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HFW has hired construction disputes experts Steven Yip (L) and Malcolm Chin as partners in its Hong Kong office from Australian law firm MinterEllison, where they were the co-heads of the construction, infrastructure, and project team.

Joining HFW alongside Yip and Chin are MinterEllison senior associates Yvonne Lau, Charles Cheung, and Brian Liu, and associates Nicole Leung and Suki Fung.

Yip specialises in cases involving construction facilities, power plants, railroads, and other transportation infrastructure and other conventional construction projects, including cross-border projects.

Meanwhile, Chin has a experience in commercial contract disputes and construction and engineering disputes involving commercial and residential construction, mining, transportation, manufacturing, and power plant projects.

“Steven and Malcolm have over 20 years of large-scale arbitration and litigation counseling experience. Their addition will be a significant boost and enhancement to our existing team,” said Michael Sergeant, head of the global construction team at HFW, in a statement.

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