Tel: +852 2525 7477
Tel: +852 2525 7477
International arbitration; Commercial litigation and mediation; Maritime and admiralty; Commodities
Qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales, and as a lawyer of the People’s Republic of China, Edward Liu is a leading lawyer in commercial dispute resolution who has substantial experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation. The legal directories praise Edward as “exceptional” for his “effective depth of knowledge and strategic thinking”, particularly in the context of assisting entities in Greater China to resolve disputes through international arbitration and litigation (Legal 500 2022). He is described as a “very approachable” lawyer and noted as “a future star in the Hong Kong legal landscape” (Chambers & Partners 2022).
Liu has extensive experience in advising on and handling international commercial disputes covering areas such as the sale of goods, trade and commodities, energy and offshore projects, construction, shipping and shipbuilding, shareholder and equity-related disputes, international investment, commercial fraud, regulatory investigations, international sanctions, worldwide enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards. He frequently represents financial institutions, insurance companies, multinational corporations, non-government organisations, Chinese state-owned enterprises as well as major shipping and commodities companies in complex commercial cross border disputes in courts in Hong Kong, London and before international tribunals.
Liu is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb), a listed arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association (LMAA), a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG), an arbitrator of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), an arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and an arbitrator of eBRAM. Since 2018, Edward has accepted many appointments as arbitrator and has been appointed as an arbitrator by the HKIAC, including as a sole arbitrator, on many occasions. He has arbitrated cases under HKIAC, LMAA, HKMAG and UNCITRAL rules. Liu is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association (HKMAAL), a mediator of eBRAM, and an APEC neutral.
Liu has been appointed as a member of a number of statutory and advisory bodies of the Hong Kong SAR Government, including the Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Arbitration, the Steering Committee on Mediation, the Advisory Body on Third Party Funding of Arbitration and Mediation, the Aviation Development and Third Runway Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Appeals Panel (Housing), the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board, and as an adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal.
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