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Tim Chu

Tim Chu


Tim is an associate in Hong Kong's dispute resolution practice.



Tim is an associate practicing at Herbert Smith Freehills' dispute resolution department in Hong Kong. Tim is qualified both as a solicitor of Hong Kong and an attorney of the State of New York and has experience representing clients in a wide range of Hong Kong litigation, international arbitration and contentious regulatory matters.

Tim's experience includes:

  • acting for institutional investors of an automotive start-up company in a dispute arising from proposed redemption of preference shares, and advising on related insolvency proceedings in Cayman Islands
  • advising a PRC asset management fund on a potential dispute arising out of its subscription of certain convertible bonds, and potential winding up proceedings
  • representing a PRC-headquartered global commodity conglomerate in an ICC arbitration regarding a dispute arising from its joint venture investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • representing a private wealth bank on mis-selling claim made by its former customer
  • representing an investment bank on an action brought by liquidators in relation to alleged misconduct concerning sponsor due diligence work with respect to the company in liquidation
  • representing a PE fund in a HKIAC arbitration regarding dispute arising from exercise of a put option in the context of the fund's investment in a private hospital business
  • advising various institutional investors on several loan default matters and related cross-border debt recovery strategies
  • conducting anti-bribery internal investigations (including investigations under U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) on behalf of a Fortune-500 pharmaceutical company
  • conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a global asset manager in relation to allegation of bribery of local politicians in Taiwan concerning its local investment



Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong. Tim is a native Mandarin speaker and can speak fluent English and Cantonese.


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