Sara Tong 唐思佩大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Fax: (+852) 2810 0302
E: saratong@templechambers.com

Professional qualifications

Call: 2003 (HK)
Solicitor: 2001 - present (England & Wales); 2002-2003 (HK)

Education

1995 - 1998 University of Cambridge, Robinson College
Master of Arts MA (Hons) Law (First Class in 2 years)
1998 - 1999 University of Hong Kong
PostgraduateCertificateinLaws(PCLL)(Distinction)

Appointments and public office

2018 - present Member of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards
2017 - present Panel Counsel for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
2016 - present Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal
2016 - 2018 Member of the Appeal Panel (Housing Ordinance)
2015 - present Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)
2015 - 2017 Member of the Disciplinarsy Board Panel (Land Survey Ordinance)
2007 - present Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Steering Committee on Land Titles Ordinance
2007 - 2009 Part-time tutor at University of Hong Kong

Scholarship and prizes

2003 Bar Scholarship
2003 Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship
1999 The Advocacy Institute of Hong Kong Prize in Advocacy (for the best performance in the PCLL advocacy course)
1999 Baker and McKenzie Postgraduate Prize (for the best performance in the PCLL Commercial Law and Practice course)
1999 IFA Prize in Revenue Law (for the best performance in the PCLL Revenue Law course)
1996 - 1998 Cambridge University, Robinson College Scholarship
1996 - 1998 Cambridge University, Robinson College Law Prize
1996 - 1998 Cambridge University, Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship
1995 - 1998 Prince Philip Scholarship
1995 - 1998 Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship

Mediation

Completed Stage 1 HKIAC Mediator Accreditation

Practice profile

Sara Tong has a broad commercial practice and has advised and appeared in cases involving a wide range of commercial matters, including contractual disputes, banking and finance, corporate and shareholders’ disputes, liquidations and bankruptcies, conveyancing and tenancy disputes, employment matters and arbitration. She also has experience in other areas such as judicial review, professional negligence and disciplinary matters, defamation, wills and probate, trusts, building management disputes, proceedings under the Mental Health Ordinance, claims under the Guardianship of Minors Ordinance, as well as matrimonial matters. She has appeared in all levels of Courts in Hong Kong as well as in various specialist tribunals.

Selected cases

General commercial disputes

Brave Venture Ltd v. Xinhua News Media Holdings Ltd & Ors [2017] 5 HKLRD 153

Daimler AG (formerly known as Mercedes Benz AG) v. Leiduck & Anor [2018] 1 HKLRD 1188; [2018] 1 HKLRD 40; [2013] 2 HKLRD 822 (CA); [2013] 5 HKC 170 (CA), 220, 242; [2012] 3 HKLRD 119; CACV 172/2011(CA); FAMV 36/2012 (CFA)

China Construction Realty Ltd v. Lucky Dragon Ltd & Others, HCA 1237/2012

Shenzhen Zhaotian Investments Co. Ltd v. Henderson Land Development Co Ltd & Anor; Beijing Henderson Properties Co. Ltd. v. Strait Peaceful Reunification Foundation Ltd & Anor, HCA 825/2008, HCA 899/2009

Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co. Ltd & Others v. BYD Co. Ltd & Others [2012] 3 HKLRD 736 (CA)

Big Island Construction v. Wu Yi Development & Anor [2010] 2 HKC 356; [2014] 2 HKLRD 1054 (CA); (2015) 18 HKCFAR 364 (CFA)

Credit Agricole Indosuez Shanghai Branch v. China Textile Machinery Co. Ltd & Anor [2010] 2 HKLRD 965

Cityability Ltd v. Treasure Spot Investments Ltd, HCA 1604/2007

Hornor Resources (International) Co. Ltd v. Savvy Resources Ltd [2010] 4 HKC 50

Lam Pak Cheung v. Lin Zhen Lue & Others [2009] 1 HKLRD 35

Hong Kong Housing Authority v. Sui Chong Construction & Engineering Co Ltd & Anor [2008] 1 HKLRD 84

Active Profit Ltd v. Nissho Iwai Hong Kong Corporation Ltd & Others (2006) 9 HKCFAR 653 (CFA)

Ericsson Ltd & Anor v. Klm Royal Dutch Airlines & Others [2006] 1 HKLRD 584

Bunker Holdings Ltd v. Asia Pacific Seafood Management Ltd & Others [2005] 2 HKLRD 423

Conveyancing and property disputes

Win Profit Corporation Ltd v. World Orient Investment Ltd [2012] 2 HKLRD 1053

Strong Beauty Ltd v. Gain Legend Industries Ltd [2008] 1 HKLRD 570 (1st Instance); CACV 337/2007(CA)

Everwin Inc. Limited & Others v. MTR Corporation Limited, CACV 218-230/2008 (CA)

Forever Business Ltd v. Long Surplus International Investment Ltd [2007] 2 HKLRD 700 (CA)

Minchest Ltd v. Lau Tsui Kwai [2006] 3 HKLRD 869 (1st Instance); [2007] 2 HKLRD 43 (CA); (2008) 11 HKCFAR 551 (CFA)

