毛乐礼 资深大律师

  • 1999年 – 牛津大学圣艾德蒙学院法学士
  • 2000年 – 香港大学法学专业证书

执业年份

  • 2000 (香港)
  • 2016 (香港资深大律师)
  • 英国律师会 (非执业)
  • 新加坡国际商事法庭 注册外国律师

专业范畴

Insolvency Law
Professional Negligence

个人简历

毛乐礼大律师是一位欧亚裔香港人。他的母语是英文、广东话和法语。此外,他亦能使用普通话进行基本的沟通交流。毛乐礼资深大律师于牛津大学圣艾德蒙学院修读法律。他于2000年取得香港大律师执业资格,并于2016年被委任为资深大律师。

毛乐礼资深大律师之执业范围主要为商事领域。其中,他尤为擅长处理公司法及破产清盘法事务。他曾于各类股东纠纷、清盘呈请及公司清盘过程中之申请(例如委任临时清盘人之申请,《公司条例》第221条下之询问、企业重组安排等)中为客户提供法律咨询或辩护。他亦曾处理有关私有化之计划(Re eContextRe Wheelock Properties 等案件)以及债权人计划 (Re Kaisa Group Holdings, Mongolia Mining Coroporation 以及 Z-Obee Holdings 等案件)等。

他亦经常为客户处理与银行和金融服务相关的争议,尤其擅长处理关于不当销售金融产品的指称。他曾代表证券及期货事务监察委员会及香港交易所之上市及监管事务科出庭。另外,他亦有代表客户于证监会(香港交易所上市)上诉委员会以及收购及合并委员会中出庭应讯。

毛乐礼资深大律师同时亦为香港国际仲裁中心认可仲裁员、金融服务争议仲裁员、以及紧急仲裁员。他现在亦担任香港国际仲裁中心委任委员会成员。

他经常以代理人身份参与仲裁,并且在法庭中参与与仲裁有关的聆讯,包括申请协助仲裁程序的禁制令、以及申请执行或撤销仲裁裁决的聆讯。此外,他亦不时担任仲裁员。

毛乐礼资深大律师亦是有效争议解决中心认可调解员。

自2003年起,毛乐礼资深大律师开始担任《香港民事司法程序》(Hong Kong Civil Procedure) (“白皮书”(the White Book))之特约编辑。此外,他亦为《香港法律汇报和摘要》(Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest) 之顾问编辑及《香港公司法》(Company Law in Hong Kong)之特约编辑。 

 

仲裁事务

  • 香港国际仲裁中心委任委员会成员
  • 香港国际仲裁中心仲裁员、紧急仲裁员
  • 中欧仲裁中心仲裁员

学术职位

  • 香港大学法学专业证书商事纠纷解决以及公司商事交易课程校外考试委员

委员会、审裁处、顾问委员会及其他任命

  • 香港会计师公会纪律委员会成员 (2017年至今)
  • 香港法律改革委员会公开资料小组委员会成员
  • 投诉警方独立监察委员会成员 (2016年至今)
  • 《建筑物条例》上诉审裁小组主席 (2012年至今)
  • 税务上诉委员会委员 (2011 - 2013)
  • 根据《土地测量条例》组成的纪律审裁委员团委员 (2007 - 2013)
  • 区域法院暂委法官 (2012年12月)
  • 高等法院暂委法官(2018年5月中旬至6月中旬)

香港大律师公会

  • 副主席 (2017年至今)
  • 国际业务常委会副主席
  • 执业发展常委会副主席
  • 持续专业进修常委会副主席
  • 大律师奖学金委员会成员
  • 金融及证券法委员会成员
  • 执行委员会成员(2002 - 2003, 2010, 2011 - 2012)
  • 大律师资格认许委员会公司法小组成员 (2013年至今)

