Darren specialises in commercial, corporate and regulatory litigation and international arbitration. He is experienced in intellectual property, employment and insolvency. Before founding FitzGerald Lawyers he was Head of Asia Dispute Resolution at Bird & Bird and partner at Salans LLP in Hong Kong.
Darren has been recognised in legal directories such as Chambers Asia and Chambers Global as a leading individual for dispute resolution and international arbitration in Mainland China/Hong Kong: "Sources consider him a 'good name in contentious work'” and speak of “his extensive experience of advising on high-value and complex commercial disputes and regulatory matters.” Interviewees appreciate his working style, indicating that “he’s very conscientious and gives good advice. In complex matters, he is able to grasp the facts and set about the legal procedure in a commercial way.”
Darren is qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is panel arbitrator of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and panellist of the Hong Kong Office of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. He is an accredited mediator with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and panel arbitrator/mediator of the Hong Kong Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
Darren is admitted to practice in Australia, Hong Kong and England & Wales. He holds first class honours degrees in Arts and Laws from the Australian National University and a Masters of Laws from Cambridge, where he was a Chevening Scholar. He speaks fluent English and German and has a good working knowledge of French.
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