Leading Silks

Anthony Houghton SC - Des Voeux ChambersA true gentleman and very experienced in international arbitration.
Charles Manzoni SC - Temple ChambersA relentless advocate with a quiet forcefulness, he is very versatile.
Ian Pennicott SC - Des Voeux ChambersSuccinct, intelligent, hard-working and easy to work with.
John Scott SC - Des Voeux ChambersHe has a good reputation as an arbitrator.
Nicholas Cooney SC - Gilt ChambersOne of the best construction SCs in Hong Kong.
Peter Clayton SC - Parkside ChambersHe has a strong reputation for sitting as an arbitrator.
Simon Westbrook SC - Des Voeux ChambersRazor-sharp and user friendly.

Leading Juniors

Calvin Cheuk - Des Voeux ChambersA busy practitioner, with a strong practice, and a great guy, too.
Julian Cohen - Gilt ChambersVery active in high-quality work.
Thomas Lee - Sir Oswald Cheung's ChambersBright, practical and user-friendly, he rolls his sleeves up and gets stuck into, and masters, the detail. A pleasure to work with, and good with clients.
James Niehorster - Pacific ChambersHe is making a name for himself in the fields of construction and engineering, and is very useful as a junior to lead in such matters as he is also qualified as a quantity surveyor.
Philip Rompotis - Prince's ChambersDeep knowledge of arbitration law in Hong Kong and globally. Sharp intellect and tenacious.
Gary Soo - Gary Soo’s ChambersA good construction junior counsel with a technical background.
David Tsang - Des Voeux ChambersAn experienced construction barrister.

Rising Stars

Ellen Pang - Des Voeux ChambersHaving a PRC educational background and professional experience in a prestigious leading PRC firm, she has very good understanding of trans-border commercial disputes involving PRC elements.

Construction and property in Hong Kong Bar

Des Voeux Chambers

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.

Gary Soo’s Chambers

At his eponymous chambers, Gary Soo’s Chambers, Gary Soo is active as counsel and arbitrator, and in particular, has a reputation for sitting as an arbitrator in disputes with Mainland connections.

Gilt Chambers

Gilt Chambers includes Nicholas Cooney SC, who has a track record of construction-related work for the government, and Julian Cohen, who before moving to the independent Bar was a partner at Pinsent Masons. Cooney SC also has a track record of sitting as an arbitrator.

Pacific Chambers

James Niehorster at Pacific Chambers  has a track record of construction work in Hong Kong, appearing alongside elite names in the English Bar as part of a broad practice.

Parkside Chambers

Parkside Chambers' Peter Clayton SC has a following in Hong Kong as counsel and arbitrator across the range of construction law work.

Prince'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.

Temple Chambers

Temple Chambers includes Charles Manzoni SC, a dual silk in both Hong Kong and England and Wales, where is also a full member of 39 Essex Chambers. Qualified as an electrical and mechanical engineer, his practice includes mandates as arbitrator and counsel in disputes on projects worldwide.