Donald Sham

Donald Sham



  • University of Hong Kong, 2010, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
  • University of Hong Kong, 2009, Bachelor of Law, Hons


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Donald is an Associate in the Shipping Litigation Department in our Hong Kong office. He joined Reed Smith Richards Butler as a trainee in August 2010 and was qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2012.

His current practice focuses on shipping and commercial litigation and arbitration. He has experience in handling arbitration proceedings under HKIAC, ICC, LMAA and FOSFA Rules with a particular focus on sale of goods, marine insurance, charterparty and bill of lading disputes. He also has experience in handling ship arrests, winding up proceedings, recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards in Hong Kong.

Donald is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Employment History

  • 2011 - Reed Smith Richards Butler
  • 2010 - Richards Butler in association with Reed Smith LLP


  • Football
  • Field hockey
  • Travelling