Eric Woo

Partner


(852) 2107 0377

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Principal Areas of Practice
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Shipping & Logistics

Education
2000 B.Com University of Sydney
2002 LLB University of Sydney
2003 Prof Program College of Law, Australia
2004 PCLL City University of Hong Kong

Admission
2004 Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
2006 Solicitor, Hong Kong

Professional Activities & Organisations
Panel Arbitrator, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)
Member, HKSAR Passports Appeal Board
Panel Arbitrator, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
Panel Arbitrator, Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Appeal Panel (Housing) of the Transport and Housing Bureau of Hong Kong
Member, Transportation and Logistics Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Arbitration Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Standing Committee on Practitioner Affairs, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Public Policy Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Prosecutor, Department of Justice

Publications
Contributor of Volume 24 “Logistics – Shipping” of the Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis Hong Kong
Ship Collision Liability in Hong Kong – Dawn of a New Era?’ Hong Kong Lawyer, March 2014

Speaker for overseas conferences
“Belt and Road” – Seminar on Hong Kong Legal and Dispute Resolution Services, Beijing (2017)
“Belt and Road” Hong Kong Legal and Arbitration Services Seminar, Guiyang, Xi’an, Wuhan (2016)
Hong Kong Legal Services Forum, Nanjing (2016)
Hong Kong Legal Services Forum, Qingdao (2014)

Experience

Eric is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in both wet and dry shipping matters, including charterparties, shipbuilding, shipping casualties, sale and purchase of vessels, ship arrest and release, international sale of goods, ship financing, cargo claims, bills of lading, letters of credit, marine insurance and other cross-border transport disputes. Eric is also experienced in international arbitration and civil and commercial litigation including contractual and tortious claims, commercial disputes, defamation, restitutionary, employment, shareholder and insolvency disputes. Prior to joining ONC Lawyers, Eric has worked for several reputable international law firms.
Eric covers the litigation, investigation and compliance aspects of competition law in relation to shipping and logistics industry and has given presentations to financial institutions and listed companies on competition law.
Eric is currently a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Transportation and Logistics Committee, Arbitration Committee, Public Policy Committee and Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs of The Law Society of Hong Kong. Eric is also appointed as the panel arbitrator of Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei and The Law Society of Hong Kong, the member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) of the Transport and Housing Bureau of Hong Kong and HKSAR Passports Appeal Board, and the chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings).