Joshua Chan 陳翺謙大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003

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 and the Competition Tribunal.

Selected cases

Banking and commercial

Chang v Bank of Singapore [2017] 4 HKLRD 458, acted 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), acted 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), acted on behalf of 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), acted on behalf of Taiwanese listed company in application for appointment of receivers over shares (led by Abraham Chan SC and with Keith Lam)

General civil

Chung Ying Renminbi Exchange v Hu Yan (HCA 2401/2015), acted on behalf of the defendants in claim based on conversion and restitution of unjust enrichment (led by Abraham Chan SC)


Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors (CTEA 1/2017), acted for one of the respondents in the first set of proceedings under the new Competition Ordinance (as sole advocate)

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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