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Firm Profile


The Firm


Hill Dickinson Hong Kong LLP works with its associated firm, Laracy & Co, and Hill Dickinson’s
offices in Singapore, Greece and Monaco, to service a global client base. Best known for its
expertise in commercial litigation, international arbitration, and contentious shipping and trade
matters, associated firm Laracy & Co also has non-contentious capability. Damien Laracy,
principal of Laracy & Co, has an active arbitration practice and also sits as an arbitrator. Tony Jex,
consultant with Laracy & Co, is a notary public. Mike Mallin, partner at Hill Dickinson Hong
Kong LLP, has relocated from Hill Dickinson’s London office and is now based in Hong Kong,
specialising in wet marine work.
Areas Of Practice


Together, the two firms offer a broad range of legal services. Laracy & Co handles complex
international commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as more straightforward domestic
disputes. It assists with insolvency and debt recovery matters, banking disputes, sale of goods
disputes, shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes and interim relief applications (including
Anton Pillar orders and injunctions). The firm regularly provides advice concerning the validity of
arbitration clauses, and the enforceability of judgments and arbitration awards. In a regulatory
context, the firm advises company directors and others involved in the management of listed
companies, as well as employers and employees involved in regulatory investigations. On the noncontentious side, Anthony Jex has practised in Hong Kong for 25 years. His team advises clients in
relation to corporate/commercial matters, business sale and purchase, real estate sale and leasing,
trusts and wills, employment issues, and insurance regulatory matters.


On the shipping side, clients consult Hill Dickinson Hong Kong LLP in respect of misdelivery
claims, ship mortgage enforcement, charterparty disputes, and Admiralty work generally. The firm
advises banks, traders, ship owners, charterers, underwriters and the international group of P&I
clubs. Hill Dickinson’s wet specialists also assist and advise in relation to marine collisions,
groundings, salvage and pollution issues.
Notable Practitioners


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