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A successful track record in resolving disputes

As Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm, Deacons has the skills necessary to resolve the most intractable construction disputes without ruining relationships.

These days disputes and disagreements are almost inevitable in any sizeable construction project. A careful approach to risk management and sound legal documents will often minimise their impact. But it is how you deal with disputes that will have the most dramatic impact on the bottom line and ongoing business relationships. 

Deacons consistently attracts praise from clients for its “excellent construction litigation expertise” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific) and our practitioners are highly ranked by the independently researched legal directories for their skill in handling construction disputes. Our strategy is always to help you avoid costly litigation, and with that in mind we employ our considerable experience of domestic and international arbitration in Hong Kong and the PRC. Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution are also among the team’s strengths.

Where litigation/arbitration is inescapable, or clients require assistance in enforcing arbitral awards, our team aims to resolve matters swiftly through the courts/arbitration. Recent work highlights confirm our ability to handle complex cases and demonstrate our track record of success in everything from general contractual disputes to professional negligence claims. Examples include:

  • Advising a client on a dispute with its lead consultant arising out of the HK$1.7 billion redevelopment of the premises of a Government sponsored body;
  • Acting in a HK$200 million claim against a developer connected with a substantial residential development in Macau; 
  • Representing a high profile Hong Kong contractor in an arbitration arising from a major project, including in appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal;
  • Assisting a hotel management company in three concurrent arbitrations in mainland China, and three others in Hong Kong, involving claims of HK$500 million; and
  • Representing a mine operator in respect of disputes with its mining contractor in relation to a mine in Mongolia with over HK$100 million at stake.

Please take a look at our services for more information on the range of work we undertake. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.

Construction Disputes SERVICES