Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

Overview

We represent clients in commercial dispute resolution, 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”) such as arbitration and mediation.

We have particular strengths in disputes involving financial market transactions or the provision of financial services, including:

  • disputes between firms licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and their clients

  • disputes between firms regulated by the Insurance Authority (“IA”) and their clients

  • disputes between banks regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) and their clients

Matters which our litigation lawyers have acted on include::

  • disputes for mis-selling, breaches of fiduciary duties and professional negligence in the context of the provision of investment advice, and breaches of contractual duties to safeguard client assets or to act in accordance with client instructions

  • 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

  • proceedings for asset recovery and tracing of property

  • other commercial disputes, including contractual disputes and shareholder disputes

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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