Matthew Townsend

Fangda Partners in Association with Peter Yuen & Associates, Legal Manager

Matthew Townsend has represented clients in arbitration proceedings in a number of jurisdictions under a variety of different arbitration rules, principally in the energy, infrastructure, construction and technology sectors. He also has experience appearing as advocate in arbitration hearings.

In TNB Fuel Services SDN BHD v. China National Coal Group Corporation [2017] HKCFI 1016, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (the “Court”) has granted a charging order against shares...
14 July 2017
In U v A (unrep., HCCT 34/2016, 23 February 2017 per Mimmie Chan J), the Court of First Instance dismissed an application to set aside an order granting leave to enforce an ICC arbitral...
10 April 2017
In the latest twist in a long-running dispute between Malaysian broadcaster Astro Group and Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group, a Lippo Group entity has failed to overturn a Hong Kong Court of First...
10 February 2017
The recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance in Sun Tian Gang v Hong Kong & China Gas (Jilin) Ltd [2016] HKEC 2128 (“Sun Tian Gang”) confirms the circumstances in which Hong Kong...
23 November 2016
In two recent judgments of the Hong Kong courts, Judge Mimmie Chan has (i) stayed court proceedings in favour of arbitration in a matter involving an “escalation clause”; and (ii) rejected an...
7 November 2016
In Chee Cheung Hing & Company Limited v Zhong Rong International (Group) Limited [2016] HKEC 656 ("Chee Cheung Hing & Co."), the Hong Kong courts upheld the validity of the arbitration clause...
10 June 2016
In Bluegold Investment Holdings Ltd v Kwan Chun Fun Calvin [2016] HKEC 532, Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance has stayed court proceedings brought under a personal guarantee containing a...
27 May 2016
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