Legal Newswire – Mallesons named Hong Kong Construction Law Firm of the Year

25 September 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Mallesons Stephen Jaques has retained the title of Hong Kong Construction Law Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at ALB’s annual Hong Kong Law Awards. This is the fourth time that Mallesons has received the award.

The Asian Legal Business magazine Awards recognise and promote outstanding professional achievement and some of the best legal work of the year throughout Hong Kong. The winner of each Firm of the Year category is decided by a panel composed of senior in-house lawyers.

Asian construction practice head Paul Starr said: “We are honoured to be a repeat winner of this award, especially in a challenging and highly competitive market.”

“The longevity of our presence in Asia is often a distinguishing factor for clients seeking depth of experience. It is thanks to our clients’ continuing support and our team’s commitment to creating an observable service difference that we have built up a leading regional practice over the past 20 years.”

Recent keynote deals completed by Hong Kong construction partners David Bateson, Paul Starr, Jennifer Lee-Shoy and Christopher Tung include:

acting for contractors in respect of a significant number of high-profile developments in Hong Kong including Kowloon Station Package 7, Four Seasons Hotel’s fitting out and renovation and the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre;
advising a range of contractors in various casino, hotel and residential projects in Macau including the City of Dreams, Crown Casino, Hotel Lisboa, MGM Grand, Venetian Cotai;

representing a Hong Kong-Japanese joint venture in an international mediation over a major Hong Kong bridge project; and
acting as international lawyers to a Taiwanese-foreign joint venture in a multi-million dollar dispute against the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation.

Additionally David Bateson and Paul Starr are CIETAC appointed arbitrators and on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s arbitration panel and list of arbitrators respectively.

With over 130 dedicated construction law specialists, of which 15 practise in Hong Kong, Mallesons has one of the largest construction teams in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. The team is backed by specialists in the related areas of energy and natural resources, environment, project finance, property and corporate, all of whom work closely to deliver fast and effective solution for clients.

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