LegalWeek | Clyde & Co China Construction Head to Launch Own Firm in Hong Kong

LegalWeek | Clyde & Co China Construction Head to Launch Own Firm in Hong Kong

LegalWeek | Clyde & Co China Construction Head to Launch Own Firm in Hong Kong 1199 677 Cocking & Co
Ian Cocking will leave the firm to launch his own practice with former construction partner Dennis Wong, who left Clyde & Co in December.


The head of Clyde & Co’s Hong Kong and China construction group, Ian Cocking, is leaving the firm to launch his own firm with former partner Dennis Wong.

Cocking focuses on construction and project development matters, including contractual relationships, risk management strategies, and claims and dispute resolution. He is currently advising the Hong Kong government on its $3.8 billion Kai Tak Sports Park project, where local developer New World Development Co. Ltd. is on a 25-year contract to build and run a 28-hectare (69 acre) sports complex. Construction work is expected to be completed in 2023.

Before joining Clyde & Co in 2011, Cocking was a partner at MinterEllison for five years. Before that, he was a partner at Simmons & Simmons.

Joining Cocking at his new firm is former Clyde partner Dennis Wong, according to sources familiar with the matter. Wong left Clyde & Co in December and is currently a consultant at Hong Kong firm LT Lawyers. He joined Clyde as part of Cocking’s team from MinterEllison in 2011 and made partner in 2017.

Originally published on, written by John Kang

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