Roy regularly acts for banks and finance leasing companies and is experienced in a wide range of ship finance and leasing structures. He also acts for shipowners, operators and related service providers on a full range of complex commercial shipping projects, covering shipping joint venture, shipbuilding, acquisition, chartering, ship management and registration of ships. His wide practice also covers the specialist area of cruise ships in the Greater China region.
In the yacht sector, Roy has also developed a reputation as an expert on yacht construction, acquisition, management and regulatory advice and he regularly advises High-Net-Worth clients and yacht builders both in Europe and in Asia.
He has extensive experience of Admiralty Court litigation as well as maritime arbitration and is an expert on ship mortgage enforcement, judicial sale and restructuring of shipping companies. Roy has worked on many high profile and complex shipping insolvency matters in the bulk carriers, tankers, containerships and offshore vessels sectors.
The Legal 500 has named Roy as a Recommended Lawyer in both the “Shipping” and the “Asset Finance” categories, praising that he is “excellent for mainland China and cross-border deals” and “has a broad non-contentious practice encompassing chartering, leasing and corporate structuring”. According to clients, “he is familiar with how China mainland shipping companies and financial institutions work and clearly knows their needs from both legal and commercial perspective.”
In the maritime sector, Roy is a Hong Kong Government-Appointed Member of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (representing the Institute of Seatransport as Institutional Member) and a member of the Shipping and Transport Committee of Hong Kong General Chambers of Commerce. Formerly, he was a Judicially-Appointed Member of the Admiralty Court User’s Committee in Hong Kong (2010 – 2016).