As a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Charles worked in the international development department of a multi-national blue chip industrial company for five years before qualifying as a lawyer and entering private practice. Charles’s work involves mainly international litigation, arbitration and mediation across a broad spectrum of commercial work. He acts as counsel in the High Courts of London and Hong Kong, in international and domestic arbitrations, acts as a mediator and conciliator in cross border disputes and regularly sits as a sole arbitrator or as part of a three man tribunal. He has an expanding Sports law practice, and sits as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He was appointed QC in London in 2009 and SC in Hong Kong in 2012.
Commercial In Re Fuji Foods
Cross border restructuring involving a Scheme of Arrangement in Hong Kong, and equivalent proceedings in England and the Cayman Islands.Legend International Ltd
Cross border insolvency involving Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the UK.Akai v Grande
Recovery claim for approx US$ 1 billion arising out of a hostile take over bid said to have been fraudulently conducted.
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
ITV Digital v Two Way TV
Compatibility of existing technical infrastructure with the provision of digital television in the UK.Landmark TV v Ntl
Provision of content for digital TV. Channel V v Broadcast Network Thailand
Dispute over the anti competition provisions (governed by European Law) in a shareholders Agreement governed by English law, relating to television content in Thailand.
KBC v Pertamina
$500 million Swiss arbitration between the Indonesian Nationalised Oil Company and the concession owner over a 40 year oil concession terminated and expropriated by the Indonesian Government during the Asian Financial Crisis.Hong Kong & China Gas Company Ltd
Environmental issues arising from the laying of an LPG pipe line under the South China Sea.Rolls Royce v Alsthom
A dispute concerning the safety of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in central England.
Desmond Leung v Charles Yeung
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal case concerning the existence and scope of the duties of care owed by a solicitor.Kensland Realty v Tai Tang & Chong
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal case concerning solicitors negligence.CSA v Ernst & Young
US$200 million auditors negligence in respect of the collapse of a Cayman Island hedge fund.
Insurance China Engineering v Ming An Insurance
Arbitration concerning coverage in respect of a collapsed sea defence system.International Reinsurance Services Ltd v Taian
Re-insurance dispute concerning the liability of a London reinsurer in respect of retrocession business emanating from Taiwan.Neil Pryde v Federal Insurance Co.
Arbitrator on Policy Dispute concerning Employees compensation policy.
Arbitration Over 50 Arbitration Appointments in the last few years including in India, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Dubai, Qatar, Singapore, Africa and Russia. For example:DIAC Case, Dubai
Appointed as Chairman of three men tribunal. AED 55 million claim based on wrongful termination of construction project in Dubai. Dubai Seat, Dubai Law.ICC Case, Singapore
Failed public tender process in which one party claims 50% profit of a project as a result of an allegedly inadequate public tender process. Appointed as Sole Arbitrator. Singapore Seat, Singapore law.