Nicholas D. Hunsworth: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

Nicholas D. Hunsworth

Phone+852 2843 4417

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 4417
Fax: +852 2103 5036
EducationUniversity of Oxford (B.A.)
Admitted1982, England and Wales; 1984, Hong Kong

'Efficacious and highly impressive,' Nicholas Hunsworth heads the dispute resolution practice and is considered 'wholly worthy of recognition as one of the strongest operators here.'

Chambers Asia (2010)

Nick Hunsworth is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on all aspects of banking and commercial litigation. He has been involved in a broad variety of high-profile cases in Hong Kong covering a wide area of commercial disputes. He provides high level advice to financial institutions on a range of regulatory and compliance issues.

Nick also has extensive experience in administrative law remedies and appearances before domestic tribunals, including judicial reviews of decisions of professional bodies, regulators and members' clubs. He has a long history of dealing with restructuring and insolvency-related litigation with a particular focus on the liquidation of financial institutions. Nick is an accredited Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Nick has been described by Chambers Asia Pacific as a heavyweight commercial litigator , renowned litigator (2009) and an exceptional, world-class lawyer who is clever and well organised (2011) and by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as exceptionally bright and technically adept(2009). He has been ranked as a Leading Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Chambers Global (2004-08), Chambers Asia (2008-2011), Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2008-09 & 2011) and PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2002-08 & 2011); as a Leading Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer by Chambers Asia (2008-09), IFLR1000 (2006-2009) and Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2011); as a Leading Financial Services Lawyer by Chambers Asia (2009 & 2010); and as a Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyer by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2010).


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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...
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Nicholas D. Hunsworth

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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