Mathias Cheung


Mathias Cheung is a barrister at Atkin Chambers. He specialises in commercial and construction dispute resolution, including litigation, adjudication and international arbitration. Mathias has acted in a complex TCC dispute regarding the redevelopment of the Rolls Building, and has appeared successfully as junior counsel in Vinci Construction UK Ltd v Beumer Group UK Ltd [2018] EWHC 1874 (TCC). He also appears regularly as sole counsel in the TCC, most recently in DSVG Facades Ltd v Conneely Facades Ltd and McDonald & Anor v D&F Contracts Ltd [2018] EWHC 1600 (TCC).
Mathias has extensive experience advising on disputes and adjudications concerning PFI hospital and school projects, which typically involve complex contractual issues in relation to service failures, payment deductions, insolvency and termination. 

As a native of Hong Kong, Mathias is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. He has recently acted as junior counsel in a high-value arbitration in Hong Kong involving delay and defects claims arising from a Macanese project, and he is assisting in a number of matters relating to major railway projects in Hong Kong.

Mathias is the winner of the SCL Hudson Prize 2015 for his essay entitled ‘Shylock’s Construction Law: the Brave New Life of Liquidated Damages?’, and has published widely in the Construction Law Journal, International Construction Law Review and the Construction Law magazine. He is also the author of the yearly Construction Law Review published by Informa.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 7400 8545 /

Areas of Practice

Restructuring & Insolvency

Year Qualified



BPTC (Outstanding), City Law School, London
BCL, University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
LLB (Hons), King’s College London


Lincoln’s Inn