Jonathan Chan

  • BA in Economics (Distinction), University of California, Berkeley
  • JD (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
  • LLM, University of Cambridge

Year of call

  • 2015


Jonathan became a tenant of Des Voeux Chambers in 2015, after obtaining his JD degree with First Class Honours from the University of Hong Kong and his LLM degree with a full scholarship from the University of Cambridge specialising in commercial law. Prior to reading law, he studied Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with Distinction.

Jonathan is developing a broad civil and commercial practice, and has been instructed to act in litigation and advise on matters covering a wide range of areas such as company, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, land and commercial law.

During his first year of practice, Jonathan has appeared as sole advocate at both the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal.


  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2014)
  • British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship, British Council and HSBC (2013) (full scholarship)
  • A Solicitor v the Law Society of Hong Kong CACV 182/2014 – acted for the appellant in an appeal against sentence and costs order
  • Chen Tek Yee and others v Chan Moon Shing and another HCA 954/2010 – acted for the 2nd defendant in opposing an application for variation of costs order nisi
  • W v P HCCT 55/2015 (led by Mr. Douglas Lam S.C.) – acted for the respondent to resist an application to set aside an arbitral award pursuant to Section 81 of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609)
  • Siberian Mining Group Company Limited v Cheung Keng Ching & Ors HCA 706/2010 (with Mr. John Hui) – acted for the 1st and 2nd defendants in opposing the plaintiff’s application for leave to amend the statement of claim
  • 北京橙天嘉禾影視製作有限公司 v張承勷 HCA 2481/2013 – acted for the defendant in setting aside a default judgment
  • Re China Solar Energy Holdings Limited HCCW 108/2015 (with Mr. John Hui) – represented the petitioner in a winding-up petition
  • Kar Lok Investment Company Limited v Siu Pui To DCCJ 4139/2015 – opposed the defendant’s appeal against summary judgment granted by a master
  • Ardis International Kindergarten Limited v Tang Kai Ming Kenneth & Ors DCCJ 4649/2015 –opposed the defendants’ application for security for costs pursuant to Section 905 of the Companies Ordinance
  • Speaker, “The ‘Unfair Prejudice’ regime under Section 214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571)” (with Mr. Gary Lam)