Company and Insolvency

  • Re CW Advanced Technology [2018] 3 HKLRD 552 (appointment and powers of provisional liquidators, discussion on legal effects of Singapore Moratorium)
  • Re China Solar Energy Holdings [2018] 2 HKLRD 338 (provisional liquidation, whether listed status an asset and role of restructuring)
  • Re JV Fitness [2018] 1 HKLRD 553 (regulating order, importance of duty of disclosure for appointment as liquidator)
  • Re Petrocom Energy [2018] 1 HKLRD 1 (permanent stay of winding up, relevance of form of undertaking)
  • Re Z Obee Holdings Ltd [2018] 1 HKLRD 165 (cross border scheme of arrangement of company listed in Hong Kong, issue of who has locus to be proper applicant)
  • Re Jessop & Baird [2017] 5 HKLRD 314 (application for receivers, relevance of a buy out being sought)
  • Re China Solar Energy Holdings Ltd [2017] 2 HKLRD 1074 (role of provisional liquidator, approval of documents relating to restructuring)
  • Re Kaisa Group Holdings [2017] 1 HKLRD 18 (cross border scheme, whether sufficient connection to the jurisdiction, effect of ‘consent fee’ on classes)
  • Re AGI Logistics [2016] 5 HKLRD 737 & [2017] 2 HKC 51 (HK approach to post winding up petition payments from a company's Bank , whether a "disposition")
  • Re Lucky Resources [2016] 4 HKLRD 301 (winding up on the basis of arbitral award with no leave to enforce obtained)
  • Re G Limited [2016] 1 HKLRD 167 (parallel petitions, assistance to and recognition of foreign liquidators)
  • Re Cheung Siu Kin [2015] 5 HKLRD 923 (transaction at undervalue / unfair preference)
  • Re First China Financial Network Holdings Ltd [2015] 5 HKLRD 530 (S.214(2)(d) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance disqualification of director)
  • Re Bank of East Asia [2015] 4 HKC 137 (Inspection of records under S.740 of the New Companies Ordinance, whether proper purpose)
  • MF Global (No 4) [2015] 2 HKLRD 325 & [2015] 2 HKC 424 (whether ad valorem duty payable by S. 193 PL’s continuing to act after a winding up order). Decision below reported at [2012] 5 HKLRD 486.
  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Ernst & Young [2014] 3 HKC 406 (S.185 of the SFO, whether reasonable excuse, and legal impediments under PRC law)
  • Re China Medical Technologies Inc [2014] 2 HKLRD 997 (ancillary winding up of foreign company pursuant to S.327 of the Companies Ordinance, existence of the 3 core requirements)
  • Re Masterwise & Anon [2014] 1 HKLRD 1129 (S.152FA, whether records of a subsidiary of a "specified corporation" covered, whether directors should pay costs of successful applicant)
  • Wong Ming Bun v. Wong Ming Fan [2014] 1 HKLRD 1108 & [2014] 4 HKC 316 (whether applicable law is that of the place of incorporation or rather the lex foriwhich governs whether a derivative action is available in Hong Kong)
  • Re Pedagogic [2014] 1 HKLRD 613 & [2014] 2 HKC 388 (stay of S.228A voluntary winding up)
  • Re Grand China [2013] 4 HKLRD 1 (practice and procedure regarding adjournment of petitions)
