Tommy Cheung

  • BCL (Distinction), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong
  • LLB & BBA(Law) (First Class Honours, First in Year), University of Hong Kong
  • Bar Scholar (2016)

Year of call

  • 2017 (Hong Kong)

Practice areas

Administrative and Public Law
Banking and Finance
Building and Construction
Commercial Law
Company and Insolvency Law
Competition Law
Family Law
Intellectual Property
Land, Property and Conveyancing
Regulatory and Securities
Wills, Probate and Administration


Tommy Cheung is a Bar Scholar. Prior to joining Des Voeux Chambers, he obtained a Distinction in his BCL from the University of Oxford, with a prize for best performance in Corporate Insolvency Law. He also received First Class Honours in both his LLB and BBA(Law) (Majoring in Accounting) from the University of Hong Kong, ranking first in his year.

Tommy is keen to develop a broad practice and accepts instructions for both advocacy and advisory work. He appears regularly in the High Court as an advocate in his own right and as junior counsel. He has been involved in a wide range of cases on Civil, Commercial and Public Laws as counsel and during his pupillage with Mr Giles Surman, Mr Johnny Ma, Mr Jenkin Suen, Mr Calvin Cheuk and Mr John Hui. He has particular interest and experience in Land Law, Probate and Trusts Law, as well as Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law.

Tommy is a part-time lecturer in Land Law at the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong. He is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese.

  • Wong Tak Man Stephen v Chang Ching Wai and Another [2017] 5 HKLRD 758 - Application for a declaration that co-owners shall be jointly and severally liable under S34 of the Building Management Ordinance (Cap 344) for all the debts and liabilities of the incorporated owners in the sum of around HKD 3.6 million upon its winding up (led by Dr William Wong SC)
  • Million Decade Limited v Tung Fai; Top Ample Limited v Tung Fai; Tung Fai v Wei Dong HCA 1062, 1063 & 1660/2013 - Opposing strike-out applications on the grounds that there was neither abuse of process nor res judicata despite the concluded proceedings in the BVI (with Ms Connie Lee) 
  • Citibank NA v Hunter Socks & Apparel International Ltd and Others HCMP 2063/2016 - Represented Citibank NA for resisting an application for stay of proceedings and enforcing a mortgage for the sum of around HKD 6.8 million (with Mr John Hui)
  • Hiromi Okada v Tomohiro Okada and Another HCMP 2446/2017 - Application for an interim proprietary injunction to restrain Tomohiro Okada from disposing of or otherwise dealing with the disputed shares valued at around HKD 1.38 billion in Okada Holdings Limited (led by Mr Charles Sussex SC and Mr Justin Lam)
  • ADL Express Limited v A&B Logistics Limited and Others HCA 3033/2017 - Application for Mareva injunction in the sum of around HKD 23 million (with Mr John Hui) 
  • Sensing Technology Investment Limited v Liu Haitao and Others HCMP 812/2018 - Application for ex parte interlocutory injunction to restrain unauthorised individuals from holding out as having the authority of the company (with Mr John Hui)
  • Wah Sun Hong Limited v Wong Lee Yuk Ping Agnes HCA 333/2016 - Application for leave to amend amended statement of claim to include pleas of inconsistent alternatives (led by Mr Douglas Lam SC)
  • Re Sun Fung Timber Company Limited HCCW 313/2017 - Winding up petition on the ground of inability to pay debt arising from a PRC arbitration award in the sum of around RMB 52 million (with Ms Sabrina Ho)
  • Re Fortune Station Limited HCCW 410/2017 - Unfair prejudice and just and equitable winding-up petition (sole advocate)
  • Li Ping Chun, the Co-Administratix of the Estate of Leung Foo Su (or She), the Deceased and Another v Liang Tonghua and Others HCA 745/2011 & HCA 2239/2017 - Application for Mareva and proprietary injunctions in the sum of around HKD 15 million (sole advocate) 
  • AIA International Limited v Yung Wing Ming Max HCA 84/2017 - Opposing application for summary judgment in the sum of around HKD 1.6 million (sole advocate) 
  • Tang Siu Ha v CN Medical Group Limited and Another DCMP 1892/2016 - Application for substituted service and examination of director under O48 r1 of the Rules of the District Court (Cap 336H) (sole advocate)
  • Bar Scholarship
  • Des Voeux Chambers Scholarship
  • Magdalen Hong Kong Scholarship
  • South Square Prize for Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Baker & McKenzie Prize in Commercial Law
  • The Minvie Leung Prize for Property Litigation
  • Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Scholarship
  • LexisNexis Book Prize for Legal Research Skills
  • Law Society of Hong Kong/ Bloomsbury Books Prizes
  • Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Scholarship
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship
  • HSBC Overseas Scholarship
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Scholarship
  • The Bank of East Asia Scholarship
  • Dah Sing Bank Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Securities Institute Scholarship
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Prize
  • Dean’s Honours List
  • 15 other scholarships and awards by HKU
  • Part-time Lecturer in Land Law, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese