Ronny K W Tong SC 湯家驊資深大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
E: rkwtong@templechambers.com
F: (+852) 2810 0302
Secretary: Lucia Hau T: (+852) 2248 1887
E: luciahau@templechambers.com

Professional qualifications

Call: 1975 (HK); 1974 (UK)
1983 Admitted (Victoria)
1986 Admitted (Singapore)
1988 Admitted (New York)
Inner Bar: 1990

Appointments and public office

Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong from 22nd April 1992 to 1st June 1992 and from 8th April to 4th May 2002
Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Hong Kong Supreme Court Rules Committee : 1978 and 1979
Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Hong Kong District Court Rules Committee : 1979 to December 1990
Member of Working Party on District Court Rules and Costs, 1980
Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1986
Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1987
Member of Working Party on District Court Rules, 1988
Member of Standing Committee on Legal Aid, 2nd February 1988 to 16th February 1992
Member of Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, 19th January 1989 to 18th June 1995
Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1989
Member of Board of Review, Inland Revenue, 3rd June 1991 to 2nd January 1995
External Examiner for the Commercial Law and Practice paper of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws courses of the
University of Hong Kong and the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong for the years 1991-1994
Member of Special Committee on Legal Education, 1994 to date
Course Consultant to Commercial Law and Practice of PCLL course of University of Hong Kong, 1994 to date
Member of Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, 15th October 1994 to 14th October 1996
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Review, Inland Revenue, January 1995 to January 2004
Deputy Chairman of Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, 15th October 1996 to 14th October 1999
Deputy Chairman of Takeovers Appeal Committee, 1st June 1994 to 1999;
Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal, May 1996 to date
Honorary Lecturer of the HKU’s Department of Professional Legal Education, 1998 to 31st August 2002
Member of the Municipal Services Appeals Board, 10th August 1996 to 9th August 2002
Member of the Urban Services Appeals Board and Regional Services Appeals Board, 10th August 1996 to 9th August 2002
Chairman of Special Committee on Rights of Audience of Solicitors, 1997
Member of Bar Council, 1998 to 1999
Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association, 1999 to 2001
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Hong Kong Court Forms, August 1999 to date
Member of the School Advisory Committee, School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, 15th January 2001 to 14th January 2003
Member of the Steering Committee and Drafting Committee of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited
on the Standardisation Project, March 2001
Member and Tribunal Convenor of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, 10th October 2001 to 12th October 2010
Chairman of Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform, 2001 and 2002
Member of Economic & Employment Council 2004 to 2006
Legislative Councillor, New Territory East: 2004-2015
Convenor of Path of Democracy: June 2015 todate
Member of Executive Council: July 2017 todate

Education

LLB (1st Class Honours, 1st in class), Hong Kong University
BCL (Honours), Oxford University
1st Class honours, 1st overall, English Bar Examination
Certificate of Honour, London Bar Final Examination (First Class Honours and 1st of Candidates), 1974

Scholarships and prizes

Holder of Simon Lee Medal in Laws, 1972 Hong Kong University
Graduate Awardee, Rotary International, 1973-1974
Winter-Williams Scholar of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, 1972-1974
The Lloyd Stott Memorial Prize, 1974
J.B. Montagu Pupillage Prize, 1974
The Middle Temple Certificate of Honour Prize, 1974

Practice profile

In active private practice as Barrister-at-law in Hong Kong since October 1975 specialising in commercial, shipping, company and
other chancery matters

Membership of Chambers

Former Head of Temple Chambers (December 2001 – July 2006)

Selected cases

Lau Luen Hung Thomas v. Insider Dealing Tribunal and another (acting for 2nd Respondent, Financial Secretary);
(2009) 12 HKCFAR 955

Kwok Ping Sheung Walter v. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. and others; [2009] 2 HKLRD 11 (acting for Plaintiff/Appellent)

CACV 291/2004 Mariner International Hotels Ltd. v. Atlas Ltd. (acting for Plaintiffs/Appellants)

HCMP 3231/2003 Core Pacific-Yamaichi International (HK) Ltd. and another v. Yuanta Securities Asia Financial Services Ltd. (acting for company in HCCW 804/03 and for 1st Plaintiff in HCMP 3231/03)

