Astina Au
Astina Au
Astina Au
Call: 2016 (HK)


  • PCLL (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • LL.B., The University of Hong Kong
  • BBA (Law), The University of Hong Kong

Tel:(+852) 2523 2003


Name:Candy Chau


Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Insolvency
  • Probate / Succession
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Banking / Finance
  • Building / Construction
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Defamation / Media
  • Disciplinary
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Equity / Trust
  • Mental Health
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Professional Liability
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • Member of the Management Committee, Consumer Legal Action Fund (2021 to present)
  • Member, Committee on Financial and Securities Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (2020 to present)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Continuing Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2021 to present)
  • Coach for the University of Hong Kong team in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2018 to 2022)
  • Publications And Articles

  • Contributing Editor, Hong Kong Civil Procedure (2018 to present)
  • Contributing Editor, Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Sale of Goods Ordinance (Cap. 26) (2017-2018)
  • Contributing Editor, Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Transfer of Business (Protection of Creditors) Ordinance (Cap. 49) (2017-2018)
  • Contributing Editor, Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Control of Exemption Clauses Ordinance (Cap. 71) (2017-2018)
  • Contributing Editor, Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Supply of Services (Implied Terms) Ordinance (Cap. 457) (2017-2018)
  • Contributing Editor, Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong – Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623) (2017-2018)
  • Scholarship And Prizes

  • Bar Scholarship
  • The Victor and William Fung Fellowship
  • Champion and Overall Best Oralist of the North American Grand Finals of the 13th ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship
  • HKU Alumni Prize
  • Champion of ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
  • HKU Worldwide Exchange Scholarship
  • Dean’s Honours List
  • Champion and Best Oralist of the Basic Law Mooting Competition
  • Profile

    Astina maintains a broad civil practice, particularly in commercial and company matters, and has also handled cases relating to securities law, land, probate, trust, professional liability and defamation. She has appeared as a sole advocate before the Court of Appeal, Court of First Instance, District Court, Lands Tribunal; and has ample experience handling trials on her own. Her practice extends to local and cross-border arbitrations.

    Astina received her BBA(Law) and LL.B. from the University of Hong Kong and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School.


