Edward Liu

Reed Smith Richards Butler, Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer

The Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession Association, Vice President

Qualified in both China and England & Wales, Mr. Liu specialises in shipping and commercial litigation and arbitration. His practices covers all areas of maritime and commercial law, including charterparty and shipbuilding contract disputes, cargo claims and sale of goods disputes etc.  He handles a wide variety of cases of different types and sizes under LMAA Terms and HKIAC rules.  He has published numerous articles and cases commentaries in respect of shipping and arbitration topics in reputable journals and newsletters in England, China and Hong Kong.  He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  In December 2017, Mr. Liu was listed as one of Top 5 Next Generation in Shipping and recommended as “a leading heavyweight lawyer of the future in the marketing and symbolizes a ‘new generation’ of Asian lawyers”. In August 2016 and 2017, he was shortlisted twice for “The Next Generation Award”, one of the Lloyd’s List Asia & Pacific Awards 2016. In March 2015, Edward was honoured to be one of “The Ten Outstanding New Hong Kong Young Persons”.

When promoting Hong Kong’s dispute resolution services over the past three years, the HKSAR government and the legal profession have relied on the survey published by the Queen Mary University in...
5 September 2018
On 14 December 2017, the HKSAR government and the National Development and Reform Commission signed “Advancing Hong Kong’s Full Participation in and Contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative” (the...
6 March 2018
In Hong Kong, privacy and confidentiality is often regarded as an important advantage in arbitration proceedings, and indeed is one of the first things that will come to mind when parties consider...
3 November 2017
With China emerging as a major maritime nation and following the announcement of the The Belt and Road Initiative, there has been much discussion on how Hong Kong can capitalise on its advantage as a...
8 August 2016
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