.'
Thomas LeeRede Chambers ‘Thomas conducts meticulous oral advocacy and is great on paper. He will not miss any points.'
Andrew Mak – Sir Oswald Cheung's ChambersAndrew is capable of dealing with highly complex factual and legal issues, with an exceptional ability to distil and apply complicated legal principles to the detailed facts of a particular case. He is a trial advocate with highly effective cross-examination skills, and he also has enormous skills and knowledge in both trial and appellate advocacy.'
James NiehorsterPacific Chambers 'James is a very good barrister.'
Gary SooGary Soo’s Chambers ‘Gary is specialised in construction work, especially in alternative dispute resolution. His written advocacy is outstanding and extremely efficient, probably because of his separate qualification as civil engineering.’
Jonathan Chan – Des Voeux Chambers 'Jonathan is a highly talented counsel with deep and solid knowledge in the construction field. He has always finished his works competently and with diligence and efficiency. He is also a team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational, leadership, and analytical skills.'
Matthew CheungCornerstone Chambers  ‘Matthew is a seasoned lawyer with good knowledge of the law and research skill. His drafting is also precise and cogent, he is articulate, and he is good at being able to formulate and present his point to the bench clearly and effectively.’
Solomon Lam  - Cornerstone Chambers  ‘Solomon is a specialist in construction law and adverse possession. He is reliable and easy to work with, and his submissions are detailed and persuasive.’
Kaiser LeungDes Voeux Chambers Kaiser is a go-to junior barrister for construction cases. He is very sharp, knowledgeable, responsive, diligent, and hard-working, and he always offers robust and practical advice to clients.'
Ronald PangPantheon Chambers ‘Ronald is hard working, reliable, and approachable.'
Philip RompotisPrince's Chambers 'Philip is hard working and meticulous in his preparation, leaving no stone unturned. He is an excellent advocate and communicator and is always on point with his strategy and advice.'
Carol WongSir Oswald Cheung's Chambers ‘Carol is meticulous, to the point, and capable of dealing with long cases. She is able to grasp complicated matters quickly and distil them succinctly in submissions.'

Construction and property in Hong Kong Bar

Des Voeux Chambers

Des Voeux Chambers is the preeminent set in Hong Kong’s construction and property arena ‘with both leading and junior counsel‘. Amongst the set’s juniors, Calvin Cheuk stands out for his expertise in handling construction-related disputes spanning across Hong Kong, Mainland China and beyond. Cheuk, led by John Scott SC, acted for the plaintiff in Johnson Controls Hong Kong Ltd v Wangle Engineering Lt, a dispute regarding whether there was a presumption that interim payment certificates are provisional and subject to a final review; this was the first case of its kind in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal. Kaiser Leung is another key member of the set with significant experience in complex construction disputes concerning heavyweight infrastructure projects and commercial and residential developments. Jonathan Chan is also a notable team member.


‘Des Voeux Chambers has a diverse specialty practice. Always a first choice when choosing chambers to approach on potential matters.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers is viewed as number one in construction and engineering matters across all levels, including in arbitrations, with both leading and junior counsel.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers has the largest number of construction counsel in Hong Kong.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers is an excellent set of chambers.’

‘De Voeux Chambers has a set of barristers with an excellent reputation and lots of strength in depth.’

‘The leading set in construction disputes and it has a number of impressive juniors who are talented and experienced in such disputes.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers is the largest set of barristers chambers in Hong Kong and has a robust presence in construction law. It has several very good barristers specialising in construction law.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers is a go-to set of chambers in Hong Kong.’

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Pantheon Chambers

Pantheon Chambers is home to a range of practitioners who boast expertise in construction and building management-related disputes. Harrison Cheung has significant experience in assisting clients with construction-related litigation, arbitrations, and mediations regarding terminations, defective works, extensions, delays, and valuations. He represented a subcontractor who sued the main contractor regarding outstanding payment for work carried out in Gurkhas Construction Ltd. v Craft Façade Tech (Hong Kong) Co Ltd. Ronald Pang is particularly skilled in disputes involving rural land and multi-storey buildings, which is demonstrated by his acting for the respondent in The Incorporated Owners of Walton Estate v Yan Yan Car Company and Hong Kong Flute Centre & Music Co Ltd, a dispute concerning the collection and apportionment of management fees. Isaac Yung is another notable member of the team.


‘Pantheon Chambers specialises in building and construction disputes. It has gradually established its reputation in the legal field.’

‘A chambers with very experienced and knowledgeable barristers.’

‘Pantheon Chambers is one of the few young sets in Hong Kong that is filled with a number of experienced counsel in this area.’

‘Counsel at Pantheon Chambers can always deliver persuasive arguments. They are also very conscientious and attentive, which is evident whether they are in courtrooms or in meetings with clients.’

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