Instructors: Mr. Harrison Cheung and Mr. Vincent Li

Harrison Cheung is a practicing barrister and a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in Hong Kong. He holds academic qualifications in the disciplines of civil engineering (Imperial College, U.K.), engineering geology (University of New South Wales, Australia), arbitration and dispute resolution (CityU), practicing accounting (Monash University, Australia), business administration (PolyU) and law (CityU).

He is a Member of the HKIE and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a HKIAC accredited mediator and adjudicator, a HKIAC listed arbitrator, and listed on the Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He is also listed on the Panel of Dispute Resolution Advisers (DRA) maintained by the Government and is currently acting as the DRA for 4 projects. He is also appointed as the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) and a member of the Guesthouse Appeal Tribunal.

Mr. Cheung is now practicing in both civil and criminal litigation. Besides the Court of Final Appeal, Court of Appeal, the High Court, District Court and various Magistracies, he also has experience appearing in the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings), the Lands Tribunal and the Town Planning Appeal Board.

In the NEC aspect, Mr. Cheung is now acting as NEC Specialist for 3 government contracts using Option A and B. He has also advised 3 contractors on 3 other NEC contracts concerning different practical problems adopting Options A, B & C.  He is a seasoned speaker on NEC topics.

 

Vincent Li is a practicing barrister, accredited mediator and arbitrator. He is also a U.K. Chartered Engineer, and a Hong Kong Registered Professional Engineer, and a NEC4 ECC Accredited Project Manager. He holds academic qualifications in the disciplines of engineering (BSc.(Eng.), HKU), business administration (MBA, CUHK) and law (LLM, CityU). He is included in the lists of mediators and arbitrators of various local and international institutions. He is also included in the Hong Kong Government’s approved list of Dispute Resolution Advisors.

Before joining the legal profession, Mr. Li has been working in the construction and commercial field for more than 25 years, involved in various construction and investment projects in mainland China and in Hong Kong. In addition to technical and commercial matters, Mr. Li was also responsible for contractual and legal issues arising from these projects, including resolution of disputes by means of mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Mr. Li is now practicing as a barrister working on various arbitrations, as well as civil and commercial litigation cases. He also acts as the arbitrator and mediator in various cases involving commercial and construction matters. He has been appointed as the Dispute Resolution Advisor in 11 nos. construction projects in the public sector in Hong Kong, including two NEC (Option A Design and Build and Option C) contracts. He has also been appointed as NEC Advisor in 2 government construction projects in Hong Kong.

Mr. Li is one of the co-authors of the book Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide (2nd Ed) published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2011; and the book Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong published by the HKU Press in 2017. He has also been serving as a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University teaching the subject of "Dispute  Resolution" for the Bachelor Degree Programme in Quantity Surveying. He also has acted as the tutor and speaker at the City University of Hong Kong and other training institutions teaching subjects relating to development control law, dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, construction and commercial law, and regulatory prosecution in construction projects.