Dr Alan Ma is dual qualified as a Chartered Engineer and Solicitor. He has had expertise and experience in engineering, procurement, installation and commission major projects conducting many claims and counter-claims arising from these projects. He is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and acted as an adjudicator. He also writes about the subject matters in specialist magazines. With this background, he has developed a practice focusing on offshore engineering and ship building disputes. This practice is gradually expanding and recent instructions include maritime security, construction disputes and taxation issues of yachts.