15 September 2022 - Events
Represented a client on a substantial shareholders’ dispute concerning multiple BVI and overseas companies. Also advised the client on issues concerning director’s liabilities in the context of BVI and Hong Kong companies and various corporate governance issues.
Defended a non-executive independent director of a listed company in disqualification proceedings brought by the Securities and Futures Commission. (SFC v Andrew Liu & Others  HKCFI 2295)
Acted for a Mainland Chinese asset investment company as a creditor in the liquidation of Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited (underlying claim more than RMB 1 billion).
Represented numerous clients who have fallen victim to different forms of commercial frauds perpetrated by persons or entities located in Hong Kong or with monies passing through Hong Kong’s financial system.
Represented a client in defending claims on alleged fraudulent investment schemes, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt and acted for the client in contesting Mareva and proprietary injunctions. (Nonghyup Bank v Universe Income Builder Fund VI LLC & Others HCA 2089 / 2020  HKCFI 107)
Acted for a co-executor of a multibillion-dollar estate of a prominent tycoon and well-known philanthropist. Also advised the client in legal proceedings arising from disputes on interpretation of a family settlement agreement. (Fok Chun Yue Benjamin v Fok Chun Wan Ian and Others  HKCFI 2)
Advised a Hong Kong-based institutional trustee in relation to its successful blessing application before the Jersey Court arising from the administration of a series of substantial family trusts. (HSBC Trustee (CI) Limited v Walter Ping Sheung Kwok & Others  JRC 214A)
Acted for a Hong Kong-based investment fund and one of its responsible officers in challenging the constitutionality of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s investigation (for suspected market manipulation) and subsequent sharing of information with the Financial Services Agency and the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission of Japan. (AA & Another v The Securities and Futures Commission  HKCFI 246  HKCFI 57)
Advising a hospitality industry executive in an investigation by the Competition Commission relating to alleged violations of the First Conduct Rule.
Represented a major Hong Kong retailer in prosecuting a claim (ICC arbitration) for outstanding payments under an asset transfer agreement against a proprietor of a renowned American clothing brand.
Represented a European trading company defending a CIETAC arbitration in Shanghai brought by a Chinese medical equipment company. The underlying disputes relate to the purchase of ventilators on behalf of a foreign government amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Defending several Mainland Chinese individuals against claims brought by a major international pharmaceutical conglomerate under ICC rules in Hong Kong. Claims are in excess of RMB 1 billion relating to a sale and purchase of manufacturing plant in China.
Hong Kong, 2009
England and Wales, 2011
‘Approaches to Evidence across Legal Cultures’ GAR - 3 September 2021, co-author
‘Hong Kong and Singapore: Cyber Fraud’ - Nov 2020, co-author
‘What effect might the UK’s Business interruption insurance test case have on similar cases over coverage in Hong Kong’ - June 2020, co-author
‘Hong Kong and Mainland China: Force Majeure & Covid-19 & You’ - Apr 2020, co-author
‘What’s the impact of coronavirus on international arbitration’, Mar 2020 – co-author
‘China subcontractors and logistic in the time of covid – useful tips for sourcing from China’, Confindustria Vicenza – Dec 2021
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