Set Profile > LEVEL 19 > HONG KONG, Hong Kong

4 Pump Court
LEVEL 19
TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
8 FINANCE STREET, HONG KONG
Hong Kong

 

The set

Pump Court International comprises QCs and juniors who between them have extensive experience over a wide range of commercial disputes. The broad spread of seniority ensures that a suitable individual or team can be found to assist at any stage of the arbitration process, whether it be as arbitrator, advocate, or to undertake drafting or preparatory work, and at a cost appropriate to the task in hand.

It has particular experience in partnering both with international and local law firms and assisting them in managing the dispute and arbitration process wherever that dispute arises and is to be resolved.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the set has a wealth of experience in banking and financial services including those involving transactions across a range of exchanges as well as disputes concerning syndicated and other loan agreements, disputes concerning close-out amounts under derivative contracts, FOREX manipulation, freight forwarding agreements and junk bonds.

Members of Pump Court International have familiarity with many of the challenges and issues facing those in the international banking, insurance and wider financial services space with experience of cross-border issues and jurisdictional issues.

Commercial (cross border): the set has experience in all aspects of general commercial arbitration and appears regularly in these matters. Its work includes, but is not limited to, insurance and reinsurance, banking and securities, financing, sale and carriage of goods, aviation, shipping, the purchase and sale of commodities, the operation of international markets and exchanges, the construction and performance of mercantile contracts, share sale and purchase agreements, and media and entertainment.

Construction and engineering: the set has expertise in all aspects of construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes in relation to global and domestic projects. It acts for employers, contractors, sub-contractors; for government; for insurers and professionals. The set has extensive experience as specialist advocates and have been involved in many of the highest profile cases.

Energy and offshore: from pipelines in South East Asia to power stations in the Middle East, from oilfields in the Caspian to wind turbines off the UK coastline, the set has exceptional experience in all aspects of energy-related disputes. It can provide a rapid service in line with the demands of clients and takes pride in its reputation for getting to grips with the technical detail of cases without overlooking the necessary commercial priorities.

Insurance and reinsurance: the set has been involved in all major insurance and reinsurance issues and cases which have affected the London and international markets within the last 30 years, including the Lloyd’s litigation, the PA LMX spiral, Film Finance and US catastrophes including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

The set regularly advises on all types of policies across the entire insurance spectrum (including among others product liability, professional liability, construction and energy risks, property and business interruption, PA and health, credit and political risk, cyber media and tech, transport and aviation). It has considerable experience across a wide range of insurance law issues, including non-disclosure and misrepresentation, breach of warranty, fraudulent claims (and fraudulent devices) and subrogation.

Shipping and ship building: its work covers all areas of dry shipping, wet shipping, commodities, and ship construction and sales. Members of its team work with international law firms and P&I clubs on behalf of ship owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, cargo interests and banks. The set has expertise in charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, ship mortgages, liens, admiralty matters including collision, towage and pilotage, and also commercial shipbuilding, superyacht and mega yacht disputes.

