Francis has a broad civil practice, with particular emphasis on securities and regulatory, insurance, employment, land, trust and probate law, and international arbitration.
Qualified as an associate at the Chartered Governance Institute, Francis has acted for both the Securities and Futures Commission and senior management of Hong Kong listed companies in complex fraud, securities and regulatory cases, and has appeared before courts and specialist tribunals including the Market Misconduct Tribunal.
He is also a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has experience in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. Having acquired experience in cross-border disputes and international law, Francis is developing his practice in natural resources and information technology arbitration and also international investment arbitration.
He often acts for multi-national insurers in different insurance litigation including public liability, personal injury and employees’ compensation cases.
Besides his civil practice, Francis often acts for defence in different commercial crime cases. He also acts as a prosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice in the District Court.
Arbitration cases under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules