Hogan Lovells Boosts Leading Litigation and Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 9 May 2013 – Hogan Lovells' new Regional Managing Partner for Asia and the Middle East, Patrick Sherrington, has relocated to Hong Kong to bolster the firm's leading Litigation and Arbitration practice across Asia.

Patrick Sherrington was instrumental in developing the firm's Hong Kong office following its establishment, leading the Litigation and Arbitration practice in Hong Kong from 1987 until 1996. For the past decade Patrick has been the Co-Head of Hogan Lovells' global Litigation and Arbitration practice. With effect from 1 May 2013, he became the firm's Regional Managing Partner for Asia and the Middle East.

Patrick will maintain an active practice in the region joining one of the most prominent Litigation and Arbitration practices in Hong Kong, led by partners Allan Leung, Timothy Hill, Mark Lin, Damon So and Chris Dobby. Hogan Lovells now has 11 Litigation and Arbitration partners and over 25 lawyers in Asia across the firms' offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Patrick is admitted in Hong Kong and is a Former Vice President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He has a High Court advocacy licence in England and, as well as his appearances in Hong Kong and England, has appeared before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Patrick is accredited as a mediator by both the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), on whose Board he sits as a non-executive director, and the ADR group in England. Across the broader Asia-Pacific region, Patrick is a past Chairman of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) and a former Officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

With extensive experience of all forms of injunctions and pre-emptive remedies, much of Patrick's work has an international dimension with the result that he is particularly adept at dealing with jurisdictional issues and conflicts of laws. His practice covers complex financial disputes, contractual and joint venture claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, banking including in particular fraud and asset tracing, insurance claims, energy, product liability and professional negligence. Patrick is named as a leader in the field of commercial litigation in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories. He is also noted for his mediation skills.

Commenting on Patrick's relocation, Hong Kong Office Managing Partner and Head of the firm's Litigation and Arbitration practice in Asia, Allan Leung, said:

"Patrick is regarded as one of the heavyweights of global litigation, with an impressive track-record in Hong Kong and a strong reputation across the Asia-Pacific region. He will form an integral part of our litigation practice in Asia, his move to Hong Kong being a critical part of our plan to further develop what is widely recognised as one of the leading litigation practices in the city."

Patrick Sherrington added:

"I am delighted to be returning to Hong Kong in this new capacity. Asia is an extremely important part of our firm and we would like to see further development in the region. As far as litigation is concerned, it is an area we are looking to continue to develop, particularly in Hong Kong, and I hope to play a very active role in that development."

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