Edward Liu is the Principal Representative of International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Edward acts as the ICS focal point for building links with government organisations and industry bodies, promoting the profile of the ICS and representing ICS positions in China. Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales as well as a lawyer in P.R. China, he is also a legal director of Hill Dickinson Hong Kong.
My objective is to build closer relations and deeper cooperation with the Chinese authorities with maritime responsibility and the shipping community to encourage China to be a more engaged member of ICS.
Edward has been appointed by Hong Kong Government as members of a number of advisory bodies, including Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Aviation Development and Three-Runway System Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration, and Steering Committee on Mediation.
In addition, he is also a member of Henan Commission of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a member of China Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, an editorial member of Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law, a visiting professor of Shanghai Maritime University School of Economics & Management, and an adjunct lecture of Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education.
In December 2019, Edward Liu was named by Lloyd’s List as one of “the Top 10 Maritime Lawyers”. In 2018 and 2019, as the youngest winner he was named twice as one of “Top 100 Most Influential People in Chinese Shipping Industry”. In April 2018, he was elected as one of “Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the China Shipping Industry”. In December 2017, he was listed by Lloyd’s List as one of “Top Five in the Next Generation in Shipping”.
In August 2016 and 2017, he was shortlisted twice as one of the three finalists for “The Next General Award”, one of the Lloyd’s List Asia & Pacific Awards. In March 2015, he was honoured as one of “The Ten Outstanding New Hong Kong Young Persons”.