Timothy Hill

Timothy Hill

Partner, Hong Kong

Email timothy.hill@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5023

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupLitigation

'sources are quick to point out his considerable experience' in construction.

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014

As Head of the Construction and Engineering practice of Hogan Lovells in Asia, Tim Hill is based in Hong Kong, where he has lived for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in relation to advisory work in the construction industry and construction disputes. During the course of his practice, Tim has considered most of the issues that commonly arise in the construction industry. He has also considered many issues of contractual construction.

In the course of his practice, he has considered many standard forms and bespoke forms of contract. Currently he is advising clients in respect of contracts for the design and construction of a tertiary education institute in Hong Kong, a substantial mixed-use leisure complex in Macau, a rail project in Hong Kong, and a power project in India. Tim advises participants at all levels in the supply chain and is currently acting for project sponsors, contractors, major subcontractors, and consultants. Tim advises clients throughout the full life cycle of the projects, with particular emphasis on project delivery and post-completion work. He advises clients on project procurement, including selection of forms of contract, and managing risk on pending contracts.

In resolving disputes, Tim has undertaken a considerable amount of arbitration and litigation and has also undertaken a variety of forms of ADR including mediation and review as well as informal procedures. Tim has wide-ranging experience in commercial disputes and insurance matters, particularly where such matters involve arbitration. Tim has conducted arbitration under the rules of CIETAC, HKIAC (Domestic and Administered Rules), ICC, LCIA, and SIAC. He is a practicing arbitrator and has written and spoken widely on topics relating to the construction industry and dispute resolution. Tim is a member of the Council of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch).

Awards and recognitions

2017-2018

Construction: Hong Kong-based - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2017-2018

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

2001-2012, 2017-2018

Construction, Leading Individual (Hong Kong)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2011-2012

International Arbitration, Leading Individual
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2009-2012

International Arbitration, Leading Individual
Chambers Global

2008-2012

Construction, Leading Individual
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2007-2012

International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Construction
Who's Who Legal

2001-2012

Leading Individual in Construction
PLC Which Lawyer?

2012

Listed Lawyer in Client Choice Hot 75 Survey
Asian Legal Business

Education and admissions

Education

The College of Law, Chester, 1983

LL.B., University of Manchester, 1982

LL.B, with honors, Ashville College

Memberships

Governing council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Past Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Acting for project owner in High Court regarding contractor's disputed final account and claims for extension of time.

Procurement of construction services for the construction of a new tertiary institution to be based in Hong Kong.

Advising a client in respect of disputes arising from the construction of a casino and hotel project in Macau.

Advising a client in respect of a joint venture agreement for the construction of a power project in India, leading to an ICC arbitration.

Advising a client in respect of rights and liabilities in respect of a rail project in Hong Kong.

Advising a contractor in respect of liabilities arising from allegations that there is excessive lead in water pipes in works constructed by them.

Advising a Mongolian party on its rights under a Hong Kong arbitration provision to recover sums advanced to a third party.

Advising a party in respect of the construction of a hydrocarbon process, situated in the mainland of China. Leading to an LCIA arbitration.

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