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Admission: Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria, Australia (1999)
Solicitor, Hong Kong (2006)
Barrister, Hong Kong (2014)
Nick is a barrister practising in commercial law, maritime law and arbitration.
Nick was called to the Bar after almost fifteen years’ experience as a solicitor handling commercial disputes in Australia and Hong Kong.
In maritime and international trade law, Nick has handled disputes arising from shipping collisions, ship sale and purchase, and cargo claims. He has appeared in trials of admiralty actions in the Hong Kong High Court, and in numerous arbitrations concerning charterparty disputes and international sale of goods.
Nick has experience in insolvency disputes, contract claims, employment law, insurance law and international arbitration. He has represented companies, professional firms and their insurers in recovery actions arising from fraudulent conduct.
Nick regularly handles applications for urgent injunctions in commercial disputes. Further, he is frequently instructed with respect to cross-border disputes and jurisdictional challenges.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Melbourne
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Global Maritime Trust (S) Pte Ltd v Fortress Group Limited (2014) 913 LMLN 3, (HCCL 23/2014, 21 October 2014) – Mandatory injunction; letter of indemnity
Newocean Petroleum Company Ltd v Rio Tinto Shipping (Asia) Pte Ltd (HCA 2265/2016, 20 December 2017) – Further application to set aside service outside jurisdiction; supply of bunkers; duty of full and frank disclosure
Dubai International Real Estate v Al Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading & Hip Hing Overseas Ltd  HKCFI 613 – Application to set aside order for enforcement of arbitral award
HKIAC Arbitration – International sale of goods; demurrage claim; legal readiness of vessel
HKIAC Arbitration – Charterparty; nomination of discharge port; demurrage; duplicate bills of lading
Hong Kong Arbitration – Charterparty; dangerous goods; liquefaction and the IMSBC
HKIAC Arbitration – International sale of goods; formation of contract; failure to supply cargo of iron ore
Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure (The White Book)
Interlocutory injunctions: key issues & practical tips