John M. Hickin: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

John M. Hickin

Hong Kong,  China
Phone+852 2843 2576

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Trust & Agency
  • Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Tax
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Electronic Discovery & Information Governance
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Arbitration
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 2576
Fax: +852 2103 5169
EducationThe University of Newcastle (B.A.); University of Birmingham (C.P.E.)
Admitted1995, England and Wales; 1998, Hong Kong


Member, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (2002-2004)

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


“ Hickin is receptive to client input [and] opinions yet able to easily explain the legal elements and processes of a case. [He is] also very responsive and accessible.”

Benchmark Asia Pacific (2014) John has been a partner of Mayer Brown JSM since 2005. He has extensive experience of dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation) in banking and commercial matters in Hong Kong. He advises on regulatory matters including SFC investigations, domestic tribunals and administrative law remedies, including judicial review. John has been named a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Asia Law & Practice.

John is co-head of the firm's Competition Law Group in Asia, which was ranked by Chambers Asia 2011 as one of only five top tier international practice teams for China/Hong Kong antitrust. He was involved in the consultation with the HKSAR Government regarding the region's cross-sector Competition Bill and now advises a number of clients regarding compliance activities following the introduction of the new law. Chambers Asia has recognised John's work in this practice area in their 2012 rankings for China/Hong Kong antitrust lawyers.


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At Long Last: Draft Hong Kong Competition Law Guidelines Published
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, October 14, 2014
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) today published long-awaited draft implementation guidelines (the “Guidelines”) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the “CO”).

PRC Laws No Excuse for Non-compliance with SFC Requests
Susanne J. Harris,John M. Hickin,Nicholas D. Hunsworth,Billy Y. C. Lam,Thomas S. T. So, June 11, 2014
On 23 May 2014, the Court of First Instance ordered Hong Kong accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) to produce documents relating to a PRC company, Standard Water Limited (the "Company"), to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). The court rejected EY's argument that it did not...

Hong Kong Competition Commission to Commence Engagement and Public Consultation on Guidelines
Hannah C. L. Ha,John M. Hickin, May 29, 2014
On 26 May 2014, the Competition Commission (the "Commission") provided the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) with an update on its preparation work. As anticipated much of the Commission's initial efforts will be focussed on developing procedural and substantive guidelines.

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John M. Hickin

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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