Colin Wright
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858

England and Wales (1987)
New South Wales, Australia (1987)
Hong Kong (1999)

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Shipping & Maritime Law
Sale of Goods & Commodities
Insurance & Re-insurance
Banking & Finance

Colin Wright is a practising barrister who acts as adviser and advocate in disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals. He has particular experience in cases involving the carriage of goods and international trade. His clients include leading shipping companies, P&I Clubs, insurers and financial institutions. He has appeared as an advocate at all levels of the Hong Kong civil courts and in numerous confidential commercial arbitrations. He has extensive experience in applications for interlocutory injunctions and other pre-emptive remedies.

Before commencing in practice as a barrister, Colin Wright worked with two leading firms of maritime solicitors where he acquired extensive experience of handling cases relating to the carriage of goods by sea.

He has served as an elected member of the Hong Kong Bar Council, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association and the Hong Kong Admiralty Court Users’ Committee. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1998. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association.

Cases of Interest

The Owners of MV “Pontadamon” v The Owners of MV “He Da 98” (August 2011): appeared on behalf of the plaintiffs on trial of liability for collision at sea – liability apportioned 100:0 in the plaintiffs’ favour.

Birnam Ltd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel “Hong Ming (August 2011): appeared on behalf of the applications on successful application to set aside the arrest of a vessel.

S-Net Freight (HK) Ltd v Namsung Shipping Co Ltd (August 2011) Hong Kong Commercial Court: application to set aside order granting leave to serve writ out of the jurisdiction.

Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical Co Ltd v The Owners and/or Demise Charterers of MV “Decurion”: arrest of vessel, order for sale pendente lite and application for judgment.

Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd v Sealink Ocean Shipping Hong Kong Commercial Court: application for freezing injunction.

Landsbanki v Ocean Airlines SPA Hong Kong Commercial Court: application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the removal of a Boeing 747 aircraft from Hong Kong.

The New China Hong Kong Group Ltd v Century City International Holdings Ltd and Others (July 2011) Court of Appeal: acted on behalf of liquidators in one of Hong Kong’s largest insolvencies.

Cogi Enterprises Ltd and Others v Incorporated Owners of Malahon Apartments (June 2011) Court of Appeal: application for mandatory injunction.

Kam Hing Trading v The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong) Limited Hong Kong Commercial Court:  claim under a policy of marine insurance arising from total loss of a vessel at sea.