Tim Parker holds an LL.M (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, where he was elected to the coveted Whewell Scholarship in International Law. Tim also holds an LL.B and PC.LL from the University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. from the University of Melbourne.
Tim was awarded the Bar Scholarship in 2008 and was called to the Bar in 2009.
Tim’s practice spans public international law litigation and advisory work, constitutional and administrative law, competition, and civil / commercial matters.
He has appeared in a number of landmark public law cases before the Court of Final Appeal, and is regularly instructed in major commercial judicial reviews, cases concerned with human rights and refugee law, and regulatory matters. He has acted in Hong Kong’s only major competition case to date (Television Broadcasts Ltd v Communications Authority  2 HKLRD 41, successfully challenging the constitutionality of the broadcasting sector competition law) and is a member of the Competition Commission’s Panel of External Counsel. He is presently instructed for a party in the first case brought before the Competition Tribunal. Tim’s civil and commercial work includes disputes relating to contract, tort and companies (e.g. advising a technology company valued at US$ 10 billion in a dispute over a substantial portion of its shares), as well as family law (ancillary relief).
Tim is also handles a wide range of public international law matters. He regularly advises and acts for Governments, International Intergovernmental Organisations (including within the UN system) and private entities in areas including: the law of treaties (inc. reservations), territorial disputes, human rights, the law of international organisations, the law of armed conflict and refugee law, among others. He also has substantial experience in international criminal law, consulting in matters before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. Before going to the Bar, Tim was with the United Nations at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (UNAKRT, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) in an international criminal law role.
Tim is a CEDR accredited mediator.
Appointments and Publications
- Competition Commission, Panel of External Counsel
- Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights
- Hong Kong Bar Association, Committee on International Law
- Global Rights Compliance (Paris), Consultant (international law litigation; human rights in business)
Published widely, Tim’s academic work is in the fields of public international law and Hong Kong public law.