Photo Mr. Pang 2020

Relevant Qualifications

LLB (Hons)
Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb)
FCIArb
Year of Call to the Hong Kong Bar: 2016

PROFILE

Ronald, despite his relatively short career as a barrister, has developed a broad civil practice. Prior to entering the Hong Kong Bar, he trained as a solicitor and studied civil engineering/computer science in Australia and combines such experience to his practice which allows him to cater for the needs of his clients and solicitors instructing him.

As to Ronald’s experience, he has experience dealing with disputes relating to estate administration, probate and trusts, land and easements, construction, company disputes, intellectual property, both international and domestic arbitration, matrimonial law, defamation, mental health, personal and corporate insolvency, shipping, professional negligence, personal injury, and sales of goods.

Apart from his civil practice, Ronald is also developing a practice in public law.

Recently, he was part of the counsel team that sought the sanctioning of the scheme to privatize Allied Properties (HK) Limited).

On the ADR side, Ronald is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has experience with matters relating to both arbitration and mediation. In respect to arbitrations, he has experience as counsel and as tribunal assistant in both domestic and international arbitrations involving construction, shipping, sale of goods and commodities disputes primarily involving HKAIC Rules or UNCITRAL rules.

RECENT CASES

Land & Easements

Ko Shun v. Royal Mortgage & Anor [2019] HKDC 85– acting for a mortgagee-in-possession to resist an application for an interlocutory injunction based on an underlying claim for easement 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 [2020] HKDC 262 - acting for a mortgagee-in-possession to resist an application for an interlocutory injunction based on an underlying claim for easement and private/public nuisance (sole advocate)

Fung Yau Lin & Ors v. Lam Shuet Ying & Ors [2020] HKDC 1133 - acting for a land owner to resist an application for leave to appeal after judgment (sole advocate)

Probate & Trust

Re estate of Liu Keng Chor HCMP 1990/2007 – acting for a beneficiary for an application to seek estate accounts and to remove the executor of the estate (with Mr Richard Leung JP)

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)

Re estate of Lee Ka Chuan HCMP 25/2019 – acting for a beneficiary for an application to seek estate accounts and to remove the executor of the estate (sole advocate)

Re estate of Chow Fook Lin HCAP 21/2020 – acting for the beneficiary in an application to injunct an administrator for dealing with estate assets (sole advocate)

Re LTT HCMH 34/2018 – acting for an applicant for an order to declare a person mentally incapacitated pursuant to Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136) (sole advocate)

Re CKY HCMP 2692/2006 – acting for a relative of a person declared to be mentally incapacitated for an order to remove the appointed committee and other applications under sections 10A and 10B ofPart II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136) (sole advocate)

Re YHWC HCMH 16/2020 [2020] HKCFI 2955 – acting for beneficiaries in respect to an application to prepare a statutory will for a mentally incapacitated person by the appointed committee (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)

Ngan Kwing Sun v Hope Yet Textile Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 3096 – acting for a group of companies to resist an application to register shares pursuant to s.152 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) (sole advocate)

Re Hong Kong Pak Tat Trading Co [2020] HKCFI 287 – acting for a third party in an application by petitioner for a declaration that a post-liquidation transaction be set-aside and declared null and void which involved cross-border elements and allegations of misfeasance on the part of the liquidator (led by Mr Anson Wong SC)

Yuen Yin Kwan v Sino Insurance Broker Group Ltd & Anor [2020] 1 HKLRD 1117 [2020] HKCFI 284 – acting for an applicant in an application to remove or rectify certain documents registered in the Companies Registry pursuant to s.42 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (sole advocate)

Re Allied Properties (HK) Ltd [2020] HKCFI 2624 – acting for a ListCo in an application to privatize (led by Dr William Wong SC and with Mr Richard Leung JP) (see also Court of Appeal Judgment in [2020] HKCA 973 which overturned the first instance decision)

Re Wo Ming Engineering Ltd [2020] HKCFI 3028 – acting for a construction company in an application to restrain a petitioner from advertising a winding-up petition and to strike-out the same (also obtaineda validation order on behalf of the company) (sole advocate)

Arbitration/Construction

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

HKIAC International Arbitration – acting for manufacturer in a breach of contract claim in the excess of US$30 million

Construction Arbitration – acting for a sub-contractor against a main contractor seeking damages for breach of contract and wrongful termination (sole advocate)

Cheerise Asia Ltd v Advance Engineering (Development) Ltd  HCCT24/2019 – acting for a main contractor in defending a claim by a sub-contractor (sole advocate)

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

Commercial/General Practice/Interlocutory Applications

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)

Cheung Hing Lifting Components (HK) Ltd v Otis Elevator Company (HK) Ltd HCA 863/2019 – acting for the defendant, a leading elevator and escalator services supplier, to resist an application for summary judgment in respect to a sale of goods dispute (sole advocate)

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 jurisdiction and to stay proceedings on the basis of forum non conveniens (sole advocate)

Yung Ivan Caesar & Ors v Yung Siu Chee Margaret & Ors [2019] HKCFI 1472 – application for to recuse a deputy judge (with Mr Richard Leung JP)

Lau Koon Ying Matthew, as the executor of the estate of Lau Yiu Wing, deceased v. Lau Tark Wing & Anor HCA 2305/2012, HCA 2306/2012, HCAP 23/2013 – acting for the defendants in an application for stay of execution pending appeal and an order to set-aside an order for oral examination of judgment debtor (sole advocate)

Fung Yau Lin & Ors v. Lam Shuet Ying & Ors  [2019] HKDC 1228 – application to change expert at pre-trial review hearing (sole advocate)

Imperial Pacific Intl (CNMI), LLC v Chan Chi Hung, HCA 75/2018 – acting for a casino operator situated in Saipan in respect to a loan claim in a summary judgment application (with Mr Keith Hotten)

Gloria Chan v Ho Gingyun DCCJ 4890/2020 – acting for a victim of a telephone fraud in an application for a proprietary junction against the recipient of certain monies (sole advocate)

Yuen & Partners v DBS Bank (HK) Ltd [2020] HKCFI – acting for an applicant in a Norwich Pharmacal application for pre-action discovery (sole advocate)

Judical Review/Public Law

Lin Guifei, the administratrix of the estate of Lee Kin Wah, deceased v the Secretary for Home Affairs [2020] HKCFI 888 – acting for an applicant for leave to apply for judicial review in respect to a mahjong/tin kau license (sole advocate)

APPOINTMENTS/MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) YMG (2020-present)
Vice-Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) YMG (2019-2020)
Member of the Construction Law Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2018-present)

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