Guang Xin Enterprises Ltd. (In Liq.) v. Kwan Wong Tan & Fong (A firm);[2002] 2 HKC 613; [2003] 3 HKLRD 527 (sitting as Deputy Judge; affirmed on appeal on facts)

HCCW 20/1998 Peregrine Investments Holdings Ltd. (acting for Provisional Liquidators)

HCA 2853/1998 & CACV 32/2003 Peregrine Investments Ltd. (in liquidation) and another v. Asian Infrastructure Fund Management Co. Ltd. L.D.C.
and others;
[2003] 1 HKLRD 209; [2004] 1 HKLRD 598 (acting for Plaintiffs/Respondents)

CACV 161/1998 Wong Yeung Ng v. The Secretary for Justice; [1999] 2 HKLRD 293 (acting for Applicant / Respondent)

CACV 46/1988 Refco Inc. v. Troika Investment Ltd. & another (acting for Plaintiff / Appellant)

The Secretary for Justice v. The Oriental Press Group Ltd. and others; [1998] 2 HKLRD 123 (acting for Applicant)

The 1998 Airport Inquiry (acting for HKSAR Government)

CACV 102/1996 Wong Shun also known as Sam Wong v. Overseas Trust Bank Ltd. (acting for Appellant / Defendant)

HCPI 580/1996 Kristan Bowers Phillips v. Initial Environmental Services Ltd. and others (acting for 3rd Defendant)

HCMP 2083/1996 Hebei Import & Export Corporation v. Polytek Engineering Co. Ltd. (acting for Defendant)

Bozell Asia (Holding) Ltd. v. Cal International Ltd. and another; [1997] HKLRD 1 (acting for Petitioner and 1st &4th Defendants)

HCMP 1151/1995 Wong Siu Yee v. Chiang Sai Cheong (acting for Petitioner)

CACV 200/1994 Assets Investments Pte. Ltd. v. The United Islamic Investments Foundation and others (acting for Respondent / Plaintiff)

HCA 2757/1993 Standard Chartered Securities Ltd. v. Arthur Lai & Others (acting for Plaintiff)

HCA 7989/1993 Hong Kong Korean Church Ltd. and others v. Lee Sun and others (acting for Plaintiffs in A7989/93 and for Defendants in A8129/93)

HCMP 3198/1993 In re The Honourable Michael Jacob Beloff, QC (acting for Bar Association)

HCMP 3198/1993 In re The Honourable Michael Jacob Beloff, QC (acting for Bar Association)

Ting Lei Miao v. Chen Li Hung and another; [1997] HKLRD 841 (acting for Plaintiff)

CACV 116/1990 Deak Perera Far East Ltd. v. R. Leslie Deak and others (acting for Appellants, 1st & 2nd Defendants)

CACV 147/1987 The Yien Yieh Commercial Bank Ltd. v. Kwai Chung Cold Storage Co. Ltd. (acting for Defendant / Respondent)

HCA 5464/1987 Lily Cheung and another v. The Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Trustee Ltd. & others (acting for 2nd Defendant)

CACV 108/1985 Texuna International Ltd. v. Wocom Commodities Ltd. (acting for Respondent / Plaintiff)

HCA 7392/85 & HCA 7804/85 Carrian Investments Ltd. v. Wong Chong Po & Ors. (acting for liquidators of Carrian)

HCA 711/1984 F.D.C. Co. Ltd. v. The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. (acting for Plaintiff)

HCMP 1999/1982 Kai Sun Investments Ltd. v. Dah Sing Bank Ltd. (acting for Defendant)

HCA 4910/1980 Dr. Henrietta Man Hing Ip and others v. Crocus Property Inc. (acting for Defendant)

HCCW 26/1980 Re San Imperial Corporation Ltd. (acting for Sin King Cheung Hing Yip Co. Ltd., Jar Tuy Co. Ltd., James Coe, Hui Chan Tze and Jack Choa)

HCA 614/1978 Lo To v. Law Cheung Shui Chun and others (acting for Applicant / Plaintiff)

CACV 528/1976 Au-Yeung Ping Keung. v. The Queen (acting for Appellent)

HCA 276/1976 The Administrator in Hong Kong of the Catholic Mission of Macao v. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and others (acting for Plaintiff)

HCA 1294/1975 Law Tsoi and another v. Lo To and others (acting for Applicant / Plaintiff)