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Call: 2016
LLb (Hons)
FCIArb

PROFILE

Ronald studied civil engineering in Australia before returning to Hong Kong to complete his legal studies.  After training as a solicitor and gaining a wealth of experience in civil litigation, Ronald joined the Bar in 2016.

Ronald’s civil practice covers a broad spectrum having been involved in a plethora of cases, including matters involving probate and trusts, land and easements, defamation, personal injury, contract, construction, matrimonial, company and shareholder disputes, personal and corporate insolvency, and general commercial disputes.

On the ADR side, Ronald is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has experience with matters relating to both arbitration proceedings and mediation.  He has been involved in arbitrations as counsel and as a tribunal/arbitrator assistant.

Recently, he has developed a focus in probate and trusts matters, representing and advising both personal representatives and beneficiaries.  He has also been instructed to provide advice on matters involving non-contentious probate matters.  In addition, Ronald has been heavily involved in a slew of previous and ongoing cases involving land disputes involving rural land and land in the urban areas.

Ronald is also well-experienced in urgent applications having successfully obtained and defended applications for mareva injunctions, anton piller orders, mandatory injunctions and other general prohibitory injunctions.

As to the non-contentious side of his practice, Ronald has provided legal opinions to both listed and to-be listed companies on matters involving cooperate governance and structure, SFC rules and HKEX Listing Rules.

RECENT CASES

Land

Ko Shun v. Royal Mortgage [2019] HKDC 85– acting for a mortgagee-in-possession to resist an application for an interlocutory injunction arising from a claim for easement based on public way of dedication, private right of way by way of lost modern grant and private/public nuisance (sole advocate)

Yu Chi Chun & Ors v. Leung On [2019] HKDC 104 – acting for an owner of a rural piece of land in a claim to re-possess said land and defeating a claim for adverse possession in a 3-day trial (sole advocate)

Fung Yau Lin & Ors v. Lam Shuet Ying & Ors [2019] HKDC 1228 - acting for a land owner for an application to change expert before trial (sole advocate)

Probate & Trust

Lau Koon Ying Matthew, as the executor of the estate of Lau Yiu Wing, Deceased v. Lau Tark Wing & Anor [2017] HKCFI 1701, HCA 2305/2012, 25th September 2017 – acting for the defendants in resisting an application to set aside a deed of family arrangement and retract a renunciation of probate and other trust matters (with Mr Richard Leung JP)

Re estate of Yung Yau [2019] HKCFI 2609, [2019] HKCFI 1767, [2019] HKCFI 1472, [2017] HKCFI 1864 – acting for the executrixes of an estate in a long running estate dispute involving applications for interim distribution, remuneration to executor, removal of executor, appointment of professional executors, Beddoe application and other applications involving the administration of an estate (with Mr Richard Leung JP)

Re estate of Lau Tung HCMP 591/2018 – acting for a professional administrator for a Beddoe application in respect to an intended action against a defendant beneficiary (sole advocate)

Re estate of Ko Wing Lan HCMP 2018/2018 – acting for an opposing beneficiary in a Beddoe application (sole advocate)

Company/Shareholder Disputes

Acting on behalf of a director in defending claims for damages arising out of alleged breach of fiduciary duties. The matter was settled during the third day of trial (led by Mr John Scott SC and with Mr Richard Leung JP)

Acting on behalf of a director and shareholder in a derivative application against a director for breach of duties including applications for interlocutory mareva and other prohibitory injunctions (sole advocate)

WK Maxy Industries Ltd v Mak Chee Wai HCMP 579/2019 – acting for a company in an application for an injunction to restrain an issuer of a statutory demand from presenting a winding-up petition (with Mr Danny Chan)

Arbitration/Construction

HKIAC Domestic Arbitration – acting for an owner of a property against a contractor for damages in excess of HK$50 million

Handy Construction Company Limited v Wo Ming Engineering Limited HCCT54/2019 - acting for a sub-contractor in an application by the main constractor for an interlocutory injunction to vacate the work site (sole advocate)

Commercial/General Practice

Apex Might Enterprises Limited v. Wong Tao Lap [2019] HKDC 810 – acting for a defendant in resisting an application for order for sale of a property subject to a charging order (sole advocate)

Bighand Ventures Ltd v Regent National Enterprises Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2066 – acting for a creditor in respect to a O.88 application against the owners of the Kimberly Hotel (led by Mr Clifford Smith SC and with Mr Richard Leung JP)

CP Homes (AL) LLC v Zhao Xun HCA 1158/2016 - acting for a plaintiff in resisting the defendant's application to set aside an order for leave to serve out of jurisidction and to stay proceedings on the basis of forum non conveniens

APPOINTMENTS/MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Vice-Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) YMG
Member of the Construction Law Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association

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