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Withers expands dispute resolution practice in Asia

8 January 2024 | Applicable law: Hong Kong | 2 minutes read

International law firm Withers continues to grow its dispute resolution practice in Asia with the addition of Special Counsel Gary Leung and the promotion of Alex Ye to Special Counsel. 

Gary Leung has joined Withers' Hong Kong litigation and arbitration team from Kobre & Kim. Gary is a Solicitor Advocate specialising in complex commercial, financial and insolvency litigation, domestic/international arbitration and contentious regulatory matters. Gary previously practised as a barrister and has appeared in all levels of court in Hong Kong as well as before arbitral tribunals. 

Alex Ye has been promoted to Special Counsel in the Hong Kong office. Alex is an expert in international arbitration, with both civil and common law experience, having qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales and the PRC. Alex has acted in proceedings under various leading arbitral institutional rules and also as tribunal secretary for complex international arbitrations.

Joseph Chu, partner and a regional divisional leader for APAC's litigation and arbitration team, comments: "Gary brings an impressive track record that aligns with our esteemed global arbitration and litigation practice. The firm and team are also delighted by Alex's promotion to Special Counsel. He has played an integral role to the firm's many successes over the years."

Sherlin Tung, partner in Withers' litigation and arbitration team notes: "Gary's arrival and Alex's well-deserved promotion strongly enhances our ability to service our clients' dispute resolution needs worldwide, with a particular focus in Hong Kong and the APAC region. We have further strengthened our dispute resolution capabilities and reinforced our commitment to Hong Kong as a leading seat for resolving commercial disputes, whether it be in arbitration or litigation."

Withers' Asia litigation and arbitration team has more than doubled over the past five years, with eight partners, two counsel and 22 associates across its Hong Kong and Singapore offices, offering our clients a broad range of skills and solutions and, importantly, fluent Chinese speakers who work with clients from the PRC.

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