David Chu is a partner and heads our Litigation practice in Hong Kong and China. David's practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and compliance, competition and employment law related matters and legal issues faced by organizations and individuals in the sports industry in Asia.
Chambers Asia Pacific recognizes David as a Leading Individual in the areas of dispute resolution and contentious regulatory work (financial services) in China, noting that he is "a rare talent whom clients indicated they would definitely go back to." Clients praised him as "unequalled when it comes to representing PRC companies in Hong Kong," "a skilled litigation tactician with a keen attention to detail," a "proactive and hard-working lawyer who offers practical solutions" and someone who "knows what he is doing; he makes sure nothing untoward happens." David was also recognized by Asialaw Leading Lawyers and was named as a Benchmark Disputes Star in Asia Pacific by Benchmark Litigation.
David was appointed as a Judge of the FIA (Federation Internationale De L’Automobile) International Court of Appeal in 2019. The FIA Court sits in Paris and is the final appeal tribunal for international motor sport. It resolves disputes brought before it by any of motor sport’s National Sporting Authorities world-wide, or by the President of the FIA. In addition, David is also the Vice-chair of the Sports Law Subcommittee, Leisure Industries Sector, of the International Bar Association.