Mainland PRC: 2013 (non-practicing)Hong Kong Call: 2019
Ambrose Ho, S.C. has a broad civil and commercial practice in the areas of securities, bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial, land, trust, probate and public law. He has particular experience in enforcement actions under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, both for the Securities and Futures Commission and private respondents. He is regularly instructed in probate related litigations and also shareholders disputes. In his public law practice, he has acted for the Department of Justice in judicial reviews on building and town planning matters. He has sat as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance, and has been appointed on various statutory appeal boards and statutory authorities as part of his commitment to public service.
Ambrose Ho, S.C. has been quoted as “a very experienced senior counsel” and “a very solid and deep-thinking practitioner” whose court manner is much appreciated by the Bench.
Horace Wong, S.C. has a broad civil practice, with a particular focus on commercial, banking and property disputes. He has extensive experience in substantial and complex litigation, having been involved in a number of long-running cases with multi-jurisdictional elements, including the ongoing dispute in Daimler AG v Leiduck. He also regularly acts for regulators and public bodies including the Securities and Futures Commission and the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board.
Besides his practice in the courts, Horace Wong, S.C. frequently sits as an arbitrator (both in Hong Kong and abroad), being a panel member of various international arbitral institutions. He also mediates complex commercial disputes and is a specially appointed mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Council in respect of the Investment Agreement under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).
He has been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hong Kong Bar (2021) as a leading silk in commercial disputes and an “accomplished S.C.”.
Norman Nip, S.C. has a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and securities litigation. He has been described as “incredibly clever and hard-working” (Chambers & Partners 2023) and a “very user-friendly barrister” who is “extremely good on his feet” (The Legal 500 2023).
He has acted for the Securities and Futures Commission and parties under investigation in a number of cases before the courts and the specialist tribunals (Market Misconduct Tribunal and Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal) and is “regularly singled out for his expertise in securities-related cases” (Chambers & Partners 2023). He has also testified as an expert witness on securities laws in offshore proceedings.
His expertise also spans other practice areas, including banking, company and shareholder disputes, competition, insurance, professional liability, land, trusts, employment, matrimonial, bankruptcy, PRC and international cross-border disputes as well as white-collar crime.
In the arbitration sphere, Norman is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Arbitration of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators and has sat as an arbitrator in various commercial disputes. As counsel, Norman has acted in a number of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes. He has also acted in court proceedings in aid of arbitration proceedings as well as applications to set aside the enforcement of arbitral awards.
As a mediator, Norman has conducted a number of mediations involving a wide variety of civil disputes (using English, Cantonese and/or Mandarin). He qualified as a CEDR accredited mediator in 2010.
Prior to joining the Bar, Norman had served as the tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Sperling of the New South Wales Supreme Court and practised as a solicitor with Clayton Utz in Sydney and Linklaters in Hong Kong.
Norman is ranked by the legal directories for:
Chambers & Partners
The Legal 500
Who’s Who Legal
“Norman Nip SC of Rede Chambers took silk in 2021 and is regularly singled out for his expertise in securities-related cases and frequent representation of the Securities and Futures Commission, but his extensive practice also embraces company law and shareholder disputes, professional negligence and insolvency-related matters.
“Norman is incredibly clever and hard-working, with great attention to detail; he has the ear of the Hong Kong judiciary.”
“Norman’s strengths include being very commercial, very succinct and clear in legal submissions and excellent advocacy, particularly in cross-examinations, where he is very strong in both English and working with translators to Chinese. He is friendly, approachable and available, and willing to get into the detail of evidence, including Chinese language documents.”
“He’s our counsel on a messy and difficult trust case. He has the advantage of having been a solicitor before and is commercial, businesslike and wastes no time; he gets the job done.””
Chambers & Partners (2023)
“Norman Nip SC – Rede Chambers ‘Easy to work with, hands-on and with great analytical mind. He provides good advocacy and cross-examination in both English and Chinese.’” (Commercial Disputes)
“Norman Nip SC – Rede Chambers ‘Norman is very thorough in his work and a very user-friendly barrister. He is extremely good on his feet.’” (Regulatory, Investigations and Crime)
The Legal 500 (2023)
“Norman Nip SC – Rede Chambers ‘A very meticulous silk. He has the ear of the Hong Kong judiciary.’”