  • Golden Talent (HK) Technology Co Ltd v Capital Pilot, HCA 823/2021 & 1033/2022: Resisting an application for interlocutory injunction to restrain the defendant from exercising voting rights to vote against certain resolutions at the extraordinary general meeting of a listed company (led by Victor Dawes SC)
  • Jumbo Fair Ltd v PACM Series 235 Ltd, HCMP 1258/2021: Application for redemption of mortgage; issues regarding reasonableness of fees and expenses charged by mortgagee and validity of tender (led by Victor Dawes SC)
  • G v X & Ors, HCCT 58/2021: Resisting an application for recognition and enforcement of a CIETAC arbitral award (led by Paul Shieh SC)
  • TC Lawson Marketing Ltd v Thompson Law Ka Yan (& Ors), HCA 1506, 1770, 1771/2020: Represented an intervener in opposing the plaintiffs’ application for charging orders on the basis that the underlying judgment debts are not genuine (led by Jin Pao SC)
  • Easy One Finance Limited & Ors v Luk Wing Kee Andrew & Ors, HCA 421/2020: Application for interim mandatory injunction for enforcing the mortgagees’ power of sale (led by Paul Lam SC)
  • Poben Consultants Ltd and Others v The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, [2019] 1 HKLRD 1110: Appeal against the CFI’s decision refusing to expunge evidence on the ground of without prejudice privilege (led by Horace Wong SC)
  • Company+
  • Re Everwin Enterprise (Hong Kong), HCCW 395/2021: Resisting winding-up petition on the basis of disputed debt allegedly tainted by illegality (led by Paul Shieh SC)
  • Re Silver Base International Development Co Ltd, HCCW 328/2021: Resisting winding-up petition on the basis of a cross-claim against the petitioner (led by Victor Dawes SC)
  • Shi Jiu Xing v Hong Kong A-Sun Group Co. Ltd & Ors, HCMP 44/2020, HCMP 178/2020: Application for rectification of share register and convening of AGM; issues of, inter alia, issue estoppel and whether Court has jurisdiction to determine beneficial ownership of shares in a rectification application (led by Laurence Li SC)
  • Li Jian Chao v TC Orient Lighting Holdings Limited, HCA 1228.2016: Trial of a claim brought by a former chief executive officer against a listed company for unpaid bonuses pursuant to purported board resolutions; company successfully sought declarations that the purported resolutions are invalid (sole advocate)
  • Shih-Hua Investment Co Ltd v Zhang Aidong and Ors, HCA 2682/2016: Application to strike out common law derivative action on grounds that alleged wrongdoer no longer in control after reconstitution of board and to discharge Mareva and proprietary injunction orders on grounds of abuse of process and material non- disclosure (led by Victor Joffe QC, with Justin Ho)
  • Property & Conveyancing+
  • Wong Arlene Bei Ling & Ors v Pao Zen Kwok Peter & Ors, HCA 2812/2015: Application for stay of execution of an order for sale of a landed property pending appeal on proper mode of sale (led by Paul Lam SC)
  • Yeung Hock Wai v Chan Wai Man, the Administratrix of the Estate of Yeung Hung Hei Patrick, Deceased, HCA 2812/2015: Trial concerning existence and enforceability of a gift of land allegedly subject to conditions subsequent; issues of limitation and laches (led by Paul Lam SC)
  • Yuen Kwok Leung Eric & Anor v Chu Kwok Kee Kookie, the Personal Representative of Ming Chor Pao, HCA 1637/2015, [2020] 1 HKLRD 573: Trial on issues of, inter alia, locus standi of a person purporting to represent estate of a deceased and the obligation to give and show good title under a sale and purchase agreement (sole advocate)
  • Smart Host Limited v Acewell Investments Limited, LDCS 29000/2020: Trial of an application for compulsory sale order under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap. 545) (sole advocate)
  • Lu Xiaohua, The Administratrix of the Estate of Wong Yiu Chung v Serawak (K.T.) Company Limited, DCCJ 1060/2014: Trial of an adverse possession claim (sole advocate)
  • Probate / Succession
  • Re Estate of Wong Shou Chen [2020] HKCFI 2410: 18-day trial concerning validity of 5 wills challenged on the bases of, inter alia, lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence, presumed revocation (led by Horace Wong SC, with Benjamin Chain)
  • Advised trustees on an intended application to vary a provision to vary a provision of a will under the Variation of Trusts Ordinance (Cap. 253) (led by Horace Wong SC)
  • Equity / Trust
  • Joint Administratrix of the estate of Wan Sing Hon, Deceased v Camelo Investment Limited & Ors HCA 65/2011 & HCA 1390/2010: Trial of the estate’s claim against various defendants for recovery of certain assets and properties; successfully resisted the claim against the 7th Defendant for breach of fiduciary duties allegedly arising out of agency relationship
  • Lau Koon Ying Matthew v Lau Tark Wing & Ors, HCA 2305/2012, HCA 2306/2012, HCAP 23/2013: Appeal against an award of compound interest against trustee on the taking of accounts (led by Paul Lam SC)
  • Professional Liability
  • China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd & Ors v KPMG (a firm), HCCL 9/2019: Acting for the Plaintiffs in relation to a professional negligence claim against auditors for breach of duties arising from failure to identify misstatements in the accounts of a group of companies purportedly owning significant plantation assets (led by Mark Simpson QC, with Jason Karas)
  • Defamation / Media
  • Pac-Fung Feather Company Limited v The Incorporated Owners of Hoi Luen Industrial Centre & Anor, DCCJ 1445/2013: Trial of a defamation and malicious falsehood claim involving defences of justification, qualified privilege (led by Horace Wong SC, with Paul Mak)
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