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David Tsang

B.Sc (Q.S.) (Hons)
David Tsang



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.

Selected Cases

  • 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.

Memberships & Appointments

  • 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

Specific Areas of Expertise

Arbitration as counsel, Arbitration as arbitrator, Contract


for David Tsang

David Tsang is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as Recommended Barrister in the field of Construction.

— Who's Who Legal (2024)

David Tsang is recognised as a Leading Juniors for Construction and Property.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2022)

“An experienced construction barrister.” David Tsang also qualified as a quantity surveyor before his career at the Bar. David Tsang is recognised as a Leading Junior for Construction.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2021)

David Tsang is a Leading Junior Counsel category by the Doyles Guide for Leading Construction & Infrastracture Litigation Barristers – Hong Kong, 2021

— Doyles Guide (2021)

David Tsang is acknowledged in the Recommended Junior Counsel category by the Doyles Guide for Leading Construction & Infrastracture Litigation Barristers – Hong Kong, 2020

— Doyles Guide (2020)

David Tsang is a Recommended Junior Counsel in Hong Kong’s Construction and Barristers list in the 2017 edition of Doyles.

— Doyles Guide (2017)