Toby is a dispute resolution lawyer, with an emphasis on shipping, trade and commodities and international arbitration, based in the Shanghai office and is dual-qualified to practise in both Hong Kong and England & Wales.
Trained as a shipping and international trade and commodities dispute resolution practitioner, Toby has since developed a broad practice in litigation and arbitration across various sectors, with a particular focus on shipping, international trade and commodities, shipbuilding, cross-border insolvency and shareholder disputes.
Toby has assisted both local Chinese and international clients in arbitrations conducted under the HKIAC, LMAA, SIAC, ICA and ICC Rules as well as ad-hoc arbitrations. He also has experience in handling matters at various levels of the Hong Kong Courts.
Given Toby’s dual-qualified dispute resolution background and bilingual skills, he is regularly retained by clients to advise on commercial agreements, including contract review and participating in commercial negotiations.
Toby has spent a number of years in Shanghai and is experienced with advising clients on cross-border matters specifically involving issues in both Hong Kong and PRC.
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), Chinese University of Hong Kong
Juris Doctor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.Sc Hon. in Biomedical Science – University of Western Ontario
Solicitor, England and Wales
Solicitor, Hong Kong
Trade & Commodities