Joseph Chung
Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9647

Joseph Chung

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9647


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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”. 

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 in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2018) – “… and Joseph Chung, who is ‘very hardworking, intelligent, personable and a good team player’

Recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific (2018) – One market source says: "He is a very good team leader, with very good insights in terms of strategy and how to handle cases in disputes," additionally describing him as "a meticulous and careful thinker, very prudent and hard-working."

Recognised as a leading individual in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 - 2017).

Recommended for Construction in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014 - 2016).

 

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