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Chris Dobby

Hong Kong

Chris Dobby
Practice Group

A partner in our Litigation group based in Hong Kong, Chris Dobby focuses his practice on a broad range of cross-border commercial, insolvency, professional negligence, and fraud-related disputes, investigations, asset tracing, and recovery actions throughout Asia. Chris' experience in dealing with complex cross-border issues enables him to "think around corners" and to identify and resolve issues in a practical and efficient manner.

Over his 15 years of practice in Hong Kong, Chris has earned a reputation as "a very good operator who has a lot of experience on contentious matters" assisting a broad range of clients to achieve solutions through litigation, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution (e.g., arbitration and mediation).

Chambers Asia-Pacific recognises Chris as adept at dealing with complex fraud matters, corporate investigations, and asset recovery. Noted in Chambers Asia-Pacific for his "strong track record on large insolvency matters," Chris advises on all aspects of contentious insolvency matters and continues to act for the court-appointed liquidators of some of Hong Kong's highest profile corporate collapses (including Hong Kong's largest corporate collapse).

As one of the few accredited solicitor-advocates with higher rights of audience before the Hong Kong Courts for civil proceedings, Chris frequently represents clients in the superior courts in Hong Kong. Chris is recognised as a leading lawyer by various publications including in Who's Who-Asset Recovery, Chambers Asia Pacific, and the Legal 500.

'strong track record on large insolvency matters'

Chambers Asia Pacific

Representative experience

Advising an international bank in respect of multi-jurisdictional recovery actions arising out of a trade finance fraud.

Acting for liquidators of Akai Holdings Limited, consumer electronic products manufacturer in Hong Kong, Japan, U.S., and PRC – largest corporate collapse in Hong Kong.

Acting for the Joint & Several Liquidators of China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited (In Compulsory Liquidation).

Advising court appointed administrators and liquidators of a collapsed securities broker and international investment fund regarding the administration of estates and multi-jurisdiction asset recovery actions.

Acting for the Joint & Several Liquidators of PeaceMark Holdings Limited (In Compulsory Liquidation).

Acting for the Joint and Several Liquidators of a collapsed motor insurer.

Acting for a French listed entity in respect of a substantial cross border shareholders dispute involving joint ventures in the PRC.

Acting for certified public accountants defending claims for audit negligence.

Education and admissions


  • B.Sc., University of London, 1994


  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales


Asset Recovery

Who's Who


Dispute Resolution: Litigation - International Firms (China)

Chambers Asia-Pacific


Asset Recovery

Who's Who

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