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Alex Yeung

LLB (HKU) (Rank 1)
BBA (Law) (HKU) (Rank 1)
BCL (Oxon)
Alex Yeung

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Alex is a Bar Scholar and a Middle Temple Scholar. He joined Chambers after completing pupillage with Mr Christopher Chain SC, Mr Marco Li, Mr John Hui and Mr Justin Lam. He is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work.

During limited practice, Alex was instructed as sole counsel in various substantive applications (including summary judgment and striking out). He also acted as co-counsel on behalf of a listed company in an HKIAC arbitration conducted in Mandarin.

Prior to joining Chambers, Alex obtained the BBA(Law) and LLB degrees from HKU (ranking first overall in both), and the BCL from Oxford. He was awarded multiple scholarships for academic excellence, including the HSBC Overseas Scholarship and the DVC Junior Scholarship. Alex has also published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of trusts and competition law. He is currently appointed as a part-time lecturer (non-clinical) in HKU teaching Equity & Trusts, having also served in that role during his postgraduate studies.

Alex is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He is experienced in preparing legal documents and submissions in both simplified and traditional Chinese.

 

Selected Cases

Company, Insolvency and Bankruptcy

  • Re Pan Sutong (CACV 525/2021, CACV 261/2022, CACV 266/2022) – appeal; bankruptcy; setting aside statutory demand; issue estoppel (led by Dr William Wong SC, JP, with Mr Patrick Chong and Mr Lai Chun Ho)
  • Re Silver Starlight Ltd (CACV 265/2022, CAMP 294/2022) – appeal; winding up; issue estoppel; jurisdiction to wind up foreign companies (led by Dr William Wong SC, JP, with Mr Patrick Chong and Mr Lai Chun Ho)
  • Rich Region Holdings Ltd v Gold Brilliant Investment Ltd & Ors (HCA 1764/2023) – interlocutory injunction; voting in company meetings (as sole counsel)
  • China Financial Services Holdings Ltd v Zou Muxin (HCMP 473/2024) – interlocutory injunction restraining presentation of a winding-up petition (as sole counsel)
  • Yick Hing Construction Co Ltd v HK Huangshangyou Industrial Steel Ltd (HCMP 847/2024) – injunction to restrain presentation of a winding-up petition (as sole counsel)
  • Re Mellink Investment Ltd (HCMP 2424/2023) – creditors’ scheme of arrangement (as sole counsel)
  • Re Lo Chung Wai Paul (HCB 2473/2024) – bankruptcy petition (with Mr Avery Chan)
  • Re Yuen Yiu Fai (HCB 1625/2024) – bankruptcy petition (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on admissibility of claims for a scheme of arrangement (led by Mr John Scott KC, SC, JP)
  • Advice on validity of corporate officer appointments in the context of a boardroom struggle (with Ms Catrina Lam)
  • Advice on the legal effect of a sanctioned scheme of arrangement on creditors’ claims (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on various issues arising from revolving facilities and the enforceability of Keepwell Deeds (as sole counsel)
  • Advice (in Chinese) on shareholders’ liability (as sole counsel)

 

Interlocutory Injunctions

  • ZL v WY (HCMP 948/2020) – stay of execution; injunction in aid of foreign proceedings (led by Dr William Wong SC, JP)
  • Wang Chichen v FeCommerce fDeals Co Ltd & Ors (HCA 1017/2023) – proprietary injunction; Mareva injunction; cryptocurrency investment fraud (as sole counsel)
  • Yunshengtong (HK) Life Science and Technology Group Ltd & Ors v Lo Aska & Ors (HCA 703/2024) – injunction; harassment; intimidation (as sole counsel)

 

