“Veteran litigator Nick Hunsworth is one of the few lawyers in Hong Kong who have been granted Higher Rights of Audience.”

“Hunsworth is one of the most experienced, successful, likeable, and seasoned litigators in Hong Kong.”
Benchmark Asia Pacific (2014)


Nick Hunsworth is a senior consultant of Mayer Brown. He advises on all aspects of banking and commercial litigation. He has been involved in a broad variety of high-profile cases in Hong Kong covering a wide area of commercial disputes. He provides high level advice to financial institutions on a range of regulatory and compliance issues.

Nick also has extensive experience in administrative law remedies and appearances before domestic tribunals, including judicial reviews of decisions of professional bodies, regulators and members' clubs. Nick has accredited Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Nick has been described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a "a pre-eminent litigator in the market" (2015) He has been ranked as a Senior Statesman in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Asia-Pacific (since 2013); as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (since 2008) and has received a "Lifetime Achievement in the Legal Profession" award from Chambers Asia Pacific (2015).


  • Englisch


University of Oxford, BA


  • Hong Kong
  • England und Wales
  • Senior Statesmen - Dispute Resolution (China: International Firms) – Chambers Global (2013-2019)
  • Senior Statesmen - Dispute Resolution: Litigation (China: International Firms) – Chambers Asia Pacific (2016-2020)
  • Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong) – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017-2020)
  • Dispute Resolution Star - Commercial and Transactions, Hong Kong - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019)
  • Dispute Resolution Star - Commercial and Transactions (International Firms), Hong Kong - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • Outstanding Practitioner – Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Award (2016)
  • Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution (Hong Kong) – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012-2016)
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Legal Profession Award – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015)
  • Senior Statesmen - Dispute Resolution (China: International Firms) – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013-2015)
  • Senior Statesmen - Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (China) – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014)
  • Local Disputes Star (Hong Kong) - General Commercial, Restructuring & Insolvency – Benchmark Asia Pacific (2014)
  • Band 2 - Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (China) – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2011-2013)
  • "obviously one of the best known commercial litigators in town". "He is highly experienced and has been around forever." – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013)
  • "esteemed litigator" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2013)
  • Leading Lawyer in Litigation (Hong Kong) – Asia IP Experts (2013)
  • "a solid lawyer - the best in the game, exceptional and tenacious" – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012)
  • "highly recommended as 'an exceptional and tenacious lawyer'" – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012)
  • Band 1 - Dispute Resolution (China: International Firms) – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2011, 2012)
  • "heavy hitter" – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012)
  • Featured Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer – Expert Guides (2012)
  • Featured Litigation and Product Liability Lawyer (Litigation) – Expert Guides (2012)
  • Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyer – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2012)
  • AsiaLaw Leading Bankruptcy & Insolvency Lawyer in Hong Kong – Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2011)
  • AsiaLaw Leading Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Hong Kong – Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2011)
  • Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Restructuring and insolvency : Hong Kong)
  • "Veteran litigator" – Asialaw Profiles (2011)