Partner and Practice Leader, King & Wood Mallesons (Hong Kong)
Paul Starr is asialaw’s Hong Kong Disputes Star of the Year, and Joint Coordinator of King & Wood Mallesons’ Worldwide Arbitration practice. Paul is also Practice Team Leader in Hong Kong for infrastructure and dispute resolution. An honours graduate in law from Peterhouse, Cambridge University, England, Paul won a scholarship and the University's prestigious Squire Law Prize.
With over 30 years of experience in Asia, Paul has conducted and helped to resolve many of the region’s largest disputes. In recognition of Paul's arbitration expertise in China over the past 20 years, Paul is an accredited arbitrator at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Beijing, the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator with HKIAC and the KLRCA.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 specifically singles out Paul as “an excellent strategist”. Chambers Asia Pacific quotes clients as saying: “his knowledge of disputes is extraordinary, and his track record speaks for itself. What really amazed me is that though he is so senior on the team, he focuses on details to an amazing degree”.