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Anthony Woo

Senior Consultant

Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
8th Floor, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Languages English, Chinese, Mandarin

Anthony has over 25 years of experience in the marine and non-marine insurance sector, including 14 years as a partner with leading global insurance practices in international firms.

He is regularly retained by leading global insurers and P&I clubs to advise on disputes across all lines of insurance, with a particular focus on marine, property and casualty. He handles a large portfolio of subrogated recovery claims across the world utilising the firm’s network.

An expert in international arbitration including CIETAC, HKIAC and SIAC, Anthony is also experienced in managing dispute resolution and enforcement of judgments and awards in foreign jurisdictions. His specialty also includes handling dry shipping disputes, commercial litigation, personal injury, and regulatory matters. Anthony is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Leading individual, Shipping Litigation

Chambers & Partner (Greater China), 2023

One client compliments his "winning spirit", adding that he is "an excellent lawyer".

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"a well-established lawyer who offers substantial knowledge in contentious matters in the shipping sector."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

Recommended individual Admiralty, Maritime & Shipping Lawyer.

Doyles Guide, 2021

Relevant experience


  • Accident & Health – pursuing vehicle driver convicted of dangerous driving for EC compensation paid to an injured worker.
  • Aerospace – pursuing air carrier for damage to cargo and breaking limitation.
  • Casualty – pursuing manufacturer of a UPS unit for damage caused by a malfunctioning that led to a fire.
  • Construction – pursuing sub-contractor for losses arising from a fatal accident following a free fall of an elevator in a shopping mall under construction.
  • Cyber – pursuing the service provider of a firewall for losses suffered by a governmental body following a hacking incident.
  • Fine Art – pursuing the logistics provider for damage to a Zhang Daqian painting during transit.
  • Trade Credit – pursuing an overseas buyer of unpaid machinery for the purchase price.
  • Property: (i) pursuing building manager for substantial damage to premises following bursting of pipes and water leakage and (ii) acting for a Chinese insurer of a resort on bringing a claim against the glass wall manufacturer in Japan before CIETAC arbitration (HK branch). The hearing was conducted virtually and involved Chinese and Japanese counsel.


  • Defending the shipowners and the master in relation to nine military vehicles and firearms belonging to the Singapore government which were seized by the Hong Kong Customs on board the “APL Qatar” in Hong Kong, which was en route from Taiwan to Singapore.
  • Pursuing ocean carrier for losses of a large number of containers lost overboard during a voyage.
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  • 1993 – PCLL, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 1992 – LLB, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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