Law Man-Chung 羅敏聰大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
F: (+852) 2810 0302
E: mclaw@templechambers.com
Secretary: Amy Chan T: (+852) 2248 1894

Professional qualifications

1997 Called to the Hong Kong Bar
2010 Accredited as mediator by CEDR

Education

1986 – 1993 Queen’s College, Hong Kong
1996 BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford
1997 PCLL, University of Hong Kong

Scholarships and prizes

1993-1996 Lee Shau Kee Scholarship tenable at Wadham College, University of Oxford

Appointments and public office

External Examiner – Chinese University of Hong Kong PCLL (2008 - 2014) on (1) Writing and Drafting Litigation Documents and (2) Writing and

Drafting Opinion and Advices

External Examiner - City University of Hong Kong PCLL (2008 – 2014) on (1) Legal Writing & Drafting; (2) Litigation Writing & Drafting

and (3) Commercial Writing & Drafting

Practice profile

MC Law has a broad civil and commercial practice. He advises and acts in disputes in various fields, including company and shareholders disputes, conflict of laws, PRC related joint ventures, insolvency, general commercial and contractual disputes, libel and slander, probate, banking, land and conveyancing (including DMC disputes, land resumption, etc), employment (such as restraint of trade, confidential information and discrimination), trusts and arbitration.

Recent cases include the proceedings relating to China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd and China Shanshui Investment Co Ltd (service out of jurisdiction; breach of trust; appointment of interim receivers; statutory derivative proceedings; unfair prejudice; interlocutory injunction restraining grant of share options); Re China Kingstone Mining Holdings Ltd (unfair prejudice and interlocutory injunctions on rights issue); First Laser Ltd v. Fujian Enterprises Ltd & Ors (CFA, conflict of laws, issue estoppel, estoppel by convention and constructive trust); Pui Kwan Kay v. Ming Pao Holdings Ltd (jury trial on libel; Reynolds privilege; approach of the appellate court in Reynolds privilege); Macau First Universal v. Ding Xiaohong & Ors (beneficial ownership of the Citicorp Tower, Shanghai) and Re The Grande Holdings Ltd (proof of debts; removal of provisional liquidators; creditor’s personal claims against liquidators, etc).

Selected cases

Civil and commercial

Securities & Futures Commission v. Wong Kwong Yu, Du Juan & Ors, HCMP 1496/ 2009 (Gome’s rights issue)

First Laser Ltd v. Fujian Enterprises (Holdings) Co Ltd & Ors (2012) 15 HKCFAR 569, [2013] 2 HKC 459, [2011] 2 HKC 240, HCA 4414 / 2001

Karaha Bodas Co LLC v. Pertamina (2009) 12 HKCFAR 84, [2009] 2 HKC 303; [2007] 4 HKLRD 1002

Aspial Investment Ltd v. Mayer Corp Development International Ltd (2014) 17 HKCFAR 401

Beneficiaries under the Zhang Trust v. Zhang Caikui, HCA 1661 / 2014; HCMP 2498/2015

Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co Ltd & Ors v. BYD Co Ltd & Ors, HCA 2114 / 2007

Sino Bright Ltd v. Fok Hei Yu & Anr, HCA 92/2014

Karaha Bodas Co LLC v. Pertamina (2009) 12 HKCFAR 84, [2009] 2 HKC 303; [2007] 4 HKLRD 1002

廈門新景地集團有限公司 v Eton Properties Ltd & 10 Ors, CACV 158/2012; HCCL 13 / 2011

Macau First Universal v. Ding Xiaohong et al [2012] 2 HKLRD 494; [2011] 3 HKLRD 27; CACV 190/2014

Re Chow Kam Fai David, ex p Rambas Marketing Co LLC [2004] 2 HKLRD 260, [2004] 2 HKC 625

The New China Hong Kong Group Ltd (in liq) v. AIG Infrastructure Fund LP [2005] 1 HKLRD 383, [2005] 1 HKC 281

Aberdeen Winner Investment Co Ltd v. The Incorporated Owners of Albert House [2004] 3 HKLRD 910

New Training Professional Ltd v. China Rare Earth Holdings Ltd, CACV 134 / 2009

Super Town Investments Ltd v. Ives Developments Ltd & Ors, HCA 86 / 2006

China Overseas Building Construction Ltd v. Profit Nation Development Ltd & Ors, HCA 2008, 2011 and 3025 / 2003

Company, shareholders disputes and insolvency

Re Grande Holdings Ltd (No.1) [2015] 1 HKLRD 743

Waddington Ltd v. Chan Chun Hoo Thomas et al, HCA 3291/2003; [2015] 3 HKLRD 474

Yu Yuchuan & Ors v. China Shanshui Investment Co Ltd (unrep) HCMP 360/2015

China Shanshui Investment Co Ltd v. China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd (unrep) HCMP 593/2015

Re China Kingstone Mining Holdings Ltd, HCMP 1472/2015

Re Wongs Investment Development Holdings Group Ltd (in liq), HCCW 332/2012

Re Full Billion Shipping Ltd [2003] 2 HKLRD 674

Re Centre Rise Trading Ltd, HCCW 142/ 2007, CACV 250 / 2008

Re Plus Holdings Ltd [2007] 2 HKLRD 725

Re Grand Pacific Hotel Ltd. (in liq) [2004] 1 HKLRD 1015; HCCW 29 / 2001

So Wing Kin v. Au Yeung Yue Kwong & Ors, HCA 155 / 2005

Libel and slander

Oriental Daily Publisher Ltd v. Ming Pao Holdings Ltd & Ors (2012) 15 HKCFAR 299; [2013] EMLR 7; HCA 607 / 2008

Pui Kwan Kay v. Ming Pao Holdings Ltd, HCA 854 / 2010, CACV 201/2013

Yu Ming Investment Ltd v. Peng Ru Chuan Richard, HCA 814 / 2002

Acting for a local newspaper and his former chief-editor in their libel claims against another local newspaper and its former deputy editor (settled)

Lau Hei Wing v. Apple Daily Ltd, HCA 1503 / 2012 (settled)

Acting for a local magazine in defending libel claims brought by a doctor (settled through mediation)

Employment (such as restraint of trade and confidential information) and discrimination

Ma Bik Yung v. Ko Chuen (2006) 9 HKCFAR 888, [2001] 4 HKC 119

AXA China Region Insurance Co Ltd v. Pacific Century Insurance Co Ltd et al [2003] 1 HKC 1

Lam Pik Shan v. Hong Kong Wing On Travel Service Ltd. HCLA 19 / 2006

Acting for a local entertainment and agency manager in proceedings against an artiste for breach of management contract; defending the artiste’s claim against the manager for wrongful restraint of trade

Land, conveyancing (DMC, building management, land resumption, etc.) and probate

Add-Field Investment Limited & Ors v. Incorporated Owners of Mei Sun Building, HCA 507 / 2011

Re Tao Hiu Ming, HCAP 10/2010

Fortune Asset Development Ltd v. De Monsa Investments Ltd, HCA 167 / 2009

Shiranne Holdings Ltd v. New Asia Associates Ltd, HCA 2125 and 2126 / 2009

Gallium Development Ltd v. Winning Properties Management Ltd, CACV 186 and 400 / 2003

Leverson Ltd v. Secretary for Transport, LDBM 32/ 2000

Madam Chung Mui Teck et al v. Hang Tak Buddhist Hall Association, HCA 4127 / 2000