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Justin Walkey

Chairman, Asia Pacific & Head of Country China Lawyers - Bird & Bird


Justin has a superb track record in media and marketing matters. His clients attest: "he's not just a lawyer - he has a real business mind too". 

Justin is the Chairman of our Asia Pacific practice, based in Hong Kong.

In October 2012, Justin relocated from London to be based in Hong Kong so he could concentrate on his role as Chairman for our Asia Pacific practice and to lead the future development of our rapidly expanding Asia Pacific network.  

Justin has been with us for over 25 years and is a long-standing member of our Global Board. He also founded the firm’s world renowned Sports practice and has wide-ranging experience of the corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of the media, sports and entertainment industries.                  

Justin works closely with partners in Australia, Hong Kong, China and Singapore to build on our international and local service capabilities in response to client demand across the wider region. Integral to this is the development of relationships with local law firms, including establishing formal co-operation agreements, in jurisdictions where we do not yet have offices.

He has been recognised in the elite band of sports lawyers in the relevant sections of the UK and European legal directories since 2005.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Clients salute his "rare mix of commercial as well as legal expertise, which make his contributions invaluable."

    Chambers UK
  2. Justin is highly regarded in the sector, and his experience is such that client sources view him not just as a leading lawyer, but "as an incredibly valuable sports business adviser."

    Chambers UK
  3. "He has a superb track record in media and marketing work for sports righ-holders. Clients attest: 'He's not just a lawyer - he has a real business mind too'."

    Chambers and Partners UK