Calvin Cheuk is commended for his “excellent technical background” and “great eye for detail”.
Calvin is a specialist in construction and arbitration disputes. He holds first-class honours degrees in architecture and law. He has appeared in numerous disputes relating to large infrastructure and construction projects in Hong Kong, Macau, the PRC and South East Asia, including cross-harbour tunnel, casinos, coal mines, commercial complex, hotels and residential properties.
Calvin’s recent prominent cases include his representation of the Commission of Inquiry investigating the structural safety of the construction work at the Hung Hom Railway Station, which is part of Shatin-Central Link, one of the most expensive railway lines ever built in Hong Kong. The case was the focus of the Hong Kong public, and was subject to daily media reporting from May 2018 onwards. Calvin also represented the provisional liquidators of Hsin Chong Construction Company Limited, one of the largest contractors being wound up in Hong Kong’s history.
In addition to his private practice, Calvin is a consultant editor of the Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest. He has been a speaker in various seminars on construction/arbitration law topics. He is also the vice chairman of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
Calvin was appointed as the deputy district judge in August 2018. He also regularly sits as arbitrator.