David Tsang

  • B.Sc (Q.S.) (Hons)

Year of call

  • 1994 (England and Wales)
  • 1994 (Hong Kong)
  • 1995 (PRC)

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David specialises in Arbitration, Building, Construction and Commercial Law and has been a staple member of DVC since 1996.

He joined the Bar in 1994 bringing with him a raft of invaluable experience in the building sphere. He worked as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for professional consultants, contractors and the Hong Kong Government. His professional involvement included building and civil projects in Hong Kong and in China.

David’s legal practice covers a broad spectrum of advisory work, drafting and advocacy both in the Hong Kong Courts and in arbitration.

David's spectrum of clientele includes developers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, architects, surveyors and engineers.

  • Paul Y. Management Ltd v. Eternal Unity Development Ltd, HCA571/2007, 8 January 2010, Unreported. This case involved property development and an ensuing application for a split trial.
  • 厦門新景地集團有限公司 formerly known as 厦門市鑫新景地房地產有限公司 v. Eton Properties Ltd and Another [2009] 4 HKLRD 353. This case involved property development and the enforceability of a Mainland Arbitral Award. The arguments turned on the issues of “impossibility” and “public policy.”
  • Gingerbread Investments Ltd v. Wing Hong Interior Contracting Ltd [2008] 2 HKLRD 436. This was a contentious application which involved the potential removal of an arbitrator on the ground of misconduct during the discovery stage of the arbitration proceedings.
  • Ng Choi Sang t/a Cheung Kong Construction Co v. Chu Yu Tin and Another [2007] 4 HKLRD 329. This was a money lending case which involved a striking out application. Arguments raised included time bar and election.
  • Success Wise Ltd v Dynamic (BVI) Ltd [2006] 1 HKC 149. This was a commercial case and it entailed an application for security for costs. Curiously, the claim and the counterclaim raised essentially the same issues.
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – 1989
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution – 1995
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – 1990
  • Fellow of the HKIS - 1998