Dr David Shiu ManFong
Barrister & Arbitrator

Dr Fong was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013 and is regularly appointed as Arbitrator and Mediator in a range of disputes. He is also regularly instructed as Counsel in arbitrations as well as civil matters (with a focus in arbitration, commercial and shipping matters) before the courts of the Hong Kong SAR.


Dr Fong is a Fellow of several institutes of arbitrators and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of more than 15 arbitral institutions. He is currently the Chairman of the East Asia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Committee on Arbitration.


An accountant by training, Dr Fong has worked as the financial controller of a precious metal trading company before joining the Hong Kong Bar. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Dr Fong is experienced in maritime matters. He has sat as Arbitrator in more than 10 maritime arbitrations (cargo damage, demurrage and voyage charterparty) under the LMAA Terms and also the HKMAG Terms. Academically, Dr Fong holds a LL.M. in Transportation and Maritime Law (with Distinction; supported by the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council Scholarship) from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association, a Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group and also a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. Dr Fong is also one of the editors of two Hong Kong texts on maritime law.


Dr Fong is also experienced in mediation. He is the Honourary Treasurer of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office Ltd and has been a mediation assessor of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd since 2014. 



Tel: +852 2801 7338 (O)

Email address: davidfong.counsel@gmail.com

Nationality: Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)

Country(ies) of Residence: Hong Kong SAR

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese


    Barrister, Hong Kong SAR

    Foreign Legal Affairs Attorney, Taiwan

    Committee Member, Hong Kong Maritime Law Association

    Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association

    Member of Arbitration and ADR Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong)

    Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited

    Honorary Treasurer, Joint Mediation Helpline Office Ltd

    Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)

    Vice Chairman, Committee on Arbitration, Hong Kong Bar Association

    Panel Arbitrator, Asian International Arbitration Centre

    Panel Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

    Panel Arbitrator, China Maritime Arbitration Commission

    Panel Arbitrator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

    Panel Arbitrator, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration

    Panel Arbitrator, Thailand Arbitration Centre


    LLB, University of London (Hons)

    LLM, City University of Hong Kong (Distinction)

    PhD (Law), East China University of Political Science and Law

    Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), University of Hong Kong

    Executive Diploma in Management, HKUST Business School