Before his appointment as Secretary for Justice in 2005, Mr. Wong Yan Lung SC had a broad civil and commercial practice including land, trust, company and defamation. He also had a substantial public law practice covering town planning, land compensation and other constitutional issues.
Since resuming private practice with Temple Chambers in 2013, Mr. Wong has continued to specialize in civil commercial work, and has been taking on judicial review cases with high constitutional importance.
Mr. Wong has been instructed in arbitration cases involving disputes in substantial investment projects. He has given advice to the Government and other public bodies such as the Communications Authority on regulatory issues. He has also conducted mediation in family shareholders disputes.
Company Lam Kin Chung v Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Ltd (No.2)  2 HKLRD 769 (statutory derivative action)Allied Ever Holdings Ltd v Li Shu Chung, HCCW 497/2009, 27 November 2017 (stay of winding up order; removal of liquidators)Lee Sai Nam v Li Shu Chung & Anor, HCA 1711/2009, 9.12.15; CACV 2/2016, 19.1.17, CA (family/shareholders’ disputes) Fok Chun Yue Benjamin v Fok Chun Wan Ian & Ors, HCA 2155/2011, 3.1.14 (family settlement agreement)Tan Cheng Gay v Ors v Tan Choo Suan & Anor  4 HKC 291 (CFA) (construction of Chinese will)Tao Shen Jong v Yung Sau Lan Shirley, HCAP 10/2010, 21.3.14 (propounding will)
Public Law / Judicial Review
Designing Hong Kong Limited v Town Planning Board (2018) 21 HKCFAR 237 (protective costs order)Kazuo Okada v Registrar of Companies  1 HKLRD 483 (power of Registrar to withhold registration)The Incorporated Owners of Po Hang Building v Sam Woo Marine Works Ltd, HCMP 415A/2014, 8.4.16 (CA) (finality provisions on appeal; access to justice). Tin Lik v Deutsche Bank AG & Ors, HCCL 17/2011, 15.2.16; CACV 145/2016, 23 June 2017, CA (REIT listing and fraud)Kilometre Capital Management Cayman v Shanda Games Ltd, HCA 2009/2014, 13.7.15 (taking-private transaction; financial advisor's role)Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Ltd v China Citic Bank Corp Ltd, Xiamen Branch  1 HKC 96 (Letter of Credit); Hilder Co Ltd v Persons Unknown, HCMP 1868/2000 (adverse possession)Tsang Foo Keung and Key Kwong Development Ltd v Chu Jim Mi Jimmy & Ors,  6 HKC 200; CACV 178/2015, 28.10.16 (adverse possession) Pui Kwan Kay v Ming Pao Holdings Ltd & Ors  2 HKC 518 (CA) (responsible journalism; freedom of expression); Sea Powerful II special Maritime Enterprises (Ene) v Bank of China Ltd  2 HKC 566 (anti-suit injunction); S Co v B Co  6 HKC 421 (court's review of arbitral award);