Alexander Stock SC 司徒歷資深大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Secretary: Yvonne Yim T: (+852) 2248 1881

Professional qualifications

Call: 2001 (HK); 1998 (England and Wales)
Inner Bar: 2016
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CEDR Accredited Mediator

Appointments and public office

Deputy High Court Judge (2018)


BA Jurisprudence, Oxford University (First Class)

LLM, Cambridge University (First Class)

Scholarships and prizes

McAulay Scholarship (St. John’s College, Cambridge)
McMahon Law Studentship (St. John’s College, Cambridge)
College Prize (St. John’s College, Cambridge)
Bull Scholarship (Somerville College, Oxford)
Bull Exhibition (Somerville College, Oxford)
Distinction at Law Moderations (Oxford)

Practice profile

Alexander Stock SC advises and appears as advocate in the areas of commercial litigation and public law. He has been described in Chambers and Partners as “a very accomplished, reliable, skilled and commercial disputes barrister”, and “a distinguished practitioner in several distinct branches of the law”.

Alex’s commercial practice includes arbitration, banking, contractual disputes, company law, conflict of laws, insurance, professional negligence (auditors, solicitors, banks), sale of goods, shipping and air carriage. He has acted for and advised financial institutions on various cases regarding alleged mis-selling of investment products and derivative instruments, as well as unauthorised trading, and letters of credit. Alex’s practice also covers regulatory matters, including advising in relation to the Securities and Futures Ordinance and appearing before the Market Misconduct Tribunal.

Alex has been instructed in numerous sets of judicial review proceedings, and acts for both applicant and respondent. His more recent public law experience includes a particular emphasis on town planning and matters relating to the Buildings Ordinance. He also has more general judicial review experience, including on human rights issues.

Selected cases

General Commercial

Leading counsel in a Hong Kong-based international arbitration claim for indemnity in excess of US$30 million on distribution agreement relating to the sale of goods (2017-2018)

Acted for insurers in 3-week Hong Kong arbitration, US$ 25 million claim under a fidelity insurance policy, led by John Lockey QC (2014)

Great City Enterprises Ltd v. UBS AG [2014] 5 HKC 361

Nokia Corp v. TCT Mobile [2014] 2 HKLRD 43

Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co Ltd v. Pur Products Ltd [2013] 1 HKLRD 590

Wingames Investments Ltd v. Mascot Land (No. 2) [2013] 1 HKLRD 1186 (CA)

Dynasty Line Limited v. Sukamto Sia & Anr [2009] 4 HKLRD 454 (CA)

Unruh v. Seeberger (2007) 10 HKCFAR 31 (CFA)

Ong v. Malaysian Airline System BHD [2008] 3 HKLRD 153 (CA)


In the matter of the Listed Securities of CITIC Limited (formerly known as CITIC Pacific Limited) and others, Market Misconduct Tribunal, 2015-2016 (Report dated 7 April 2017)

Public Inquiry with regard to the Application for License by Jetstar Hong Kong Airways Limited, Air Transport Licensing Authority, 2015 (Report dated 25 June 2015)

Advising on various issues under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571) and in relation to regulatory and disciplinary matters arising thereunder


Jin Wei Cheng v. UBS AG HCA 632/2012

China Man-Made Fibre Corporation v. Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC HCA 2756/2008

Formosa Taffeta Co Ltd v. Banque Indosuez [2009] 1 HKLRD 568 (CFI)

Professional Negligence

Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings Limited (in liquidation) v. Olivia Lee Sin Mei and others HCA 167/2008

Asia-Pac Infrastructure Development Ltd v. Shearman & Sterling, Herbert Smith and others [2012] 3 HKLRD 321 (CA)

Wong Shui Kee Roger v. Victor Chu & Co [2011] 4 HKLRD 594 (CA)

Nam Tai Electronics Inc v. PricewaterhouseCoopers (2008) 11 HKCFAR 62 (CFA)

Town Planning/Building

Hysan Development Co Ltd & Ors v. Town Planning Board (2016) 19 HKCFAR 372 (CFA), [2015] 1 HKLRD 865 (CA), [2012] 5 HKC 432 (CFI)

Building Authority v. Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) (2015) 18 HKCFAR 317 (CFA), [2014] 1 HKLRD 716 (CA), [2013] 1 HKLRD 716 (CFI)

Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong Limited v. Town Planning Board [2015] 2 HKC 327, [2016] 2 HKLRD 642

Fortune Key Limited v. Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) HCAL 82/2009, Reyes J, 7 May 2010

Anderson Asphalt Ltd v. Secretary for Justice [2010] 5 HKLRD 490 (CA)

Building Authority v. Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) [2010] 3 HKC 368 (CFI) (acted as amicus curiae)

China Field v. Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) (2009) 12 HKCFAR 342 (CFA)

Sun Honest Development Ltd v. Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) [2005] 2 HKC 582 (CA)

Other Judicial Review and disciplinary matters

Registrar of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants v. X [2017] 3 HKLRD 541 (CA)

Law Fei Shing v. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants HCMP 748/2015, 21 April 2016 (CA)

Kwok Ping Sheung Walter v. Law Society of Hong Kong, HCAL 73/2013, Au J, 27 September 2013

Rowse v. Secretary for Civil Service [2008] 5 HKLRD 217 (CFI)

Chan Noi Heung v. Chief Executive [2008] 3 HKC 452 (CA)

Chan Po Fun Peter v. Cheung CW Winnie (2007) 10 HKCFAR 676 (CFA)

Koo Sze Yiu v. Chief Executive (2006) 9 HKCFAR 441 (CFA)

Leung TC William Roy v. Secretary for Justice [2006] 4 HKLRD 211 (CA)

Liu Pik Han v. Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Appeal Tribunal [2005] 3 HKC 242 (CFI)


Chinachem Charitable Foundation Limited v. Chan Chun Chuen [2011] 4 HKC 582

HKSAR v. Kong Hing Agency Ltd [2008] 2 HKLRD 461 (CA) (acted as amicus curiae)

Re Fook Hau Trading Co Ltd [2008] 1 HKLRD 365 (CFI)