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Nigel Francis

Senior Of Counsel

Nigel is qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales, and has practised as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong for more than 30 years.  He has been listed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in numerous international guides to the profession for the past 20 years.
His expertise and experience is wide ranging; he has been involved in major disputes involving Court proceedings, arbitration, mediation and regulatory tribunals; and across a range of specailised areas, including financial litigation, regulatory investigations, commercial crime and fraud, breach of contract and warranty claims, breach of confidence, employment matters, joint venture and shareholders disputes, and infringements of all forms of intellectual property rights. 
Nigel is a former member of the Rules Committee of the High Court of Hong Kong and a member of the Hong Kong Law Society Civil Litigation Committee.  At the invitation of the Chief Justice, he has twice (in 2017 and 2018) sat as a Deputy Judge in the High Court of Hong Kong.


Hong Kong


University of Bristol – LL.B

Prior Association

Herbert Smith Freehills
Minter Ellison
Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP