Chris Dobby > Hogan Lovells > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells
Hong Kong

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment




Chris Dobby is a prominent commercial litigator with a global practice in our Hong Kong dispute resolution team. Over his 20 years of practice, Chris has earned a reputation as ‘a very good operator who has a lot of experience on contentious matters‘. He is a trusted advisor to a broad range of clients, providing them with creative and effective solutions through litigation, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution.

Chris Dobby’s practice covers a broad range of cross-border commercial, insolvency, professional negligence including accountants’ liability and fraud related disputes, investigations, asset tracing and recovery actions throughout Asia. He advises banks and other financial institutions including PE funds, insolvency practitioners, officeholders and receivers, global accounting firms, corporates and individuals. Chris’ experience in dealing with complex cross-border issues enables him to ‘think around corners’ and to identify and resolve issues in a practical and efficient manner.

Chris advises on all aspects of contentious insolvency matters and continues to act for the court appointed liquidators of some of Hong Kong’s highest profile corporate collapses (including Hong Kong’s largest corporate collapse). As one of the few accredited solicitor-advocates with higher rights of audience before the Hong Kong Courts for civil proceedings, Chris frequently represents clients in the superior courts in Hong Kong.


B.Sc., University of London, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Chris DobbyHogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has developed its capacity for restructuring and insolvency across the APAC region by leveraging its position in key jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai to offer interlocking cross-border advice relating to China. The firm operates with a focus on global creditors and has established a unique team comprising senior practitioners across finance, real estate and litigation to offer comprehensive cross-practice advice to clients. Chris Dobby leads the firm’s strong contentious work on a jurisdictional basis, with increasing activity in receivership, asset recovery and liquidation work. Jonathan Leitch, practice head, routinely advises funds, bondholders and alternative capital providers in non-contentious matters across Asia.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation

The ‘well-resourced and proactive’ team at Hogan Lovells provides a ‘first-class service’ to international and regional clients seeking recourse through litigation across a plethora of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes. Insolvency litigation is a particular strength, with team head Chris Dobby regularly instructed by liquidators, including in the context of multi-jurisdictional asset recovery actions. ‘Seasoned litigator’ Mark Lin is also highly regarded and excels in handling cross-border disputes for TMT and financial services clients.