MembersJanine Cheung


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