From his early days as a law student at Hong Kong University (having won the coveted Winner’s Cup at the Law Faculty’s Mooting Competition and represented Hong Kong in the initial two years of its participation in the International Jessup Moot Court Competition, as well as various Baker & McKenzie prizes for his distinctive performance), Mr. Mok S.C. has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the legal profession. He has won plaudits particularly for his work on public and administrative law and has been appointed by the Hong Kong Government (and by the PRC Government) to fill a host of responsible positions including an appointment by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China to be one of 12 members on the Basic Law Committee.
Mr. Mok is lauded for his strengths across the board from his practice in the field of constitutional and administrative law to corporate and general commercial work (including trusts and property related litigation). He regularly works with leading Counsel from the UK.
Johnny Mok SC of Des Voeux Chambers is described by sources as an "obviously very sought after" barrister who is "seen in many high-profile cases." He is known for his ability to "come up with extremely persuasive arguments that no one else could think of "and which" could turn a bad cases into a good ones." Maintaining a versatile commercial and public law case, he is particularly well known for his frequent representation of government bodies in judicial review cases, but is by no means restricted to this role, lately acting successfully for four dentists in Court of Final Appeal proceedings which overturned disciplinary sanctions imposed upon them by the Dental Council of Hong Kong.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)
"Johnny Mok SC of Des Voeux Chambers is well known for his work in public law and has particularly "impressive regulatory expertise." His additional capabilities extend across judicial reviews and shareholders’, competition and regulatory disputes."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2016)
“Incisive and combative work in the commercial and judicial arenas.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2010)
- Advisor, Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a Hong Kong-based think-tank, focused on public policies and economic developments in Hong Kong and mainland China (2010 to now)
- Member, Basic Law Committee, appointed by the National People’s Congress, People Republic of China under the Basic Law of Hong Kong (2008 to now)
- Door Tenant, Brick Court Chmbers, London (2007 to now)
- Senior Counsel, High Court, Hong Kong (2006 to now)
- Member, Air Transport Licensing Authority, Hong Kong (2001 – 2003)
- Member, Hong Kong Consumer Council (1989-1994)
- Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court, Singapore (1993)
- Part-time Member, Hong Kong Central Policy Unit (1992)
- Baker & McKenzie Postgraduate Prize (for Revenue Law and Commercial Law and Practice)
- David Ling Prize (for most promising potential legal practitioner)
- Maxwell Law Prize (for most promising student intending to be a barrister)
- YM Wong Memorial Prize (for Conveyancing and Probate Practice)
- Woo Po Shing Medal in Law (for best performance in advocacy)
- Simon Lee Medal in Law (for best LL.B. degree)
- Baker & McKenzie Prize (for Law of Business Association)
- Baker & McKenzie Scholarship for International Summer Clerkship
- Hong Kong Team, Jessup International Moot Court Competition Washington D.C.
- Winner’s Cup, Mooting Competition
- Bernard Downey Book Prize (for all round achievements)
- Representative of Hong Kong in Jessup International Moot Court Competition at New York City
- Ho Food Prize (for academic achievements)
- Member, Dean’s Honour Roll, York University
- Member, Cum Laude Society, Phillips Exeter Academy
Co-authored with Richard Gordon Q.C. & Johnny Mok S.C., Judicial Review in Hong Kong
Johnny Mok S.C. appeared for the Chief Executive and Secretary of Justice in proceedings regarding the 2016 Legco Election (CE & SJ v President of Legco  1 HKLRD 460 (CA) & [2-16] 6 HKC 417 (CFI)). and the Town Planning Board in a landmark decision on protective costs order (Designing Hong Kong Ltd v Town Planning Board, CACV 184/2015).
Mr. Mok S.C. regularly receives quality instructions to advise and represent the Government of Hong Kong and numerous public bodies (including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission). For example, in 2007, he represented the then Secretary for Education and Manpower and former Commissioner for the Independent Commission Against Corruption in a public inquiry on allegations concerning the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Mr. Mok also represents high profiled individuals and corporations in a large variety of cases ranging from corporate and commercial arbitration and litigation, probate and estate cases, matrimonial and guardianship dispute resolution, to regulatory and white-collar criminal investigations and proceedings.