Bird & Bird kicks off the new year with a new dispute resolution partner in Hong Kong


International law firm Bird & Bird this week appoints David Chu as partner in Hong Kong, providing a significant boost to the firm’s International Dispute Resolution group.

David’s practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and compliance, commercial and securities related litigation. He has significant experience with internal and government investigations in Hong Kong and the U.S., including in particular matters involving the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Independent Commission Against Corruption and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also has extensive experience handling cases in the Hong Kong courts involving director misfeasance and shareholders’ disputes and has worked on a broad range of matters arising from failed securities and commercial transactions. David currently sits as a judge on the International Court of Appeal and International Tribunal Federation Internationale de l’Automobile in additional to serving as Deputy Chair of the Sports Law Subcommittee, Leisure Industries Section of the International Bar Association, and he remains close to issues affecting clients in the sports sector.

David joins from Proskauer Rose, Hong Kong, where he was Partner and Head of Litigation for Asia. He is PRC native (born in Guangdong), brought up in Canada and is qualified in Hong Kong, USA (New York) and Canada (British Columbia), which will provide a strong platform for interaction with the firm’s international client base.

Evelyn Tjon-Fa and Sophie Eyre, Co-Heads of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group say: “We are delighted to welcome David to our team. He will provide a significant boost and proven leadership to our Hong Kong based team due to his stellar reputation in the market and his extensive experience in contentious financial services regulatory and investigations work. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to working together.

Ted Chwu, Head of China says: “David joining our team is a very exciting start to 2021. He has exceptional experience of working with international and China-based companies in Hong Kong and enhances our existing offering with additional skills and clients to match. He will be an asset to our team and will work closely with our international groups to maximise opportunities both locally and for our international colleagues.

David adds: “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running at Bird & Bird. I am impressed by the firm’s strong investigations capabilities around the world and am looking forward to working with my international colleagues to build out our capabilities in this area even further.