Colin Wright is a practising barrister who acts as adviser and advocate in disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals. He has particular experience in cases involving the carriage of goods and international trade. His clients include leading shipping companies, P&I Clubs, insurers and financial institutions. Colin practices from London and Hong Kong.
Before commencing in practice as a barrister, Colin Wright worked with two leading firms of maritime solicitors where he acquired extensive experience of handling cases relating to the carriage of goods by sea. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1998. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association.
Colin is a member of the Hong Kong Admiralty Court Users’ Committee. He has also served as an Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association.
Eleni Maritime Ltd v Hueng-A Shipping Co Ltd
Instructed on behalf of the Plaintiff in the collision and limitation actions relating to the total loss of a vessel off Vietnam.
Motorola Solutions Credit Company LLC v Uzan and Others
Appeared in enforcement proceedings in respect of a claim exceeding US$2billion.
Appeared in a confidential arbitration involving a claim for the price of a cargo of Butadiene.
Golden Galaxie Maritime Pte Ltd v General Bulk Chartering Ltd
Appeared in an application for an order permitting the sale of a cargo of Nickel Ore on board a vessel.
Libertarian Investments Ltd v Hall (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Appeal relating to a claim for breach of fiduciary duty in an amount exceeding £18 million.
Jotron AS v Chan
Appeared at the trial of a defamation claim.
The New China Hong Kong Finance Co Ltd v Tsui
Instructed by the Liquidators on one of Hong Kong’s largest insolvencies.
Tam Man Tat v The Owners and/or Demise Charterers of the Ship “Delta 2”
Instructed by the claimants in relation to an in rem claim against an insolvent ferry line.
VM Marine International Ltd v The Owners of the Ship “Almoji 61”
Instructed in applications for judgment and the determination of priorities.
Lal imp Ex SA v Utaniko (Hong Kong) Ltd
Appeared at the trial of the claim for the price of goods sold and delivered.
Maintek Computer (Shuzhou) Co Ltd v Blue Anchor Line
Appeared on application for summary judgment in a claim against the carrier.
Capital Wealth Corp Ltd v Mayer Holdings Ltd
Appeared for the defendants on an claim for repayment of an alleged loan.
The Owners of “CSAV Petorca” v The Owners of “CNNI Rimac”
Appeared in the limitation action following a collision between vessels at sea.
The Owners of MV “Pontadamon” v The Owners of MV “He Da 98”
Appeared on behalf of the plaintiffs on trial of liability for collision at sea – liability apportioned 100:0 in the plaintiffs’ favour.
Birnam Ltd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel “Hong Ming
Appeared on behalf of the applications on successful application to set aside the arrest of a vessel.
S-Net Freight (HK) Ltd v Namsung Shipping Co Ltd
Application to set aside order granting leave to serve writ out of the jurisdiction.
Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical Co Ltd v The Owners and/or Demise Charterers of MV “Decurion”
Arrest of vessel, order for sale pendente lite and application for judgment.
Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd v Sealink Ocean Shipping
Application for freezing injunction.
Landsbanki v Ocean Airlines SPA
Application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the removal of a Boeing 747 aircraft from Hong Kong.
The New China Hong Kong Group Ltd v Century City International Holdings Ltd and Others (Hong Kong Court of Appeal)
Acted on behalf of liquidators in one of Hong Kong’s largest insolvencies.
Cogi Enterprises Ltd and Others v Incorporated Owners of Malahon Apartments (Hong Kong Court of Appeal)
Application for mandatory injunction.
Kam Hing Trading v The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong) Limited (Hong Kong Commercial Court)
Claim under a policy of marine insurance arising from total loss of a vessel at sea.
Carewins Ltd v Bright Fortune Ltd (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Claim against a carrier for misdelivery of goods without production of the original bill of lading.
Tradepower (Holdings) Ltd v Tradepower Ltd  1 HKC 380 (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Claim for transfer of property with an alleged intention to defraud creditors.
Goldlion Properties Ltd v Regent National Enterprises Ltd (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Claim for specific performance of a contract for the sale of the Kimberley Hotel, Hong Kong.
Dragon Point Holdings Ltd v Heath Lambert (Hong Kong) Ltd (Hong Kong High Court, Commercial List)
Claim arising from constructive total loss of vessel.
Akai Holdings Limited & Others v Ho Wing On & Others (Hong Kong High Court, Commercial List)
Claim for an amount exceeding US$500 million for alleged breach of fiduciary duty arising from one of Hong Kong’s largest ever corporate collapses.
Mau Wing Industrial Limited v Ensign Freight Pte Limited and Others (Hong Kong Commercial Court)
Claim against a carrier for misdelivery of goods without production of the original bills of lading.
The New China Hong Kong Group Ltd v Ernst & Young (a firm) (Hong Kong Commercial Court)
Claim for damages in negligence against the auditors of an insolvent group of companies.
Hill Cosmos International Ltd v Ocean Fishery Holding NV (Hong Kong High Court)
Claim for restitution of the sum of over €3.8 million arising from a proposed joint venture for exploitation of fishing licences.
The “Liberty Container” (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Appeal on the question whether a third party funder of unsuccessful litigation is liable to pay the successful party’s costs.