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Christopher Tung

Partner
+852.2230.3511
Fax +852.2511.9515
Chris is a partner in the Hong Kong office of K&L Gates. He has practised in Hong Kong since 1992 and is active in dispute resolution, construction, planning and environmental law, clean energy and carbon finance.

Chris undertakes commercial dispute resolution matters and focuses his practice in arbitration and mediation. He has acted in some of the largest building and infrastructure disputes in Hong Kong and Asia. He has advised on and handled international arbitrations under the BAC, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICC, PCA, SIAC and UNICTRAL arbitration rules. On the non-contentious side, Chris has assisted developers and contractors with project risk assessments, due diligence, document drafting and negotiations in building, infrastructure, and clean energy and carbon finance projects. He is also one of the few internationally recognised environmental and climate change specialists based in Asia. With his experience in a wide range of industries, projects and dispute resolution, Chris has been involved in the development of cutting edge risk management tools for aviation, banking, construction, energy and transportation sector clients.  
  • Acting for a Hong Kong developer in disputes with main contractor concerning defective workmanship arising from the construction of a MTR station, commercial and residential complex in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong developer in potential arbitration and High Court litigation proceedings in relation to disputes arising from the construction of a subway link to a residential complex in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong construction project management company in a HKIAC Domestic Arbitration against a major lifestyle retailer in relation to disputes over renovation and refurbishment works.
  • Acting in Hong Kong High Court proceedings for the employees of Hong Kong listed China Shanshui Investment Company Limited in relation to claims for breaches of trust exceeding US$260 million.
  • Representing the world’s largest producer of loose-life ring binder metals in its SIAC arbitration in relation to disputes concerning a supply agreement for the manufacture and purchase of ring binder and lever arch mechanisms. The adverse companies claimed wrongful termination of the supply agreement and loss of profits, while our client counterclaimed failure to meet minimum purchase quantities and loss of profits. These claims exceeded US$100 million. Apart from supply issues, the case involved multi-jurisdiction distribution, antitrust and intellectual property issues.
  • Advising a PRC paper manufacturer in relation to disputes with a German bank over the failure of the bank to advance loans totalling US$20 million. ICC arbitration. Seat Hong Kong.
  • Advising a Finnish carbon funds manager in relation to claims made by a PRC clean development mechanism project developer over the sale of carbon credits to two carbon funds. UNCITRAL arbitration. Seat Hong Kong.
  • Acting for Mongolian mining company in disputes with an international investment bank in relation to the investment and security agreements of a Mongolian mining development. HKIAC arbitration. Seat Hong Kong.
  • Acting for the minority shareholder in its disputes with an Austrian majority shareholder in the repurchase of shares in three distribution companies. SIAC arbitration. Seat Singapore.
  • Advising an Indian project owner in its disputes with a major European energy company in relation to the sale and purchase of carbon credits. Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Arbitration Rules for Disputes in Relation to Natural Resources and the Environment. Seat London.
  • Advising a carbon project developer in relation to disputes between Chinese and Vietnamese project owners against European energy companies in relation to the sale and purchase of carbon credits. CIETAC and ICC arbitrations. Seats, Beijing and Singapore.
  • Advising a major Chinese wind farm developer in relation to its disputes with a major European energy company in relation to the development of wind farms and the generation of carbon credits from those projects. ICC arbitration. Seat Hong Kong.
  • Acting for an international trust services group in the Hong Kong High Court in relation to disputes over the transfer of Hong Kong real property into a Cayman Islands trust.
  • Acting for a global telecommunications company in relation to disputes over the sale of telecommunications capacity to two Chinese telecommunications companies.
  • Acting for a Mongolian investor in relation to disputes over Mongolia gold mining licences in the Hong Kong High Court.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong restaurant in relation to disputes over water damage in the Hong Kong High Court.