Mr. Val Chow
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
• Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
• Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore International Commercial Court
• Member, Pool of Arbitrators, The Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), The Hague
• Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei
Since joining Chambers in 2014, Val has been developing a broad civil and commercial practice. He has experience advising listed companies, regulators, financial institutions, liquidators, directors and shareholders on a range of financial, securities, company, trust and regulatory matters.
Val is experienced in conducting civil trials and appeals and has appeared in hearings before the District Court, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal.
Val is actively developing an arbitration practice. He regularly acts in international commercial arbitrations and has advised on various aspects concerning arbitration (including document disclosure, jurisdictional challenge and interim relief). In early 2020, he was appointed by The Court of Arbitration for Art at The Hague as a member of its pool of arbitrators.
Val has also authored a number of legal opinions for use in court proceedings in Mainland China in which he provided expert opinion on Hong Kong law on areas including contract law, private international law, arbitration, money-lending, securities law and agency law.
Before being called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013, Val was a judicial assistant to the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal from 2011 to 2012 where he worked with appellate judges on a variety of appeals. Prior to that, Val trained as a solicitor at Linklaters and qualified in its capital markets team, where he advised on various debt, equity and equity-linked transactions.