Joseph Chu

Partner

Beijing

T +86 10 8588 4505 (Beijing)
T +852 3919 0505 (Hong Kong)
M +86 138 1186 4429
joseph.chu@simmons-simmons.com

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General Experience

Joseph is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group. He advises and represents clients in arbitration, banking, general commercial, tax and trust disputes and regulatory investigations, with a particular focus on international arbitration and cross-border litigation.

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Recent Work
  • acting for a PRC engineering company in disputes arising out of an EPC project for construction of a power plant in the Middle East
  • acting for a PRC contractor in disputes arising out of an EPC project for construction of a mineral processing plant in Russia
  • acting for a PRC state-owned construction company in disputes arising out of an EPC project for construction of a steel production plant in India 
  • acting for a PRC state-owned enterprise in contractual disputes arising out of a major mining project in an African country 
  • acting for PRC renewable enterprises in disputes (including international arbitrations) arising out of its trading of Certified Emission Reductions with European counterparties 
  • acting for an international bank in disputes arising out of its commodity financing transactions in the PRC 
  • acting for international banks in mis-selling claims, fraud cases, cross-border litigation and regulatory investigations 
  • acting for listed corporations (and its directors) in SFC investigations and multi-national enterprises in tax disputes with the Hong Kong Inland Revenue.
Background

Joseph joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in October 2013. He was admitted in Hong Kong in 2003, England in 2008 and qualified as a lawyer in the PRC in 2012.

Joseph is one of the authors of Sweet & Maxwell’s Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, and was a contributing editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure (“the White Book”).