Commercial dispute resolution expert moves to Haiwen

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Commercial dispute resolution expert moves to Haiwen, Edward Liu
Edward Liu

Haiwen & Partners has hired Edward Liu as a partner in the Hong Kong office, who was previously a partner at Hill Dickinson.

Liu’s main area of practice is in commercial dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, especially those relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative. He has represented many major companies or organisations dealing with commercial disputes in Hong Kong and UK courts, and international arbitral tribunals.

Liu is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He is on the panel or list of arbitrators of various institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, London Maritime Arbitrators Association, Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group, China Maritime Arbitration Commission, and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration. He is also an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association, a mediator of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre, and a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation panel of neutrals for resolving disputes

Maritime disputes is Liu’s specialist area. He has been selected as one of the top 10 maritime lawyers by Lloyd’s List, the oldest maritime-oriented journal in London, from 2019 to 2020, in which he was the youngest finalist and the only Chinese selected.

Liu has been appointed as a member of a number of statutory and advisory bodies to the Hong Kong government, including the International Legal and Dispute Resolution Services Expert Group, Steering Committee on Mediation, Advisory Body on Third Party Funding of Arbitration and Mediation, the Aviation Development and Three-Runway System Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Appeals Panel (Housing).

At the same time, he is a member of the Professional Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Arbitration Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Henan, and the principal representative of the International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office.

The Hong Kong government awarded Liu the Medal of Honour in July, for “his contributions to the development and promotion of legal, arbitration and dispute resolution, and transport-related legal services in Hong Kong”.