The Legal 500 (2022)
“Norman Nip is a “very well-rounded lawyer” with “strong composure and responses in court”.”
Who’s Who Legal (2021)
Michael Yin has a broad civil practice covering both litigation and advisory work. His special expertise lies in traditional chancery work, including all aspects of land-related matters, trusts and estates, and tax. He also has wide experience in Chinese law and custom, insolvency law, charity law, mental health proceedings, professional negligence, partnership and company disputes.
Thomas Lee is an experienced advocate, arbitrator and adviser. He works across a broad range of commercial disputes, principally in construction, fraud and asset tracing, employment and professional negligence.
He is often sole advocate in difficult matters. He is also very comfortable as a senior junior working in a team on heavy cases. He is highly accessible for formal and informal advice as well as representation.
He is a Chartered Arbitrator. He has been appointed (solely and as panel member) in several ad hoc references and in appointments under the HKIAC and ICC rules (domestic and international). He practises as a commercial mediator and has sat as a Deputy District Judge.
Having been a partner in the HK office of a London law firm, he is highly attuned to the needs and demands of solicitors as well as their clients.
He was born in Kuala Lumpur, educated in Australia, and has lived and worked in HK since 1991.
He serves extensively on professional bodies: the Arbitration Committee of the HK Bar Association; the Construction Committee of the HKBA (currently Chairman); and the council of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong, since 2003 (Chairman in 2007).
Thomas is ranked as a leading commercial disputes junior (Tier 1) by Legal 500 (2021, 2022). He is also ranked as leading construction junior (Tier 1) by Legal 500 (2021, 2022) and is recommended by Doyle’s Guide in construction (2017, 2020, 2021, 2022).
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Joyce is one of the most accomplished senior junior counsel in corporate civil litigations in town. Known to be exceptionally dedicated to her clients and cases, Joyce has won numerous client recognitions and repeated engagements since commencing practice.
Joyce specializes in litigations relating to corporate disputes covering a broad range of areas, ranging from commercial contractual disputes to the more intricate private company shareholders disputes that are prevalent in Hong Kong, from tax, insurance matters to intellectual property rights, as well as land related disputes on titles and ownership. Joyce is recognized as a Leading Junior in the ‘Commercial Disputes’, ‘Intellectual Property’, as well as ‘Family and Private Client’ sections of The Legal 500, demonstrating her all-roundedness and capability in advising clients over multiple areas.
Joyce is experienced in handling complex cases for both domestic and multinational clients requiring strong technical expertise and up-to-date legal knowledge. Her commerce background and knowledge in accounting / finance allows her to better understand her client’s position relative to her counterparts. She is a strong and natural advocate and is known for her attention to details, agility in handling difficult dispute situations, and her ability to quickly react to challenging opposing evidence and formulate concise arguments. On top of her legal skill set, Joyce is described as being relatable and empathetic while rendering professional advice; she holds long-standing relationships with clients and those instructing her.
Joyce speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Joyce is experienced in both bringing and resisting fraud claims, including cross-jurisdictional claim. She is regularly instructed to obtain injunctions and ancillary disclosure order and preservation of assets order.
Joyce is a specialist in commercial disputes and has extensive experience in dealing with different camps of shareholders. She is regularly instructed in various interim applications such as striking out, summary judgment, different types of enforcement applications and trial work.
Advised Sun Life Insurance and China Taiping Insurance in reviewing their contractual terms and advising in compliance issues with regulators on a range of their insurance products
Joyce is regularly instructed to advise on probate related matters and/or mental incapacity issues and apply for orders regulating the property and affairs of the mentally incapacitated persons, administrator pendente lite, ad colligenda bona grant, etc.
Since joining the Bar, Verna has had a broad civil practice, mainly in the traditional Chancery areas of the law. Verna regularly advises and acts for clients in conveyancing matters and disputes, including building management issues; compulsory sale applications under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance, Cap.545; professional negligence claims (particularly those against solicitors); maintenance applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance, Cap.481; matters relating to wills and probate, and applications under the Mental Health Ordinance, Cap.136. Verna has also represented clients in general commercial, labour and family disputes.
Verna has recently been listed as one of the Leading Juniors in commercial disputes in the Legal 500.
