Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers, Hong Kong
Val is a barrister and independent arbitrator practising in Hong Kong with a focus on commercial and financial law, international commercial arbitration and art law. He has taught undergraduate courses on Contract Law and Private International Law at the University of Hong Kong as a part-time lecturer.
Val’s law practice covers both arbitration and financial and commercial disputes. He has acted in various capacities (including as counsel and expert) in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes at both domestic and international levels. Currently, Val is a member of the Committee on Financial and Securities Law of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Prior to his admission to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013, Val has worked as a judicial assistant at the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong and before that, a solicitor at the capital markets team at Linklaters.
Val has been admitted as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and is currently a panel arbitrator of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei. He has also spoken at a number of arbitration events in the Asian region including the Beijing Arbitration Commission and Keio University, Tokyo.
Val is experienced in advising on and acting in substantial and complex art litigation, having acted as counsel in a dispute involving the sale and purchase of a number of masterpieces including the works of Picasso, Rothko, van Gogh and da Vinci.
As an avid art collector with special interest in East Asian ceramics and early modern Japanese paintings, Val is also a life member of the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong.
Val’s educational background includes: The University of Hong Kong (B.B.A.) (2005); The University of Hong Kong (LL.B.) (2006); The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law) (2007); The University of Hong Kong (Postgraduate Certificate in Laws) (2008). Val is able to conduct hearings in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Jurisdiction: Hong Kong