Byron Phillips | Hong Kong | Hogan Lovells

Byron Phillips

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Phillips Byron

Byron Phillips
Phillips Byron
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Byron Phillips is a disputes lawyer and problem solver based in our Hong Kong office with over a decade of experience quelling crises for clients. Byron is experienced in handling complex arbitration, financial services litigation and investigations, white collar crime and fraud, insolvency litigation, and professional liability disputes for clients in the public and private sectors. 

Byron has particular interest and experience in cybersecurity and data privacy and technology-related litigation. Technology is influencing all areas of law, including litigation, arbitration and investigations. Byron works with clients to help them understand their shifting risk landscape, as technology disrupts their industries, and helps them to ensure they are maximizing the use of technology to mitigate those risks.

Byron advises private capital investors on their investment, shareholder and partnership disputes and regulatory considerations across the region. This work includes internal investigations and also advising clients in response to formal investigations brought by regulators. These are usually of a cross-border nature.

Byron is also a member of the Hogan Lovells Crisis Leadership Team, the firm's multi-disciplinary, global crisis management practice.

Representative experience

Advising the Receivers of a Cayman Islands-registered private equity fund in various multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation proceedings and to preserve and recover assets.

Acting for the trustee in the default of US$450 million 6% guaranteed bonds issued by an offshore subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, backed by a keepwell deed and equity interest purchase undertaking.

Acting for a Japanese company in a high value commercial ICC arbitration in the Life Sciences sector.

Advising and acting for financial institutions and private equity funds in respect of complex multijurisdictional investigations and recovery actions.

Acting for the Hong Kong holding company of a global fisheries business relating to a shareholder dispute and various ancillary disputes.

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

Acting for victims of cyber fraud, malware attacks and data breaches in investigations, and pursuing global recovery actions.

Acting for a Venezuelan bank in the recovery of monies stolen through malware-related cyber fraud.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Loughborough University, 2003
Court admissions
  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong
  • Member, International Association of Young Lawyers: AIJA
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • YIAG
  • ACFE