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Keith Chan    陳文軒大律師

Call: 2020 (HK)


Keith joined Chambers after completing his pupillage with Mr Bernard Man SC, Mr Laurence Li SC, Mr Tony Li (now Mr Tony Li SC) and Ms Bonnie Cheng. He is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Prior to joining Chambers, Keith obtained his undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2016, with First Class Honours in all subjects in his final examinations, ranking first in his year. In 2017, Keith obtained his BCL degree from Oxford with Distinctions in all subjects, ranking second in his year.

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Selected Cases


  • Luk Wing Yan v CMB Wing Lung Bank Ltd [2021] HKCFI 279: trial of claims in vicarious liability for fraud, breach of Quincecare duty, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty (led by Laurence Li SC)

  • CMBICDHAW Investments Ltd v Li Lei & Ors: dispute over investment in PRC food production company

    • [2023] HKCFI 2176: specific discovery, unless order, relief from sanction (led by Benjamin Yu SC and Sara Tong SC)
    • [2023] 2 HKLRD 939, [2023] 3 HKC 636: specific discovery, effect of interim stay on unless order (led by Sara Tong SC)

  • Lo Ming Chi Charles v Fullpower Investment Holdings Corp [2021] HKCFI 3073: trial of debt claim, alleged oral agreement, alleged breach of duties as chargee (with Queenie Lau)

  • Sio Tak Hong v Poly Property (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (HCA 467/2020): contractual and defamation claims, joint venture over property in Macau (led by Bernard Man SC, with Danny Tang)

  • Injunction / Contempt

  • Chu Kong v Sun Min: criminal contempt, alleged fabrication of evidence, standing to bring criminal contempt proceedings

    • (2022) 25 HKCFAR 318: substantive hearing of appeal before the CFA (led by Benjamin Yu SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

    • [2022] HKCFA 16: leave to appeal to CFA (led by Benjamin Yu SC)

    • [2022] HKCA 191: leave to appeal to CFA (led by Benjamin Yu SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

  • Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property v Batbold Sukhbaatar [2022] HKCFI 3322: discharge of s.21M injunction against former Prime Minister of Mongolia (sole advocate)

  • Koo Ming Kown v Young Kwok Hung Clement [2022] HKCFI 1881: school dispute, trial of claims in passing off and unlawful means conspiracy, declaratory and injunctive relief (with Theresa Chow, settled on Day 5 of 15)

  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery

  • Cheng Siu Fai v Swenson Global Opportunities Funds SPC: disputes over subscription to Ant Group IPO shares

    • [2021] HKCA 1005: costs for Ladd v Marshall application and withdrawn appeal (led by Rimsky Yuen SC and José Maurellet SC, with James Man)

    • [2021] HKCFI 1608: injunction continuation, discovery and bankers books applications (led by Rimsky Yuen SC and José Maurellet SC, with James Man)

  • Barco Investments Ltd v Wong Yan Ho [2023] HKCFI 1648: investment fraud involving alleged investment in shares of StockX LLC through Cayman funds, summary judgment application (led by Benjamin Yu SC, with Danny Tang and Jonathan Fung)

  • Yang Hsien-Chuan v Chee Choon Wee (HCA 1954/2021): investment fraud, alleged investment in shares of Babytree Group through Cayman funds (led by Bernard Man SC, with James Man)

  • Company

  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd [2021] HKCFI 814: leave for statutory derivative action, alleged breach of directors’ duties, failure to comply with listing resumption conditions (led by Richard Khaw SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

  • Re Luk Fai Holdings Company Ltd, Re Criteria Holdings Ltd [2023] HKCFI 2268: unfair prejudice petitions, buy-out agreement, deduction of notional sale expenses in asset-based valuation approach (led by Bernard Man SC, with Danny Tang)

  • Re Hongkong Changcheng Mining Development Co Ltd [2023] HKCFI 1439: application for inspection of register of members, alleged improper purposes (sole advocate)

  • Re Yes! E-Sports Asia Ltd (HCMP 297/2021): inspection application under s.378 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (sole advocate)

  • Insolvency

  • Re Chu Jiaru [2023] HKCFI 721: dispute arising from acquisition of Baccarat SA by Fortune Fountain Group, application for annulment of bankruptcy order, Luxembourg law and valuation issues (led by Charles Manzoni SC, with Danny Tang)

  • Re Dai Yumin [2022] HKCFI 950: stay of bankruptcy petition pending arbitration, dishonoured cheques, duress (led by Bernard Man SC, with Danny Tang)

  • Re Lee Siu Fung, Siegfried (a discharged bankrupt) [2022] HKCA 1623: leave to appeal to CFA, standing to apply for removal of trustees in bankruptcy under s.96(2) of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) (with Justin Ho)

  • Wong Ben Koon v Cheer Hope Holdings Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3823: resisting application to set aside SD out of time (sole advocate)

  • Re Genstar Investment Holding Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3482: winding up petition, contractual uncertainty, premature issuance of SD (sole advocate)

  • Employment

  • Egner David Parks v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (HCA 244–247/2014): trial fixed for 19 days of claims in respect of command bypass pay, alleged missed pay steps, promotion delay and breach of seniority order (led by Bernard Man SC, with Theresa Chow)

  • Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Ltd v Samantha Jane Bradley [2023] 3 HKLRD 587: O.14A and strike out application, whether corporate plaintiff can bring representative claim in tort of harassment (with Queenie Lau)

