Anthony Houghton SC
Anthony Houghton first qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in the United Kingdom, and practiced that profession when he first came to Hong Kong in 1981. He later studied law, and was called to the Bar, in England and Wales in 1988, and in Hong Kong in 1989. He has practiced as a barrister since, advising and acting in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation, but with a particular emphasis on construction and engineering work, especially in arbitration. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2008.
Although still active as a counsel, much of his practice now involves sitting as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East on both construction and various non-construction related disputes. Mr Houghton was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in March 2013, and sits as a judge in that court on a regular basis.
Mr Houghton is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is also an approved tutor and course director for that body. He has been involved in many arbitration training courses, at all levels, and in at least 10 different jurisdictions. He is a former Chairman of the East Asia Branch, and was, for several years, a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Association in Thailand.