Chris Howse is a dispute lawyer who handles a wide range of commercial, insurance, professional indemnity and maritime disputes. He has over 40 years experience in commercial and insurance dispute resolution. He has practised in Hong Kong since 1981 and since that time he has been instructed on some of the largest commercial disputes in Hong Kong notably the litigation between ADS -v- Wheelock Marden & Others which involved allegations of fraudulent trading and misrepresentation. He also has considerable experience of commercial disputes involving parties in the PRC and in other Asian jurisdictions.
Chris managed the Hong Kong office of Richards Butler and he was Senior Partner and Managing Partner of that office from 1983 to 2011. He has considerable experience in arbitration and he is qualified as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, China (CIETAC and CMAC), Singapore, Korea, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian jurisdictions. He has represented parties in arbitrations in China (both CIETAC and CMAC), Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Malaysia. Chris is also an accredited mediator.
Chris also provides professional indemnity advice and assistance to wide range of professionals in Hong Kong, including solicitors, accountants, brokers, architects, vets, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals.
Chris also leads the medico-legal team with fellow partner David Kan. They advise doctors, dentists and their indemnity providers – the Medical Protection Society and Dental Protection Ltd – as well as private hospitals and other healthcare professionals. Chris also advises private hospitals, corporate healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies on issues relating to the import and distribution of drugs and pharmaceutical products, drug liability claims and other regulatory matters.