  • Property & Conveyancing

  • AFH Hong Kong Stores Ltd v Fulton Corporation Ltd: landlord and tenant dispute, reinstatement obligation, A&F store in Central

    • [2023] HKCA 78: resisting leave to appeal to the CFA (led by Johnny Mok SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

    • [2022] HKCA 1243: substantive appeal (led by Johnny Mok SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

    • [2021] HKCFI 873: hearing of O.14A application (led by Victor Dawes SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

  • The Yin Nin Savings Mortgage Loan & Land Investment Co Ltd v Occupier(s) of Premises (HCMP 1739/2003): adverse possession, separate representation of plaintiffs, slip rule

    • [2022] HKCA 613: substantive appeal (led by Bernard Man SC)

    • [2021] HKCFI 825: leave to appeal (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Re Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd: landlord and tenant dispute, rent abatement, frustration of lease by social unrest and COVID-19

    • Vember Lord Ltd v Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd [2023] HKCA 371: appeal of O.14 application (led by Bernard Man SC)

    • Vember Lord Ltd v Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd [2022] 2 HKC 349: O.14 application (led by Bernard Man SC)

    • Vember Lord Ltd v Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd [2023] HKCFI 1779: assessment of damages involving cross-examination of factual and expert witnesses (sole advocate)

    • The One Property Ltd v Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd [2022] 1 HKLRD 975: O.14 application (sole advocate)

    • The One Property Ltd v Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd [2022] HKCFI 1693: case management stay pending appeal in related proceedings (sole advocate)

  • Joint Success (HK) Ltd v Kamsh (PTC) Ltd [2023] HKCFI 1660: O.88 proceedings, proper interpretation of acceleration clause and notice (led by Johnny Mok SC)

  • Probate / Succession

  • Lau Koon Ying Matthew v Lau Tark Wing (No 2) [2021] 4 HKLRD 535, [2021] 6 HKC 662 (CA): taking of account, award of compound interest in equity (led by Eugene Fung SC)

  • Re Estate of Li Sing Kui [2023] HKCA 1032: probate dispute, perpetuities issue in will (led by Eugene Fung SC)

  • Michael Tak Yan Mong (as executor of estate of Hilda Mong) v Jennifer Tak Wai Yip (HCA 996/2020): probate dispute, resulting trust, presumption of advancement (led by Jin Pao SC)

  • Liu Pearl Shen-Po (as administratrix of estate of Kong Ai Kyeu) v Liu Kai Hong Gilda (HCA 2124/2020): dispute over ownership of property, proprietary estoppel, constructive trust, adverse possession, restitution (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Arbitration

  • HKIAC Rules – dispute between pharmaceutical companies, production of biosimilars, IP infringement, ~US$200 million claim, jurisdictional challenge (led by Charles Hollander KC, with Justin Ho)

  • Kinli Civil Engineering Ltd v Geotech Engineering Ltd [2021] 6 HKC 524: stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration, jurisdiction/admissibility distinction (sole advocate)

  • Acting on behalf of Japanese businessman in arbitration-related proceedings against his former US lawyers (led by Law Man-Chung SC)

  • Securities & Regulation

  • Choi Chi Kin Calvin v SFC (SFAT 4/2022): application for review of SFC disciplinary decision, jurisdictional challenge, allegations of conflict of interest and breach of SFC Code of Conduct (led by Paul Shieh SC and José Maurellet SC, with James Man and Cedric Yeung)

  • Re Coolpad Group Ltd

    • Disciplinary proceedings in the Listing Committee and Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange against directors of Coolpad (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)

    • Re Coolpad Group Ltd (HCMP 1074/2021): proceedings under s.214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)

  • Re Superb Summit International Group Ltd (HCMP 2305/2020): proceedings under s.214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Contact

    Tel:(+852) 2523 2003


    Name:Rani Daryanani
    Tel:(+852) 2248 1804

    Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Banking / Finance
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Competition
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Defamation / Media
  • Disciplinary
  • Employment
  • Equity / Trust
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Insolvency
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Education


    PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)


    LLM, Harvard University


    BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)


    BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (First Class)

    Publications And Articles

  • Research Assistant, Goode on Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law (5th ed, 2018)

  • Associate Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2016-2017)

  • Scholarship And Prizes


    Bar Scholarship


    Minvie Leung Prize for Property Litigation (PCLL)


    Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship (PCLL)


    Dean’s Scholar Prize for Corporations Law (LLM)


    Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship (LLM)


    Vinerian Scholarship (Proxime Accessit) (ranked 2nd in the BCL)


    South Square Prize for Corporate Insolvency Law (BCL)


    Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies (BCL)


    7 King’s Bench Walk Commercial Law Moot – champion (BCL)


    Temple Chambers (Oxford) Scholarship (BCL)


    Wronker Law Prize (ranked 1st in BA)


    Gibbs Prize for Best Performance in Contract, Tort, Land Law and Trusts (BA)


    Slaughter and May Prize for Best Performance in Contract (BA)


    Falcon Chambers Prize for Best Performance in Land Law (BA)


    Oxford Law Faculty Prize for Best Performance in Roman Law of Delict (BA)


    8th International Roman Law Moot (Naples, Italy) – semi-finalist; ranked 9th individually


    Oriel College Scholarship (BA)


    Jardine Scholarship (BA)


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