Patrick Siu

  • BA (Oxon) 1st Class Hons
  • JD (CUHK)
  • PCLL (CUHK) Distinction

Year of call

  • 2011

Profile

Patrick is a general practitioner with an emphasis on civil and commercial litigation. Patrick’s experience spans over a broad spectrum of civil practice, including land, company, securities, probate, family, intellectual property, public law and personal injuries. In particular, he is regularly instructed in his core practice area of land law, and he has substantial trial experience in the Lands Tribunal.

Before joining the Bar, Patrick had worked as an Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong Government for four years.

  • Lee Shau Kee Scholarship (2002-2005)
  • Wadham College Undergraduate Scholarship (2003-2005)
  • Henry Wai Prizes for Litigation and Professional Practice (1st Prize) (2010)
  • Hong Kong Bar Association Prize for Trial Advocacy (2010)
  • Boase Cohen & Collins Prize for Civil Litigation Practice (2010)

Company

  • Re Belgravia Properties Limited [2013] 5 HKLRD 337

A leading authority on the circumstances under which the Court would order an AGM pursuant to section 610 of the Companies Ordinance.

  • Re Hempstone Limited (in Compulsory Liquidation) 

HCCW 279/2010 (12 February 2015)

Acted for the former accounting firm to which the liquidator belonged, dealing with complex issues on the basis of remuneration of liquidator and taxation of liquidator’s fees.

  • Re: All Our Kids Hong Kong Limited HCCW 141/2007 (29 August 2014)

Conducted a 15-day trial on behalf of the petitioner in an unfair prejudice claim in relation to a well-known brand of prams and strollers.

  • De Coro Limited (in Liquidation) v Luca Ricci HCA 594/2010 (14 August 2014)

Acted for the company in obtaining judgment against a former shareholder/director for a sum of over HK$100 million.

Land

  • National Resources Properties Limited v Ma Kwok Keung 

HCMP 1612/2014 (20 May 2015)

Acted for the judgement creditor in enforcing by sale a lien on a property, dealing with issues on the scope and enforcement mechanism of a lien.

  • Party for Civic Rights and Livelihood of the People of Hong Kong Limited v China-Tech Surveyors Limited HCMP 603/2012 (24 October 2012)
  • Acted for the incorporated owners in staying a tenant’s claim by invoking an arbitration clause in the deed of mutual covenants.
  • Chan Yau Wing v Chan Yau Hing DCMP 600/2013 (12 February 2014)

An authority on the equity jurisdiction of the District Court involving claims of constructive trust over a property.

Family

  • Poon Lok To Otto v Kan Lai Kwan

(2014) 17 HKCFAR 414, [2013] 2 HKLRD 1089 (CA)

Acted for the appellant wife on appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal, resulting in an ancillary relief to the wife of HK$832.5 million in place of the trial judge’s award of HK$432 million, dealing with complex issues on the treatment of offshore discretionary trusts and the proper approach to separation and post-separation accruals; with Mr. Andrew Lynn.

  • LWS v TNN CACV 183/2010 (29 January 2014)

Acted for the appellant wife in overturning the order for committal on appeal, dealing with important issues on the proper procedure for handling contempt of Court proceedings; led by Mr. Anson Wong SC.

  • L v W FCMP178/2013 (4 June 2015)

Acted for the wife in resisting the husband’s application to set aside leave granted to the wife under section 29AC of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance; the first published judgment dealing with the test for such set-aside application.

Probate

  • Re the Estate of Kong Wing Hong

CACV 72/2014 (8 May 2015), [2014] 2 HKLRD 517 (CFI)

Acted for the new executor in relation to beneficiaries’ claims against the former executor, raising complex issues on the proper approach in interpreting tenancy agreements in the context of probate and administration and the duties of executor.

  • Re the Estate of Pang Ning HCMP 2352/2012 (13 December 2013)

Acted for the beneficiary in seeking costs against the administratrix for failing to furnish a full and complete up-to-date account of the estate.

  • Yu Meei Ju v Dong Xi Cheng HCMP1409/2012 (10 April 2013)

Acted for the administrators in seeking directions from Court for distributing shares in private companies in specie.

Civil Procedure

  • Numeric City Limited v Lau Chi Wing [2016] 1 HKLRD 794

Acted for the defendant in dismissing an application for committal; an authority on how the findings of a civil Court may be used in subsequent contempt proceedings.

  • YN v NA [2014] 5 HKC 49 

Acted for the appellant wife in setting aside leave to appeal granted by the District Court to the husband, establishing that there is no jurisdictional obstacle to the bringing of an appeal from the grant of extension of time for leave to appeal; with Mr. Andrew Lynn.

  • ICICI Bank Limited v Diamart Limited HCA 618/2014 (4 September 2014)

An authority on the Court’s considerations in allowing a plaintiff to accept sanctioned payment in a case involving multiple defendants, multiple proceedings and non-monetary claims; led by Mr. Anson Wong SC.

  • 廈門新景地集團有限公司 v Eton Properties Limited

HCCL 13/2011 (14 June 2012)

Acted for the plaintiff in a 22-day trial, dealing with complex issues on the relationship between the jurisdiction and powers of the Hong Kong Court and the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award; led by Mr. Barrie Barlow SC, Mr. Anson Wong SC and Mr. David Tsang.

Interlocutory Injunctions

  • Apple Daily Limited v Persons Interfering with Access by the Plaintiffs 

HCA 2037/2014

Acted for the plaintiffs in obtaining an injunction restraining protestors from blocking the entrance to the premises of Apple Daily; with Mr. Lawrence Hui.

  • Industrial Bank Financial Leasing Co Limited v Xing Libin HCMP 37/2014

Acted for the plaintiff in obtaining a mareva injunction against a Shanxi tycoon for over HK$335 million worth of assets in aid of PRC proceedings; with Mr. Kevin Hon.

  • Full Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • Member, Committee on Bar Website, Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Author, “涉港商貿與歸復信托”, Shanghai Lawyer (2017)
  • Author, “Sanctioned Offers”, LexisNexis Practical Guidance
  • Contributor, “Trespass to Land”, Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (3rd Ed 2014)
  • Contributor, “Contractual Remedies”, Hong Kong Construction Law (loose-leaf)
  • Author, “The Law on Relocation of Children: Bringing about Change”, Hong Kong Lawyer (2012)
  • Speaker, “Family Advocacy – Drafting & Advocacy in Children Law Cases”, with Deputy High Court Judge Carlson( 22 October 2011)
  • Author, “Principal-Agent Relationship in Corruption Law”, Archbold News (Hong Kong)(Issue 3 of 2011 Service, April 2011)

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