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Tom K. M. Fu

International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Environmental

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Tom Fu is a partner of Mayer Brown. He has extensive experience advising on issues arising from construction projects. Tom has been named Hall of Fame in China Real Estate and Construction (Foreign Firms) in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023, 2024) and he was a leading individual between 2020-2022. In 2023, he was awarded Real Estate and Construction Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 China Awards. Tom is also recognised as a Litigation Star in China and Hong Kong Construction by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2024), and is named in the construction chapter of the Who’s Who Legal list (2014-2015, 2020-2023) and the Chambers Asia Pacific and Greater China Region guide (2012-2024). He has been appointed by the China Association of International Engineering Consultants (CAIEC) as a member of its committee of experts in 2019. 

Tom has extensive experience handling cross-border disputes. He is listed in The Arbitration Powerlist: Hong Kong by The Legal 500 (2023). He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb), and is listed on various panels of arbitrators. He has also been appointed by the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) as a committee member of its international legal affairs Committee of Experts since 2010. Tom also frequently counsels MNCs on investigation work in China.

Experiência

Construction

  • Advised on procurement models in the PRC, and on the drafting of contracts, bonds, warranties, tender documents and consultancy agreements for China construction projects such as the preparation of turnkey and EPC/EPCM contract documentation.
  • Advised on tendering and registration requirements, and on claims arising out of defects, variations, delay, design responsibilities, and determination of construction contracts.
  • Advised Swire Properties on the preparation of construction documentation and consultancy agreements for use in its multi-purpose development of 450,000 square meters in Guangzhou, and also advised on procurement methods, regulatory issues and issues arising out of novation of contract, performance bond and insurance.
  • Advised Hang Lung Properties on the preparation of various project management and consultancy agreements for use in its landmark mega shopping mall project in Tianjin. The shopping mall covered an area of 153,000 square meters.
  • Advised various NYSE, LSE, AIM and ASX listed entities on the preparation of contract documentation (based on FIDIC, HK and MOHURD forms) for the construction of their manufacturing/processing plants in China.

Reconhecimento

  • Litigation Star - Construction, China, Hong Kong - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2024)
  • Real Estate and Construction Lawyer of the Year – The Legal 500 China Awards (2023)
  • Listed in The Arbitration Powerlist: Hong Kong – The Legal 500 (2023)
  • Top 100 Elite Lawyers (Foreign Firms) for China-related business - China Business Law Journal's A-List (2020)
  • Recommended - Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers, Hong Kong – Doyle's Guide (2020, 2022)
  • Hall of Fame - Real Estate and Construction: Foreign Firms, China – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023, 2024) 
  • Leading Individual - Real Estate and Construction: Foreign Firms, China – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020-2022) 
  • Leading Individual - Construction (International Firms), China – Chambers Greater China Region (2022-2024)
  • Leading Individual - Construction (International Firms), China – Chambers Asia Pacific (2019-2021)
  • Band One - Construction: China-based (International Firms), China – Chambers Asia Pacific (2015-2018)

Formação Acadêmica

  • The University of Hong Kong, LLB

Registros

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

Idiomas

  • Inglês
  • Cantonês
  • Mandarim

Atividades

  • Committee Member, Building-Project and Maintenance Committee, The Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong (since 2022)
  • Committee Member, Constitutional Committee, The Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong (since 2023)
  • Committee Member, China Business Committee and Law Committee, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (since 2023)
  • Committee Member, China Committee, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (since 2023)
  • Director, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (Since 2023)
  • Member, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) (since 2023)
  • Panel Arbitrator, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (since 2023)
  • Panel of APEC Neutrals, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (since 2023)
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