Dominic is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in commercial litigation. Based in Hong Kong, he has over a decade of experience helping clients resolve their disputes, and has acted on some of the most complex and high-profile cases in Asia.
He also has substantial experience in contentious regulatory matters, investigations, cases involving money laundering and other corporate crime, alternative dispute resolution including mediation, and arbitration-related court proceedings.
Dominic has particular expertise working with clients in the financial services sector, private equity firms, listed companies, other corporates and high-net-worth individuals on a range of contentious matters. These include disputes involving mis-selling, misrepresentation, fraud, economic torts, professional negligence and breach of warranty, as well as shareholder and joint venture disputes.
His practice covers a number of other industry sectors including technology, media and telecommunications; consumer products; insurance; energy; and construction.
Both Chambers and Legal 500 have recommended Dominic for dispute resolution, describing him as ‘a proactive, sharp and responsive litigator with strong commercial awareness’, ‘excellent’ and ‘attentive, patient and knowledgeable’. He is qualified to practice in Hong Kong and in England and Wales.
Dominic’s experience includes advising:
- Grand Pacific Holdings Limited in its successful defence of an application for leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal, in relation to the setting aside of an International Court of Arbitration award in its favour;
- New Cotai LLC, Silver Point Capital and Oaktree Capital Management in a complex dispute between the shareholders in a BVI and Macau joint venture established to develop and construct a US$2.4 billion integrated entertainment and hotel resort in Macau. The dispute involved three High Court actions, two unfair prejudice petition actions under section 168A of the Companies Ordinance, and a successful appeal in the Court of Appeal to uphold a strike-out order and jurisdictional challenge order made in the client’s favour;
- a leading private bank in defending a mis-selling claim by an investor, involving allegations as to the adequacy of due diligence conducted on a hedge fund investment that later transpired to be a feeder fund for the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme;
- a leading private bank in litigation proceedings involving a claim against an investor for unpaid sums due under certain accumulator contracts, and defending a counterclaim for mis-selling and misrepresentation; and
- a major construction company in English litigation proceedings involving the payment of sums due under a memorandum of agreement with a subcontractor.
Dominic is dual qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in England and Wales, holding a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Durham.