Dispute Resolution

Overview

We have substantial experience in the resolution of a broad range of disputes and controversies involving both civil law and criminal law. Our dispute resolution and litigation lawyers have represented clients in arbitral proceedings, proceedings before administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies, and civil and criminal proceedings at all levels of Hong Kong courts, including the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal.

Our Dispute Resolution practice often represents participants of the Hong Kong financial markets, including asset managers, brokers, wealth managers, insurance brokers and their clients, and complements our Financial Services Regulatory practice, for which we have been consistently recognized as an outstanding, leading and recommended practice by independent editorial publications, including the International Financial Law Review 1000 (ILFR1000), the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Asialaw Profiles, and for which our lawyers have been consistently recognized as “leading”, “highly regarded”, “well regarded” and “market-leading” lawyers.

Our work includes advising on the following:

  • Commercial litigation and arbitration, including asset recovery, the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments, resolving shareholder disputes and contractual disputes, and resolving disputes involving financial institutions in respect of financial market transactions or the provision of financial services

  • White collar crime and regulatory defence, including defending investigations by governmental organizations and regulatory authorities including the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), the Insurance Authority (“IA”) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”)

  • SFC investigations and prosecution, including how to handle an SFC investigation and defend SFC prosecutions and enforcement actions

  • SFC appellate, including appealing the determinations of the Market Misconduct Tribunal (“MMT”) in proceedings initiated by the SFC

  • Market Misconduct Tribunal, including defending against allegations of market misconduct in MMT proceedings initiated by the SFC

  • Employment litigation, including resolving disputes between firms regulated by the SFC, IA and HKMA and their employees

With highly skilled corporate lawyers possessing years of experience in Hong Kong, we combine strong technical capabilities with a deep understanding of the Hong Kong and international business environment to provide sophisticated advice, strategic insights and pragmatic solutions to meet client commercial needs.

Experience

Lead counsel to HKSFC licensed stock brokerage affiliate of Asian listed financial institution in respect of client dispute

Lead counsel to a private equity backed portfolio company in a US$8 million lawsuit against a counterparty distributor for non-payment of fees

Lead counsel former employee of a bank in respect of suspicions of fraud and dishonesty

Lead counsel to hedge fund in successful appeal to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in a precedent setting Hong Kong securities law case...

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