Kwok Kit (KK) Cheung

Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

K.K.Cheung@deacons.com
+852 2825 9427
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"He has notable expertise handling engineering defects and contractual claims, and also handles cross-border disputes."

""He's very sensible, easy to work with and helps clients to understand what is in their best interest." Another source is quick to highlight that "he has a lot of experience in working with clients who may not understand the Hong Kong legal infrastructure."

"He's a very experienced lawyer and is very familiar with the law and regulations concerning construction."

KK has wide experience in dealing with a variety of private and government building projects in Hong Kong, some of which was gained when practising as a quantity surveyor. He also acts for developers, contractors and subcontractors in construction projects, in litigation, arbitration and mediation and undertakes general advisory work in relation to construction contracts in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. He conducts CIETAC arbitrations in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing and acts as an arbitrator and mediator in construction and commercial disputes. KK handles complex, high value shareholders’ disputes, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He also handles cross-border commercial disputes involving Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries.

 

Highlights

  • Advising a public body to deal with claims from its consultants and contractors involving complicated legal issues in its property development in Hong Kong
  • Acting for a listed company in Hong Kong defending a substantial claim arising out of their project in Mongolia and successfully resisted an application for summary judgment
  • Acting for a hotel management company pursuing its claim against a PRC developer in various arbitrations in Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • Advising on a dispute involving a HK$10 billion Macau casino project
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in a very complex, HK$multi-billion shareholders’ dispute, involving multiple jurisdictions, with one of the trials lasting for 35 days in Hong Kong, with over 30 lawyers in the Courtroom.
  • Advising in a family shareholders’ dispute,  involving proceedings in a number of jurisdictions

More about Kwok Kit (KK) Cheung

  • Recognised as a leading lawyer for Construction (International Firms) (China) by Chambers Asia Pacific (2012 – 2021)
  • Recognised as Recommended Lawyer for Construction (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • Recognised as Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • Recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer (Leading tier) and a Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Lawyer (Recommended tier) by Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong (2021)
  • Recognised as a global leader in Construction by Who’s Who Legal (2018 – 2021)
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) (China) by Chambers Asia Pacific (2018 – 2020)
  • Recognised as a Commended External Counsel of the Year in Construction by the In-House Community (2016 – 2019)
  • Recognised as one of China’s Top 100 Lawyers by China Business Law Journal (2016 – 2017, 2019)
  • Recognised as a leading individual for Construction by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2014 – 2018)
  • Awarded a Client Choice award for excellence in Hong Kong construction by Lexology (2017)

Member, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1990

Member, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 1992

Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1999 (Associate member since 1994)

Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong since 1994

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 2001

Honorary Legal Adviser to Hong Kong Plumbing & Sanitary Ware Trade Association since 2003

Member, List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre since 2004

Fellow Member, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 2005

Fellow Member, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2005

External Examiner, The University of Hong Kong 2007 – 2009

Member, Panel of  Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) since 2008

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre since 2010

Honorary Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors since 2012

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration

Honorary Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong Construction Sub-Contractors Association since 2013

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission since 2014

Member, Town Planning Board since 2016

Member, Panel of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre Across the Straits since 2016

Member, The Construction Dispute Review Board/Dispute Adjudication Board of The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei since 2017

Member, Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators since 2021

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Hong Kong, 1987

LLB (Hons), University of London, 1991

PCLL, University of Hong Kong, 1992

"He has notable expertise handling engineering defects and contractual claims, and also handles cross-border disputes."

""He's very sensible, easy to work with and helps clients to understand what is in their best interest." Another source is quick to highlight that "he has a lot of experience in working with clients who may not understand the Hong Kong legal infrastructure."

"He's a very experienced lawyer and is very familiar with the law and regulations concerning construction."

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Jurisdictions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (non-practising)

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