As a prominent commercial litigator in Hong Kong, William has extensive experience in Shareholder's disputes and company's risk management issues. He has almost two decades of experience in advising companies (including listed companies) on shareholder's disputes and other regulatory issues. He also acts for both trustees and beneficiaries on contentious trust and probate matters. His clients span a wide range of industries including investment, real estate, maritime and logistics, retail, financial institutions and insurance. William also regularly acts for high net worth individuals on personal wealth matters.
William has been consistently named as one of the leading lawyers in Hong Kong. (AsiaLaw, 2013; Chambers Asia 2014 – 2017; Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014 – 2018)
William also specialises in contentious disputes covering logistics / transport, maritime arbitration and marine insurance matters. He has unrivalled experience in handling a wide range of contentious matters with a particular emphasis on bills of lading/air waybills, cargo claims, demurrage, forwarding and logistics disputes. He has advised on various marine insurance matters and various regulatory matters such as enforcement actions by Customs & Excise, Labour Department and Environmental Protection Department. He also leads a team of dedicated lawyers specialising in marine/terminal related EC/PI cases.
William leads a market leading practice and he is appointed as panel lawyer for major blue-chip insurance companies, international logistic companies, 4 out of 5 containers terminals in Hong Kong and major 3PL and 4PL providers in Hong Kong. He has also acted for prominent maritime liquidators and major shipowners and their liability insurers on substantial disputes in London and Hong Kong.
He has also advised on yacht matters including sale and purchase, collision, casualty, fire and their related insurance matters.
William regularly gives talks and seminars on shipping matters and is well known within the shipping circle. He is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong and England & Wales.