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Hill Dickinson Hong Kong
33B United Centre
95 Queensway
Admiralty, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Work Department

Commercial and shipping disputes resolution.


Edward Liu is a partner of Hill Dickinson Hong Kong.  He is qualified as a solicitor of Hong Kong, England & Wales, as well as a lawyer of P.R. China.

Edward’s main area of practice is in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is extensively experienced in advising and handling international commercial disputes covering areas such as sale of goods/trade and commodities, energy and offshore projects, construction, shipping and shipbuilding, shareholder and equity related disputes, and international investment (particularly connected with Belt & Road projects), commercial fraud, regulatory investigations, international sanctions, worldwide enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards etc.  He frequently represents financial institutions, insurance companies, multinational corporations, non-government organisations, Chinese state-owned enterprises as well as major shipping and commodities companies in complex commercial cross border disputes in courts in Hong Kong, London and international tribunals.  He also advises banks, insurers and trading companies on non-contentious matters concerning asset finance, trade finance and shipping finance. 

Edward has considerable experience in almost aspects of dry shipping, including claims under charterparties, bills of lading, long-term contracts of affreightment, sale of second-hand vessels, and marine insurance etc., claims arising from collision, grounding, salvage and general average, arrest of ships and jurisdiction challenge. He has also dealt with many shipbuilding cases involving Chinese shipyards.

Since 2019, Edward has consistently been listed as a leading lawyer in shipping practice by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. In addition, he has been a frequent winner with many awards:

  • 2019, 2020 – Lloyd’s List Global Top 10 Maritime Lawyers
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 – Top 100 Most Influential People in Chinese Shipping Industry
  • 2018 – Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Chinese Shipping Industry
  • 2017 – Lloyd’s List Global Top 5 in the Next Generation in Shipping
  • 2016, 2017 – Shortlisted as one of Lloyd’s List The Next Generation Award for Asia & Pacific
  • 2015 – The Ten Outstanding New Hong Kong Young Persons


He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and a lawyer in P.R. China




  • Principal Representative of the International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office
  • Member of Henan Commission, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Member of Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of Steering Committee on Mediation, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of Advisory Body on Third Party Finding of Arbitration and Mediation, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Adjudicator of Registration of Persons Tribunal, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of Appeal Panel (Housing), Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Co-opted member of Maritime and Port Development Committee, Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of Hong Kong Aviation Development and Three-Runway System Advisory Committee, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Visiting professor of Shanghai Maritime University School of Economics & Management
  • Adjunct lecture of University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Vice-president of the Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession Association
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group
  • Supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association
  • Member of China Affairs Committee, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
  • Executive Member of Hong Kong Maritime Law Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member of Arbitration Committee, the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Listed arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • International Accredited Professional Mediator of International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute
  • Council Member of Hong Kong International Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association


2011-2013 BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma of Law

2008-2009 University of Southampton, LLM

2004-2008 Shanghai Maritime University, LLB


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