Joshua Chan 陳翺謙大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Secretary: Jasmine Chik
T: (+852) 2248 1961

Professional qualifications

Call 2017 (Hong Kong)


2016 Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
2015 PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2014 LLB, University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours)

Scholarships and prizes

2016 Bar Scholarship
2015 Chevening Scholarship
2015 Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme – Postgraduate Scholarship
2014 HK Law Society and Bloomsbury Joint Book Prize for Academic Merit
2014 Temple Chambers Pupillage Award
2014 HK Haldanes Criminal Law Moot: Winner and Best Speaker
2012 Dean’s Honours List
2012 Intl Committee of the Red Cross Intl Humanitarian Law Moot: Winner
2011 Dean’s Honours List
2011 HK Joint University Moot: Winner and Best Mooter
2011 F. Zimmern & Co. Subject Prize in Legal System

Practice profile

Following completion of pupillage with Mr. Victor Dawes SC, Mr. Abraham Chan SC, Ms. Eva Sit and Mr. Tony Li, Joshua joined Chambers in 2017.

Joshua is developing a broad civil practice, with experience in areas such as banking, commercial, competition, professional negligence, mental health and public law. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Joshua has appeared as an advocate in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance the Competition Tribunal.

Selected cases

Civil and commercial

Chang v Bank of Singapore [2017] 4 HKLRD 458, appeared for the bank in appeal against mis-selling claim (led by Jat Sew-Tong SC and Victor Dawes SC)

Shine Grace v Citibank (HCCL 28/2008), appeared for the bank in 14 day mis-selling trial (led by Jat Sew-Tong SC and Victor Dawes SC)

Excelsior Capital Asia (HK) Ltd & Anor v Zhang Hengshun & Anor (HCCL 14/2016), appeared for the plaintiffs in application to set aside leave to serve writ out of jurisdiction (led by Abraham Chan SC)

Chen Hongqing v Mi Jingtian & Ors (HCMP 962/2017), appeared Taiwanese listed company in applications for appointment and discharge of receivers over shares (led by Abraham Chan SC and with Keith Lam)

Chung Ying Renminbi Exchange v Hu Yan [2017] 5 HKLRD 768, appeared for defendants in relation to conversion and restitution claims (led by Abraham Chan SC)

Qianhai Xinhuakang Financial Holdings (Shenzhen) Limited v Chen Jiarong & Ors (HCA 377/2018), appeared for defendants in claim concerning acquisition of insurance company (led by Jat Sew-Tong SC and Victor Dawes SC)

Judicial review and human rights

Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd v Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development & Communications Authority (HCAL 448/2018), appeared for respondents in judicial review proceedings concerning allocation of radio spectrum (led by Abraham Chan SC and with Harrison Miao)

Interush Ltd v Commissioner of Police (CACV 230/2015), appeared for applicant in judicial review proceedings concerning constitutionality of provisions under the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) relating to money laundering (led by Abraham Chan SC)

Ng Shek Wai v Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HCAL 81/2016), appeared for respondent in application to withdraw interrogatories (as sole advocate)


Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors [2017] 5 HKLRD 712, acted for one of the respondents in the first set of proceedings under the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (led with Paul Shieh SC and with Eva Sit)

Mental health

Acted on behalf of applicant in proceedings under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (led by Ambrose Ho SC and Victor Dawes SC and with James Man)


Filbert Terrence Kirk v Big Blue Resources Ltd (HCLA 27/2015), acted on behalf of company director/employee in appeal against decision of Labour Tribunal (as sole advocate)


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