Dispute Resolution

Overview

Our dispute resolution lawyers have substantial experience in dispute resolution including civil litigation and criminal litigation. Our dispute resolution lawyers have represented clients in arbitration proceedings, administrative proceedings before tribunals and regulatory bodies, and civil and criminal court proceedings at all levels of Hong Kong courts, including the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal. Combining persuasive advocacy and a commercial and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution, our dispute resolution lawyers are known to deliver results.

Our dispute resolution lawyers often represent participants of the Hong Kong financial markets, including asset managers, brokers, wealth managers, insurance brokers and their clients. Their practice 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 alternative dispute resolution, including resolving shareholder disputes and contractual disputes, and resolving disputes involving financial institutions in respect of financial market transactions or the provision of financial services

  • Fraud and asset recovery, including the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments, asset tracing and the freezing of assets

  • 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”), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) as well as the Companies Registry (“CR”), the Customs and Excise Department (“CED”), the Commercial Crime Bureau (“CCB”) of the Hong Kong Police and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”).

  • 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 dispute resolution 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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