Charles Hollander QC

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Clerk: Francisco das Caldas T: (+852) 2248 1871
Clerk: Julian Hawes T: (+44) 20 7379 3550

Professional qualifications

Call: 2015 Hong Kong
1978 England & Wales
QC: 1999 England & Wales
Tenancy: Brick Court Chambers, London
Temple Chambers, Hong Kong (since 2015)

Called to the Bar in British Virgin Islands, Cayman (for specific cases), Gibraltar, and Brunei.

Appointments and public office

Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division and Queen's Bench Division) (E&W)
Recorder of the Crown and Civil Courts (E&W)
Board Member and Chair of Standards Committee, Bar Standards Board (E&W) 2006-2011.
Member, National Anti-Doping Panel (E&W)
Tennis Integrity Board Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer
Member, International Association of Athletics Federation Disciplinary Tribunal


King's College Cambridge (first class honours in classics)

Scholarships and prizes

James Mould Scholar, Gray's Inn
Bacon, Holt and Uthwatt Prizewinner, Gray's Inn
Entrance and Senior Scholar, King's College Cambridge

Practice profile

Charles practises in London from Brick Court Chambers, but since joining Temple Chambers on his call to the Hong Kong Bar in 2015, he splits his time between London and Hong Kong. He took the Bar exams and became Hong Kong qualified in order to spend more time as an advocate in the courts and arbitration in Hong Kong.

Charles’ practice is predominantly in commercial litigation. He has been involved in many of the major litigations of the day in London and is an advocate who has a hands-on involvement as team leader in any litigation where he is involved.

Charles’ recent work includes two Privy Council cases (one Jamaican appeal and a Guernsey appeal), two major international commercial arbitrations, one in London under Swedish Chamber of Commerce rules, and an HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong. His recent Hong Kong litigation work includes involvement in the first case before the new Competition Tribunal in Hong Kong together with an involvement in the long-running China Shanshui litigation.

Selected cases

Hong Kong Cases

Competition Commission v Nutanix judgment awaited on trial before Competition Tribunal; also [2017] HKEC 2111 (privilege against self-incrimination under new Competition Ordinance)

Mayer BVI v Alliance Financial Intelligence [2017] HKEC 190 (setting aside judgment on grounds of fraud); judgment currently awaited from Court of Appeal

Sun Tian Gong v Changchun High and New Technology [2018] HKCFI 2499 DHCJ Le Pichon (amendment after limitation period, inconsistent pleading)

Okada v Okada [2018] HKCFI 2310 Ng J (validity of exclusive jurisdiction clause)

Elliott International LLP v Bank of East Asia [2018] HKCFI 2002 (minority shareholder action)

Tao Soh Ngon v HSBC International Trustee [2018] HKCFI 380 Lewis Chan J (amendment after limitation period in trust action)

China Shanshui Cement v Zhang Caikui [2018] HKEC 401 (civil contempt)

Li Sin Man Seline v Li Shu Chung [2017] HKEC 78 (Court of Appeal) (dispute within family, discretionary trusts)

United Bright Ltd V Secretary of Justice [2016] HKEC 367 (government lease construction)

Waddington v Thomas/Profit Point [2016] HKEC 367(multiple derivative action)

Pacific Electric Wire & Cable v Texan Management [2012] HKEC 517, Reyes J, Hong Kong commercial court ( 7 week commercial fraud trial)

English cases

For details please see


"Documentary Evidence" (1st ed 1985, 13th ed 2018)

"Documentary Evidence in Hong Kong" (2015)

"Conflicts of Interest" 1st ed 2000, 5th ed 2016

"Phipson on Evidence" (editor with others) 19th ed 2017

"Competition Litigation" 2010 (contributor)