Andrea Yu
Andrea Yu
Andrea Yu

Call: 2013 (HK)
Accredited Mediator of HKMAAL
Associate of HKIARB
Affiliate of STEP
Member of HKFLA


  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong
  • LLB (Hons), King’s College London

Tel:(+852) 2523 2003


Practice Areas

  • Admiralty
  • Arbitration
  • Building / Construction
  • Charity
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Equity / Trust
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Injury / Medical Negligence
  • Planning
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Publications And Articles

  • Contributor, Lexis Practical Guidance, Dispute Resolution, (2014; current)
  • Contributor, Hotten and Ho on Family and Divorce Law in Hong Kong (2019)
  • Scholarship And Prizes

  • Middle Temple Bar Scholarship
  • Profile

    Andrea joined Chambers in 2013, following completion of her pupillage with Mr. Jat Sew Tong SC and Eugene Fung SC. She has developed a broad civil practice and has been instructed in relation to a wide range of cases, including trusts, equity, estate law, regulatory, company, commercial, land, tort and matrimonial law.

    Andrea has been ranked as a rising star in Legal 500 and is described as “a strong commercial junior, combining good legal research, clear presentation and pragmatism”.

    She appeared as an advocate in her own right in the Court of First Instance, in the Court of Appeal and in tribunals.


    Equity / Trust+
  • Lo Tao Soh Ngun v HSBC International Trustee Limited (HCA 3246/2016)- 33-day trial of family dispute involving matriarch of a high-profile family claiming against a trustee bank for breach of duties owed to a family trust involving interests in a Hong Kong Listed Company estimated at HKD billions. Led by Benjamin Yu SC, Bernard Man SC and Sara Tong.
  • Chen Jinhui v Wong Kam San & Others (HCA 1524/2012)- 16-day trial involving breach of trust claim for interest in a Hong Kong corporation holding interests in mining rights and an iron ore land in Liaoning Province, PRC. Led by Wong Yan Lung SC.
  • Fupo Investments Ltd v Ma Wing Kwong & Others (HCA 297/2007; HCA 869/2008; HCA 2303/2014; HCA 2487/2014; HCA 2488/2014) 8-day trial on family dispute over ownership and use of premises of 5 properties in a family-owned building. Led by Richard Khaw SC.
  • Fok Lai Lor Nora v Fok Chun Wan Ian & Others (HCA 275/2016) Involved in high-profile family dispute of estate involving assets estimated at RMB billions. Settled by mediation.
  • Advised on scope of a committee's powers of management under sections 11 and 12 of the Mental Health Ordinance, in particular, the committee's powers in relation to the sale of shares in companies belonging to a mentally incapacitated person. Led by Victor Joffe QC.
  • Advised executors of estate on merits of a claim against a trust involving assets amounting to approximately US$5 million. Led by Eugene Fung SC.
  • Advised on merits of claim against a bank in relation to trustee and investment services provided by the bank to a family involving family assets amounting to US$50 million. Led by Laurence Li SC.
  • Advised on whether the court can appoint an independent committee under the Mental Health Ordinance to manage affairs of a mentally incapacitated person, where an enduring power of attorney has already been appointed. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Securities & Regulation+
  • Re Listed Securities of Meadville Holdings Limited (Former Stock Code: 3313)- 11-day trial representing and successfully defending high-profile former chairman and executive director of listed company from insider dealing allegations. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Re Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited and its listed securities (Stock Code: 3333) - market misconduct proceedings against specified person brought by SFC. Led by Laurence Li SC.
  • Advised Hong Kong corporate subsidiary of major state-owned asset management conglomerate in the PRC on securities margin financing under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Led by Laurence Li SC.
  • Advised corporate shareholder in Hong Kong listed company on legal options in relation to the suspension of trading of shares of listed company. Led by Laurence Li SC.
  • Advised in legality of an online peer-to-peer platform with use of blockchain-based tokens under the applicable regulations in Hong Kong. Led by Laurence Li SC.
  • Commercial+
  • Arbitration trial involving claim of damages in the range of Eur 10 million due to COVID-19 disruptions to commercial agreements between parties, over the purchase of a large global fabric manufacturing business based in France. Led by Alexander Stock SC.
  • Barlow Investments Limited (In Liquidation) v Cliftons Limited (HCA 2462/2018): claim over outstanding fees in relation to a tenancy agreement in the amount of millions. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Lee Kwok Keung v Chick Poon Lun Antony & Amalgamated Union of Seafarers (HCMP 2388/2012) – Trial on behalf of trade union in relation to appointment of chairperson.
  • Arbitration claim involving management expenses of high profile hotel resort, involving assets amounting to US$9 million. Led by Bernard Man SC.
  • Advised a private school on issuance on capital notes under the Education Ordinance and Education Regulations. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Also appeared in arbitration proceedings in HKIAC and CIETAC for breach of contract claims involving sale of commercial goods.
  • Insolvency+
  • Re GW Electronics Company Limited (CACV 24/2017 & CACV 84/2017)- company’s appeal on strike out and winding up order. Led by Russell Coleman SC.
  • Re Fully Fortune (Asia) Limited and Matrix Wealth Limited (HCCW 250/2016 & HCCW 251/2016)- winding up petition.
  • Lai Kar Yee v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd [2015] 4 HKC 385- Ladd v Marshall approach in appeals against refusal to set aside statutory demand.
  • Re Carl Cheung (HCB 6679/2015)- bankruptcy petition.
  • Tsoi Lawrence Chik Sang v Cheng Hung Kit (HCB5061/2014)- bankruptcy petition.
  • Property & Conveyancing+
  • Wui Fung Lee Investment v Incorporated Owners of Hong Kong Mansion [2019] HKCFI 2739; [2020] HKCA 1048 - Handled trial and appeal between developer and incorporated owners of building for possession of disputed area on mezzanine floor of building. Led by Eugene Fung SC.
  • Wu Rong Zhao v Clarissa Or & Fu Kor Kuen Patrick (HCA 2556/2016)- application on behalf of third party to intervene in proceedings and application to set aside ex parte injunction application for completion of sale of property of HK$12.5 million.
  • Ever Score Development Limited v Hang Heung Foods (Group) Limited- (LDPE 1146/2014)- trial on whether landlord waived right of forfeiture.
  • Sidepec International Limited v Cheung Hing (HCA 829/2010)- injunctive application restraining party from dealing with subject property.
  • Advised a body corporate society on jurisdictional limits on developmental projects under the relevant Ordinance. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Advised bank in relation to dispute over construction of DMC of commercial building. Led by Benjamin Yu SC.
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Urgent injunctive application on behalf of wife to preserve shell-value of Hong Kong listed company estimated at approximately HK$400 million. Led by Bernard Man SC.
  • Professional Liability
  • The Hongkong Electric Company Limited v Kin Wing Foundation Ltd- (HCCT 10/2011) – Trial on tortious claim for property damage in the amount of HK$4.6 million. Led by Eugene Fung SC.
  • Advised on liability and quantum in a personal injury claim against the Hospital Authority.
  • Insurance
  • Advised on marine insurance matters regarding the employee compensation and common law liability.
  • Advised on insurance regulations in relation to proposed transfer of insurance policies pursuant to the Insurance Companies Ordinance.
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