Jin Pao SC 鮑進龍資深大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
F: (+852) 2810 0302
E: jinpao@templechambers.com
Secretary: Yvonne Yim T: (+852) 2248 1881

Professional qualifications

Call: 2002 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2018


2002: LLM, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, USA (Distinction in Constitutional Law)
2001: PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)
2000: LLB, University of Hong Kong (First Honours)


2003-2005; 2014-present: Lecturer, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
2015-2017: Member, Election Nomination Advisory Committee
2016-present: Panel of Counsel to the Competition Commission

Practice profile

Jin is recognised in Chambers and Partners 2018 as being a “very intelligent, very succinct and very persuasive advocate”. He actively accepts instructions in a broad spectrum of civil commercial matters, where he has a particular interest in cases with international dimensions. He also has significant experience in constitutional and administrative law, human rights and judicial review cases generally. In one of his very first cases, he acted for an environmental organization in its successful challenge against intended harbor reclamation works in Wan Chai which culminated in a victory before the CFA. More recently, he represented HKTV successfully challenging the Chief Executive in Council over the refusal to grant a free domestic television licence. He has acted for the Secretary for Justice in the CE election dispute, cases concerning the power of the Court to intervene in legislative affairs, in the Occupy Central injunctions and in the admission of overseas counsel.

Selected cases

Kwok Cheuk Kin v. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (2017) 20 HKCFAR 353 (constitutionality of provisions restricting LegCo members’ right to stand for election after voluntary resignation).

HKTV v. Chief Executive in Council [2016] 2 HKLRD 1005; [2015] 3 HKC 326 (judicial review of refusal to grant free television licence).

A v. SFC [2015] 1 HKLRD 47 (stay of disciplinary proceedings pending criminal trial)

Occupy Central Injunctions [2014] 6 HKC 298 (injunctions for public nuisance and enforcement).

Re Mably [2014] 2 HKC 393 (admission of overseas junior counsel)

Leung Kwok Hung v. The President of LegCo (2014) 17 HKCFAR 841 (the power of the court to intervene in legislative affairs under theseparation of powers doctrine).

Re Ho Chun Yan Albert (2013) 16 HKCFAR 735 (election petition and judicial review challenging the validity of the 2012 Chief Executive Election).

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. v. UBAF (Hong Kong) Ltd. [2012] 5 HKLRD 620 (validity of a demand made under an advance payment guarantee).

Cheng Kar Shun v. Hon. Li Fung Ying [2009] 4 HKC 204 (the power of a Select Committee to summons a witness to testify before LegCo under the Basic Law).

Peconic Industrial Development Ltd. v. Lau Kwok Fai [2008] 4 HKLRD 473 (limitation period applicable to remedial constructive trusts and postponement).

Kim Eng Securities Ltd. v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue (2007) 10 HKCFAR 213 (source of profits under the Inland Revenue Ordinance).

Leung Kwok Hung v. The President of LegCo [2007] 1 HKLRD 387 (the power of LegCo members to propose CSA’s with a charging effect).

HK Housing Authority v. Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates [2006] 4 HKC 329 (setting aside leave to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction).

LDB Sales Co. Ltd. v. Germain Electronics Ltd. [2006] 2 HKLRD 865 (the power to strike out proceedings under RHC 24, rule 16).

Ericsson Ltd. v. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines [2006] 1 HKLRD 584 (liability of an air carrier under the Amended Warsaw Convention).

Liu Pik Han v. HK Federation of Insurers Appeals Tribunal [2005] 3 HKC 242 (the right to an oral hearing before the IARB).

Peregine Fixed Income Ltd. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank [2005] 2 HKC 374 (forum non conveniens).

Xinjiang Xingmei Oil Pipeline v. Sinopec [2005] 2 HKC 292 (forum non conveniens).

Society for Protection of the Harbour v. Town Planning Board (2004) 4 HKCFAR 1 (harbor reclamation and the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance).

Scholarships and prizes

Jin was awarded with 21 scholarships and prizes in law school including the Bar Scholarship, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies and the Harvard Law School Gammon Fellowship, each awarded in 2001. An active debater and moot court participant, Jin was twice ranked in the top eight individual speakers at the Jessup International Rounds held in Washington D.C. and a member of the Harvard Law School team in 2002 which won the US National Championship and the Richard Baxter Award for World Champion Memorial (Respondent).