Ian is a founding partner of Cocking & Co. He is recognised as one of the leading legal advisers to the construction, engineering and project development industries in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Ian is an accredited mediator and an accredited adjudicator.
With over 30 years’ experience in negotiating and managing major projects, project administration and dispute management, Ian has a comprehensive understanding of how the construction industry works in Hong Kong and across the Asia region.
Ian has taken a key role in a diverse range of major construction and project development matters, regularly advising contractors, proprietors, financiers, consultants and insurers on their ongoing contractual relationships, risk management strategies, and claims and dispute resolution.
He was ranked as Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal – Construction 2020. “Ian Cocking is a very well-regarded Lawyer who excels in a range of high-value contractual and contentious issues across the construction sector.”
The Legal 500 has named Ian in Asia Pacific 2021 Hall of Fame. According to some, Ian Cocking is ‘a standout lawyer’.
Ian is also ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 in Band 1 for Construction in China. Chambers states: “Ian Cocking is a very experienced lawyer in the construction field who can provide lots of advice and knowledge of the industry.”
In 2016 and 2020, Doyles named Ian a “Preeminent Construction & Infrastructure lawyer” in Hong Kong.
Ian was awarded Outstanding Practitioner of the Year at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 in Hong Kong. This Award is based upon extensive research among private practice lawyers and in-house Counsel across the region.