Kevin Chan > DLA Piper > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
25th Floor, Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Hong Kong > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Kevin ChanDLA Piper

DLA Piper attracts a strong flow of work from Chinese and international clients, including large shipping and logistics companies. The team is praised for its ability to provide ‘client-centric legal solutions in a clear and friendly manner’. Ernest Yang and Kevin Chan co-head the group in Hong Kong, which operates on an integrated basis with the Beijing and Shanghai offices. On the contentious side, the firm is prominent in shipping litigation and arbitration in Greater China and elsewhere internationally. The team’s expertise includes casualty and salvage cases, as well as commodity disputes and cargo claims. Elsewhere, the firm is also sought after for advice on non-contentious matters, such as the sale and purchase of ships, shipping finance and shipbuilding.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation

The DLA Piper litigation and regulatory team is ‘able to deploy sufficient resources round the clock’ when advising on shareholder disputes and during regulatory investigations. Department head Kevin Chan and ‘pragmatic and seasoned litigator‘ Harris Chan count large Asian banks and international names from the financial services, energy, retail and construction sectors on their client roster. Support comes from Satpal Gobindpuri, particularly on corporate matters stretching overseas, with insurance coverage and product liability other firm-wide areas of focus in this domain.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms

DLA Piper’s position as a global full-service law firm enables its offshore office in Hong Kong, led by Kevin Chan and supplemented by on the ground experts in Shanghai and Beijing, to engage in highly complex, multijurisdictional litigation. Chan represented Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Chow Sang Sang Securities in the recovery of defaulted loans valued at HK$1.5bn and HK$722m respectively. Satpal Gobindpuri is well versed in commercial litigation and disputes in the insurance sector. Harris Chan has experience dealing with cases ranging from corporate restructuring to disputes over high net-worth estates. Xiaoshan Chen is also highly regarded.