As a CEDR accredited mediator, Verna has also regularly acted as such.
Clark Wang is one of the first batches of talents recruited by the University of Hong Kong from top PRC universities under the Jockey Club Scholarship Programme following the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.
As a native mandarin speaker with dual education and qualification in both mainland PRC and Hong Kong, Clark possesses the perfect skillset to solve disputes with PRC elements and has for that reason developed a substantial practice in cross-border litigation and arbitration in areas such as contractual disputes, corporate shareholders’ disputes, company matters, securities law and family matters. Clark understands the legal and commercial reality of both jurisdictions therefore is able to identify and present the cases of his PRC clients to Hong Kong Courts and Tribunals in the proper PRC context and background. Conversely, he is also able to explain Hong Kong law to his PRC clients as well as the PRC Courts and Tribunals in a simple and straightforward manner.
Due to his skills and expertise, he has had the honour to be invited to act as an amicus curiae to advise the Court of Appeal and to represent and advise the Hong Kong government and public bodies including the Securities and Futures Commission in PRC related cases.
Clark is also experienced in other areas such as insurance, trust, land, and probate matters.
Clark is “excellent in understanding the client’s commercial goals and provides thoughtful strategic advice” (The Legal 500 2022), “analytical, diligent and thorough in his research and preparation” (The Legal 500 2023).
Isaac’s practice focuses on commercial and financial disputes, financial regulatory proceedings, banking disputes, trust and property disputes. He is often instructed for cases with complex elements involving a multi-disciplinary angle.
In addition to his advocacy work in the courts, Isaac regularly acts both for and against regulators in professional disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, including those in specialist tribunals such as the Market Misconduct Tribunal and the Competition Tribunal. Isaac also advises regularly on matters in relation to inquiries by the Listing Division or proceedings before the Listing Committee and the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Besides his civil practice, Isaac is also experienced in white-collar criminal defence work, having been involved in the high-profile trials of the former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong for corruption and of the former chairman of the Hong Kong General Chambers of Commerce for conspiracy to defraud.
Prior to joining the Bar, Isaac obtained his LLB (Government & Laws) and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, and his LLM from the London School of Economics. He further obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London.
Isaac was a recipient of the Bar Scholarship and the Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship.
Adrian joined the Bar in 2011 upon completion of his pupillage with Mr. Edwin Choy S.C., HH Judge Andrew SY Li, Mr. Kumar Ramanathan S.C., Mr. Andrew Mak, Mr. Ambrose Ho S.C. and Mr. Paul Shieh S.C.. He has been with chambers since its founding in 2022.
Adrian has a broad civil practice which covers the full range of commercial, banking, companies, trust and probate, land, personal injury and employment disputes, with extensive experience in the insolvency area. He has appeared at most levels of courts as well as arbitrations, conducting trials and appeals both in his own right and as a led junior. He also provides advisory work on the above matters, both locally and for matters in mainland PRC.
Adrian also takes a keen interest in teaching and promoting the rule of law and advocacy. He has been teaching as course lecturer at the Peking University Faculty of Law “Common Law-Public Law Course”. He has also been a Part-time Lecturer in Civil Advocacy, PCLL as well as a moot coach in multiple international moots at the University of Hong Kong.
Alexsander commenced full practice at the Bar in 2013 after successfully completing his pupillage with Mr. Horace Wong S.C., Mr. Daniel Marash S.C., Mr. Law Man Chung (now Law Man Chung S.C.), Mr. Nelson Miu and Mr. Damian Wong. He has developed a broad civil and commercial practice, which includes contractual disputes, trust and property litigation, cross-border commercial disputes, company and insolvency matters as well as shareholders’ disputes, personal injuries and medical negligence litigation. He has also acted in matters in relation to disciplinary proceedings of the Medical Council of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining the Bar, Alexsander practiced as a medical practitioner after having completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 2004. He subsequently obtained his Juris Doctor degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a further Master of Laws degree at the University of Cambridge.
Alexsander regularly appears as an advocate in Court either in his own right or as a led junior. He also appears and acts in arbitration.
