Thomas Wong 王加豪大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
E: twong@templechambers.com
Secretary: Marian Lau T: (+852) 2248 1873

Professional qualifications

Call: 2014 (Hong Kong)

Education

2013 PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2012 LLB, University of Hong Kong

Practice profile

Thomas joined Chambers after completing his pupillage with Mr Robert Pang SC, Mr Victor Dawes SC, Mr Bernard Man SC, Mr Edwin Choy and Mr Jonathan Winston Ah-Weng. From 2014 to 2015 he was a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Final Appeal and Court of Appeal.

Thomas is developing a broad civil practice, with a particular interest in commercial, company and libel disputes. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. He has experience in public law cases, including judicial review and constitutional matters. He also has experience in regulatory matters and has acted for and against the Securities and Futures Commission.

Thomas has appeared at the Court of Final Appeal, the High Court and the District Court. He has conducted civil trials alone in English and Chinese. He has also advised on and appeared in arbitrations (including an arbitration conducted in Mandarin).

Selected cases

Commercial

Yu Man Fung Alice v Chiau Sing Chi Stephen (HCA 1584/2012, HCA 1243/2017) – acted for the plaintiff in a HK$80 million claim arising out of the Skyhigh redevelopment on The Peak (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC)

LiMing Capital Ltd v CLSA Limited (HCA 2055/2008, 27.12.2017) – acted for an international investment bank to defend a contractual claim arising out of a stock placement of a listed company (led by Mr Charles Manzoni SC)

Zhi Charles v The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited & Others [2017] 2 HKLRD 35 – acted for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to successfully resist an application for interlocutory injunction (led by Mr Bernard Man SC)

Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd v Fu Sheng (HCA 1637/2011) – acted for a listed internet security company to claim for breach of confidence and various restrictive covenants (led by Mr Bernard Man SC)

Re Freeman Fintech Corporation Ltd; Securities and Futures Commission v Andrew Liu & Others (HCMP 2653/2016) – acted for the executive directors of a listed company to resist a claim for disqualification order under s.214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571) (led by Mr Jat Sew Tong SC, Mr Victor Dawes SC and with Mr Jonathan Chang)

Company

Poon Ka Man Jason v Cheng Wai Tao & Others (HCA 304/2011) – acted for the plaintiff to seek an account of profits arising out of the shareholders’ dispute concerning the Itamae and Itacho restaurants (led by Ms Linda Chan SC)

Lilly Nederland Holding BV v China Animal Healthcare Limited & Others (HCCW 156/2017) – acted for a listed company to resist an unfair prejudice petition and just and equitable winding up (led by Mr Bernard Man SC on 6.7.2017 and 18.9.2017, Mr Victor Dawes SC on 12.9.2017, Mr Eugene Fung SC on 12.10.2017)

Ge Qingfu & Others v L & A International Holdings Limited & Others (HCMP 2222/2016) – acted for the minority shareholders of a listed company to claim for breach of fiduciary duties under ss.728-730 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (led by Ms Linda Chan SC)

Grandom Asia Holding Ltd & Others v Fung Yue Company Ltd & Others (HCCW 161/2016) – successful application to strike out a winding up petition (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC)

Defamation

Pui Kwan Kay v Ming Pao Holdings Ltd & Others (FAMV 22/2016, 23.8.2016) – application for leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal concerning the Reynolds privilege (led by Mr Jason Pow SC and Victor Dawes SC)

Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee v Cheng Albert Jianghan & Yuen Mi-Ming Erica (HCA 1458/2014) – acted for the plaintiff in a libel dispute concerning the by-election of the Southern District Council (led by Jason Pow SC)

Injunction

Golden Miles Group Holdings Limited v Jacob & Co Ltd (HCA 2453/2017) – acted for the exclusive distributor of a luxury watch manufacturer to obtain an interim injunction restraining the manufacturer from breaching the distribution agreement (led by Mr Horace Wong SC and with Mr Norman Nip)

Hiromi Okada v Tomohiro Okada & Okada Holdings Ltd (HCMP 2446/2017) – acted for a substantial indirect shareholder of a listed company to resist an application for interim injunction (led by Mr Abraham Chan SC)

Ming Hsieh v Xu Zhe & Others (HCMP 3072/2014, 22.9.2017) – successful enforcement of an undertaking as to damages after the discharge of a Mareva injunction (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC)

Wong Man Hon Frederick v China Times Securities Limited (HCA 2715/2016, 15.2.2017) – resisted an application for interlocutory injunction on behalf of a securities brokerage firm (led by Mr Charles Manzoni SC)

Birmingham International Holdings Ltd (Receivers Appointed) v Hui Ho Luek, Vico (HCMP 1429/2016) – acted for a listed company to successfully obtain an interlocutory injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding up petition

Administrative and constitutional

Cheung Tak Wing v Communications Authority & Director of Information Services Department (HCAL 60/2015) – acted for the Communications Authority to defend an application for judicial review in respect of certain broadcast materials concerning the Government’s constitutional reform proposals on the method for selecting the Chief Executive (with Mr Abraham Chan, now Abraham Chan SC)

Re Feng Hongyan (HCAL 165/2017) – successful application for leave to apply for judicial review concerning the refund of stamp duty under s.29DF of the Stamp Duty Ordinance (Cap 117) (with Ms Elizabeth Cheung)

Arbitration

Represented a PRC-based company to defend a US$26 million claim brought by a private equity fund (UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules)

Represented an investment company in a RMB 100 million claim arising out of a share purchase agreement (HKIAC Arbitration Rules)

Represented an international manufacturer of electronic components to seek a declaration of indemnity against its distributor (HKIAC Arbitration Rules; led by Senior Counsel)

Publications

Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure (2015, 2018)
Contributing Author, Tort Law & Practice in Hong Kong (2014)

Further information

2016-present Member, Standing Committee on Land, Trust and Probate, Hong Kong Bar Association
2014 – 2015 Judicial Assistant at the Court of Final Appeal and Court of Appeal
2014 Part-time Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin