Paul Starr is a Partner of King & Wood Mallesons. He is the Practice Team Leader in Hong Kong for Dispute Resolution and Infrastructure. An honours graduate in law from Peterhouse, Cambridge University, England, Paul won a scholarship and the University's prestigious Squire Law Prize.
Paul’s team won Asian Legal Counsel Award for best arbitration practice. The team is also several times winner of Asian Legal Business Construction Practice of the Year award, International Crossborder Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong and Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year in Hong Kong. He is one of six KWM lawyers to have been cited by Euromoney as a world leader in litigation. .
The Global Arbitration Review cites a client’s praise for Paul as: “Simply the best lawyer for dispute resolution in construction and industrials in the East Asia and Pacific region. From the outset he goes straight to the heart of the matter, developing strong, clear lines of argument and identifying and neutralising points of weakness early in the process. He is able to inform and guide preparation of the supporting technical and financial analyses and he is excellent in marshalling the required high-quality technical resources, both in-house in the client and from external sources”. .
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 specifically singles out Paul as “an excellent strategist”. Chambers Asia Pacific adds “everything you need in a lawyer - he’s bright and a great listener, but above all a master of tactics and strategy. He is decisive, clear and spot-on. He doesn’t just give superb advice: he gives the solution”. Chambers Asia describes Paul as a "razor -sharp, supreme strategist who is attuned to clients... 'able to think really creatively about the issue at hand'." Chambers quotes clients as saying: “his knowledge of disputes is extraordinary, and his track record speaks for itself. What really amazed me is that though he is so senior on the team, he focuses on details to an amazing degree”.