Nicholas commenced practice in 2014 following the completion of his pupillage and extended pupillage with a number of established civil practitioners, including Mr. Horace Wong S.C., Mr. Andrew Mak, Mr. Thomas Lee and Mr. Tony Ko. He has a broad and predominantly civil practice, and has extensive experience advising on insolvency matters, commercial disputes, employment law, land matters (including landlord and tenant disputes, New Territories land disputes, property management disputes etc.) and arbitrations.
Nicholas has substantive trial and appellate experience both as sole advocate and as a led junior, appearing before the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Lands Tribunal and various magistracies for trials, interlocutory applications and appeals. Nicholas has also been involved in advisory and drafting work for arbitrations, appeared as arbitration counsel and has been appointed as tribunal secretary and arbitration clerks. He has also been appointed as a mediator on a number of disputes since having been accredited by CEDR in 2013.
He is currently a tutor and an external assessor for the PCLL Civil Advocacy course at the University of Hong Kong. He is a contributor of Emden’s Construction Law of Hong Kong (together with Mr. Thomas Lee) and has delivered a number of CPD talks on interlocutory injunctions (together with Mr. Thomas Lee and Mr. Avery Chan), New Territories land matters (together with Mr. David Tang), probate and administration matters (together with Mr. Ken To) and on bankruptcy law (in collaboration with Messrs. Lee & Chow).
Nicholas also accepts instructions from Legal Aid.
Roger is an experienced junior with a broad commercial practice. He practices across all areas of commercial law, including banking and finance, corporate insolvency, securities, civil fraud, bankruptcy and general commercial litigation. His expertise also extends to land, trusts and contentious probate matters.
Roger is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and maintains a busy arbitration practice. He is frequently instructed both as a junior in high-stakes litigation and arbitrations, and as sole counsel in the High Court and the District Court.
Before joining the Bar, Roger qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 following his training at an international law firm. He has been recognized as a rising star in Commercial Disputes in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific guide for the Hong Kong Bar.
Roger’s LinkedIn page can be found here.
Brian Chok has a broad civil practice with strong emphasis on corporate, commercial, land, building management and construction disputes. In the commercial and corporate field, Brian has diverse experiences in handling contractual, and investment scheme disputes, as well as shareholders’ disputes involving breaches of directors’ duties and insolvency matters for individuals and corporate clients ranging from local family business to listed companies and conglomerate with strong ties and business portfolio in Mainland China and overseas.
He has also frequently advised owners, Incorporated Owners, management companies and tenants on land matters such as tenancy and property ownership disputes including New Territories land, water seepage claims and procedural requirements and liabilities under the DMC and BMO.
As regards his construction practice, Brian has represented employers, main contractors and sub-contractors in disputes concerning prolongation costs, late payments, sub-standard works as well as personal injuries sustained at construction sites. In light of his commitment to his construction practice, Brian has been pursuing a part-time degree in surveying specialised in quantity surveying since 2022.
English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
K.K. Lau “has substantial experience and is a very shrewd litigator. He is very strong on strategy and he is extremely analytical” (The Legal 500).
K.K. has a broad commercial and civil practice. He is routinely instructed for complex and heavy disputes.
K.K. has considerable experience in stock markets, private equity, venture capital and debt. He regularly appears for regulators, financial institutions, listed companies as well as their shareholders and directors, and other ultra-high net worth individuals at trials and appeals.
Alongside his practice as counsel in arbitration and related court proceedings, K.K. has been appointed as an arbitrator.
Before coming to the Bar, K.K. practised as a solicitor and advocate at a pre-eminent law firm, where he specialised in commercial litigation and arbitration. He was recognised by The Legal 500 as a “helpful and knowledgeable associate”.
Justin is developing a broad practice spanning all of Chambers’ main practice areas, with particular interests in company, insolvency and commercial disputes, property matters encompassing land, building, building management, town planning and landlord and tenant disputes, trusts, charities, and civil fraud.
Justin regularly appears across all levels of the High Court, including as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal. He has also appeared as led junior in the Court of Final Appeal on a number of occasions. He also appears frequently in the Lands Tribunal and has conducted appeals in his own right in the Buildings Appeal Tribunal and the Town Planning Appeal Board. His practice also involves a wide range of advisory work.
Justin is ranked as a “Rising Star” in the area of Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500, where he is described as an “eloquent and effective” barrister with “precise and persuasive delivery” who, “backed with thorough research”, is “always able to present a case at its best”.
