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Kevin Bowers
Kevin Bowers
Partner / Solicitor Advocate
Telephone
+852 2803 3648
Mobile
+852 9020 3245
Fax
+852 2803 3608

Kevin specialises in commercial, insurance and employment litigation and dispute resolution both in Hong Kong and internationally. He handles complex multi-jurisdictional commercial cases involving debt recovery, sale of goods, trade finance, media law, fraud, shareholder, joint venture, employment, property (including land rights disputes and building management / tenancy issues) and franchise disputes, contentions probate/trusts, asset tracing, injunction proceedings, jurisdictional challenges, public inquiries and judicial reviews.

He acts for both employers and employees in a wide range of contentious and advisory employment matters, and is experienced in advising upon and handling internal disciplinary investigations and proceedings.

Kevin acts for a wide range of commercial and residential landlords and tenants, as well as asset / building managers in high value property rights disputes and has successfully defended a claim for HK$300 million arising from the competing uses of commercial properties in Hong Kong.

He is also experienced in professional indemnity, D&O liability and other general insurance and reinsurance-related claims.  Kevin has been a panel solicitor for the Hong Kong Solicitors Professional Indemnity Scheme since 1997.

His experience extends to defamation-related litigation and pre/post-publication advice to both printed and new media-based publications in Hong Kong and abroad, and regularly advises on broadcast and telecommunications matters.

Kevin is seasoned in conducting U.S. overseas depositions and is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution as well as an Accredited Mediator.

Kevin has represented major clients on important, high-value matters. He acted on behalf of Hong Kong’s main cargo handler in The Commission of Inquiry into the Opening of the Hong Kong International Airport and for appellant insurers to the Privy Council in England. Kevin was also successful in obtaining one of the most far-reaching restraining orders worldwide from the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong and in representing a professional regulatory body before the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong in judicial review proceedings.


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Experience
2011
Reed Smith Richards Butler
2008
Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith LLP
2006
Richards Butler Hong Kong
1997
Deacons Hong Kong
1995
Masons Hong Kong
1990
Masons London
Education
1990
Guildford College of Law, CPE
1989
University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
1997 Hong Kong
1992 England and Wales
Professional Affiliations
Solicitor Advocate
Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
Member, HKIAC Mediation Council
Accredited Mediator, Law Society of Hong Kong
Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd. (HKMAAL)
Associate Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Examiner, University of Hong Kong (1998)
Member, Professional Indemnity Advisory Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Hong Kong Insurers Club
Member, Hong Kong Insurance Law Association
Member, The Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association
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PUBLICATIONS //
Submitted by // K Bowers, Partner/Solicitor Advocate; M Withington, Partner
  ILO New insurance levy to be introduced Click here to see the International Law Office Article › read article
18 November 2017
NEWS //
Submitted by // K Bowers, Partner / Solicitor Advocate
DON'T BE GREEDY!  Update on Shareholder's Inspection of Company Documents Introduction In two recent cases, the Court of First Instance considered applications for inspection o… › read article
11 November 2017