Jennifer Fan
Jennifer Fan
Jennifer Fan

Call: 2018 (HK)
Admitted to California State Bar: 2022
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Education

  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong
  • JD (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
  • AB (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard University

Contact

Email:jfan@templechambers.com
Tel:(+852) 2523 2003

Secretary

Name:Aki Lee
Email:aki@templechambers.com
Tel:(+852) 2248 1841

mentions

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Commercial
  • Equity / Trust
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Probate / Succession
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Publications And Articles

  • Co-Author (with Alexander Stock S.C.), Legal Opinion on Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations under Hong Kong Law in the Context of Climate Change Risks and Considerations, commissioned by the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
  • Contributing Author, Hotten and Ho on Family and Divorce Law in Hong Kong (2019 - 2020)
  • Scholarship And Prizes

  • Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training
  • Merton Lawyers’ BCL Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship
  • Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme- Postgraduate Scholarship
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship
  • Temple Chambers Pupillage Award
  • Betty Ho Prize in Law for Best Overall Performance in the Academic Year
  • HKU JD Prize (Equity and Trusts)
  • HKU JD Prize (Land Law)
  • Best Written Memoranda, Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot (International Competition)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship
  • Betty Ho Prize in Law for Best Overall Performance in the Academic Year
  • HKU JD Prize (Tort Law)
  • HKU JD Prize (Criminal Law)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • John Harvard Scholar
  • John Harvard Scholar
  • Profile

    Jennifer joined Chambers in 2018 after completing her pupillages with Mr. Russell Coleman S.C., Ms. Maggie Wong S.C., Ms. Elizabeth Cheung, and Ms. Bonnie Cheng.

    Jennifer has a broad civil practice, with particular experience in civil, commercial, property and family matters. She has had trial and appellate experience both as a junior counsel and as an advocate in her own right in English and Chinese. She has also advised on and appeared in arbitrations (including emergency arbitrations) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

    Prior to being called to the Hong Kong Bar, Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard University, where she graduated with Cum Laude honours and was elected to join the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for graduating top 10% of her academic division. She then completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Hong Kong, ranking first overall in her year and receiving prizes for best performance in Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Tort Law, and Criminal Law. She subsequently obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford.

    Experience

    Commercial+
  • Xue Boran & Or v Hui Chi Sum & Or HCA 2493/2018 – Recently appeared on behalf of the plaintiffs in a 10-day High Court trial in a loan recovery case, acting as advocate and conducting cross-examination in Cantonese (with Zenith Chan); successfully resisted the defendants’ late application to amend pleadings before trial (sole advocate)
  • Currently representing a subsidiary company of a State-Owned Enterprise in defending a multi-million USD claim by a bank under an alleged assignment agreement (sole advocate)
  • Chim Pui Chung v Lam Chun Hung HCA 13/2019 – Summary judgment application involving a $100 million HKD loan (sole advocate)
  • Lei Shing Hong Credit Limited v Accufast Limited HCMP 1749/2014 – Appeared on behalf of the plaintiff in successfully resisting defendant’s application to adduce further expert evidence (sole advocate)
  • Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Hong Kong v Yong Yu Global Pte Ltd and China Merchant Bank Co. Ltd., Singapore Branch HCA 90/ 2019 – Successful summary judgment application involving letters of credit (led by Rimsky Yuen S.C.)
  • Arbitration
  • Currently representing a Chinese technology company in setting aside an order granting leave to enforce a 100 million USD NAI Arbitration award concerning a intellectual property dispute (led by Benjamin Yu S.C., Rimsky Yuen S.C., Victor Dawes S.C. and with James Man); A v B [2022] HKCFI 607 – Successfully obtained adjournment of enforcement proceedings of the said NAI arbitration award in Hong Kong pending determination of setting aside proceedings in the supervisory court in the Netherlands (led by Benjamin Yu S.C. and Rimsky Yuen S.C. and with James Man); advised client on various steps in the Hong Kong and other parallel proceedings both on my own and with the rest of the counsel team
  • Acted for two sister corporate companies in parallel proceedings involving an HKIAC arbitration (with Victor Joffe and Elizabeth Cheung) and an interim injunction application in aid of intended SIAC arbitration (led by Paul Shieh S.C. and with Elizabeth Cheung)
  • Acted for a respondent in resisting a HKIAC Emergency Relief application concerning a 2 billion USD dispute arising out of a joint venture investment agreement (led by Benjamin Yu S.C. and Paul Shieh S.C., with Eva Sit [now Eva Sit S.C.] and Harrison Miao)
  • Acted for the applicant in a HKIAC Emergency Relief application in a multi-million US dollar commercial dispute (led by Victor Dawes S.C.)
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • A v B HCMP 1609 /2021 – Appeared on behalf of a foreign company in a 2 billion USD civil fraud case. Successfully obtained ex parte and substantive pre-action disclosure orders and ancillary gagging and anonymity orders against the defendant (sole advocate)
  • AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd v Lynn McCullough [2019] HKCFI 1649; [2019] 3 HKLRD 641 – application to set aside an anti-suit injunction in Hong Kong against non-parties to an arbitration agreement (with Elizabeth Cheung); [2020] HKCFI 1793 – successfully obtained partial leave to appeal the CFI’s decision refusing to set aside the said anti-suit injunction (led by Benjamin Yu S.C. and with Elizabeth Cheung)
  • Equity / Trust
  • Chen Jinhui v Wong Kam San & Others [2021] HKCFI 710 – 16-day trial concerning contractual, trust, and restitution claims over shares of a Hong Kong corporation holding interests in mining rights and an iron ore in Liaoning Province (led by Wong Yan Lung S.C. and with Andrea Yu); [2022] HKCA 1522 – Partially succeeded in resisting the Defendants’ application to introduce fresh evidence on appeal (led by Eugene Fung S.C. and with Andrea Yu) (CA) ; [2023] HKCA 513 – Successfully resisted the Defendants’ application for leave to appeal the CA’s decision in [2022] HKCA 1522 (led by Eugene Fung S.C. and with Andrea Yu) (CA)
  • Family / Matrimonial+
  • Currently representing the petitioner wife in a hundred-million-dollar ancillary relief case (with Eugene Yim and Bonnie Cheng); appeared in a specific discovery application hearing (with Eugene Yim)
  • LYCP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588; [2019] HKFLR 238 - Appeared on behalf of the husband in an 8-day trial (with Deepak Nagpal (now Deepak Nagpal K.C.) and Bonnie Cheng). Issues included a pre-nuptial agreement, avoidance of disposition under s.17 MPPO (Cap. 192), third party contribution, soft loans and discretionary trusts
  • Appeared on behalf of the respondent wife in an ancillary relief case which concerned issues regarding the access of a mentally incapacitated adult child of the family, and intended parallel proceedings to the Guardianship Board. Succeeded in achieving amicable settlement on behalf of the wife with respect to both the ancillary relief proceedings and as to access (sole advocate)
  • Appeared (on my own, and being led) in other family law hearings, discovery, determination of preliminary issues under TL v ML, s.17 MPPO (Cap. 192), maintenance pending suit, and child custody
  • Advised on and drafted various pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and settlement orders
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Represented and advised clients in a dispute concerning adverse possession and an alleged licensing agreement (sole advocate)
  • Appeared (on my own, and being led) in various other conveyancing matters and vender and purchaser summons proceedings
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