Highlights of Justin’s recent or current work include:
Justin read Law at the University of Oxford and went on to receive his postgraduate degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He took a Distinction in the Master of Laws and was awarded the Woo Po Shing Medal in Law for civil and criminal advocacy. He later received the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship.
Prior to joining the Bar, Justin worked for a top silk at a top-tier chambers in London. On his return to Hong Kong, he successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Ambrose Ho S.C., Abraham Chan (now Abraham Chan S.C.), Edwin Choy (now Edwin Choy S.C.) and Andrew Mak. He commenced full practice in 2017 and has served as a part-time lecturer at HKU since 2021.
Jeff is developing a broad civil practice with a focus on commercial, property and trusts disputes. He is a Charles Ching Scholar and served pupillage with Mr Ambrose Ho S.C., Mr Derek Chan S.C., Mr Norman Nip S.C., Mr Eugene Yim and Mr Isaac Chan.
In 2015-2016, Jeff worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Final Appeal and assisted judges in substantive appeals, leave applications and other speaking engagements. In 2021, he was appointed as a part-time Judicial Associate in the Court of Appeal.
Jeff has published in law journals. One of his articles on company law has been cited by the High Court of Singapore.
Francis has developed a broad civil practice, with particular emphasis on securities and regulatory, insurance, employment, land, trust and probate law, and international arbitration.
Qualified as an associate at the Chartered Governance Institute, Francis has acted for both the Securities and Futures Commission and senior management of Hong Kong listed companies in complex fraud, securities and regulatory cases, and has appeared before Courts and specialist tribunals including the Market Misconduct Tribunal. He has also acquired experience in suspension and resumption of trading of shares of listed companies, and also proceedings under sections 213 and 214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571).
He is also a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has experience in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules. Having acquired experience in cross-border disputes and international law, Francis is developing his practice in natural resources, technology and international investment arbitration.
He often acts for insurers in different insurance litigation including public liability, personal injury, employees’ compensation, third-party motor cases and policy dispute claims. He has been regularly instructed for both advisory and advocacy works by multi-national insurance companies including AIG, Allied World, Asia, Berkshire Hathaway, BOCG, Liberty, Tokio Marine & Fire and Zurich.
Besides his civil practice, Francis often acts for defence in different commercial crime cases. He also acts as a prosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice in the District Court.
Arbitration cases under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules
Kelly commenced full practice in 2018 following the successful completion of her pupillage with Mr Horace Wong SC, Mr Peter Duncan SC (on extension), Mr MC Law (now Mr MC Law SC), Mr Norman Nip (now Mr Norman Nip SC) and Ms Catherine Wong. She has a wide spectrum of practice encompassing civil, land and regulatory law.
Kelly is frequently instructed together with lead counsel or alone. Kelly also has experience in different levels of Court, including having appeared as sole advocate in the Court of First Instance, District Court and Coroner’s Court and having been led in the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal. Kelly is also conversant with arbitration, including those administered under the HKIAC rules, the UNCITRAL rules and the ICC Rules.
Kelly graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Hong Kong and was on the Dean’s Honours List for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. She then obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge (with first class overall) and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong (with distinction). During her PCLL year, she obtained the Thomson Reuters Law Prize for being the most promising student intending to be a barrister and the Brian McElney Medal in Law for achieving the best overall performance in compulsory PCLL courses.
Kelly has a professional command in Cantonese, Putonghua and English, and is capable of delivering written work in Chinese and English.
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Julia served pupillage under Ambrose Ho S.C., Andrew Mak, Wilson Leung, and Benson Tsoi. She has a broad civil litigation and advisory practice.
Julia's commercial work includes shareholders’ disputes, derivative actions, unfair prejudice proceedings, insolvency matters, and general contractual disputes. She has acted in land and property matters such as building management disputes, rights of way, Building (Planning) Regulations, and resumption and compensation cases. She has been instructed in judicial review applications, administration and probate actions, and proceedings involving trusts and vesting orders.
Julia’s advisory practice spans personal injury, employment issues, adverse possession and Chinese customary law. She authored the latest update of the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Trustee Ordinance (Cap. 29).
