Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Introduction

Legal Informations's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team combines insightful and thorough legal analysis with a practical approach so we can resolve disputes promptly with minimum disruption to commercial relationships.

Our experience in commercial litigation and dispute-resolution procedures enables our lawyers to deal effectively with disputes in the various courts and tribunals of Hong Kong. We also advise on domestic and international arbitrations and conduct cases before various specialised tribunals and professional associations in Hong Kong.

Our Experience

Our commercial litigators act on a wide variety of cases, many of which have involved landmark decisions. We handle a wide range of commercial and business-related disputes, including:

  • Banking
  • Breach of contract and negligence
  • Commercial conspiracy and fraud
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Injunction proceedings
  • International trade
  • Joint venture and franchise disputes
  • Judicial review
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Owner operated company and shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Sale of goods and services
  • Shipping and cargo claims
  • Trusts

Our Work

Our lawyers' wide experience includes:

  • An application for judicial review of the Securities and Futures Commission's refusal to investigate complaint lodged against a Hong Kong listed company;
  • Advising the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants on disciplinary proceedings against a prominent accounting firm;
  • As part of its regulatory and white collar crime work, the department is acting on an international money laundering case involving the authorities in Australia and in Hong Kong;
  • The litigation department has a developing focus on minority shareholder protection which has resulted in a number of winding-up petitions based upon just and equitable grounds, including for a prominent Hong Kong toy manufacturer;
  • The firm is acting on a number of disputes concerning quoted companies and intra-family disputes where typically the second or third generation of an entrepreneur's family claims different entitlements in the entrepreneur's estate; and
  • Applying for and obtaining injunctive relief, including "springboard" injunctions, in respect of claims for breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of restrictive covenants, arising out of the whole-scale clandestine removal of the entire workforce of a business in Hong Kong owned by a group in the UK.