CHEUNG Wai Chung Humphrey (張偉聰)
B.Sc, LL.B, LL.M, MCIOB, ACIArb, AHKIArb, MCMI, FRICS, MHKIS ConPM ContPM
Solicitor (BVI, England and Wales, HKSAR)
Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Builder
Civil Celebrant of Marriages
Dispute Resolution Advisor (HK Gov’t)
Chairman of Appeal (Buildings) Tribunal (HK Gov’t)
1997 B.Sc (Hons) Construction Economics and Management (formerly named as Quantity Surveying) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2001 LL.B (Hons) of the University of London
2002 P.C.LL of the University of Hong Kong
2003 LL.M of the University of London
2001 Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2001 Associate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
2002 Member of the Chartered Management Institute
2003 Chartered Builder and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
2004 Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
(then Fellow of RICS on 2014)
2004 Solicitor to the High Court of HKSAR
2005 Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
2005 Certified Knowledge Management Manager
2009 Solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales
2012 Civil Celebrant of Marriages (HK Govt)
2012 Reverse Mortgage Counsellor (HK Mortgage Corporation Ltd)
2014 Solicitor to the Supreme Court of British Virgin Islands
Panel of Mediators and Dispute Resolution Advisor
- Mediator of the Joint Panel of HK Institute of Surveyors / HK Institute of Architects
- Accredited Mediator in the Lands Tribunal (HK Govt)
- Accredited Mediator for the Pilot Scheme for Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (HK Govt)
- Accredited Mediator of HK Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd
- Mediator in the Panel of Shenzhen Securities and Futures Dispute Resolution Centre (PRC)
- Dispute Resolution Advisor (HK Govt)
- Voluntary Works for Professional Bodies / HK Government Bodies / Others
- Ex-Chairman of the Professional Interview Panel of the Chartered Institute of Building
- Board Member of Hong Kong Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Board Committee of Asia Quantity Surveying Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Board Committee of QS, Construction and Dispute Resolution Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Chairman of the Assessment Panel of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Mentor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Member of the Assessment Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
- Committee of QS Practice Note Working Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
- Chairman of Appeal (Buildings) Tribunal (HK Govt)
- Member of the Board of Governors for International College Hong Kong, Hong Lok Yuen
- Legal adviser for Hong Kong Brick-Laying & Construction Trade Worker's Union
- Legal adviser for Eating Establishment Employees General Union
- Professional Works
- Mr. Humphrey Cheung is a founder of Humphrey & Associates with full competence to handle various areas of practice extensively for different kinds of corporate clients as well as individual clients.
- In recent years, Mr. Humphrey Cheung has been highly regarded by his own clients and even many opponents in the industry as a symbol of professional expert in relation to land and development as well as building and construction matters.
Prior to the setting up of his firm, he was first trained as a Quantity Surveyor in Messrs. Rider Levett Bucknall (formerly known as Messrs. Levett and Bailey) where full aspects of QS practices were well trained on various types of projects including substructure and superstructure works in relation to residential, commercial, industrial, museum, roadworks, drainage works and infrastructure works for clients including private developers, MTRC, Urban Council, Architectural Services Department, Housing Department, Highways Department and Drainage Services Department.
He further equipped himself in the building and construction industry by joining Messrs. Gammon Construction Limited where both site works and project management practices in the contractor’s prospective were well acquired. Besides, he also provided for assistance at its Legal Department for litigation cases in relation to its construction projects.
Throughout the above experience, he has the extensive knowledge and experience in the field of building and construction worldwide including Hong Kong, Macau, China, Korea and Philippines.
He then since 2002 joined the legal profession in Hong Kong and later became a Partner of a sizable law firm in Hong Kong in association with a Swiss law firm, where he was in charge of both Litigation and Arbitration Department and the Building and Construction Department, handling various issues in relation to land and development, building and construction, etc. whilst he is also supervising the Conveyancing Department.
Before establishing Humphrey & Associates, he did serve as Group Legal Counsel as the head of legal and company secretarial department for a listed property developer (including its associated construction companies) in Hong Kong whose development projects cover Hong Kong and Southern part of China responsible for re-structure and re-organization, land acquisitions, compulsory sale for redevelopment, land and development, construction and engineering, land valuation, sale transactions, tenancy arrangement, conveyancing, disputes resolution for its building and construction as well as tenancy, town planning issues, corporate and commercial matters, listing and compliances, etc. Since part of the business therein focused on the acquisition of lands, whole blocks of buildings and individual flats, the experience in conveyancing was significantly reinforced.
Apart from being admitted as the solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales, he was also admitted as the solicitor in the British Virgin Islands and has thus gained the experience in handling those contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to the BVI.
In respect of his dispute resolution practice, he has been appointed as the Solicitor and/or Advocate in various domestic and international arbitrations in Hong Kong, Macau, China, England, Singapore and Thailand.