Rupert Skrine

Rupert Skrine

Partner Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Rupert Skrine opened Kennedys’ Hong Kong office in 2000 and has been the Senior Partner of the office ever since. He is also now Kennedys’ APAC Managing Partner. He is qualified in England & Wales (1986) and in Hong Kong (1990).

He has over 26 years’ experience in advising a wide spectrum of clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters including all aspects of defence of insureds and other clients against claims for negligence, particularly within the Accounting and Legal professionals.

Rupert serves as committee member of various committees of the Law Society of Hong Kong, clerk to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. He is a member of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Legal Affairs Committee, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Hong Kong Insurers Club and the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Rupert Skrine is ‘well respected in the Hong Kong market, with a good knowledge of the local markets and a good technical understanding of complex financial lines products'.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Market recognition

  • “Has a very deep understanding of Kennedys global capabilities, and as a result he really understands how that works alongside our global strategy”
    Gracechurch APAC Report 2017
  • “He is a phenomenal lawyer who is one of the market leaders”
    Gracechurch APAC Report 2017
  • “He has a great team with him, so anytime we need it we get support”
    Gracechurch APAC Report 2017
  • A Leading Individual for 'Insurance Contentious (International Firms) (China)'
    “Rupert Skrine is ‘well respected in the Hong Kong market, with a good knowledge of the local markets and a good technical understanding of complex financial lines products’.”
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
  • A Leading Individual for 'Insurance (Hong Kong)’
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Hong Kong)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Employment (Hong Kong)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Work highlights

  • Advisory work for the Big Four accountancy firms in relation to a number of substantial claims in Hong Kong
  • Defence of applications by liquidators under s221 Companies Ordinance
  • Acting for insurers in connection with disputes with agents including the recovery of advance commissions and allowances
  • Advising employers and employees on their respective rights and bringing claims including injunctive relief
  • Advising on coverage and all aspects of product liability.
Market recognition
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    Leading Individual

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018