Michael Chik

Partner | Hong Kong

Secretary Sharon Wong


Track record

Shareholder dispute

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.

Disqualification proceedings

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)

Mainland Chinese asset investment company

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).

Commercial fraud

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.

Fraud claims

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 [2021] HKCFI 107)

Co-executor of tycoon's estate

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 [2014] HKCFI 2)

Institutional trustee

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 [2017] JRC 214A)

Hong Kong based investment fund

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 [2019] HKCFI 246 [2017] HKCFI 57)


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