We are delighted to welcome Ng Jern-Fei QC to Temple Chambers as an arbitrator member.
Jern-Fei was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel there in 2018. He has experience sitting as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in over 30 cases, encompassing ad hoc arbitrations as well as those conducted pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
In addition to his practice as arbitrator and counsel, Jern-Fei is a member of the HKIAC’s Proceedings Committee, a member of the board of directors of Maxwell Chambers in Singapore as well as a member of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Professional Affairs Committee and the head of its foreign lawyers’ chapter.
Jern-Fei will develop his growing practice as arbitrator from Temple Chambers but continue to maintain his counsel practice from his London set of chambers. In addition to being called to the English Bar, he is also admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and also has experience appearing before the courts of the Cayman Islands.
Temple Chambers is pleased to welcome four new tenants, Zenith Chan, John Cheung, John Chan and Adrian Kwan.
We are pleased to announce that City University of Hong Kong will confer an honorary doctoral degree on Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC, citing his significant contribution to the well-being of society in his former role as Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR Government and in promoting Hong Kong as an international dispute resolution and legal services centre in the Asia-Pacific region, amongst other roles. More details via this link.
On 10 August 2021, Queenie Lau will moderate a panel discussion jointly organised by the Department of Justice and the Law Society on Opportunities for the Hong Kong Legal Industry in the Greater Bay Area.
We are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Bar Association has resolved to confer the Hon Geoffrey Ma with the title of Honorary Life Member. The resolution was unanimously passed on 23 July 2021, citing the outstanding service he has rendered to the Hong Kong Bar Association and the administration of justice in the HKSAR.
Mr Ma rejoined Temple Chambers in May 2021 as an arbitrator/mediator member following his retirement as Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal earlier in the year.
Mr Ma is the third member of Temple Chambers to have been made an Honorary Life Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association, following Richard Mills-Owens QC, SC in 2009 and Michael Thomas QC, SC in 2014.