General Civil and Commercial

  • Tang Chack Wing v Yung Woon Kwai (HCA 1837/2020) – trial; sale and purchase of shares in company subject to a winding-up petition (with Mr John Hui)
  • Fly Smart Ltd v Lam Ting Him & Anor (HCA 380 & 416/2023) – summary judgment; share subscription; settlement agreement (led by Mr José-Antonio Maurellet SC, with Mr Lai Chun Ho)
  • 上海諾港科學集團有限公司 v World Laureates Management Ltd (HCMP 1544/2023) – pre-action discovery (led by Mr Christopher Chain SC)
  • Chong Hing Bank Ltd v Full Win Marble & Granite Co Ltd & Ors (HCMP 2017/2021) – mortgage action; interim payment (with Mr Lai Chun Ho)
  • Tale Heydarov v Elite Globe Ltd (HCA 880/2023) – summary judgment; ratification; foreign law (with Mr Lai Chun Ho)
  • Lin Zhen Man v Ombudsman & Ors (HCA 1109/2023) – striking-out; frivolous claims (with Mr Justin Lam)
  • Techtronic Product Development Ltd & Anor v Fauteux Denis Gaston (HCA 1235/2023) – leave to use compelled disclosures in collateral proceedings; privilege against self-incrimination (with Mr John Hui)
  • Yang Yu Ru v Kwok Shun On & Ors (HCA 1240/2023) – striking-out; reflective loss; conspiracy (as sole counsel)
  • King Victory Investment Ltd v Yuen Sau Lin Florence & Anor (HCA 1702/2022) – stay of execution; summary judgment (as sole counsel)
  • Re Estate of Ang Tiong Loi (HCMP 94 & 322/2022) – resisting application to file new evidence; probate proceedings (as sole counsel)
  • Beanie Hong Kong Ltd v ATP Holdings Ltd & Anor (DCCJ 4758/2022) – striking-out; want of authority (as sole counsel)
  • Kinform Timber Co Ltd v Data Form-Tec Engineering Ltd (DCCJ 5664/2023) – summary judgment; credit sales; bills of exchange (as sole counsel)
  • GLC Manufacturing Ltd v Waddy Jewellery Co Ltd (DCCJ 4732/2022) – summary judgment; credit sales; bailment (as sole counsel)
  • Lucky Gain Industrial Ltd v IO of Pristine Villa (DCCJ 3549/2022) – specific discovery; construction consultant’s report (as sole counsel)
  • Tang Hiu Ching v Hong Kong University Hall Property Management Ltd (LDPD 1183/2023) – tenancy disputes; order for possession (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on claims against a licensed Money Service Operator in relation to proceeds of fraud (as sole counsel)
  • Advice on employment issues arising from an agreement to transfer a business (as sole counsel)

 

Arbitration

  • Acted for an HKEx-listed company in a dispute regarding a share sale and purchase agreement, a repurchase agreement and guarantees – HKIAC Rules – governing law: Hong Kong law (with Mr John C K Chan)

Memberships & Appointments

  • Part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical), Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (2021 – 2022, 2023 – Present)
  • Part-time Coach, Mooting and Dispute Resolution Programme, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (2023 – Present)
  • International Editor, Cambridge Law Review (2018 – 2019)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Bar Scholarship
  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship
  • Des Voeux Chambers Harry Liu Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship
  • HSBC Overseas Scholarship (full scholarship for visiting studentship at Oxford)
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Scholarship
  • Peter Vine Postgraduate Scholarship
  • China Oxford Honorary Award
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship
  • Peter Willoughby Memorial Prize for Property Law I & II
  • Robertsons Prize for Writing and Drafting Litigation Documents
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot Global Champion
  • HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship
  • Dean’s Honours List
  • Dean’s Letter of Distinction
  • Centenary Scholarship
  • HKU Foundation Scholarship
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Lifetime Membership

Publications and Lectures

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • ‘When Email Fraud Meets Vesting Orders’ (2021) 137 Law Quarterly Review 24 (with Professor Lusina Ho)
  • ‘The Neglected Nexus between Competition Law and Human Rights’ (2021) 41(2) Legal Studies 336 (with Mr Joshua Yeung)
  • ‘Limiting the Fiduciary’s Account of Profits: But-for Causation?’ (2020) 26(10) Trusts & Trustees 916 (with Mr Jason Fee)
  • ‘Pecuniary Penalties for Anti-Competitive Conduct: Absolutely Deterrent?’ (2020) 50(3) Hong Kong Law Journal 851 (with Mr Joshua Yeung)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Administrative Review, Commercial Judicial Review, Constitutional Review, Inquiries and Inquests, Statutory Tribunals, Arbitration as counsel, Enforcement of Arbitral Award, Commercial Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Bankers’ Duties, Credit Financing, Financial Mis-selling, Moneylenders’ Actions, Securities Law, SFC Enforcement Actions, Contract, Conflict of Laws, Equity, Tort, Unjust Enrichment, Insurance Law, Negotiable Instruments, Partnerships, Sale of Goods, Corporate Governance, Compliance with Listing and Other Regulatory Rules, Derivative Action, Unfair Prejudice Petition, Enforcement, Follow-on Action, Investigation, Leniency, Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Schemes of Arrangement, Winding-Up, Aviation, Letters of Credit, Sale and Carriage of Goods, Shipping, Anti-Discrimination, Breach of Confidence, Employment, Restraint of Trade, Committees, Guardianship, Town Planning Appeals, Land Resumption, Auditors’ Negligence, Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Negligence, Solicitors’ Negligence, Surveyors’ Negligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Data Technology, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs), Digital Assets, Trusts, Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates, Charities, Anton Piller Relief, Asset Tracing, Bankers’ Books Orders, Discovery, Injunction, Norwich Pharmacal Orders, Adverse Possession, Building Management, Conveyancing, Easements, Landlord & Tenants Disputes, New Territories Law

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