Wilson Leung 梁允信大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
F: 2810 0302
E: wleung@templechambers.com
Secretary: Candy Chau
E: candy@templechambers.com

Professional qualifications

Call: 2008 (HK)

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
Accredited mediator (HKMAAL)

Education

BSc (1st Hons) in Philosophy, London School of Economics
MS in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
GDL (Commendation), BPP Law School
PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong

Scholarships and prizes

Bar Scholarship, Hong Kong Bar Association
Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship, Hong Kong Bar Association
John Griffiths Prize in Advocacy, University of Hong Kong
Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CS MacTaggart Prize (top 4 in year, across all departments), London School of Economics
Andrea Mannu Prize (top in department), London School of Economics

Practice profile

Wilson focuses on complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in company matters, contract claims, banking disputes, insolvency, arbitration, and tax. Wilson also has a substantial practice in judicial review and constitutional law. He has been recommended in Chambers Asia Pacific as a "rising star", a "bright and hard-working junior counsel" who makes a "quick-witted and confident advocate", and "a very good and capable commercial junior who is very well regarded and on the way up". He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.

Selected cases

Banking

Chang Pui Yin v Bank of Singapore [2017] 4 HKLRD 458 (CA); [2016] 5 HKC 329 (CFI) – Successful investment misselling claim against private bank; leading case on Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance.

Bank of China v Ho Chi Lui (31 Aug 2016) HCA 10239/1999 – Represented the bank in claim against guarantor; striking out for want of prosecution.

Insolvency/bankruptcy

China Medical Technologies, Inc. v KPMG [2017] 2 HKLRD 1091 (CA); (24 Feb 2016) HCCW 435/2012 (CFI) – Represented auditor in resisting liquidators’ s.221 discovery application in major corporate collapse; whether obliged to provide cross-border documentation.

Official Receiver v Zhi Charles (2015) 18 HKCFAR 467 – Constitutionality of Bankruptcy Ordinance (suspension of bankruptcy period while outside Hong Kong).

Tradepower (Holdings) Ltd v Tradepower (HK) Ltd (2009) 12 HKCFAR 417 – Voidable disposition of property with intent to defraud creditors; leading case on s.60 Conveyancing and Property Ordinance.

Family property disputes

Re Estate of Fok Ying Tung Henry [2015] 2 HKLRD 212 (CA) – Challenge to settlement agreement relating to multi-billion dollar estate.

Samuel Tak Lee v Tsang Chiu Wing Florence HCA 566/2010 – Fraud claim by high-profile tycoon against daughter-in-law.

Company

China Baoli Technologies Holdings v Orient Equal (12 Jun 2017) HCA 1399/2016 – Acting for listed company to restrain shareholders’ breach of lock-up undertaking.

Re Birmingham Int’l Holdings Ltd (28 Aug 2015) HCMP 395/2015 – Acting for receivers of parent company of Birmingham City FC.

Liao Zhiqiang v Cheung Sin Ling (16 Apr 2014) HCA 1886/2013 – Shareholders’ dispute; injunction to restrain convening of board meeting and AGM.

Re Plankton Ltd (11 Apr 2014) HCCW 291/2011 – Petition under s.168A and just & equitable ground on ground of misstatements in company accounts; striking out of prayers for relief.

Commercial

Cantab International Ltd v Luk Ngai Ling Irene (1 Nov 2016) HCA 926/1012 – Trial of contract dispute over sale of tutorial school chain.

Yu Man Fung v Chiau Sing Chi Stephen (4 Apr 2014) CACV 50/2013 – Action against well-known film star for consultancy fees; striking out application.

San Want Media v Cha Mou Sing Payson HCA 317/2010 – Dispute over purchase of major stake in leading television station (Asia Television).

Yu Jiang v Cheng Wai Lin Rosalind (11 Jun 2014) HCA 2562/2005 – 21-day trial of claim for partnership share of PRC tobacco business.

Securities

Re Egana Goldpfeil (Holdings) Ltd HCMP 1227/2011 – Acting for Securities & Futures Commission in HK$2 billion claim against former directors of listed company.

Re Yorkey Optical Int’l (Cayman) Ltd – Acting for listed company in Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings for failure to disclose price sensitive information.

Acted for shareholder of listed company in insider dealing investigation.

Tax

CIR v Sheng Kung Hui (2016) 19 HKCFAR 54 – Acted for Revenue in leading case on inferring intention to trade from property enhancement activities.

Wong Chak Sin v Collector of Stamp Revenue [2016] 1 HKLRD 981 – Acted for Revenue in stamp duty appeal; constitutionality of Buyer’s Stamp Duty.

Arbitration

Arbitration over manufacturing joint venture in PRC (UNCITRAL Rules).

Chan Shu Chun v Right Margin Ltd [2015] 3 HKLRD 409 – Anti-suit injunction to restrain PRC arbitration in relation to PRC company dispute.

Arbitration in dispute over directors & officers liability insurance (UNCITRAL Rules) – Successful resistance of insurance claim on ground of illegality.

Judicial review/constitutional law

Real Estate Developers Association v Building Authority (2016) 19 HKCFAR 243 – Judicial review against Building Authority’s policy for building plan submission.

Dr F v Education & Accreditation Committee of Medical Council [2016] 4 HKLRD 728 (CA); (13 Nov 2015) HCAL 26/2014 (CFI) – Judicial review against Committee’s recommendation of removal from specialist register.

Law Yiu Wai v Medical Council [2016] 4 HKC 1 – Challenge to Preliminary Investigation Committee’s dismissal of complaint against doctor

Wong Chi Fung v Secretary for Justice [2016] 3 HKLRD 835 – Challenge to minimum age for LegCo candidacy.

陳碩謙 對 醫院管理局 (16 Oct 2014) CACV 189/2012 – Constitutionality of Mental Health Ordinance (leave requirement to commence legal action)