Cocking & Co

Hong Kong SAR

Review

Dispute resolution

Newly established construction boutique firm Cocking & Co provides a full spectrum of construction-related legal services in Hong Kong and internationally. The firm assists clients across the entire project life cycle including environmental impact assessment study, procurement methods, contract administration and dispute resolution. The firm frequently instructs contractors, public and private employers, insurers and subcontractors.

Founding partner Ian Cocking is recognised as one of the leading construction specialists in Hong Kong with over 30 years’ experience. Gilbert Kwok is highly experienced in construction disputes across arbitration, litigation and mediation. Dennis Wong handles various complex commercial disputes.

In one case highlight, the firm is acting for National Petrochemical Industrial Company (Natpet) against international consultant ERM- Hong Kong in a High Court action arising out of an explosion of a chemical plant in Yanbu, Saudi, Arabia.

Another case highlight saw the firm acting for Chubb Hong Kong, a registered fire service installation contractor, in six High Court actions to defend against multimillion-dollar claims by various parties all arising from an alarm fire at a container terminal in Hong Kong.

During the research period, the firm hired Vivian Wong as partner from Clyde & Co.

Key clients include Casey Company, iReality Investments, Long Faith Engineering, We Architects and Yearfull Contracting.

Ian Cocking

“Very hands on and attentive to clients’ needs and requirements.”