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Phillip Rompotis

  • Firm: Prince’s Chambers
  • Practice Area: Construction
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • 3002 Tower Two, Lippo Centre,, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong, Admiralty.

About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip has over 30 years’ experience as a disputes lawyer, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator across a range of commercial practice areas including arbitration, construction, infrastructure & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, winding-up and bankruptcy proceedings, trusts, property and landlord & tenant.

Phillip has acted as lead counsel on a range of High Court disputes, including:

  • Sze Fung Engineering Ltd v Trevi Construction Co Ltd [2023] HKCFI 419
  • Hydrotech Waterproofing Solutions Ltd v Shun Yuen Construction Co Ltd [2022] HKCFI 1170
  • KH Foundations Company Ltd v Chun Yip Construction Company Limited [2020] HKCFI 3019; KH Foundations Company Ltd v Chun Yip Construction Company Limited [2021] HKCFI 682; [2021] HKCFI 1368
  • Astro Nusantara International BV and Ors v PT Ayunda Prima Mitra and Ors [2014]; 1 HKLRD 197
  • McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aus) Pty Ltd v Gas Transmission Services WA (Operations) Pty Ltd & Ors [2007] VSC 301
  • Alstom Power Ltd v Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd & Gas Transmission Services WZ (Operations) Pty Ltd & Ors (No.4) [2006] SASC 298

Phillip lead the legal team in the high profile international commercial dispute between Malaysian and Indonesian interests, leading to the the Court of Final  Appeal’s decision in Astro Nusantara International B.V. and Others v. PT Ayunda Prima Mitra and Others [2018] HKCFA 12, one of the seminal arbitration cases in the Asia region.

Phillip is one of Asia’s most experienced arbitration practitioners, with a comprehensive knowledge of the Model Law and setting-aside / enforcement actions under the New York Convention.  He has been appointed as lead counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings (HKIAC, SIAC, ICC), has been appointed as arbitrator in over 35 disputes, and is admitted to various List/Panels.  He has conducted numerous mediations and adjudications, as both counsel and mediator/adjudicator.

He is ranked in the leading directories, including:

  • Global Law Experts (2023) – Sole construction lawyer from Hong Kong SAR
  • Who’s Who Legal (2023) – Thought Leader, Construction (Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR) (only non-silk Hong Kong barrister to be so recognised)
  • Who’s Who Legal (2023) – Global Leader, Construction (Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021) – Leading Junior – ”Deep knowledge of arbitration law in Hong Kong and globally. Sharp intellect and tenacious”
  • Doyles – Leading Barrister (Construction) 2020
  • Doyles – Recommended Barrister (Construction) 2021
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017) – Leading Individual – “never fails to meet the needs of clients” (Construction); “adopts an extremely detailed approach and is a good tactician” (dispute resolution)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific (2016) – “valued for his ability to understand the technicalities of the legal situations and guide you through the matter
  • Chambers Asia Pacific: Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution: China Litigation (2016, 2017, 2018)


  • 1994 – Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria & High Court of Australia
  • 1999 – Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • 2004 – Barrister, Victoria, Australia
  • 2015 – Solicitor-Advocate, Hong Kong
  • 2019 – Barrister, Hong Kong


  • 1992 – LLB (Hons) / Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Accredited Mediator (Victorian Bar)

Q&A With Phillip Rompotis



LLB (Hons) / Arts (Hons)
  • University of Melbourne
  • 1992

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