Chris Dobby

Chris Dobby

Hong Kong

Email chris.dobby@​

Phone +852 2840 5629

Fax +852 2219 0222


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

'adept at dealing with complex fraud matters, corporate investigation and asset recovery'

Chambers Asia Pacific

A partner in our dispute resolution practice based in Hong Kong, Chris Dobby's practice covers 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.

Chambers Asia Pacific recognizes Chris as adept at dealing with complex fraud matters, corporate investigation 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 recognized as a leading lawyer by various independent publications including in Who's Who-Asset Recovery, Chambers Asia Pacific and the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Awards and recognitions


Restructuring and insolvency (Hong Kong), Leading Individual
Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Dispute Resolution: Litigation - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

Asset Recovery
Who's Who


Banking & Finance: Restructuring/Insolvency (China)
Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Litigation - International Firms (China)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


BSc, 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

Solicitor, England and Wales

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.

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