Timothy Hill

Timothy Hill

Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5023

Fax +852 2219 0222


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Timothy Hill is "certainly at the top of the dialling list" for complex construction mandates. He has extensive experience in handling non-contentious advisory work, in addition to complex arbitration cases.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

Timothy Hill is Head of the Construction and Engineering practice of Hogan Lovells in Asia. Tim combines deep knowledge of the construction industry with highly effective dispute resolution techniques. There are very few issues faced by construction industry professionals that Tim has not encountered throughout his three decades of practice.

Tim advises participants at all levels in the supply chain, acting for project sponsors, contractors, major subcontractors, and consultants. He advises clients throughout the full life cycle of the projects, with particular emphasis on project delivery and post-completion work. 

Tim advises clients on project procurement, including selection of forms of contract, and managing risk in procurement. He has advised clients on a wide range of both standard forms and bespoke forms of contract.  He is currently advising a project owner on the procurement of a construction works for a casino and drafting a suite of contracts for Hong Kong’s largest sports venue.

Tim advises clients in respect of risk management and dispute avoidance on pending contracts.

Awards and recognitions


Hall of Fame, Construction (Hong Kong)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2001-2012, 2017-2022

Construction, Leading Individual (Hong Kong)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Construction, Leading Individual
Chambers Asia-Pacific


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) (China)
Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) (China)
Chambers Asia Pacific


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Hong Kong)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Thought Leaders Global Elite - Construction
Who's Who Legal


National Leader - Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR - Arbitration
Who's Who Legal


Thought Leaders Global Elite - Construction
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions


The College of Law, Chester, 1983

LL.B., University of Manchester, 1982

LL.B, with honors, Ashville College


Former council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Past Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, Hong Kong

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising the owner of a hotel and casino complex in Macau on the procurement of construction services for the development and its subsequent expansion.

Advising the developer of data centers on the development of a green field site and the conversion of an industrial building, for use as a center.

Procurement of construction services for the construction of a new tertiary institution to be based in Hong Kong.

Advising a developer in respect of the procurement of construction services for the development of a hotel and casino complex in Macau and disputes arising from the abandonment of the development. 

Advising clients in respect of the formation of contractual joint ventures for the construction of major civil engineering works, adopting integrated and consortium models. 

Advising a project sponsor in the development of a wind farm in the Philippines, including supply chain and installation issues. 

Advising a contractor on the management of claims and risk exposure in respect of a tunneling project in Taiwan.  The project was successfully completed. 

Advising on rights and liabilities in respect of ground condition claims arising in respect of a tunneling project in Hong Kong.  The issues were successfully resolved following a mediation.

Advising a contractor in respect of claims arising from a major reclamation project; involved consideration of site conditions, liability for change and interpretation of technical specification. 

Advising an owner client in respect of claims following an inundation of an excavation. Issues included consideration of ground condition risk. Claims were resolved following mediation. 

Advising a party in respect of the construction of a hydrocarbon process, situated in Zhejiang Province. Issues led to consideration of termination of the contract. This led to an LCIA arbitration. 

Advising a party in respect of ICC arbitration proceedings arising from the EPC contract for the construction of an offshore LNG facility in Australia.

Advising contractor on claims arising from E&M works on the development of a process plant, including issues relating to delay, defects and valuation. Led to HKIAC arbitration; resolved by mediation.

Advising the employer on High Court litigation arising from the construction of a unique structure on disputes arising following its completion.

Acting for project owner in a substantial arbitration regarding the contractor's disputed final account and claims for extension of time.  Numerous issues including liability for damage to trees.

Advising a client in the resolution of disputes with their joint venture colleague on a major building project in Macau. Navigating the completion of the works and parallel arbitration.

Advising a client in respect of disputes and differences arising within a contractual joint venture for major civils works.

Advising a contractor in respect of disputes arising from piling works and delay to the subsequent development of the project. Consideration of complex damages issues.

Advising a contractor in respect of claims and disputes raised by its sub-contractor in respect of reclamation works, leading to a HKIAC arbitration. 

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