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Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, RPC operate in association with local firm Smyth & Co. Our team on the ground 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 we count  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 as clients.


Our areas of expertise include


Selected directory listings 

  • "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 provides ‘good 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:

  • 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
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year - Hong Kong in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2014.



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David Smyth

Senior Partner (Asia)
Smyth & Co - Hong Kong


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Jason Carmichael

Smyth & Co - Hong Kong


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Andrew Horton

Smyth & Co - Hong Kong


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Antony Sassi

Smyth & Co - Hong Kong


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Gary Yin

Smyth & Co - Hong Kong


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Steven Wise

Smyth & Co - Hong Kong























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