Norman Nip, S.C. has a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and securities litigation. He has been described as “very good on his feet” and “beyond meticulous” (Chambers & Partners 2022) and a “very well-rounded lawyer” with “strong composure and responses in court” (Who’s Who Legal 2021).
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 2022). He has also served as an expert witness on securities laws in offshore proceedings.
His expertise also spans other practice areas, including banking, company and shareholder disputes, insurance, professional liability, land, trusts, employment, matrimonial, bankruptcy, competition, PRC and international cross-border disputes as well as white-collar crime.
In the arbitration sphere, Norman has acted as counsel 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. He 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 and accepts appointment to sit as arbitrator.
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…lately took silk 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, one commentator being careful to note both his “broad practice” and his “good flow of SFC work.” Another interviewee, who calls him “beyond meticulous,” adds: “I know that if I involve Norman in a case, absolutely no stone will go unturned in preparation: he knows the case inside out and is very good on his feet.””
Chambers & Partners (2022)
“Norman Nip SC – Rede Chambers ‘A very meticulous silk. He has the ear of the Hong Kong judiciary.’”
The Legal 500 (2021)
“Norman Nip is a “very well-rounded lawyer” with “strong composure and responses in court”.”
Who’s Who Legal (2021)