John Bishop

John Bishop practices as an arbitrator, ADR practitioner and independent consultant working from bases in Beijing, Hong Kong and London. Since qualifying in 1971 John has been involved in all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, court litigation, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. John specialised in construction and engineering, oil and gas and energy projects throughout his career representing clients at all stages of the construction process including contract documentation, risk handling strategies, project counsel and conducting dispute resolution. John retired from Pinsent Masons LLP in order to practice as an arbitrator, ADR practitioner and independent consultant. In 2016, John became a member of Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong.

Career Summary

John joined Masons in 1969 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1971 and in Hong Kong in 1983. He was a partner from 1972 to 2014 and he held the positions of Head of Construction & Engineering Department, Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board, Senior Partner, Executive Board Member, Senior Partner (Asia Pacific) and Head of Beijing office. John’s practice has had an international focus since the late 1970s. He has been involved with disputes and projects in many parts of the world, including Africa, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, The Middle East, The Gulf, Asia Pacific and China. In 2003 he moved to Hong Kong. For four years John also practiced from Dubai. In 2007 he moved to Beijing from where he has specialized in disputes involving Chinese SOEs and other Chinese organisations.

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