A partner in the Litigation group based in Hong Kong, Chris Dobby focuses his practice on a broad range of cross-border commercial, insolvency, professional negligence, and fraud-related disputes, investigations, asset tracing, and recovery actions throughout Asia. Chris' experience in dealing with complex cross-border issues enables him to "think around corners" and to identify and resolve issues in a practical and efficient manner.
Over his 15 years of practice in Hong Kong, Chris has earned a reputation as "a very good operator who has a lot of experience on contentious matters" assisting a broad range of clients to achieve solutions through litigation, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution (e.g., arbitration and mediation).
Chambers Asia-Pacific recognises Chris as adept at dealing with complex fraud matters, corporate investigations, and asset recovery. Noted in Chambers Asia-Pacific for his "strong track record on large insolvency matters," Chris advises on all aspects of contentious insolvency matters and continues to act for the court-appointed liquidators of some of Hong Kong's highest profile corporate collapses (including Hong Kong's largest corporate collapse).
As one of the few accredited solicitor-advocates with higher rights of audience before the Hong Kong Courts for civil proceedings, Chris frequently represents clients in the superior courts in Hong Kong. Chris is recognised as a leading lawyer by various publications including in Who's Who-Asset Recovery, Chambers Asia Pacific, and the Legal 500.