Jeff Chan


Call: 2017

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.


  • China Agri-Products Exchange Ltd v Wang Xiu Qun [2021] HKCFI 137; [2022] HKCFI 1533: Represented a listed company in a 23-day trial involving a RMB 510 million claim for breach of warranty and dishonest assistance (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C. and with Ms Bonnie YK Cheng)
  • Kot See For v Lam Man Cheung [2021] HKCFA 31; [2021] 2 HKLRD 263, [2021] HKCA 348: Appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal in an appeal concerning the privilege against self-incrimination in civil proceedings (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)
  • Re WSY [2022] HKCFI 496: Represented the plaintiff in an 8-day hearing involving an application for making a statutory will for a mentally incapacitated person and the setting up of a discretionary trust (with Mr Michael Yin)
  • Osman Mohammed Arab & Wong Kwok Keung v Ng Shui Ching, Irene (2021) 24 HKCFAR 153, [2021] HKCFA 23; [2021] HKCA 220: Appeared in the Court of Final Appeal for the trustees-in-bankruptcy in an unfair preference claim (led by Ms Audrey Eu S.C. and with Ms Prisca Cheung)



  • Hui (Annie) Guo v Yuedong Xu [2022] HKCFI 1629: Resisted a specific discovery application in a commercial dispute involving parallel proceedings in Australia (sole counsel)
  • Chow Sang Sang Securities Ltd v Shen Shuai (HCA 190/2021): Acted for the defendant in a HK$470 million claim involving setting aside a guarantee for breach of fiduciary duty (led by Mr Victor Dawes S.C. and with Mr Isaac Chan)
  • New Front Developments Ltd v Alpha Giant Ltd [2021] HKCFI 707; [2021] HKCFI 708: Acted for the plaintiff in applications for an injunction and disclosure orders (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C. and with Mr Isaac Chan)
  • Wah Lun International Development Ltd v Lau Chiu Shing [2021] HKCFI 407: Appeared in a trial of a dispute involving the acquisition of a majority shareholding in a listed company (with Mr Isaac Chan)
  • Wah Lun International Development Ltd v Lau Chiu Shing [2020] HKCFI 2572: Resisted an application for evidence to be given via video conferencing facilities (sole counsel)

Property and Trusts

  • Anthony Francis Li and Clarence A Li, Managers of Li To Wan Tso v Kwok Wui Knitters Ltd [2021] HKCFI 407: Appeared for the purchaser in a dispute involving disposal of Tso land in the New Territories (with Mr Roger Phang)
  • Kushaev v Greenly Holdings Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2745: Appeared in a dispute involving a declaration of trust and discharge of injunction (with Mr Roger Phang)
  • Advised on the construction of a restrictive covenant in a Government lease (led by Ms Audrey Eu S.C.)

Civil Fraud

  • Natures Mark HK Ltd v Hongkong Honxintai Trading Co Ltd [2022] HKCFI 1382: Acted for the plaintiff in an email fraud case (sole counsel)
  • Kot See For v Tang Kwok Pang [2019] HKCFI 3001: Acted for the respondent in contempt of court proceedings (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)
  • Kot See For v Lam Man Cheung [2019] HKCFI 1871; [2019] HKCFI 2403: Appeared in an application to discharge a proprietary injunction (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)


  • SFC v Li Han Chun [2019] HKCFI 1966: Appeared in an application for variation of injunction pending a Market Misconduct Tribunal inquiry (with Mr Norman Nip)
  • SFC v Andrew Liu [2018] HKCFI 1105: Appeared for the SFC in proceedings for disqualification of directors (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)


  • Owyang Loong Shui Ivan v Winco Paper Products Co Ltd [2018] 6 HKC 359, [2018] HKCFI 1228: Acted for an employer in an appeal from the Labour Tribunal on mistaken payments and set-off (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)


  • Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Preliminary Investigation Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong v Hospital Authority [2022] 1 HKLRD 16, [2021] HKCA 1793: Instructed by the Department of Justice in an appeal concerning the power of a statutory body to seek disclosure in disciplinary proceedings (led by Mr Ambrose Ho S.C.)


  • Appeared in a 5-day trial involving a secured loan transaction  (led by Mr Victor Dawes S.C. and with Mr James Man)
  • Acted in an arbitration involving a dispute over infringement of trademarks (with Mr Roger Phang)



  • Judicial Associate, Court of Appeal (September 2021, June 2022)
  • Judicial Assistant, Court of Final Appeal (2015-2016)


  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2017)
  • Peter Vine Postgraduate Law Scholarship (2014)
  • Deacons Cup (Best Mooter) and Hong Kong Bar Association Cup (Champion Team), HKU Faculty of Law Compulsory Moot (2013)
  • Best Mooter and Champion Team, HKU Basic Law Moot (2013)
  • Runner-up, HKU Haldanes Criminal Law Moot (2013)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship (2013)
  • HKU Undergraduate Worldwide Exchange Scholarship (2012)
  • Runner-up, ALSA International Arbitration Moot (2011)
  • Dean’s Honours List (2010)
  • HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding Students (2009)


  • ‘Should “reverse piercing” of the corporate veil be introduced into English law?’ (2014) 35 Company Lawyer 163 (cited by the High Court of Singapore in Koh Kim Teck v Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch [2015] SGHC 52 and Jhaveri Darsan Jitendra v Salgaocar Anil Vassudeva[2018] SGHC 24)
  • ‘C v Director of Immigration: A Step forward in Hong Kong’s refugee screening process’ (2014-15) 5 CityU LR 115
  • Co-author, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, Cap. 584 (Lexis Nexis 2019)
  • Contributing editor, Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (3rd Ed, Sweet & Maxwell 2014)
  • Editor, UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2014-2015)
  • Senior Editor, Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies (2013-2014)


  • LLM (Distinction), University College London (2015)
  • PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (2014)
  • LLB, The University of Hong Kong (2013)