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Howard Wong

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Howard Wong

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Howard Wong joined chambers as a tenant in 2018 after serving pupillage with Ms. Maggie Wong SC, Mr. Jenkin Suen SC, Christopher Chain SC and John Hui. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Howard pursued the postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Hong Kong Bar Scholarship in 2018 and the Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship in 2019.

Howard has developed a broad civil and commercial practice in line with chambers’ general profile. He has amassed substantial experience conducting urgent applications, particularly applications for injunctions and asset-tracing orders, on short notice. Further, Howard has conducted trials with written submissions in both English and Chinese. He is comfortable arguing cases as an advocate in his own right, and has appeared both led and unled at first instance and in the Court of Appeal.

Howard was named as a “Rising Star” in Legal 500 in the category of Commercial Dispute Resolution. He also has experience working as a Judicial Associate of the Court of Appeal.

Selected Cases

  • Obtaining a worldwide Mareva injunction on appeal to freeze assets in excess of HK$760 million; application for orders for further and better disclosure pursuant to the Mareva injunction (with William Wong SC, JP and John Hui): Convoy Collateral Limited v Cho Kwai Chee & Ors. (CACV 197/2020).
  • Applying for the appointment of provisional liquidators: Re: Hsin Chong Construction Company Limited and Hsin Chong Construction (Asia) Limited (HCCW 239/2018 & HCCW 316/2018)
  • Resisting a winding up application brought on the ground of an allegedly undisputed debt; the application raised novel issues regarding the costs consequences of an unsuccessful attempt at resisting a winding up petition (with John Hui): Re China Cultural City Limited (HCCW 313/2019)
  • Representing the Official Receiver in an application to determine whether a candidate was fit to be a trustee in bankruptcy (with Christopher Chain, now Christopher Chain SC): Re Chan John Loong Fai[2019] HKCFI 1886
  • Resisting application for an interlocutory injunction to enforce restrictive covenants in an employment contract (with William Wong SC, JP and Vincent Chiu): China Wah Yan Healthcare Limited  &  Ors.  v  Dr.  Chan  Leung  Kwok  Clement [2019] HKCFI 2047
  • Applying to strike out a Statement of Claim which purported to raise issues of resulting and common intention constructive trusts: Sophisticated Materials Limited v Sidepec International Limited and Lei Shing Hong Credit Limited  [2018]  HKCFI  2836
  • Resisting an application for the release of funds pursuant  to an earlier freezing order: Zhang Yan & Ors. v ASA Bullion (HCA 1555/2018).
  • Trial conducted in Chinese for enforcement of guarantee by a bank against a guarantor (with Michael Lok): CTBC Bank Co., Ltd v Campus Garment (HCA 305/2016).
  • Action defending against allegations of harassment and unlawful means conspiracy (with Christopher Chain, now Christopher Chain SC): 黃正謙 v 施榮懷 (HCA 2284/2018).
  • Resisting an application for an injunction restraining the publication of allegedly defamatory statements (with Lawrence Ng): Incorporated Owners of Shatin New Town v Cheung Kwok Keung (DCCJ 2684/2019).
  • Action for monetary and injunctive relief for infringement of registered marks and passing off: SEMK Products Limited v SEMK Global Marketing Limited.
  • Resisting an application for summary judgment for recovery of a loan: Wang Jun v Sin Yuk Hung & Anor. (HCA 2917/2018).
  • Resisting an application to continue a Mareva injunction; the application raises novel issues regarding the interpretation of Mareva injunctions in the Covid-19 context (with Alex Tang): Essilor Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd v Wong Kam Wai (HCA 159/2020 & CAMP 23/2020).
  • Action involving cross-border claims involving enforcement of foreign judgments, forum non-conveniens and the effectiveness of arbitration clauses (with Christopher Chain, now Christopher Chain SC): The New India Assurance Company Limited v Anglo-Eastern Ship Management (India) Private Limited (HCA 3028/2017).
  • Ex parte application for Mareva injunction in aid of arbitration (with Kerby Lau): SBI Pan-Asia Private Equity Fund & Anor v Wu Youzhi & Anor (HCMP 370/2020).
  • Ex parte application for Mareva injunction and proprietary injunction; application for further and better disclosure pursuant to a disclosure order ancillary to the proprietary injunction; application for summary judgment; application to strike out affirmation evidence on grounds of admissibility; application for Norwich Pharmacal orders (with John Hui): Green Summit Holding Pte. Ltd. v Xudi Trading Co., Limited & Ors. (HCA 1264/2021)
  • Application to set aside default judgment: GM Commercial Consultants Corp. v Euro-Asia Zhong Ji (HK) Limited (HCA 651/20219; CAMP 460/2021)
  • Resisting application for summary judgment on a counterclaim; the application turned on whether the plaintiffs were entitled to set-off their claims for compensation for negligent trading against the defendant’s counterclaim; resisting application to strike out an affirmation on grounds of admissibility: see Incu Global Ltd & Incu Capital Management Ltd v. D’Aguilar Capital Management Ltd (HCA 853/2018)
  • Ex parte application for Mareva injunction and proprietary injunction; application for ancillary disclosure orders; application for leave to commence contempt proceedings for breach of disclosure orders (with John Hui): Zota Technology Pte. Ltd. v. Tam Lai-Yin (HCA 1215/2022)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Bar Scholarship (2018)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2019)
  • Oxford University Press Book Prize for winning the UK Rounds of the Jessup Moot (2015)
  • Nicola Lacey prize (2013)

Publications / Lecture / Talks

  • CPD Talk – “Updates on the Law relating to Probate and the Administration of Estates” (16 October 2018, with Kerby Lau)
  • CPD Talk – “Wills, Beneficiaries and Disappointed Dependants” (11 October 2019, with Kerby Lau)
  • HKICPA Talk – “Personal Insolvency” (1 December 2018, with Tiffany Chan)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Discrimination, Insurance Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Banking and money-lenders' disputes, Cross-border disputes