Bird & Bird has appointed Michael Chik as a partner in its international dispute resolution practice in Hong Kong from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a counsel.
Chik is the second disputes lawyer to depart Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong office in recent weeks after maritime specialist Peter Glover moved to Reed Smith. The office also lost finance and energy expert Fei Kwok to Clyde & Co in early September.
As for Bird & Bird, Chik’s arrival bolsters its disputes practice in Hong Kong, which lost partners Richard Keady and Robert Rhoda to Dentons late last year.
Chik specialises in complex contentious trust litigation, financial disputes, and estate and probate disputes. He is also experienced in both international arbitration under various institutional rules, and litigation before Courts in Hong Kong. Chik’s litigation experience includes advising on administrative law and judicial review proceedings against the Hong Kong SAR Government and statutory bodies.
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