“Hickin is receptive to client input [and] opinions yet able to easily explain the legal elements and processes of a case. [He is] also very responsive and accessible.”
Benchmark Asia Pacific (2014)
John has been a partner of Mayer Brown JSM since 2005. He has extensive experience of dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation) in banking and commercial matters in Hong Kong. He advises banks and corporates on regulatory matters including SFC investigations, domestic tribunals and administrative law remedies, including judicial review. John has been named a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Asia Law & Practice.
John is co-head of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He is also co-head of the Competition Law group in Asia, which was ranked by Chambers Asia 2015 as one of only five top tier international practice teams for China/Hong Kong antitrust. He was involved in the consultation with the HKSAR Government regarding the region's cross-sector Competition Bill and now advises a number of clients regarding compliance activities following the introduction of the new law. Chambers Asia has recognised John's work in this practice area in their 2015 rankings for China/Hong Kong antitrust lawyers.