Michael Chik

Partner | Hong Kong

Michael is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

He has over 10 years of experience in advising and representing clients on commercial disputes and regulatory matters. His practice focuses on high value commercial conflicts relating to complex business transactions, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties, financial institutions and inheritance disputes of wealthy families.

Over the years, he has been acting as clients’ trusted advisor in some of the most high-profile court cases in town, litigating novel questions in law and involving international elements or parallel litigation overseas. His litigation practice also extends to judicial review proceedings and regulatory matters. He regularly guides and acts for clients in handling contentious inquiries and investigations by different market regulators, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Competition Commission.

Apart from litigation and regulatory works, Michael also represents many clients in international arbitrations conducted under different institutional rules, such as HKIAC, SIAC and CIETAC.

Michael is repeatedly recognised as a next generation lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and described as “a very sound lawyer, who is excellent with clients”.

Secretary Wynnie Poon

Track record

Admissions

Publications

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 [2017] 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).

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

Education


Languages


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Dates


Joined

2021

Hong Kong

30/F United Centre,

95 Queensway

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