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Hong Kong

Work Department

Commercial Litigation practice group




Joseph specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on construction.  He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001.

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors and consultants.

Over the years of Joseph’s practice, he has been involved in various high profile projects including the Airport Core Project, the construction of the Tsing Ma Bridge and the “short piling” incident which attracted major media coverage at the time. He was involved in a recent high profile dispute regarding a development project in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. The dispute had been widely reported in the press and Joseph was quoted in newspapers and weekly magazines on a number of occasions. The case was also reported in law reports. Joseph also has experience in conducting CIETAC arbitrations. Joseph is also able to advise on partnering arrangements and NEC.

Joseph has been granted higher rights of audience in civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Final Appeal and is one of only a small number of Solicitor Advocates in Hong Kong. He also sits as an arbitrator.


  • Acting for a hotel group in arbitrations regarding the development of a chain of hotels in the PRC.
  • Acting for a listed mine operator in Mongolia in respect of its dispute with its mining contractor.
  • Advising a contractor in an arbitration against the employer in respect of a development project in Macau. The dispute was widely reported in the press.
  • Advising a public body on claims from its project consultant regarding the development of a sports complex in Hong Kong.




Listed on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators

Listed on the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators

Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate Member since 1995 and Member since 2000)

Member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (since 2007)

Member of Society of Construction Law Hong Kong

Member of Lighthouse Club Hong Kong 


LL.B (Hons), University of Central England 

P.C.LL, University of Hong Kong

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Construction

Approachable, helpful and responsive at all times’, the construction team at Deacons is well known in the market for handling disputes, transactional and advisory matters. On the disputes front, the practice advises on litigation, arbitration and mediation and handles both domestic and cross-border matters. Key clients include major developers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants, and part of the firm’s non-contentious offering includes competition and compliance advice. Seasoned litigator Kwok Kit Cheung heads the team and acts for clients on construction and commercial disputes. Joseph Chung is an arbitrator and is admitted to appear in the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).