Andrea Yu 余思賢大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
E: andreayu@templechambers.com

Professional qualifications

Call: 2013 (HK)

Education

2012: PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2011: LLB (Hons), King’s College London

Scholarship and Prizes

Middle Temple Bar Scholarship

Practice profile

Andrea joined Chambers in 2013, following completion of her pupillage with Mr. Jat Sew Tong SC and Eugene Fung SC. She is developing a broad civil practice and has been instructed in relation to a wide range of cases, including trusts and equity, regulatory, company, commercial, land, tort and family law.

She appeared as an advocate in her own right in the Court of First Instance, in the Court of Appeal and in tribunals.

Selected cases

Trusts, Wills and Estate

Currently involved in high profile family dispute of estate involving interests in assets estimated at RMB billions.

Currently involved in family dispute over ownership and use of premises of 5 properties in a family-owned building.

Advised on scope of a committee’s powers of management under sections 11 and 12 of the Mental Health Ordinance. Led by Victor Joffe QC.

Advised executors of estate on merits of a claim against a trust involving assets amounting to approximately US$5 million. Led by Eugene Fung SC.

Advised on merits of claim against a bank in relation to trustee and investment services provided by the bank to a family involving family assets amounting to US$50 million. Led by Laurence Li.

Regulatory

Re Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited and its listed securities (Stock Code: 3333) - market misconduct proceedings against specified person brought by SFC. Led by Laurence Li.

Advised Hong Kong corporate subsidiary of major state-owned asset management conglomerate in the PRC on securities margin financing under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Led by Laurence Li.

Advised corporate shareholder in Hong Kong listed company on legal options in relation to the suspension of trading of shares of listed company. Led by Laurence Li.

General civil and commercial

Re The Grande Holdings HCCW 177/ 2011 & HCA 48/2014- application for a section 221 examination under Cap.32. Led by Mark Strachan SC.

Lee Kwok Keung v Chick Poon Lun Antony & Amalgamated Union of Seafarers HCMP 2388/2012 – Trial on locus standi on behalf of trade union in relation to appointment of chairperson.

北京橙天嘉禾影視製作有限公司 v Cheung Shing Sheung HCA 2481/2013 & HCMP 2666/2016- application to set aside default judgment and leave to appeal application before Court of Appeal.

Tsoi Chik Sang Lawrence & Fonduet Industrial Ltd v Cheng Hung Kit [2017] 4 HKLRD 579- Strike out application of statement of claim.

Chen Jinhui v Wong Kam San & Ors HCA 1524/2012- security for costs application.

Arbitration claim involving management expenses of high profile hotel resort, involving assets amounting to US$9 million. Led by Bernard Man SC.

Also appeared in arbitration proceedings in HKIAC and CIETAC for breach of contract claims involving sale of commercial goods.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Re Fully Fortune (Asia) Limited and Matrix Wealth Limited HCCW 250/2016 & HCCW 251/2016- winding up petition.

Lai Kar Yee v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd [2015] 4 HKC 385- Ladd v Marshall approach in appeals against refusal to set aside statutory demand.

Re Carl Cheung HCB 6679/2015- bankruptcy petition.

Tsoi Lawrence Chik Sang v Cheng Hung Kit HCB 5061/2014- bankruptcy petition.

Property

Ever Score Development Limited v Hang Heung Foods (Group) Limited- LDPE 1146/2014- trial on whether landlord waived right of forfeiture.

Wu Rong Zhao v Clarissa Or & Fu Kor Kuen Patrick HCA 2556/2016- application on behalf of third party to intervene in proceedings and application to set aside ex parte injunction application for completion of sale of property of HK$12.5 million.

Sidepec International Limited v Cheung Hing HCA 829/2010- injunctive application restraining party from dealing with subject property.

Advised bank in relation to dispute over construction of DMC of commercial building. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.

Matrimonial

Urgent injunctive application on behalf of wife to preserve shell-value of Hong Kong listed company estimated at approximately HK$400 million. Led by Bernard Man SC.

Insurance/ Torts

The Hongkong Electric Company Limited v Kin Wing Foundation Ltd- HCCT 10/2011 – Trial on tortious claim for property damage in the amount of HK$4.6 million. Led by Eugene Fung SC.

Advised on liability and quantum in a personal injury claim against the Hospital Authority.

Advised on marine insurance matters regarding the employee compensation and common law liability.

Advised on insurance regulations in relation to proposed transfer of insurance policies pursuant to the Insurance Companies Ordinance.

Publications

Contributor, Lexis Practical Guidance, Dispute Resolution, (2014; current)