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Joseph is the head and leader of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, which is one of the biggest litigation practices in Hong Kong. He is a very experienced and highly regarded lawyer who regularly helps clients to resolve disputes by providing legal advice with strategic insight. For over 30 years of practice, he has represented clients in many substantial and/or high profile commercial litigations, SFC initiated proceedings and commercial fraud/bribery cases.
Joseph’s practice includes estate and trust matters, shareholders disputes, companies matters, listed companies investment disputes, cross border disputes and other types of complex litigation of substantial value. Joseph and the team that he leads regularly advise clients on Regulatory investigations by the SFC, HKMA or the Stock Exchange. He also advises corporate clients and individuals in relation to bribery and fraud investigations. His clients include Hong Kong listed companies, Fortune 500 companies, senior executives and Chinese families with significant investments in Hong Kong and overseas. He also regularly advises PRC based companies and their executives.
Recognised as an Eminent Practitioner in Dispute Resolution: Litigation by Chambers Greater China Region (2022 – 2023)
Recognised as an Eminent Practitioner in Dispute Resolution: Litigation by Chambers Asia Pacific (2021) and previously recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Financial Services (contentious) in previous years
Recognised as a leading individual in Dispute resolution: Litigation by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023)
Recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in Dispute resolution: International Arbitration by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023)
Recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Regulatory (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022 – 2023)
Recognised as a Litigation Star in Commercial and Transactions (2022-2023), Private Client (Hong Kong) (2023) by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Recognised as a leading individual in Regulatory and Regulatory – Anti-corruption and compliance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2009 – 2020)
Recognised as an elite practitioner by asialaw Profiles in Dispute Resolution and Regulatory (2019 – 2020)
Recognised on the Citywealth Leaders List in Contentious Trist, Corporate and Regulatory (2019 – 2020)
Winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards in Litigation (2015-2016)
Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Civil Litigation Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong
Greater Bay Area Hong Kong-Macao Lawyer Talent Pool
For a period in 2017 and 2018, Joseph was appointed and sat as a Deputy High Court Judge
For a period in 2010, Joseph was appointed and sat as a Deputy District Judge
LLB, University of Birmingham
PCLL, University of Hong Kong
“Proposed Amendment to Eradicate – Pyramid Schemes”, Hong Kong Lawyer, April 2011
“Arbitration in Hong Kong” for the International Arbitration Review, published by the UK based Law Business Research Ltd.
Author of the chapter “Has the Litigation Culture Changed?” in the book “Civil Justice Reform – What has it achieved?” published by Hong Kong University, University College of London and Sweet & Maxwell, February 2011