Val Chow 周翩洋大律師

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

Professional qualifications

Call: 2013 (Hong Kong)
Solicitor: 2011 – 2012 (Hong Kong)

Appointments

Member Committee on Financial and Securities Law, Bar Association, Hong Kong

Education

2005 BBA (Law) (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
2006 LLB (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
2007 LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law), London School of Economics
2008 PCLL, University of Hong Kong

Scholarships and prizes

Dean’s Honours List (2005, 2006)

Practice profile

Before being called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013, Val was a judicial assistant to the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal from 2011 to 2012 where he worked with appellate judges on a variety of appeals. Prior to that, Val trained as a solicitor at Linklaters and subsequently qualified in its capital markets team. While at Linklaters, he advised on a number of debt, equity and equity-linked transactions.

Val is developing a broad civil practice with a special interest in financial and regulatory matters.

Val has acted as sole trial counsel and also as sole or junior counsel in various hearings before the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal. He also has experience advising in arbitration proceedings.

Selected cases

Accent Delight International Limited v Yves Bouvier HCMP 573/2015 – Interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings connected to the purchases of artworks by (amongst others) da Vinci, Monet and Rothko (led by Roxanne Ismail SC (Day 1), Charles Manzoni SC (Day 2))

Re China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd HCCW 210/2013 – Winding up of a listed company by the Securities and Futures Commission under s. 212 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Acted as sole or junior counsel (led by Bernard Man SC) for the majority shareholder in various interlocutory applications/appeals.

Re Grande Holdings Ltd (No 2) [2015] 1 HKLRD 755; [2016] 1 HKLRD 435 – Admission of proof of debt arising from close-out amounts calculated under an ISDA Master Agreement (led by Roxanne Ismail SC at first instance, sole counsel on appeal)

Re Grande Holdings Ltd (No 3) [2015] 1 HKLRD 765 – Admission of proof of debt arising from a judgment debt rendered in a California court against a listed company in liquidation (led by Roxanne Ismail SC)

Skyway Securities Investment Limited v Able Success Asia Limited HCMP 323/2014 – Application to restrain a substantial shareholder of a listed company from exercising the voting rights attached to its shares (with Victor Dawes)

Motorola v Uzan HCA 2232/2013 – Enforcement of a US$2 billion foreign judgment in Hong Kong (led by Roxanne Ismail SC)

Publication and Articles

Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (White Book)
Hong Kong Civil Procedure 2016 CJR Special Release – The pilot scheme for electronic discovery in Hong Kong – A commentary on selected issues

Further information

2016: Lecturer (non-clinical), the University of Hong Kong
2014: Honorary Lecturer, the University of Hong Kong

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin