Commercial Litigation & ADR


Our commercial litigators and ADR lawyers represent clients in commercial litigation, including proceedings in Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance (“CFI”), Court of Appeal (“CA”) and Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”), and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) proceedings, focusing on arbitration before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) and mediation.

Our commercial litigators and ADR lawyers have particular strengths in financial dispute resolution, including mis-selling claims, breaches of fiduciary duties and professional negligence in the context of the provision of investment advice, breaches of contractual duties to safeguard client assets or to act in accordance with client instructions as well as other legal disputes involving financial market transactions or the provision of financial services by firms licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), firms regulated by the Insurance Authority (“IA”), and banks regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”).

Equally, our commercial litigators and ADR lawyers have extensive experience advising on legal disputes involving regulated financial institutions and their employees or representatives, including where the financial institution has alleged wrongdoing on the part of employees or where there has been employment dismissal following allegations of wrongdoing.

Other commercial litigation matters which our commercial litigators and ADR lawyers have acted on include:


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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