Technology and telecoms: the set has a wealth of experience in IT, e-commerce and telecommunications law. It is regularly instructed in relation to disputes arising out of project failures and delays, defective hardware and software, IP licences and other contractual matters. It brings unrivalled expertise including in the emerging fields of cloud computing and cyber security. Members are involved in some of the largest copyright and contractual cases, and regularly act for major industry figures.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Members of Chambers VINEALL QC, Nick (2006)
Members of Chambers BRANNIGAN QC, Sean (2009)
Members of Chambers FRIEDMAN QC, David (1990)
Members of Chambers MOGER QC, Christopher (1992)
Members of Chambers MARKS QC, Lord (1995)
Members of Chambers SPEAIGHT QC, Anthony (1995)
Members of Chambers GARNIER QC, Edward (1976)
Members of Chambers ROWLAND QC, John (1996)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS QC, Michael (1997)
Members of Chambers NICHOLSON QC, Jeremy (2000)
Members of Chambers TOZZI QC, Nigel (2001)
Members of Chambers CROSS QC, James (2006)
Members of Chambers CHARLTON QC, Alex (2008)
Members of Chambers McCALL QC, Duncan (2008)
Members of Chambers CHRISTIE QC, Aidan (2008)
Members of Chambers NEISH QC, Andrew (2009)
Members of Chambers DAVIE QC, Michael (2010)
Members of Chambers COGLEY QC, Stephen (1984)
Members of Chambers SINCLAIR QC, Fiona (2013)
Members of Chambers ANSELL QC, Rachel (2014)
Members of Chambers O’SULLIVAN QC, Sean (2014)
Members of Chambers PILLING QC, Benjamin (2015)
Members of Chambers BERGIN QC, Terence (2015)
Members of Chambers HICKEY QC, Alexander (2016)
Members of Chambers McCAFFERTY QC, Lynne (2018)
Members of Chambers LEABEATER QC, James (2019)
Members of Chambers STEPHENS QC, Jessica (2019)
Members of Chambers DYER, Allen (1976)
Members of Chambers HAMILTON, Peter (1968)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Simon (1993)
Members of Chambers VAUGHAN-NEIL, Kate (1994)
Members of Chambers PACKMAN, Claire (1996)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Jonathan (1996)
Members of Chambers PURCHAS, James (1997)
Members of Chambers POTTER, Alison (1987)
Members of Chambers BOWLING, James (1999)
Members of Chambers GILLIES, Jennie (2000)
Members of Chambers WATTHEY, James (2000)
Members of Chambers LIVESEY, Kate (2001)
Members of Chambers OLIVER, Peter (2002)
Members of Chambers CRANGLE, Thomas (2002)
Members of Chambers WOODS, George (2003)
Members of Chambers HATT, James (2003)
Members of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Ron (2004)
Members of Chambers LAVY, Matthew (2004)
Members of Chambers GOLDSTONE, Simon (2004)
Members of Chambers WYGAS, Luke (2004)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Neil (2004)
Members of Chambers CROWLEY, Laura (2005)
Members of Chambers OSBORNE, Richard (2005)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Alexander (2007)
Members of Chambers STEVENS, Andrew (2007)
Members of Chambers TEMPLE, Adam (2008)
Members of Chambers GOODKIN, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers MUNRO, Iain (2009)
Members of Chambers NAYLOR, Martyn (2009)
Members of Chambers PATEL, Sanjay (2010)
Members of Chambers NOAKES, Rani (2010)
Members of Chambers THORNE, Matthew (2011)
Members of Chambers SHIRAZI, Gideon (2012)
Members of Chambers JONES, Ed (2012)
Members of Chambers CHURCHER, Daniel (2012)
Members of Chambers SCRIVENER, Robert (2013)
Members of Chambers DENNIS, Helen (2013)
Members of Chambers KHOO, Daniel (2014)
Members of Chambers TANNOCK, Quentin (2016)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Laura (2014)
Members of Chambers DOWERS, Neil (2016)
Members of Chambers KEATING, Rebecca (2017)
Members of Chambers SCHAFFER-GODDARD, Jonathan (2017)
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 Rachel Ansell QC photo Rachel Ansell QC Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration with an emphasis on…
 Terence Bergin QC photo Terence Bergin QC Barrister specialising in IT. Cases of note include: AFD Software Ltd v…
 James Bowling  photo James Bowling Commercial practice focusing principally on energy and construction (including adjudication). He also…
 Sean Brannigan QC photo Sean Brannigan QC Joint head of chambers, Sean specialises in high-value domestic construction cases and…
 Alex Charlton QC photo Alex Charlton QC Barrister specialising in all commercial and technical disputes with particular experience in…
 Rangan Chatterjee  photo Rangan Chatterjee Ron has a wide-ranging commercial practice which encompasses both litigation and international…
 Aidan Christie QC photo Aidan Christie QC Barrister specialising in general commercial law including insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence…
 Daniel Churcher  photo Daniel Churcher Daniel has a commercial practise with particular emphasis on construction, banking and…
 Thomas Crangle  photo Thomas Crangle Junior counsel specialising in technology and construction work and professional negligence. He…
 James Cross QC photo James Cross QC Barrister specialising in construction and engineering (including adjudication), professional negligence (especially construction…
 Laura Crowley  photo Laura Crowley General commercial law, including construction, insurance and professional negligence.
 Michael Davie QC photo Michael Davie QC Barrister specialising in property damage insurance; jurisdiction/choice of law; professional negligence; and…
 Helen Dennis  photo Helen Dennis General commercial practice in line with chambers’ expertise, specialising in construction, energy,…
 Michael Douglas QC photo Michael Douglas QC Barrister specialising in commercial, professional negligence and information technology fields.
 Allen Dyer  photo Allen Dyer Barrister specialising in professional indemnity, construction, contract and other commercial cases; has…
