Anthony Houghton SC

Anthony Houghton S.C.

Anthony Houghton first qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in the United Kingdom, and practiced in that profession when he came to Hong Kong in 1981. He later studied law, and was called to the Bar, in England and Wales in 1988, and in Hong Kong in 1989. He has practiced as a barrister in Hong Kong since qualifying, advising and acting in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation, but with a particular emphasis on construction and engineering work, especially in arbitration. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2008.
Although still active as a counsel, much of his practice now involves sitting as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East, on both construction and a wide variety of non-construction related disputes.

Tony was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in March 2013, and sits as a judge in that court on a regular basis.

Tony was until recently a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is also an approved tutor and course director for that body. He has been involved in many arbitration training courses, at all levels, and in at least 10 different jurisdictions. He is a former Chairman of the East Asia Branch of the Chartered Institute, and was, for several years, a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Association in Thailand.

He has chaired the Construction Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association, and is a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

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