Following successful completion of pupillage with Mr. Victor Dawes SC and Mr. Bernard Man SC, James joined Chambers in September 2014.
James is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong. He ranked second in his penultimate year and was awarded the Simon K Y Lee Medal in Law for being the top finalist in the LLB programme in his year.
James is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. He has been instructed in a wide range of cases.
James has appeared as an advocate (either in his own right and as a led junior) in the Lands Tribunal, the Market Misconduct Tribunal, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the District Court, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal.
James has been ranked in the Chambers & Partners Guide as leading junior. He has been cited as “one of the most user-friendly junior counsel at his chambers” with “great research skills and a photographic memory”, having been associated with a “high number of high-profile cases”.
Tao Soh Ngun v HSBC International Trustee Limited  HKCFI 1268 (discretionary trust set up by the founders of the Great Eagle Group; proper exercise of the trustee’s powers)Yang Foo-Oi by Leung Ping Chiu Roy, her next friend v Wai Wai Chen, HCA 1739/2010 (distribution of assets by the founder of the Nan Fung Group; sham, fiduciary duties, family arrangement and undue influence)Liu Tieh Ching Brandon v Liu Ju Ching  HKCFI 821 (repugnant condition in inter vivos gift) Company Re Yung Kee Holdings Ltd (2015) 18 HKCFAR 501 (jurisdiction to wind up foreign company)Re Overseas Associates Ltd  2 HKLRD 790 (CA) (striking out part of the petition for winding-up relief)Bank of Taiwan, Hong Kong Branch v Zhaoheng Hydropower (Hong Kong) Ltd  HKCFI 1434 (winding up order sought by one of the banks of a consortium) Commercial Beijing Tong Gang Da Sheng Trade Co Ltd & Anor v Allen & Overy (a firm) & Anor (2016) 19 HKCFAR 705 (limitation period and its interplay with RHC O.20 r.5)Re Yip Kim Po (Debtor)  3 HKLRD 356 (res judicata in bankruptcy proceedings; whether service of statutory demand constituted “action” for the purpose of the Limitation Ordinance)Lu Yongliang v Bank of China Ltd, Dongguan Branch  HKCA 1048 (construction of section 5 of Foreign Judgements (Restriction on Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance and section 22 of Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance);  HKCA 1089 (application of *Ladd v Marshall *principles in case of fraud) Property & Conveyancing Donora Co Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Tsuen Kam Centre  HKLdT 49 (construction of DMC with respect to common parts)Dairy Farm Co Ltd v Secretary for Justice  HKCFI 306 (right of way; whether government obliged to give owner of lot vehicular right of way)HSBC v Tai Yue For  1 HKLRD 718 (application of limitation statue on enforcement of charging order)
Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
Xie Li Xin v Law Ka Yan Thompson  HKCFI 1591 (fraudulent scheme deceiving the claimant to invest in money lender business)Dingway Investment Ltd v China City Construction & Development Co (Hong Kong) Ltd  HKCFI 3422 (fraudulent scheme stripping away the company’s assets in the US) Market Misconduct Tribunal re CITIC Limited (disclosure of false or misleading information inducing transaction under SFO s. 277)Convoy Global Holdings Ltd v Kwok Hiu Kwan  4 HKLRD 222;  HKCA 1594 (application to strike out private action for declaration that defendants had contravened s.131 of the SFO and injunctive relief)SFC v Chin Jong Hwa  HKCFI 2375 (relief under Carecraft procedure) Arbitration Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Co Ltd v Eton Properties Ltd (2020) 23 HKCFAR 348 (jurisdiction of enforcement court in common law action on the award)A V B  HKCFI 607 (whether enforcement proceedings should be adjourned pending final determination of application to Netherlands court to set aside award)Arbitration re international sales of goods Pang Siu Wing v Chungshan Commercial Association, Hong Kong  HKCFI 1250 (libel trial)Synergis Holdings Limited & Ors v Jackson Xu Zhao Ze, HCA 1326/2014 (injunction restraining publication of defamatory statements) Lam Kit Sing v Chungshan Commercial Association, HCA 2011/2014 (alleged libel arising from expulsion of member from an association) Yip Kim Po v AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd  5 HKLRD 295 (construction of insurance policy on the meaning of the phrase “judgment, or other final adjudication”)Yip Wan Fung v AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd  HKCFI 3610 (construction of insurance policy on the meaning of the phrase “judgment, or other final adjudication”)Dispute between international insurance company and company listed in NYSE (with claim over US$20m) Ng Lai Oi & Anor v Hui Tsz Chung trading as Amerasia Trade Co, HCA 966/2015 (injunction restraining use of trademarks)One Blue LLC v Huizhou Desay D&V Science and Technology Co., Ltd, HCA 78/2014 (alleged breach of patents licensing agreement) C v B  2 HKLRD 613 (best interests test; interplay between MHO Part II regime and EPOA regime)Wong Chi Ho Jimmy v Wong Oi Lun  HKCFI 1073 (application for account by EPOA attorney; meaning of “interested party” under the EPOAO) Yip Wing Ching v Yip Shung Kin  HKCFI 2018 (exercise of court’s discretion for interim maintenance under s.7 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Ordinance (Cap.481))Re Estate of Chow Kwok Leung, HCMP 797/2016 (application to remove administrator) Dymocks Franchise Systems (China) Ltd v Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong  3 HKLRD 742 (duty of solicitors to advise client on the Transfer of Businesses (Protection of Creditors) Ordinance (Cap.49))