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Hogan Lovells
Hong Kong

Work Department

Projects, Engineering and Construction


Timothy Hill is head of the Projects, Engineering, and Construction practice of Hogan Lovells in Asia. He is based in Hong Kong, where he has lived for over 30 years. Tim has vast experience in relation to advisory work in the construction industry and construction disputes. During the course of practice, Tim has considered most of the issues that commonly arise in the industry. He is currently engaged in advising a variety of clients across the Asia-Pacific region on civil engineering, process, and building projects. In resolving matters, Tim has undertaken a considerable amount of arbitration and litigation as well as a variety of forms of alternative dispute resolution. Tim is a practicing arbitrator and has written and spoken widely on topics relating to construction industry and dispute resolution.


Trained at Simpson Curtis; and became partner at Hogan Lovells in 1998.




Member of the Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and member of the Working Party on the Reform of the Law of Arbitration in Hong Kong. Formerly Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and the Hong Kong representative of the London Court of International Arbitration, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.


Ashville College, LL.B (Hons), Manchester University, 1982; and College of Law, Chester, 1983 Qualifications: 1985, England & Wales; and 1988, Hong Kong

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Construction

(Hall of Fame)

Timothy HillHogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is well known in the market for its contentious expertise and handles a range of disputes, including arbitration and litigation; the practice also handles a number of non-contentious matters, including transactions and financings. The practice is well-placed to handle cross-border matters across the Asia-Pacific region by virtue of having practitioners on the ground in Australia, Singapore and Dubai. Timothy Hill heads the team with over 30 years’ experience advising project sponsors, contractors, major subcontractors, and consultants on the full life cycle of projects. Damon So is a qualified civil and structural engineer and a chartered engineer; he handles contentious matters and the preparation and negotiation of construction-related documents. Counsel Joyce Leung is also recommended.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Although it is relatively small in comparison with some of the ranked firms, Hogan Lovells‘ five-strong team punches above its weight by virtue of its ability to leverage strong regional and broader global resources, enabling it to handle some big ticket arbitrations for international corporates on their inbound investments, as well as Chinese parties on outbound activity. James Kwan is the principal contact out of Hong Kong for commercial arbitrations and has built up a particularly strong reputation advising on private equity disputes, including as it relates to put options. Timothy Hill and Damon So also handle some international arbitration work as an outreach of their construction practices.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Hogan Lovells has arbitration practitioners in its offices both in Hong Kong and Singapore. In Hong Kong, James Kwan is active for commercial arbitrations, including M&A disputes, while Timothy Hill  heads a construction disputes group active in engineering-related arbitrations, heading the firm’s group in this area. Furthermore, in Singapore, it can count on commercial arbitration specialist Kent Phillips.