Leading Silks

Peter Clayton SCParkside Chambers ‘One of the top counsel in Hong Kong for this area.’
Ian Pennicott SCDes Voeux Chambers ‘One of the best, if not the leading, construction counsel in Hong Kong.’

Leading Juniors

Calvin Cheuk - Des Voeux Chambers 'A sought-after junior practitioner in the construction space.'
Julian Cohen – Resolution Chambers 'Julian is a construction dispute specialist. He has excellent technical and analytical skills, and is a formidable advocate.'
Thomas LeeRede Chambers  ‘His vast experience is what sets him apart; he is an ideal “one-stop shop” for sizeable construction companies.’
Andrew Mak – Sir Oswald Cheung's ChambersAndrew is able to offer clear and concise advice on core issues in complicated cases. He is one of the best property senior juniors.’
James NiehorsterPacific Chambers 'A talented and exceedingly capable advocate.'
Gary SooGary Soo’s Chambers 'Gary is very diligent and responsive. His advocacy is persuasive and always based on extensive preparation.'
Harrison CheungPantheon Chambers ‘Very analytical and thorough. He is able to deliver convincing arguments and spontaneous responses.’
Solomon Lam – Gary Soo’s Chambers ‘He is forceful and persuasive in his advocacy. Solomon is extremely hard-working and meticulous in his preparation.’
Ronald PangPantheon Chambers ‘His advocacy is one of the best among the junior construction counsel in Hong Kong.’
Carol WongSir Oswald Cheung's Chambers ‘She is thorough in her research and a good advocate in court.’

Rising Stars

Matthew CheungPantheon Chambers ‘Matthew is very strong on his legal research and presentation of legal arguments. He is a good quality advocate.’
Kaiser LeungDes Voeux Chambers 'Kaiser’s attention to detail is evident in his submissions and legal research work. He is both reliable and responsive.'
Isaac YungPantheon Chambers ‘Isaac is always able to advance his case succinctly and persuasively. All in all he is a very strong advocate.’

Construction and property in Hong Kong Bar

Des Voeux Chambers

Des Voeux Chambers remains a leading set in the area of construction and property. Members of the chambers are regularly instructed in a broad range of matters. Ian Pennicott SC is praised as ‘one of the best, if not the leading, construction counsel in Hong Kong’ and is notable for his expertise in construction litigation and arbitration – he continues to be an international member of elite London construction set Keating Chambers in addition. From the juniors, Kaiser Leung acts regularly in highly-complex infrastructure and construction disputes. Calvin Cheuk has similarly maintained his strong reputation in construction disputes; 2022 saw him undertake numerous challenging matters.


‘Des Voeux has a group of young barristers who are keen and eager to impress in terms of the quality of their work. They are highly diligent and easy to work with.’

‘Des Voeux Chambers is certainly the leading set, providing a wide spectrum of construction-specialised counsel.’

‘Strong members in construction and property; undoubtedly the leading set in this area.’

Gary Soo’s Chambers

Gary Soo’s Chambers is a set with pedigree in the area of construction and property, known for ‘offering barristers of varying seniority specialising in the area of construction disputes’. Head of chambers Gary Soo is regularly instructed on complex construction arbitrations. He is currently working on an ongoing, high-value and complex dispute between a government authority and contractors. Elsewhere, Solomon Lam is acting as the trial counsel in the High Court for a subcontractor who is claiming outstanding fees.


‘Gary Soo’s Chambers offers barristers of varying seniority specialising in the area of construction disputes, providing a wide range of services.’

‘The chamber is a group of qualified barristers specialised in construction related litigation and other alternative dispute resolution work.’

‘Specialised on construction matters.’

‘A construction set.’

Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers

Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers enjoys status as ‘among the most reputable and resourceful pool of advocates in property litigation and arbitration’. 2022 saw Andrew Mak led Carol Wong in a case that consolidated seven actions part of a partnership dispute pertaining to developments in the New Territories land. The case is expected to have a profound impact on the rights of the indigenous villagers in the development of the area. Individually, they both maintain their impressive property practices.


‘One of the most reputable sets of chambers in Hong Kong.’

‘Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers is a well established set with strength in nearly all fields of civil practice. A particular strength of the set is property law.’

‘Among the most reputable and resourceful pool of advocates in property litigation and arbitration.’