  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Ernst & Young [2013] 6 HKC 156 (Notices issued under S.183 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, whether cross examination in the interests of justice)
  • Re Piper Jaffrey Securities [2013] 2 HKLRD 835 (how wound up brokerage should deal with unclaimed delisted shares)
  • Re Sumore Corporation [2013] 1 HKLRD 153 (whether liquidators biased and whether removal justified)
  • AR Evans v. Novel [2012] 4 HKLRD 511 (statutory derivative action, whether specified corporation, scope of 168A proceedings v. derivative proceedings)
  • Re Opes Asia Development Ltd [2012] 4 HKLRD I2 (inspection under the then S. 152 FA of the Companies Ordinance in the context of a listed company and need to be registered shareholder to have locus)
  • Re Gottinghen [2012] 3 HKLRD 453 & [2012] 3 HKC 299 (principles on winding up of solvent unregistered foreign companies)
  • Re MF Global (No. 2) [2012] 3 HKLRD 56 & [2012] 4 HKC 333 (principles regarding interim payment of provisional liquidators fees, as well as their agents)
  • Eastman Chemical v. Heyro Chemical Ltd [2012] 2 HKLRD 135 (injunction to restrain proceedings on the grounds of ongoing winding up petition)
  • Re Starbay International [2012] 1 HKLRD 508 & [2012] 1 HKC 274 (consequences upon a conversion from compulsory winding up to a creditors voluntary winding up)
  • Re Applied Development [2011] 5 HKLRD 241 & [2011] 5 HKC 361, (application by shareholder for inspection of records of company pursuant to s 152 FA of the Companies Ordinance and whether it applies to subsidiary of company)
  • Re Mandarin [2011] 3 HKC 215 & [2011] 2 HKLRD 1003 (leave to convene meeting when allegation of quasi partnership/wrongdoing by majority)
  • Re Wheelock Properties [2010] 4 HKLRD 587 & [2006] 6 HKC 106 (privatisation scheme of listed company post PCCW decision)
  • Koide v. Koide [2010] 4 HKLRD 121 (injunction to restrain change of legal representative in WOFE)
  • Re UPT [2009] 5 HKLRD 740 (leave to appeal S.221 order out of time)
  • Chu v. Tsang [2009] 5 HKLRD 105 (power of board used for improper purposes)
  • Yau v. Italina [2009] 1 HKLRD 307 (application by shareholder seeking consolidated accounts)
  • Re Lee Siu Fung [2009] 1 HKC 181 (striking out bankruptcy extension)
  • Re Sweetmart [2008] 2 HKC 252 (unfair preference in winding up proceedings)
  • Re TS Wong [2008] 5 HKLRD 469 (distribution order for insolvent brokerage)
  • Re UDL Holdings [2006] 3 HKLRD 84 (leave to modify Scheme of Arrangement)
  • Re F&S Express Ltd [2005] 4 HKLRD 743 (statutory derivative action)
  • Muir v. Huge Returns [2005] 1 HKLRD 317 & [2004] 4 HKC 626 (injunction to restrain resolution based on shareholders agreement)
  • Re Kenworth [2005] 2 HKLRD 97 (construction of terms of scheme of arrangement)
  • Re Luen Yick Water [2005] 2 HKLRD E4 (appeal by liquidator of decision made by the committee of inspection)
  • Re Luen Cheong Tai [2004] 1 HKLRD 735 (validation order)
  • Re Wing Fai Construction Company Ltd [2004] 3 HKC 393 (S.221 examination order)

