Kevin Bowers

Kevin Bowers

Kevin Bowers
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Kevin specialises in commercial, insurance and employment litigation and dispute resolution both in Hong Kong and internationally. He handles complex multi-jurisdictional commercial cases involving debt recovery, sale of goods, trade finance, media law, fraud, shareholder, joint venture, employment, property and franchise disputes, contentions probate/trusts, asset tracing, injunction proceedings, jurisdictional challenges, public inquiries and judicial reviews.

He acts for both employers and employees in a wide range of contentious and advisory employment matters, and is experienced in advising upon and handling internal disciplinary investigations and proceedings.

He is also experienced in professional indemnity, D&O liability and other general insurance and reinsurance-related claims. His experience extends to defamation-related litigation and pre/post-publication advice to both printed and new media-based publications in Hong Kong and abroad. Kevin is seasoned in conducting U.S. overseas depositions and is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution as well as an accredited mediator.

Kevin has represented major clients on important, high-value matters. He acted on behalf of Hong Kong’s main cargo handler in The Commission of Inquiry into the Opening of the Hong Kong International Airport and for appellant insurers to the Privy Council in England. Kevin was also successful in obtaining one of the most far-reaching restraining orders worldwide from the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong and in representing a professional regulatory body before the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong in judicial review proceedings.

Experience

  • 2012 Howse Williams Bowers
  • 2011 Reed Smith Richards Butler
  • 2008 Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith LLP
  • 2006 Richards Butler, Hong Kong
  • 1997 Deacons, Hong Kong
  • 1995 Masons, Hong Kong
  • 1990 Masons, London

Professional Qualifications

  • 1997 Hong Kong
  • 1992 England and Wales

Reported Decisions

  • Red Sea Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Bouygues S.A. & 22 Others [Privy Council Appeal No.32/1993]
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong v. Robert James Brook [FACV20/1998]
  • Park Kit Investment Limited v. Tsang Kwok Fun t/a Dickie Tsang & Co. [HCA 4757/1998]
  • Yeung Sai Ying by his lawful attorney Chan Mei Ching v. Kan Chung Nin Tony & Ho Chi Keung Raymond all formerly t/a Tony Kan & Ho [HCA 5963/2000]
  • Benefit Charter Ltd. v. Kevin L.H. Kwong & Co. & Hung Chun Leung [HCA 4775/2000]
  • Ray Chen v. Wan Ching Lam & Johnson Stokes & Master [2002] HKEC 704
  • Great Honour Investments Ltd. & Wall International Investments Ltd. v. Ko Yin, Sino Global International Ltd. & Li Wong & Lam [HCA 298/2002]
  • Kensland Realty Ltd. v. Whale View Investment Ltd. & Tam, Pun & Yipp [2002] 1 HCA 243
  • Lee Shing Hong Ltd. v. Leon Ko & James Towliss (representative members or associates of the organization known as Greenpeace) [HCA 1741/2002]
  • China United Holdings Ltd. & Large Investments Ltd. v. Johnson Stokes & Master [2005] HKEC 394
  • All Link International Ltd. v. Ha kai Cheong & Another [2005] HKEC 881
  • Wonderyouth Industries Ltd. v. China Great Wall Finance Co. [FACV 9/2005]
  • Jae Hoon Oh v. Richdale [2005] 2 HKLRD / Chin & Another v Richdale & Another [HCPI 1887/2000]
  • Chua Ming Yuen v. Hentron Investments Ltd. & Kwan Lai Hung and Kwan Lai Hung t/a L.H. Kwan & Co. v. Rowland, Chow, Chan & Co. & Hentron Investments Ltd. [2006] HKEC 263
  • John Jude Monteiro v. Incorporated Owners of Block Nos. 41-44 Baguio Villa [2008] HKEC 1722
  • Kwok Ping Sheung Walter v. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd & Others [HCA 857/2008 & CACV 145/2008]
  • Nicholas Hill v. Alvarez & Marsal Asia Ltd. [HCA 56/2008 & HCMP 2461/2006]
  • Cityability Ltd. v. Treasure Spot Investments Ltd. [2010] HKEC 148 Successfully defending a HK$40million fraud/conspiracy claim
  • Re Wing Fai Construction Co. Ltd. [2010] HKEC 644
  • Peter De Krassel v. Chu & Ors [HCA 1151/2005]
  • Lehman & Co. Management Ltd. v Effiscient Ltd. & Another [2011] HKLRD 237
  • Grant Williams v Jefferies (Asia) Ltd. [HCA 320/2010]

Publications

  • Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure: “Hong Kong White Book” (2004-2015)
  • Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Insurance Law (2003 & 2009)
  • Contributing Editor, Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong: Volume 15(1) Insurance (2007)
  • Exclusive Contributor (Hong Kong), International Law Office: Insurance & Reinsurance (2006 -2015)

Professional Recognition Firm

  • Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year – 2014 Chambers Asia Pacific
  • HWB’s commercial dispute resolution, insurance and employment practice groups are consistently ranked by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific

Self

  • Kevin is consistently recognised as a leading commercial dispute resolution, insurance and employment lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, Global Law Experts and Euromoney’s Legal Who’s Who Hong Kong

Banking and Financial Services, Employment, Health Care, M&A Disputes, Mediation, Real Estate

25+ years

Solicitor Advocate
Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
Member, HKIAC Mediation Council / Commercial Mediation Committee
Accredited Mediator, Law Society of Hong Kong
Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd. (HKMAAL)
Associate Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Examiner, University of Hong Kong (1998)
Member, Professional Indemnity Advisory Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Hong Kong Insurers Club
Member, Hong Kong Insurance Law Association

1990 Guildford College of Law, CPE
1989 University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)

English
Hong kong

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