Joseph Chung
Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9647

Joseph Chung

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9647


+ Add to Binder

Joseph specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on construction.  He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001. 

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors and consultants. 

Over the years of Joseph’s practice, he has been involved in various high profile projects including the Airport Core Project, the construction of the Tsing Ma Bridge and the “short piling” incident which attracted major media coverage at the time. He was involved in a recent high profile dispute regarding a development project in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. The dispute had been widely reported in the press and Joseph was quoted in newspapers and weekly magazines on a number of occasions. The case was also reported in law reports. Joseph also has experience in conducting CIETAC arbitrations. Joseph is also able to advise on partnering arrangements and NEC.

Joseph has been granted higher rights of audience in civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Final Appeal and is one of only a small number of Solicitor Advocates in Hong Kong. He also sits as an arbitrator.

 

Acting for a hotel group in arbitrations regarding the development of a chain of hotels in the PRC.

Acting for a listed mine operator in Mongolia in respect of its dispute with its mining contractor.

Advising a contractor in an arbitration against the employer in respect of a development project in Macau. The dispute was widely reported in the press. 

Advising a public body on claims from its project consultant regarding the development of a sports complex in Hong Kong.

Joseph speaks regularly at conferences on construction related topics. He is also a frequent speaker on NEC. 

In 2012, he sat for a period as Deputy District Court Judge.

Joseph is a co-author of “Bullen and Leake and Jacob’s Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings”. 

Joseph is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Memberships

  • Listed on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's List of Arbitrators
  • Listed on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration’s Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate Member since 1995 and Member since 2000)
  • Member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (since 2007)
  • Member of Society of Construction Law Hong Kong
  • Member of Lighthouse Club Hong Kong 

Education

  • LL.B (Hons), University of Central England 
  • P.C.LL, University of Hong Kong

Accolades

  • Recognised as a leading individual in Construction by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide for several consecutive years
  • Notable mentions for consecutive years and recommended for his “thoughtful consideration, and good experience” in Construction in Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Recipient  of the Client Choice Award in the Hong Kong Construction category in 2018 by Lexology
  • Received "nothing but praise"  by clients and that "[he] turns what [they’re] offering to him in technical terms into material that can be brought into the case, understanding the legal procedures that go with that very well.”  - Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

 

Back