Harry Liu Postgraduate Scholarships and John Griffiths QC Prize 2017

14 August 2017

In honour of the late Harry Liu, DVC awards full postgraduate scholarships to its 9-month pupils. Chambers is pleased to announce that Cyrus Chua, Tinny Chan and Euchine Ng are the Harry Liu Scholars for 2017-2018.  Chambers is also pleased to award Brian Fan the inaugural John Griffiths QC Prize for his academic achievements. John Griffiths QC is a former head of Chambers and former Attorney General of Hong Kong from 1979 to 1983. He remains... View Article

DVC and Monckton Chambers present Mind The Gap: Valuable lessons from the EU and UK for Competition Litigation in Hong Kong going forward

04 August 2017

Join Des Voeux Chambers & Monckton Chambers for an illuminating (and CPD accredited) FREE Competition Symposium featuring DVC speakers Catrina Lam, John Hui, Connie Lee, Kelvin Kwok, Jonathan YH Chan, and Cherry Xu in collaboration with Monckton Chambers' Tim Ward QC, Philip Moser QC, Paul Harris QC, and George Peretz QC on 13th September 2017 at HKUST. Click here to RSVP or email Practice Development Director, Aparna Bundro, aparnabundro@dvc.hk   View Article

Doyles Guide recognises DVC’s Family Law Members two years in a row

01 August 2017

Mairead Rattigan has been recognised as a Preeminent Junior Counsel by Doyle's for her expertise in Hong Kong Family & Divorce Law for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017. Frances Irving is recognised for her expertise and capabilities as a Leading Junior Counsel in Hong Kong in the areas of family, divorce and matrimonial matters, and has also been identified by Doyles for consecutive years; 2016 and 2017.   View Article

DVC welcomes new tenants

31 July 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that, for four consecutive years, all of our 9-month pupils have been offered tenancy. We are pleased to welcome our new tenants: Tommy Cheung graduated with a top first from the University of Hong Kong. With the assistance of the DVC Oxford BCL Scholarship, he undertook the BCL at the University of Oxford and obtained a distinction. Tommy is also a Bar Scholar. Lai Chun Ho graduated with a double... View Article

DVC Construction members appearing in Doyles 2017

21 July 2017

Ian Pennicott SC and Anthony Houghton SC have been recognised as Leading Senior Counsel in Hong Kong's Construction and Barristers list in the 2017 edition of Doyles.  Teresa Cheng SC appears in Doyles 2017 list as a Recommended Senior Counsel for Construction and Infrastructure  David Tsang and Calvin Cheuk are Recommended Juniors in Doyles 2017 Construction and Infrastructure category Click here to read more: http://doylesguide.com/leading-construction-infrastructure-barristers-hong-kong-2017/   View Article

6 things you need to know about Cross-Jurisdictional Inheritance & Estate Administration in 60 mins

19 July 2017

DVC hosted a thought leadership event presented by Patrick Fung SC, Teresa Wu and Connie Lee entitled "6 things you need to know about Cross-jurisdictional Inheritance and Administration of Estates in 60 minutes"  on 14th July at the Bankers Club. In an opening gambit which referenced the coalescence of timing with France's Bastille Day, Patrick remarked that "he wasn't intending to given any one any revolutionary ideas about the law on probate and... View Article

An Insolvency Roundup presented by Charles Sussex SC, Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC and Richard Zimmern

19 July 2017

On 11 July 2017, Charles Sussex SC, Jose-Antonio Maurellet and Richard Zimmern spoke at a seminar on Cross-border Insolvency. Charles Sussex SC provided insights on the winding up of foreign companies in Hong Kong, Richard Zimmern took us through Judicial Assistance and Jose Antonio Maurellet SC examined Schemes of Arrangement. In referencing section 327 of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32) Charles noted that despite the fact that it is unusual... View Article

Colloquium on International Law organized by the Asian Academy of International Law Ltd

17 July 2017

At the 2017 Colloquium on International Law organized by the Asian Academy of International Law Ltd (AAIL) Adrian Lai presented his paper “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and Jurisdictional Immunities."  In his presentation, Adrian referred the audience to the statement of the Chinese delegate made at a UN meeting, the statement of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the letter of the Chinese Government issued for the recent case of TNB Fuel Services... View Article