Mr Menachem Hasofer > Mayer Brown > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown
Hong Kong

Work Department

Construction & Engineering; Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Menachem Hasofer is a partner of Mayer Brown and Co-Leader of the firm’s International Arbitration practice. He is experienced in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on handling documents-intensive disputes arising from building construction and infrastructure projects.

Menachem advises companies on records retention and management, including storage and retrieval of electronically stored information and e-discovery. He is a co-author of chapters on international litigation and arbitration in Electronic Discovery Deskbook, published by Practising Law Institute, and was an active member of the Hong Kong Judiciary’s working group for the Practice Direction for an e-Discovery Pilot Scheme published in 2014.
Menachem also has significant experience in public/administrative law cases, particularly in representing Hong Kong land owners and NGOs in judicial review proceedings concerning town planning, environmental and land lease decisions. He also advises on public procurement/tendering issues under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).


Admitted in Hong Kong and Australia – New South Wales.


English and Hebrew.


The College of Law, New South Wales, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Legal Practitioners Admission Board (Chief Justice of New South Wales), Dip (Law); The Securities Institute of Australia, Certificate in Financial Markets.

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > International arbitration

Mayer Brown handles arbitrations for and against Korean parties, with a focus on sectors such as energy, technology, transport and heavy industry and manufacturing, to name a few. Construction-related cases (across a wide range of industries) are a key pillar of the practice, as are complex business combination disputes and other general commercial matters. The firm’s standing among Korean and global clients has been enhanced since Yu-Jin Tay joined the Singapore office from DLA Piper in 2017, with him having more than 17 years of experience of handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Cases involving Korean investments into emerging markets are a specialism of the firm; Tay has particular expertise in Vietnam, which is notable given the rise of Korean investments there. In Hong Kong, Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin are also names to note.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin head up the team at Mayer Brown. The practice is very well known for its expertise in construction-related arbitrations, and is also widely recognised for assisting Chinese state-owned enterprises with international disputes. Thomas So is a key name.

Hong Kong > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Menachem HasoferMayer Brown

Mayer Brown‘s construction team counts arbitration as a key strength and has also been busy handling mandates from the hospitality, leisure, public utilities and transport sectors. Geoffrey Chan leads the practice, in which Menachem HasoferMei Ling LewVenna Cheng and counsel Felicia Lee are key contacts.