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 is mainly instructed by clients in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. The international arbitration team manages numerous LNG sector disputes, including highly specialised gas price review disputes as well as infrastructure and construction disputes across South East Asia. Its capabilities have further expanded with the October 2020 arrival of Paul Teo in Singapore, bringing more than 20 years of experience in arbitration, ADR and litigation matters, with particular focus on China-outbound and Japan-outbound matters. Based in Singapore, Yu-Jin Tay co-leads the team with Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong > Construction

(Leading individuals)

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Led by Geoffrey Chan , Mayer Brown’s five-partner integrated construction and engineering team is well-positioned to advise a diverse array of public and private sector stakeholders on all aspects of Hong Kong-based and regional projects. The group’s workload spans a myriad of transactional and regulatory matters, as well as litigation. On the transactional front, much of the deal flow is generated from the firm’s employer side client base and the firm is frequently engaged in big-ticket projects. Menachem Hasofer , who is a co-head of the firm’s international arbitration practice, has extensive expertise in construction/infrastructure disputes; his experience includes judicial reviews and representing public bodies in bid challenges arising under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Mei Ling Lew has the gravitas to advise developers, public bodies and contractors on all the most complex issues arising from litigation, arbitration and mediation. Hong Kong and UK-qualified partner Venna Cheng handles consultancy and construction contracts for building and infrastructure projects. Cheng also handles conventional construction disputes, and alongside Hasofer, is also a key contact for procurement challenges under the GPA.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Mayer Brown‘s ‘highly efficient‘ international arbitration team counts disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects among its specialisms, within which Menachem Hasofer is particularly experienced. Hasofer and John Hickin (who focuses on banking and commercial matters) jointly lead the team alongside Singapore-based Yu-Jin Tay.

India > Foreign firms

Yu-Jin Tay heads the Mayer Brown International LLP team, based largely in Hong Kong and Singapore, which has an acknowledged reputation for its extensive work in the energy sectors; LNG, traditional oil and gas, renewable power and energy-related commodities. Infrastructure/construction and natural resources are other areas of strength. Renewable energy-related disputes is a growing source of disputes and arbitrations with an India, (Indonesia and Vietnam) aspect. Yu-Jin Tay is a prominent arbitration specialist, well known for his extensive Asian practice, and the group’s international arbitration capabilities have been increased with the arrival of partner Paul Teo in Singapore, who joined from Baker McKenzie FenXun in October 2020, bringing a specialism in construction and infrastructure disputes. Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong are other noted international arbitration and disputes specialists.

Singapore > International arbitration

Mayer Brown‘s international arbitration team is well-versed in energy, infrastructure, construction and TMT sector disputes. The ‘excellentYu-Jin Tay (who is particularly active in disputes involving Singapore and Indonesia) leads the team alongside Hong Kong-based Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin. Paul Teo‘s arrival in Singapore from Baker McKenzie bolstered the group’s energy and projects international arbitration expertise, as has Kay-Jannes Wegner who has joined from Kim & Chang in South Korea.