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Michael Withington
Michael Withington
Partner
Telephone
+852 2803 3612
Mobile
+852 5293 6967
Fax
+852 2803 3608

Michael is experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes involving both listed companies and high-profile private companies (many of which involve a cross-border element). He has also acted in litigation involving financial services institutions (including mis-selling claims and negligence claims), claims involving directors, and disputes over asset acquisitions.

A large part of Michael's practice at Howse Williams Bowers involves contentious employment matters (acting for both employers and employees), including claims over termination and remuneration, enforcement of post-termination restrictions, discrimination claims and partnership disputes. He advises employers and statutory bodies on internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings, and has represented a number of individuals in SFC investigations. He also has significant experience in conducting and defending judicial review proceedings.

Michael also has extensive insurance experience, particularly in relation to the defence of professional negligence claims and advising on coverage issues. He has been a panel solicitor for the Hong Kong Solicitors Professional Indemnity Scheme since 1998, and has represented both local and international law firms in connection with a broad range of claims. 

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Experience
2012
Gall
2002
Herbert Smith Freehills
1998
Wilkinson & Grist
1994
Haldanes
Education
1987
The University of Sydney, LLB
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
1994 Hong Kong
1994 England and Wales
1987 New South Wales, Australia
Professional Affiliations
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
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Commercial Crime Bureau Investigations, Dispute Resolution, Medico-Legal
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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