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ABOUT US

Resolution Chambers is a boutique set of barristers’ chambers that believes in tailoring high quality legal services to the specific objectives and circumstances of each case and client.

 

Barristers at Resolution Chambers have diverse practices across the spectrum of civil and commercial dispute resolution. We are particularly well known for:

  • Civil, Commercial & Chancery Litigation

  • Commercial Arbitration & International Arbitration

  • Construction & Engineering Disputes & Energy Disputes

  • Family & Matrimonial Law, Public Law, & Anti-Discrimination Work

  • Property, Trusts, International Succession, Shareholder Disputes & Pensions

 

Individuals in Resolution Chambers are consistently ranked by legal directories (The Legal 500, Doyle’s Guide and Who’s Who Legal: China and Hong Kong, Chambers & Partners) as leading practitioners in their fields.

 

Members of Resolution Chambers regularly appear in the Hong Kong courts at all levels and in front of arbitral and other tribunals.  Resolution Chamber’s barristers also have substantial experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). They not only act as advocates and counsel but are also regularly appointed to act as arbitrators and mediators. 

Resolution Chambers has substantial experience with Hong Kong Disputes, Cross Border Issues, PRC Related Disputes, international arbitrations across Asia Pacific, Europe & the Middle East.

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WHO WE ARE

Resolution Chambers is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and is opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination. Chambers has adopted a set of Core Values together with published policies covering diversity, inclusion, equal opportunities, parental leave, and addressing climate change.
   

Resolution Chambers is also dedicated to taking a modern and dynamic approach to working with solicitors to find solutions that meet client’s needs. This approach is spearheaded by Alix Povey, Chambers’ Chief Operating Officer.  
We are dedicated to encouraging all members to work together in the pursuit of excellence whilst upholding our values and supporting each other.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our members appear in front of:

 

District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Final Appeal (CFA); Arbitral Tribunals in Hong Kong & Internationally; Statutory Tribunals, Boards, and Commissions of Inquiry.

They are regularly appointed as advocates, arbitrators and mediators.

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Julian Cohen

Head Of Chambers

Counsel | Arbitrator | Mediator

Julian has more than 30 years’ experience of heavyweight commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong, across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe. He also has a PRC outbound  practice. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion. 

 

He is particularly well known for arbitration as well as for construction and engineering disputes. He is ranked as one of Hong Kong’s top construction lawyers and top arbitration practitioners.

“The “very impressive” Julian Cohen garners praise from market sources as "a very safe pair of hands, especially in his capacity as sole arbitrator with difficult parties".”

(WWL - Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR - Arbitration 2022)

He regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator in Hong Kong and internationally.

YEARS OF CALL: 1990 (ENGLAND AND WALES),

                              2010 (HONG KONG)

Andrew Lynn

Counsel

Andrew has a strong practice in commercial and chancery litigation as a dual-qualified English and Hong Kong barrister. He is a native English speaker and fluent in Putonghua, both reading and writing (simplified characters). He is recognised by legal directories as a leading junior at the Hong Kong Bar.

 

"..practical, user-friendly, hard-working, and brilliant at thinking on his feet." 

(Legal 500, Hong Kong Bar Commercial Disputes, 2021)

Andrew has wide experience in both advisory and advocacy in the fields of property and trusts, international succession, commercial and shareholder disputes, pensions, and appeals.

YEARS OF CALL: 2009 (HONG KONG),

                              2015 (ENGLAND & WALES)

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Azan Marwah

Counsel | Mediator

Azan is an experienced commercial, family, matrimonial and public law advocate and mediator. He appears in all courts including the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.

 

He specialises in matters involving cross-border and public law elements as well as cases involving children, financial relief, and discrimination. He also advises and appears in a broad range of civil and commercial disputes. He is a contributor to leading texts on contract law and civil procedure. 

He regularly acts as counsel and mediator.

YEAR OF CALL: 2012 (HONG KONG)

Shaphan Marwah

Counsel | Mediator | Arbitrator

Shaphan’s practice covers all areas of commercial law and dispute resolution as well as being ranked as one of Hong Kong’s top counsel in family law by Doyle’s Guide.

His expert family practice covers both matrimonial finance and disputes concerning children; he is the co-author of Hong Kong Family Court Practice (2nd edition), a leading practitioner’s reference.

He is also expanding his arbitration practice. He has a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies, Certificate in Arbitration and International Dispute Resolution (Distinction) from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.  He regularly acts as counsel and mediator.

YEAR OF CALL: 2014 (HONG KONG)

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Peter Zhu

Counsel

Peter Zhu is dual qualified, in Hong Kong and the PRC. As a practicing barrister based in Hong Kong, Peter accepts instructions in a broad range of civil, commercial, family and criminal matters.

He has a particular focus on cross border disputes which involve legal issues in both the PRC and Hong Kong. He has substantial legal knowledge and work experience in the PRC; and is unusually well placed able to address legal and strategic issues from both jurisdictions' perspectives. This has, for example, greatly benefited clients who are dealing with cross border divorces, as well as commercial entities.

Peter is developing his practice focusing on family and matrimonial disputes, general civil and commercial disputes (including injunctive relief), securities, and commercial crime.

YEARS OF CALL: 2020 (PRC)

                              2021 (HONG KONG)

Aria Cheung

Counsel

Aria Cheung is a newly called tri-lingual counsel who accepts instructions in a broad range of civil, family and criminal matters. She is able to conduct cases in English, Cantonese,
Mandarin, and with both traditional and also simplified characters.

She has a particular interest in family matters as well as all forms of mediation and commercial arbitration. She is a qualified Tribunal Secretary and a mediation coach as well as being a strong and determined advocate.

She is developing her practice focusing on family and matrimonial disputes, general civil and commercial disputes (both in the courts and in arbitration), injunctive relief, and general
crime.


YEAR OF CALL: 2022 (HONG KONG)

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Alix Povey

Chief Operating Officer

As Resolution Chambers’ Chief Operating Officer, Alix works with solicitors and clients to help ensure that members of chambers deliver their professional services in a user friendly and cost effective manner.  

 

Alix also helps Resolution Chambers to continue to develop and innovate.  She reports directly to the Head of Chambers.

Alix holds an LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution and has experience in both Mediation and Arbitration. She has worked in the field for over 14 years including with a major international legal education provider as well as with an International law firm.

Alix is a long time Hong Kong Permanent Resident having called the city her home since childhood.