Adrian commenced practice in 2020 following the completion of his pupillage with Victor Dawes S.C., Norman Nip S.C., His Honour Judge Jonathan Wong, Isaac Chan and Benson Tsoi. He is developing a broad civil practice, having appeared in all levels of the Hong Kong courts, either as sole counsel or a led junior. He is also developing an arbitration practice, being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Prior to joining the Bar, Adrian qualified as a solicitor after training with an international law firm. He obtained his LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, and further obtained an LLM with distinction from the London School of Economics (placing in the top 10% of his cohort) and an LLM with first class honours from the University of Cambridge (ranking 4th in his cohort with first class grades in all subjects).
Adrian was awarded the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship in 2019.
Adrian’s LinkedIn page can be accessed here.
Leon has dual legal education and professional qualification background in both Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Before becoming a practicing barrister in Hong Kong, Leon worked as an in-house counsel in the Legal & Internal Control Department of a state-owned enterprise in Beijing. He is therefore able to fully understand Mainland Chinese clients, communicate with them effectively, and provide practical legal opinion and dispute resolution options from the perspective of both jurisdictions.
Leon specializes in handling cross-border civil and commercial litigation cases as well as international arbitration cases. He handles all areas of practice of our Chambers, with particular focus on corporate/commercial disputes, land/trust/probate disputes, securities regulations and white-collar crime.
Leon is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in speaking English and Cantonese.
He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of Mainland Affairs as well as a member of the Committee on Arbitration of the Hong Kong Bar Association.
Johnathan joined Chambers having completed his pupillage with Mr. Ambrose Ho SC, Mr. Jonathan Ah-weng, Ms. Joyce Leung and Mr. Herbert Leung. He further marshalled with the Hon. Madam Justice Chu V-P. He is developing a broad practice in line with chambers’ profile, with experience in handling cases involving commercial, company, land, arbitration, personal injury, and family matters.
Johnathan obtained his LLB from the University of Warwick and his LLM with Distinction from the London School of Economics. He further obtained his PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, where he was awarded the Henry Wai & Co. Litigation Prize.
Johnathan’s LinkedIn page can be found here.
Wing has a focus on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, covering mainly commercial, construction, maritime, and aviation disputes, and more recently also investment disputes. He also has a particular expertise on costs disputes, and experience with town planning and licensing work. Due to his previous work experience, he is most frequently instructed in cases involving PRC SOEs and/or entities from Russia, Ukraine, or other CIS Countries. In addition, due to his experience in legal academia and university management, he has a background in higher education law, and Islamic and Hindu succession law.
Prior to joining the Hong Kong Bar, Wing has been a legal academic conducting research and teaching around the globe since 2010, including at Oxford, New Delhi, Luxembourg, Moscow, Kazan, Beijing, and Hong Kong, and previously acted as a legal advisor and expert witness for private clients for years in this capacity. He was formerly a judicial assistant of the Court of Final Appeal, and also served under the judge-in-chief of the Construction & Arbitration List of the High Court of Hong Kong. He also acts as an arbitrator.
He is one of the co-authors of the leading English textbook on the law of costs, Friston on Costs (3rd edn OUP 2019), building upon his doctoral research on the area. He was appointed as a foreign legal expert by the Ministry of Science & Technology of the PRC government since 2019. Outside of his practice, he continues to regularly give lectures and supervise postgraduate and doctoral students from various law schools in PRC and Russia on civil procedure and international arbitration. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Graduate Supervisor for civil procedure and international arbitration at the China University of Political Science & Law in Beijing, and a visiting professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
He acts as sole advocate in arbitration frequently, and his recent highlights include:
Given his academic background and training in comparative law, he often acts in cases fully or partially governed by civil law such as:
Wing’s specialty on costs disputes covers matters arising under arbitration, litigation (including taxation and taxation reviews), and also non-contentious matters. Wing also regularly advises on litigation and arbitration funding arrangements.
As a group, our advantage stems from our drive and willingness to give our all. Our broad range of specialisms means that we can tackle a multitude of commercial challenges for clients. We also pay close attention to new legal trends and practice areas, ranging from financial regulations and competition law to international commercial arbitrations. If you are a practitioner looking to join a progressive and like-minded set, or seeking pupillage, this could be a unique place for you to build your career.