Commercial

  • Paloma Co v Capxon Electronic [2018] 2 HKLRD 1424 (setting aside of Convention arbitral award)
  • Chang Pui Yin v Bank of Singapore [2017] 4 HKLRD 458 (CA) (application of Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance and Control of Exemption Clauses Ordinance to banking documents, reported below at [2016] 5 HKC 329)
  • Re Chau Cham Wong Patrick [2016] 2 HKLRD 278 (mareva injunction, effect of delay, whether real risk of dissipation shown)
  • John Li Kwok Heem v Standard Chartered Bank [2016] 1 HKC 535 (claim based on ‘mis-selling’ of Madoff related funds)
  • Re the Estate of Lim Por Yen [2016] 1 HKLRD 678 (discovery in the context of probate proceedings)
  • Re Estate of Kwok Wing Fai [2016] 1 HKC 364 (approach to testamentary intention, passing over)
  • Elco Holland v. Airwell [2015] 5 HKC 375 (implied term by reason of business efficacy)
  • Chan Sang v Chan Kwok [2015] 3 HKLRD 131 (common intention constructive trust)
  • Koo v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2014] 6 HKC 389 (proper scope of judicial review in challenge to additional assessment to tax)
  • Chiu Luen Public Light Bus v Persons Unlawfully Occupying [2014] 6 HKC 298 (injunction on basis of public nuisance arising out of ’occupy central’)
  • JSC Bank v Ablyazov [2014] 5 HKC 209 (when appropriate to make injunctive orders in aid of foreign proceedings under s.21M of the High Court Ordinance)
  • T v TS [2014] 4 HKLRD 772 & [2014] 6 HKC 247 (stay in favour of arbitration, whether arbitration clause ‘spent’)
  • Melco Crown v Wong Yam Tak [2014] 3 HKLRD 267 (irregular judgment in the context of substituted service)
  • Maeda Corporation v. HKSAR [2014] 1 HKLRD 1 (leave to appeal arbitration award)
  • Wang v. GEM Global [2013] 16 HKCFAR 785 (conditional leave to the Court of Final Appeal, whether to order payment into Court as condition)
  • Liu Wai Keung v. Liu Wai Man [2013] 5 HKLRD 9 (whether constructive trust, whether S.20(1)(b) of the Limitation Ordinance applies)
  • Konwall Construction v. Strong Progress [2013] 3 HKLRD 503 (approach to contractual interpretation and implied terms)
  • Re Loo Che Chin [2013] 2 HKLRD 739 & [2013] 6 HKC 303 (when an executor under a will can be passed over)
  • LaiJian Ping v. ABN Amro [2013] 3 HKC 571 (relevance of mirror counterclaim for purpose of security for costs)
  • Tele-Art Inc. v. Bank of China [2012] 5 HKLRD 399 & [2013] 2 HKC 203 (circumstances when mortgagee can withhold security for future costs)
  • R v. F [2012] 5 HKLRD 279 (leave to set aside arbitral award)
  • Secretary for Justice v. Carson Yeung [2012] 3 HKLRD 491 & [2012] 6 HKC 91 (Restraint Order: whether need for cap, relevance of full and frank disclosure)
  • Asia Pac v. Shearman & Sterling [2012] 3 HKLRD 321 (whether assignment created new cause of action, effect on time bar)
  • Eastman v. Heyro [2012] 3 HKLRD 307 (mareva injunction, whether real risk of dissipation and relevance of low standards of commercial morality)
  • AR Evans Capital Partners v. Novel Alternative Investment [2012] 2 HKLRD 251 (meaning of "ordinary residence" for the purpose of security for costs)
  • Golden Garden Management Ltd. v. Grand TG Gold Holdings Ltd. [2012] 1 HKLRD 934 & [2012] 3 HKC 228 (use of "on or before" in promissory note)
  • Francis Kwan v. Hong Kong Exchange [2012] 1 HKLRD 546 (whether constructive dismissal/interpretation of terms of compromise)
  • Tele-Art Inc v. Bank of China [2012] 1 HKLRD 484 (trial of preliminary issues involving interpretation of banking documents, basis of costs to be recovered and provision for future legal expenses)
  • Sim Kon Fah v. JBPB [2011] 4 HKLRD 45 (injunction to restrain use of alleged confidential information stored in ex employer's computer)
  • Cido v. Woori Bank [2011] 4 HKC 430 (injunction by client to compel bank to comply with mandate)
  • Wang v. Gem Global [2011] 3 HKLRD 785 (availability of market and mitigation)
  • Burberry v. Polo Santa [2011] 3 HKC 466 (stay of civil proceedings on the ground pending criminal proceedings)
  • TND v. Lau [2010] 5 HKLRD 330 (whether proper defendant to be representative of class)
  • OTC v. Perfect Recovery [2009] 3 HKC 395 (interpretation of Transfer of Business Ordinance)
  • Yip v. Wing Fai Construction Co Ltd [2009] 12 HKCFAR 800 (breach of directors duties)
  • Koo v. Next Media [2009] 2 HKC 214 (offer/acceptance and unilateral contracts)
  • Dynasty Line v. Lee [2009] 4 HKLRD 454 & [2009] 4 HKC 184 (service out of the jurisdiction)
  • Fubon Bank v. First Prime Group Ltd & Ors [2009] 4 HKLRD 283 (interpleader)
  • Voce v, Henley [2008] 5 HKLRD 429 & [2008] 6 HKC 1 (role of registered foreign lawyer)
  • ABN v. Fortgang [2008] 2 HKLRD 349 (service out/submission to jurisdiction)
  • Hoi Sing v. ITC Corporation Ltd [2008] 2 HKLRD 454 (strike out the action for want of prosecution/abuse of process)
  • RACP v. Li Xiao Bo [2007] 2 HKLRD 331 & [2007] 3 HKC 1 (leave to directly enforce overseas a worldwide Mareva injunction order)
  • Chiu v. Charter [2008] 3 HKC 245 (Small Claims Tribunal costs)

Professional Negligence

  • Chan Chi Ming v. Brilliant Rise [2009] 4 HKC 458 (claim for costs against solicitor based on want of authority)
  • Jopard Holdings v. Centaline Anon [2005] 1 HKLRD 317 (claim in negligence brought against estate agents)
  • Susan Field v. BAL [2004] 3 HKLRD 871 (claim against investment adviser)

  • Contributing Editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure ("the White Book") since 2003
  • Consultant Editor of the Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest
  • Contributing Editor of "Company Law in Hong Kong"
  • Contributing Editor of "Commercial Litigation in Hong Kong" with joint responsibility for the chapter on mareva injunctions

  • Hong Kong Bar Scholarship (2000)