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Janine Cheung

LL.B. University of Hong Kong (1997)
P.C.LL. University of Hong Kong (1998)
Janine Cheung



Janine joined Des Voeux Chambers and commenced full practice in 2001.  She has a broad civil and commercial practice appearing in a wide spectrum of cases, with particular emphasis on the following areas:

  • Commercial disputes particularly in relation to corporate insolvency, mortgage disputes, company liquidation, shareholder’s disputes, derivative actions and commercial injunctions;
  • All aspects of matrimonial law;
  • Building and construction litigation including arbitration and advisory work;
  • Employment disputes with a focus on post-termination restraints and in particular Springboard relief;
  • Property and in particular building management and conveyancing disputes;
  • Sale and carriage of goods litigation including in particular, cross-border trade disputes;
  • Defamation and in particular defamation in the context of the internet.

Janine is fluent in English and Chinese (spoken and written) and has a basic working knowledge of Mandarin.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Bar Council member (2001-2004), Member of the Bar Council’s Special Committee on Welfare (2004 – present)
  • External Assessor, Civil Advocacy P.C.LL course, University of Hong Kong (2009-2011)
  • Part-time tutor in Legal Skills, University of Hong Kong (2002-2003, 2003-2004)
  • Alumni of and guest advocacy advisor to the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Team of the University of Hong Kong (2001 – 2004)
  • Alumni of and guest advisor to the University of Hong Kong English Debating Team (2001 – 2004)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Dr. C.J. Symons Scholarship 1994- 1997

Specific Areas of Expertise

Banking Law, Employment Law, Property and Building Management