See To Keung & Anor v. Sunny Way Ltd [2005] 4 HKC 535 (CA)

Nation Group Development Ltd v. Bank of East Asia Ltd [2006] 2 HKC 486 (CA)

Sun Wealthy Ltd v. Galant Motors Ltd [2006] 2 HKC 239 (CA)

Company matters / shareholders disputes / liquidations / bankruptcies

Re China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd [2015] 2 HKLRD 747

Yung Woon Kwai & Anor v. Yung Yui Kai & Ors, HCMP 1685-1686/2009

AR Evans Capital Partners Ltd v. Gen2 Partners Inc. [2012] 4 HKLRD 511

Official Receiver v. Chan Man Yiu, HCMP 1278/2010

Official Receiver v. Chan Kin Hang Danvil, CACV 202/2011 (CA)

Kwok Tak Ming Joseph v. Cosmo-Technology Ltd & Others [2009] 2 HKLRD 151

Yau Siu Chan v. Italina (Holdings) Ltd & Others [2009] 1 HKLRD 307

Official Receiver v. Steven Todd Krause [2008] 5 HKLRD 147

Official Receiver v. Chan Hing To [2008] 5 HKLRD 279 (CA)

Trusts, wills, probate & cases under the Mental Health Ordinance

Tao, Soh Ngun v. HSBC International Trustee Ltd [2018] 1 HKLRD 603

Law Shuk Hoi v. Lo Lok Fung Kenneth & Others [2010] 4 HKLRD 316 (1st Instance); [2011] 5 HKLRD 23 (CA)

Re C.G., HCMH 44/2012

Re L.G., HCMH No.78/2012

Law Wing Yee Wendy v. Law Shuk Hoi, HCA 1820/2007

Re LLC (statutory will) [2010] 3 HKLRD 16; [2010] 4 HKLRD 400

Lee Charles v. Lee Yan Chun & Others [2010] 1 HKLRD 415

Judicial review / appeals from Tribunals

AW v. Director of Immigration & Anor [2016] 2 HKC 393 (CA)

HW, MST & Ors v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 129, 156/2014

T v. Torture Claims Appeal Board, HCAL 80/2015

MSSL v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 211/2015

DI & Ors v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 135/2015

Law Wan Tung v. The Director of Legal Aid, HCAL 122/2015

Asia Television Ltd v. Communications Authority, FAMV 23/2013 (CFA); [2013] 3 HKLRD 618 (CA); [2013] 2 HKLRD 354 (CA)

Billboard Advertising Management Ltd & Others v. Building Authority, HCAL 114, 147, 148/2013

Nanik Darwati v. Secretary for Home Affairs, HCAL 135/2012

Lei Chaohui v. Registration of Persons Tribunal & Others, HCAL 97/2011

Bondson Technology Ltd v. Secretary for Justice, CACV 249/2011 (CA)

Chiu Hung Kwan v. The Director of Food & Environmental Hygiene, HCAL 107/2011

Chan Chiu Wah v. The Housing Authority & Anor [2011] 3 HKLRD 259

Mok Charles Peter v. Tam Wai Ho & Anor (2010) 13 HKCFAR 762 (CFA)

Martin Tao Ming Lee v. Secretary for the Civil Service & Anor, HCAL 82/2010

Serge Berthier, Supervisor of Lantau International School v. Noise Control Appeal Board, HCAL 117/2010

Dr. Chan Hei Ling Helen v. The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2009] 4 HKLRD 174 (CA)

King Glare Ltd v. Secretary for Justice [2008] 6 HKC 450

Matrimonial disputes

Hannelore De Lasala-Debring v. Ernest Ferdinand Perez De Lasala [2014] 2 HKLRD 674

H v. W & Others, HCMC 6/2008

HJFG v. KCY [2012] 1 HKLRD 95 (CA); [2012] HKFLR 27

SMSE v. KL [2009] 4 HKLRD 125 (CA); [2009] 5 HKLRD 770 (CA)

W v. H & Anor [2009] HKFLR 230 (CA); [2008] HKFLR 329; [2008] HKFLR 378

H v. T, FCMC 10524/2006

Employment disputes

Ho Chee Sing James v. Secretary for Justice [2015] 4 HKLRD 311

Uferahal Ltd (formerly known as Hasselblad Asia Pacific (HK) Ltd v. Hansen [2015] 1 HKLRD 683

Cantor Fitzgerald (Hong Kong) Capital Markets Ltd & Others v. Ainslie & Others, HCA 41-44/2012, HCA 1160/2011

Building management disputes

Incorporated Owners of Lee Hang Industrial Building v. Billion Development & Project Management Ltd [2008] 3 HKC 391

Fung Yuet Hing v. Incorporated Owners of Hing Wong Mansion & Others [2005] 4 HKC 339

(Please refer to the Hong Kong Judiciary website for other cases)

Publications and articles

2004 - Present Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (White Book)

Languages

Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin