Byron Phillips

Byron Phillips

Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​

Phone +852 2840 5960

Fax +852 2219 0222


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

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. This includes conducting complex litigation, arbitration, and investigations (both internal investigations and in response to formal investigations brought by regulators) usually of a cross-border nature.

Byron has particular interest and experience in cybersecurity and data privacy, technology-related litigation and arbitration, financial services litigation and investigations, white collar crime and fraud, insolvency litigation, and professional liability disputes.

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

Education and admissions


Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School, 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Loughborough University, 2003


Member, International Association of Young Lawyers: AIJA

Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Court admissions

England and Wales

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Acting for IT company in long-running software contract dispute against Government Department.

Acting for IT company in software contract dispute with a large investment bank.

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

Acting for a number of US, Latin American and European corporates in the recovery of monies stolen through cyber fraud.

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

Acting for a New York broker dealer in its defence of a claim concerning the cancellation of a contract for the sale of junk bonds.*

Acting for a multi-national telecommunications company on two substantial LCIA arbitrations with parallel proceedings in Holland and Cyprus relating to fraud.*

Assisting a client with an internal investigation in relation to potential corruption and proceeds of crime issues, which threatened a GBPmulti-million corporate deal.*

Acting for a UK financial services company in relation to various FCA and potential SFO investigations.*

Acting for the corporate Trustee of a technology company's pension scheme in a high-profile dispute in the English High Court and Court of Appeal.*

Acting for a large telecommunications company in a substantial pensions dispute in the English High Court.*

Acting for a hedge fund specializing in development finance on a professional negligence action against the valuer of a commercial property in England.*

Acting for the administrators of an insolvent building society on claims arising from defaults under certain loan and security documents.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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