Wing mainly focuses on international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation, including maritime, aviation, and construction disputes. He is known for his expertise on costs and complex jurisdictional disputes, and most frequently instructed in cases involving Chinese SOEs and/or entities from Russia, Ukraine, or other CIS Countries, and increasingly, MENA countries. More recently, he has been involved in various investor-state arbitration cases.
Due to his experience in legal academia and university management, he has a background in higher education law, and Islamic and Hindu succession law. He also regularly advises on public international law, such as WTO law, diplomatic immunity, and state contracts.
Prior to joining the Hong Kong Bar, Wing has been a legal academic conducting research and teaching around the globe since 2010, including at Oxford, New Delhi, Luxembourg, Moscow, Kazan, Beijing, and Hong Kong, and previously acted as a legal advisor and expert witness for private clients for years in this capacity. He was formerly a judicial assistant of the Court of Final Appeal, and also served under the judge-in-chief of the Construction & Arbitration List of the High Court of Hong Kong. He also acts as an arbitrator.
He is one of the co-authors of the leading English textbook on the law of costs, Friston on Costs (4th edn OUP 2023), building upon his doctoral research on the area. He was appointed as a foreign legal expert by the Ministry of Science & Technology of the PRC government since 2019. Outside of his practice, he continues to regularly give lectures and supervise postgraduate and doctoral students from various law schools in PRC and Russia on civil procedure and international arbitration. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Graduate Supervisor for civil procedure and international arbitration at the China University of Political Science & Law in Beijing.
He acts as sole advocate in arbitration frequently, and his recent highlights include:
Given his academic background and training in comparative law, he often acts in cases fully or partially governed by civil law such as:
Wing frequently advises Russian / CIS entities and individuals, whether Russian / CIS or those seeking to trade with them (e.g. PRC SOEs and foreign corporations) to navigate through global sanctions risks. Wing also advises law firms and other professionals on the risk arising from accepting work due to these regulations.
Wing regularly assists in asset freezing and the enforcement of foreign judgments. He also acts an expert witness for foreign courts on Hong Kong law and English law, and regularly advises on international transactions.
Wing’s specialty on costs disputes covers matters arising under arbitration, litigation (including taxation and taxation reviews), and also non-contentious matters. Wing also regularly advises on litigation and arbitration funding arrangements.