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William Robinson


William is a dispute resolution partner based in our Hong Kong office.





William is a hands-on, practical and creative litigator who specialises in multi-jurisdictional disputes, investigations and regulatory issues.

William is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in competition litigation and investigations work. His work also involves a substantial regulatory practice. He has a particular expertise in IP-related issues and EU regulation and litigation.

Clients from a wide variety of sectors, including consumer products, food, tobacco, gambling, technology and transport, turn to William to unlock complex regulatory and commercial disputes. The majority of his work is multi-national, and he has coordinated litigation and regulatory strategies across North America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

‘William Robinson offers strong experience in contentious work and wins plaudits from market commentators as an “amazing operator with a proactive attitude”’
Chambers 2012
"an experienced and intuitive litigator"
Chambers 2011

Recent deals/Highlights

  • Japan Tobacco International in worldwide regulatory litigation and disputes;
  • Airlines for America in their High Court and European Court of Justice challenge to the extension of the EU’s emissions trading scheme to international aviation;
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and others in the High Court in the successful defence of competition claims regarding the licensing of patents relating to MP3 technology.


Winner of The Lawyer’s 'Litigation Team of the Year Award 2004' for coordinating a multi-national litigation that included the suspension of UK, Italian and French law and the successful annulment of an EC directive.

Career to date

William worked for Sir David Edward, judge at the European Court of Justice, in Luxembourg, between 1995 and 1999.

William became a partner in 2002.

Qualifications and education

William is an English solicitor, entitled to practise in Hong Kong as a registered foreign lawyer.

William studied and then taught law at the University of Durham.

  • Hong Kong

  • 11th Floor
  • Two Exchange Square
  • Hong Kong
  • T +852 2846 3400
  • F +852 2810 6192

    Direct line
    T +852 2846 3336

  • william.robinson@freshfields.com
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