Bonnie Y K Cheng 鄭欣琪大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
E: bcheng@templechambers.com
Secretary: Rani Daryanani T: (+852) 2248 1804
E: rani@templechambers.com

Professional qualifications

Call: 2011 (HK)
Accredited as mediator by CEDR (in 2013) and HKMAAL

Education

2010: LLM, Harvard University
2009: MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, University of Oxford
2008: PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2007: LLB (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
2006: BSocSc (Government and Laws) (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong

Scholarships and prizes

2010: The Bar Scholarship, Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship
2009: Peter Vine Postgraduate Law Scholarship
2008: Swire Cathay Pacific Scholarship, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies (Honorary Award)
2007: Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Certificate in Laws Programme
2006: HSBC Scholarship, Rowdget W Young Medal in Law, Hong Kong Association of University Women Annual Scholarships, Professor Dafydd Evans Memorial Scholarship (by the Class of 1972)
2005: Baker & McKenzie Scholarship for LLB (as a Second Degree) Students
2004: The KK Ho Prize, Kai Chong Tong Scholarships, CV Starr Scholarships, Eliot Hall Memorial Scholarship
2004, 2006 and 2007: Dean’s Honours List
2003: HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship, “Young Leaders of Tomorrow” Community Leaders Scholarship Scheme

Practice profile

Bonnie Cheng joined Chambers in 2011 upon completion of her pupillages with Mr Ambrose Ho SC, Mr Stewart Wong SC, Mr Robert Pang SC and Mr Victor Dawes SC. She is developing a general practice in civil, commercial and family matters, as well as tax and public law, and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. She has appeared as junior counsel or as an advocate in her own right in the Court of Final Appeal, the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District Court, the Family Court, the Inland Revenue Board of Review, the Market Misconduct Tribunal, the Coroner’s Court, the Town Planning Appeal Board and the Magistrates’ Courts. She has also advised on and appeared in arbitrations (including an arbitration conducted in Putonghua).

Selected cases

Commercial/company/contract

Grasberg Capital Asia Ltd v Bank of Communications Ltd [2017] 5 HKLRD 854 (CFI)

Xiamen Xintendi v Eton Properties Ltd (CACV 158/2012) (led by Mr Steven Gee QC, Mr Benjamin Yu SC and Mr Richard Khaw SC) (CA)

Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd (CACV 138 & 139/2017) (led by Mr Ashley Burns SC and Mr Abraham Chan SC) (CA)

Yung Yui Kwai v Yung Woon Kwai (HCMP 1685/2008) (led by Mr Victor Joffe QC) (CFI)

Polytec Overseas Ltd v Grand Dragon International Holdings Co Ltd [2017] 3 HKLRD 258 (led by Mr Richard Khaw SC) (CFI)

Lee Yuk Shing v Dianoor International Ltd (in liquidation) [2016] 4 HKC 535 (led by Mr Ashley Burns SC) (CA)

China Agri-Products Exchange Ltd v Wang Xiu Qun [2016] 1 HKLRD 868 (led by Mr Ambrose Ho SC) (CA)

Cheung David Yoke Ming v Cheung Yat Kee (HCA 391/2011) (CFI)

Re China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd (No 3) [2015] 2 HKLRD 415 (led by Mr Ambrose Ho SC and with Mr Victor Dawes) (CFI)

Guangdong Silk Group Fortune Co Ltd v Centopercento Ltd (HCA 1990/2012) (CFI)

Liang Hunan v Credit Suisse SA Hong Kong Branch (HCA 415/2011) (led by Mr Jat Sew Tong SC) (CFI)

Hung Chen, Richael v Toeca National Resources BV (HCA 1683/2009) (led by Mr Peter Ng SC) (CFI)

Global Bridge Assets Ltd v Sun Hung Kai Financial Ltd [2012] 4 HKLRD 474 (led by Mr Ambrose Ho SC) (CA)

Shagang Shipping Company Limited v Grand China Shipping (Hong Kong) Company Limited (in liquidation) (HCCW 485/2012) (CFI)

