Mathias Cheung#854

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.
Contributed to


Forms of Public Private Partnerships
Forms of Public Private Partnerships
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains some of the different forms of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) including traditional forms (conventional procurement, PFI/PF2, partnerships such as LIFTCo’s and LEPs, concessions and Public Delivery Organisations) and newer/alternative forms (joint ventures, alliancing, and hybrid PPPs).

PFI—UK developments and reform
PFI—UK developments and reform
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains how the UK government is planning to reform Public Private Partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative/Private Finance 2.

UK infrastructure projects—relevant sources, government bodies and guidance
UK infrastructure projects—relevant sources, government bodies and guidance
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers institutions and government departments (particularly, HM Treasury, the National Infrastructure Commission and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority) responsible for the delivery of UK infrastructure projects (particulary, public private partnerships (PPPs or P3s), private finance initiative (PFI) and Private Finance 2 (PF2)) and relevant legislation and guidance.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2015


  • Lincoln's Inn


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

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