Damien specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration.
His day to day practice involves a wide variety of contractual claims, complex cross border debt recovery and damages claims, international trade and sale of goods disputes, shareholders and joint venture disputes, and enforcement of Judgments and Awards in the PRC and in Hong Kong.
Damien also has significant experience with ship mortgage enforcement work, and with pursuing claims In Rem on behalf of unsecured parties. The firm is currently advising a venture capital fund in connection with recovery of its investment in corporate bonds by way of enforcement against shipping assets / vessels owned by a financially ailing issuer.
Damien's team regularly advices in relation to interim relief applications and when necessary liaises with lawyers in other jurisdictions to achieve a coordinated outcome and to maximise client benefit.
The firm's arbitration practice requires Damien to advise in relation to drafting and construction of arbitration references, and enforcement of Awards in the PRC and in Hong Kong.
Damien is on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators and sits as an arbitrator.
Damien was a contributing author to the Hong Kong law chapter of the 2015 publication Shipping & International Trade Law – Jurisdictional comparisons’ published by Thomson Reuters (First Edition 2011, Second Edition 2015). The general editor of the book was David Lucas of Hill Dickinson, London. The scope of the book was to provide brief summaries of key facets of the law on shipping and international trade in various jurisdictions. The First Edition covered 25 jurisdictions and the Second was expanded to 36.