Mr Mathias Cheung > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Mathias’ practice covers all areas of Chambers’ work, including construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and utilities, professional negligence and commercial disputes. In particular, he has extensive experience in adjudications, international arbitrations and public inquiries relating to high-value construction and infrastructure projects.

Mathias has previously acted in a complex TCC dispute regarding the redevelopment of the Rolls Building, and his recent reported TCC cases include McDonald v D&F Contracts Ltd [2018] 1 WLR 5695, DSVG Facade Ltd v Conneely Facades Ltd [2018] 6 WLUK 235 (adjudication enforcement relating to interim payment), Vinci Construction UK Ltd v Beumer Group UK Ltd [2018] BLR 575 (baggage handling system at Gatwick Airport).

His recent international experiences include a cross-border arbitration in Hong Kong involving complex delay and defects claims governed by the Macau Civil Code, and an ongoing arbitration relating to one of the largest power stations in South Africa.

Mathias is the winner of the SCL Hudson Prize 2015 for his essay entitled ‘Shylock’s Construction Law: the Brave New Life of Liquidated Damages?’ (2017) 33(3) Const LJ 173. He is also the author of Informa’s annual Construction Law Review and various articles in the International Construction Law Review  and Construction Law magazine.


Called 2015


As a native of Hong Kong, Mathias is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin, and he is therefore able to take instructions for cases involving Chinese-speaking parties and Chinese documentation in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and other jurisdictions.


Mathias is a member of COMBAR, TECBAR and the Society of Construction Law. He is also a member of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and a committee member of the UK Association for European Law.


2014-2015 Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School
2013-2014 BCL, Magdalen College, University of Oxford (Master’s in Law – Competition Law;
Jurisprudence and Political Theory; Restitution of Unjust Enrichment; Comparative Public
Law); Law Faculty Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship
2010-2013 LLB Hons (First Class Honours), King’s College London