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In Hong Kong, RPC operates in association with local firm Smyth & Co. Our fast growing, award-winning team has more than two decades' experience acting for clients locally, in China and across the Asia-Pacific region on a broad range of areas, covering insurance, litigation, dispute resolution, shipping and corporate transactional work. 

We have an excellent reputation for delivering top quality advice and excellent client service, on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and our clients include multinational corporations, insurers and reinsurers, professional services firms, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, trading houses, oil and gas companies, charterers, ship owners and P&I clubs. Our strength is regularly recognised by the leading independent legal directories, with six many of our partners ranked as Leading Individuals and our Insurance practice ranked in Band One (Foreign Firms) by Chambers Asia Pacific.

 

Our areas of expertise include

 

Selected directory listings 

  • "Well-known specialist insurance team with long-standing expertise in the sector. Particularly formidable in the financial lines space. Highlighted for its strength on contentious matters, and a growing presence in non-contentious issues" - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
  • "Excellent. They are my firm of choice in Asia." - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
  • "RPC...‘fully understands the insurance market’" - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
  • "They really understand our practice and are highly regarded by the opposition" - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
  • "They are commercially minded and offer good value for money" - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
  • "A measured approach, always realistic. They will always come up with robust advice" Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • "Practical, impressive and really focused on our needs - through constant communication, they came to understand us perfectly" Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • "David Smyth is 'really quite exceptional' underscoring his ability to handle complex solicitor and auditor professional indemnity matters" Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • "Antony Sassi, who providesgood strategic, proactive advice and great client service’" Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
  • "Andrew Horton handles dry shipping litigation and arbitration issues, specialising in arrest and enforcement matters. Sources report that he 'demonstrates sound technical ability and provides advice in a clear and concise manner.'" He is also complimented on his 'great sense of commerciality and prompt service'" Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • "Gary Yin is quickly gaining an impressive reputation for work in various shipping disputes, including freight forwarding and bill of lading disputes. He often acts for insurance companies and logistics operators" Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • Steven Wise is praised for his ‘smart, responsive and intelligent approach’ to deals. He has an acknowledged presence in the market as counsel to traders, operators and shipowners on dry shipping, especially charter party disputes” Chambers Global, 2014

 

Recent awards include:

  • Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year - Hong Kong in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2014.
  • In-House Community Firm of the Year 2013 (Hong Kong Insurance) at the Asian-Mena Counsel awards.
  • 'Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance lawyers' 2013, Euromoney's Expert's Guide To the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

 


 

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David Smyth

Senior Partner

(Asia)
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong            

               

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Jason Carmichael

Partner
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong            

              

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Andrew Horton

Partner
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong               

                               

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       Jonathan Cary

       Partner

       Smyth & Co -

       Hong Kong

 

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Antony Sassi

Partner
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong

                

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Gary Yin

Partner
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong

 
Wise

Partner
Smyth & Co -

Hong Kong

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

RPC

11/F

Three Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

T +852 2216 7000

F +852 2216 7001

 

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