Adrian was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1990, as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands in 1995 and as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2001.
Adrian advises a wide range of clients involved in domestic and international disputes. Adrian specialises in shareholders disputes, contentious insolvency, property and trust, contentious probate and estates, construction disputes and commercial fraud.
Adrian has established long-term relationships with clients with his pragmatic and commercial approach to dispute resolution.
With in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, Adrian has specialist expertise dealing with construction disputes. He has handled a wide range of contentious construction matters, advising employers, developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, project managers and site managers, as well as construction professionals, including architects, surveyors, structural engineers and health and safety consultants.
As well as acting on a wide range of domestic and international commercial arbitrations proceedings, both on an ad hoc basis and under the rules of various institutions including the LCIA, HKIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL, Adrian has also represented a client in an investment treaty arbitration in the Far East.
Adrian sometimes shares the risk of litigation with his clients under conditional fee arrangements.
He regularly acts for office holders, creditors, directors and other stakeholders in a variety of contentious insolvency matters.
Representing an international art dealer from Belgium in a claim against a major auction house and making a full recovery for the client.
Representing a client in connection with various claims against a number of defendants for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy following the collapse of an international diamond business.
Advising on numerous wire frauds for a number of corporate clients across a range of industries; obtaining freezing orders, judgments and awards, and recovering substantial monies for victims of on-line frauds.
Representing one of China’s largest cement producers in connection with a shareholder dispute and power struggle at board level of a Hong Kong-listed company.
Obtaining judgment for a major Chinese commodities business in the Hong Kong court of first instance and recovering illegal profits resulting from fraudulent futures trades on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Representing a litigation funder in a major construction contract dispute.
Representing stakeholders in claims against a director and service providers following the collapse of a Cayman Islands hedge fund.
Representing a Japanese client in a mis-selling claim against one of the world’s largest financial services companies achieving a full recovery for the client.
Advising a claimant in a complex family trust dispute with trust assets valued at US$18 billion.
Advising a well-known international businessman in an ICC arbitration arising out of a dispute between council members of a Liechtenstein foundation.
Enforcing or resisting enforcement of arbitral awards in Hong Kong under the New York Convention.
Representing an energy client involved in a ship building contract dispute that was settled after referral of the dispute to arbitration under the LCIA arbitration rules.
Represented the liquidators in the liquidation of a Hong Kong subsidiary as part of an international restructuring of one of the world’s largest shipping companies.
Successfully represented Plaintiff in Scott v McKinley  CILR, a contractual dispute over the forfeiture of a contractual part payment.
Successfully represented Plaintiff in Brown v Millwood  CILR, a property dispute.
Successfully representing applicant in judicial review application, on appeal, in R v Immigration Board ex parte Kirk Freeport Plaza Limited & Island Companies Limited (1997) CILR 502, CI CA