 Simon Goldstone  photo Simon Goldstone Commercial: banking, finance, insurance, commercial fraud. Insolvency and Company. Professional negligence: especially…
 Daniel Goodkin  photo Daniel Goodkin Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance, construction, professional negligence and shipping.
 James Hatt  photo James Hatt Barrister specialising in commercial law and international arbitration. Substantial experience as an…
 Neil Henderson  photo Neil Henderson Shipping and international trade: cargo claims, charterparty disputes, arrests, bunker disputes, shipbuilding…
 Simon Henderson  photo Simon Henderson Barrister specialising in commercial work, with an emphasis on information technology, construction…
 Alexander Hickey QC photo Alexander Hickey QC Barrister specialising in litigation, domestic and international arbitration and adjudication of disputes…
 Ed Jones  photo Ed Jones Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration with particular expertise in…
 Daniel Khoo  photo Daniel Khoo Commercial practice including litigation and arbitration with particular experience in civil fraud;…
Dr Matthew Lavy  photo Dr Matthew Lavy A commercial practice with a particular specialism in technology, telecoms, IP licensing…
 James Leabeater QC photo James Leabeater QC Barrister specialising in general commercial law; especially insurance, shipping, professional negligence and…
 Jonathan Lewis  photo Jonathan Lewis Commercial barrsiter principally specialising in construction and engineering disputes in litigation, arbitration and…
 Kate Livesey  photo Kate Livesey General common law and commercial law, including insurance, professional negligence, energy and…
Lord (Jonathan) Marks Of Henley-on-Thames QC photo Lord (Jonathan) Marks Of Henley-on-Thames QC Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration and…
 Lynne McCafferty QC photo Lynne McCafferty QC Barrister specialising in general commercial and common law experienced in construction and…
 Duncan McCall QC photo Duncan McCall QC Barrister specialising in general commercial and contractual law, and particularly information technology…
 Iain Munro  photo Iain Munro Professional negligence; commercial; information technology; construction; general common law, shipping, international arbitration.
 Martyn Naylor  photo Martyn Naylor Barrister with broad commercial experience across all of chambers’ principle practice areas.…
 Andrew Neish QC photo Andrew Neish QC Barrister specialising in general commercial law including insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence…
 Jeremy Nicholson QC photo Jeremy Nicholson QC Barrister and arbitrator specialising in commercial disputes including construction & engineering, energy,…
 Rani Noakes  photo Rani Noakes Complex international commercial litigation and arbitration in line with chambers’ profile with…
Dr Peter Oliver  photo Dr Peter Oliver Barrister specialising in general commercial litigation, construction litigation, professional negligence.
 Richard Osborne  photo Richard Osborne Barrister specialising in general commercial and common law, including contractual disputes, insurance,…
 Claire Packman  photo Claire Packman Barrister specialising in professional negligence, construction and general commercial litigation.
 Sanjay Patel  photo Sanjay Patel General commercial practice in line with chambers’ profile with specialisms in banking,…
 Benjamin Pilling QC photo Benjamin Pilling QC Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, banking and finance, professional negligence, construction and…
 Alison Potter  photo Alison Potter Experienced barrister and mediator with experience in commercial, financial services, professional negligence,…
 James Purchas  photo James Purchas Barrister specialising in commercial law, including financial services, insurance and reinsurance, and…
 John Rowland QC photo John Rowland QC Insurance and Reinsurance/Construction/Energy and resources/Finance and banking/Arbitration. Admitted to practice in England…
 Robert Scrivener  photo Robert Scrivener Broad commercial practice, in line with chambers’ expertise. Robert has particular experience…
 Gideon Shirazi  photo Gideon Shirazi Barrister with a broad commercial practice with expertise in banking and finance;…
 Fiona Sinclair QC photo Fiona Sinclair QC Specialises in construction, energy, transport, construction professionals’ liability and insurance. First class…
 Anthony Speaight QC photo Anthony Speaight QC Barrister with a practice in construction and technology cases, professional negligence, financial…
 Jessica Stephens QC photo Jessica Stephens QC Barrister specialising in construction and related professional negligence disputes. Acts for employers,…
 Andrew Stevens  photo Andrew Stevens Commercial barrister specialising in complex and high-value international disputes in arbitration and…
 Matthew Thorne  photo Matthew Thorne Commercial – broad range of work; insurance – secondment at major international…
 Kate Vaughan-Neil  photo Kate Vaughan-Neil Barrister dealing in general commercial and common law work with an emphasis…
 Nicholas Vineall QC photo Nicholas Vineall QC Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration, including financial services, civil…
 James Watthey  photo James Watthey An experienced commercial barrister handling heavyweight international arbitration and litigation. In addition…
 George Woods  photo George Woods Barrister specialising in IT, commercial, insurance and construction work.
 Alexander Wright  photo Alexander Wright Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration with particular expertise in shipping…
 Luke Wygas  photo Luke Wygas Luke’s practice focuses on domestic construction, energy, IT and professional negligence (with…