DVC houses a large number of specialists in company and insolvency law, with several of its members being co-authors of leading company law texts in Hong Kong.
One of the current Companies Judges is a former member of DVC, and our members are frequent visitors to the Companies Court in both contentious and non-contentious matters, a recent example being the proceedings relating to the proposed privatisation of PCCW.
Our members frequently appear in a wide spectrum of company disputes, including shareholders disputes, joint venture disputes, liquidation and winding up litigations.
What the directories say:
One of DVC's members stands out for being a "fantastic, first-class advocate with a lot of commercial common sense" and "a rare combination of flair, wit, incisiveness and fairness." Credited with possessing "best in class" client management skills, he was recommended for being a "go-to Silk for company insolvency matters."
Another one DVC's members was singled out for his "in-depth knowledge of companies litigation and for being a tough opponent [able] to fight vigorously for clients."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)
Des Voeux Chambers "has one of the best known young companies Silks who also received plaudits for Hong Kong's 2015 inquiry into the contamination of water at 11 housing estates." Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2017 also describes one of DVC's barristers as "probably one of the most sought after juniors for insolvency." And a Senior Counsel won praise for being "redoubtable and tenacious...with an ability to get on brilliantly with clients."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2017)