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Resolution Chambers is a Hong Kong based set of barrister’s chambers founded by Julian Cohen, a world leading construction lawyer and international arbitrator.


Julian is highly regarded both as counsel and arbitrator, in the fields of international construction, engineering and energy disputes, and international commercial arbitration. He is familiar with common law, civil code and Sharia based jurisdictions and arbitrations. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion. He has over 30 years’ experience of heavy-weight construction disputes and international arbitrations.


Julian has a long standing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region (since 1998) and the Middle East and North Africa (since 2009).  He has been involved with disputes in; Hong Kong, Macau, PRC, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Fiji, Guam, India, Pakistan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Egypt, Mali, Albania, Czech Republic,France, Belgium, Brazil,Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Julian is also involved in arbitration law reform and the training of arbitrators. He has assisted in jurisdictions such as Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Julian Cohen is recognised as one of the world’s leading construction lawyers, and is ranked by legal directories as being one of Hong Kong’s leading construction barristers (Doyle’s Guide and The Legal 500) and a top arbitration practitioner (Who’s Who Legal: China and Hong Kong)

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Resolution Chambers is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and is opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination. Resolution Chambers has adopted a set of Core Values together with published policies covering diversity, inclusion, equal opportunities, parental leave, and addressing climate change.
More information on Resolution Chambers, and its other members, click below.


Julian Cohen - Counsel

Head Of Chambers

Julian has nearly 30 years of experience of heavyweight commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong, and across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion.
He is particularly well known for his specialist practices in arbitration, and also in relation to construction and engineering disputes. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading construction lawyers.

Barrister (England & Wales 1990; Hong Kong 2010)

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