Cheung Tung Lan, Tony v Yang Yongdong and Others (HCMP 447/2012) (led by Mr Ambrose Ho SC) (CFI)

Fresh Gain Ltd v China Vocational Education Co. Ltd and Others (HCCT 45/2011) (led by Ms Linda Chan SC) (CFI)

Public law

Q v Commissioner of Registration; R v Commissioner of Registration; Tse, Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration (HCAL 229/2015, HCAL 154/2017, HCAL 189/2017) (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC and with Ms Grace Chow) (CFI)

Lubiano Nancy Almorin v Director of Immigration [2018] 1 HKLRD 1141 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC and Mr Abraham Chan SC) (CFI)

Re Mahesh J Roy (Intervener: Secretary for Justice) (No 2) [2017] 5 HKLRD 830 (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC) (CA)

Sin Chung Yin Ronald v The Dental Council of Hong Kong (2016) 19 HKCFAR 528 (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC and with Mr Anthony Ismail) (CFA)

Hong Kong Mobile Television Network Ltd v Office of the Communications Authority [2016] 2 HKC 44 (led by Mr Russell Coleman SC and with Mr Jin Pao) (CFI)

Cheung Tak Wing v Communications Authority [2015] 5 HKC 70 (with Mr Abraham Chan) (CFI)

Designing Hong Kong Ltd v Town Planning Board [2015] 3 HKC 525 (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC) (CFI)

Family

CLC v SKW [2018] HKCA 143 (CA)

Lai v Ling [2017] 5 HKLRD 629 (led by Abraham Chan SC) (CA)

ME v CYM [2017] 4 HKLRD 739 (CFI)

LCJWY v LCKS [2016] 5 HKLRD 89 (FC)

LCJWY v LCKS FCMC 16239/2013 (8 January 2016); [2015] 6 HKC 65 (30 June 2015) (with Mr Abraham Chan) (FC)

Mimi Kar Kee Wong Hung v Raymond Kin Sang Hung (2014) 17 HKCFAR 585 and (2015) 18 HKCFAR 210 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC) (CFA)

MKKWH v RKSH (Ancillary Relief: Addbacks and Claw Backs) [2013] HKFLR 540 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC and with Mr Victor Dawes) (CA)

TCWF v LKKS (Hearing of Appeal in Camera) [2013] HKFLR 456 (led by Mr Russell Coleman SC and with Mr Jeremy Chan) (CA)

MKKWH (also known as MKGWH) v RKSH (CACV 197/2012) (led by Mr Jat Sew Tong SC and with Mr Victor Dawes) (CA)

SJH v RJH (divorce: answer) [2012] 4 HKLRD 308 (led by Mr Charles Manzoni SC) (CA)

Hung Wong Mimi Kar Kee v Severn Villa Ltd [2012] 5 HKC 80 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC) (CFI)

Probate

Secretary for Justice v Joseph Lo Kin Ching (2015) 18 HKCFAR 169 (led by Mr Ashley Burns SC) (CFA)

Fok Chun Yue Benjamin v Fok Chun Wan Ian [2015] 2 HKLRD 212 (led by Mr Richard Todd QC) (CA)

Mental Health

Re Mrs A [2018] HKCFI 467 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC) (CFI)

Defamation

Wong Wai Kay v Hong Kong Economic Journal Co Ltd [2013] 3 HKLRD 27 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC) (CFI)

Tax

D32/12 (2012) 27 IRBRD 675 (led by Mr Ambrose Ho SC) (BoR)

D21/12 (2012) 27 IRBRD 551 (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC) (BoR)

Others

Junior counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water (2015-2016) (led by Mr Paul Shieh SC and with Mr Richard Khaw)

Re Chaoda Modern Agriculture (Holdings) Ltd (led by Mr Warren Chan SC and Mr Rimsky Yuen SC) (Market Misconduct Tribunal)

Re Wong Yin-wan (led by Mr Warren Chan SC) (Coroner’s Court)

Languages

Putonghua (Fluent)