Dispute Resolution

Our Dispute Resolution Practice Group has for some years been rapidly growing and is now the largest group in the firm. We are honoured that we have received a number of awards in recognition of our remarkable performance in the legal profession. Our clients consist of well-known corporations, banks, individuals and regulatory bodies. Due to our substantial experience with regard to the Nina Wang litigation, we have become very well-known in the probate litigation field and are involved in many cases in this area.

Moreover, we handle a wide spectrum of litigation and arbitration cases including commercial and shareholders’ disputes, defamation, employment, professional negligence, as well as administrative cases. We act for many local and international banks in Hong Kong and are involved in a wide range of banking and finance disputes. We also have extensive experience in dealing with cases involving sizable claims and complex legal issues, including cross-border multi-jurisdictional cases.

We are thankful for the continuous recognitions and awards given to our Practice Group by many international publications, including:

  • “Outstanding for Dispute Resolution – The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms 2016” by Asialaw Profiles
  • "National Law Firm of theYear - Hong Kong", Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015
  • “Asia Pacific Top Tier Firm and Leading Individual – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession” by The Legal 500
  • “The Guide to Asia Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms” by Asialaw Profiles
  • “Chambers Asia Pacific Guide”
  • “Chambers Global Guide”

Services provided by us include:

Administrative and Constitutional Law

  • all aspects of judicial review
  • representation at Commissions of Inquiry

Arbitration and Mediation

  • construction disputes
  • commercial disputes with regard to supply of goods or joint ventures
  • Insurance-related disputes

Banking and Finance

  • loan recovery and security enforcement including repossession or sale of securities including shares, real property and tangible and intangible assets
  • recovery under other financing arrangements including commercial factoring and hire purchase and leasing
  • asset identification and tracing, and appropriate injunction and prohibition orders
  • recovery in respect of commodities, securities or derivative transactions
  • all types of banking, finance and trade related litigation including letters of credit, guarantees and indemnities

Commercial

  • disputes with regard to development, joint venture, management, shareholders' and other commercial arrangements
  • claims relating to breach of fiduciary duties by directors, breach of shareholders' agreements and minority shareholder protection
  • disputes with regard to business/asset sale agreements in relation to listed and private companies
  • disputes with regard to agreements on supply of goods and services, freight and trade
  • disputes with regard to agency, distributorship and licence agreements
  • IT related disputes including system installation and integration


Defamation

  • defamation cases including those with jury hearing

Probate and Trusts

  • disputes in relation to the validity of will
  • the construction of terms in the will
  • disputes in relation to the executor or administrator of the will, including making an application to the court for replacement of the executor or administrator
  • disputes in relation to the execution of the will, or the administration of the estate.

Professional Negligence

  • claims relating to professional negligence
  • insurance-related claims and personal injuries
  • participating in investigation of fraud on companies

Partners

HO, Keith Man Kei
CHU, Ivan Siu Lun
CHAN, Lawrence Kam Man
CHAN, Florence Yim Yi
LAU, Rebecca Kim Pang
LIU, Paul Pak Yin
LEE, Flora On Yin
LEE, Lai Cheung
TAM, Derick Chi Keung
CHAN, Evelyn Yuen Lam
MA, Chloe Kit Wing
MA, Dorothy Hay Man

Consultant

BUDGE, John Robertson

Senior Associates

TAI, Frederick Chi Hang

Associates

WAN, Dobie Mei Zin
TSANG, Tammy Mei Ting
CHAN, Iris Shu Ting
LEE, Serena Wing Yee
LAI, Geoffrey Yu Man
CHAN, Tommy King Fai
LAM, Tracy Pui Shan
WONG, Carol Tsz Kwan
CHEUNG, Calvin Kun Min
KWAN, Katrina Pik Ying