HKA expands presence in Hong Kong with new senior hire, Scott Ramsden

6th July 2021


HKA announced today that Scott Ramsden, Quantum Expert, has joined the firm as Principal and Country Manager of the Hong Kong office.

Scott is an experienced quantity surveyor and a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has 22 years of experience working internationally, including more than 15 years in the Middle East and Asia.

Scott joins HKA’s best-in-class team of experts in Asia and will work closely with them to further strengthen the firm’s multidisciplinary (QED+) service offering in the region.

“I am absolutely delighted to have Scott join our growing team at HKA. We were looking for best in class in Hong Kong and having known Scott for the past 14 years as a colleague, a client and a fellow industry professional, I am confident that is exactly what we are getting.”

Benjamin Highfield, Partner and Head of Asia, HKA

Scott has been appointed as an independent quantum expert in arbitral proceedings, been cross-examined as a witness in meditation and arbitration proceedings and has provided expert witness support as a lead assistant. He has also worked alongside and assisted solicitors and barristers, providing claims advice, commercial and contract management and dispute resolution services on multiple occasions.

Scott’s wide-ranging sector experience includes buildings, transportation infrastructure, resources, power and industrial projects. Besides Scott’s involvement in the preparation, defence, negotiation and settlement of contractual claims, he has also provided commercial management services to major international contractors and oil and gas companies.

Scott has an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining HKA, Scott held various leadership roles in some of the largest engineering and construction firms as well as global expert consultancy firms.


HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector.  

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters. 

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide. 

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.  

For more information about HKA, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Crystal Lim

I am delighted to be joining the growing team at this industry-leading firm of experts, consultants and advisors. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues from across the various regions in growing the reputation and global reach of the company, in addition to expanding the business in Hong Kong.”
Scott Ramsden, Principal and Country Manager, Hong Kong, HKA

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