By the numbers….

24 December 2018

Closing out an extremely active 2018, Des Voeux Chambers’ members have had a highly productive year backed by dedicated hard work, creative solutions, keen insights and agile thinking. Here’s why by the numbers….. 22 Silks and Juniors were ranked by Chambers & Partners 2018- 2019 3 juniors debuted 6 new tenants joined Chambers in September 18 events were spearheaded involving over 80% of our members 19 new initiatives unique to... Click here to read more

Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019 from DVC

17 December 2018

DVC wishes you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year. Click here to read more

BIP Asia Conference featuring DVC’s Winnie Tam SC, JP

14 December 2018

Closing out an extremely active year, DVC’s Winnie Tam SC, JP’s plenary session and talk at the HKTDC’s Business of IP Asia Forum, held on 6 and 7 December was one of DVC’s last presentations for 2018. On the first day of the Forum, Winnie chaired a Plenary Session featuring IP luminaries hailing from variously the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO.) The session was... Click here to read more

Recent Insolvency Developments: an Update from DVC’s Look-Chan Ho in concert with EY

12 December 2018

On 10 December 2018, DVC’s Look-Chan Ho presented as a guest speaker at a seminar-cum-Christmas drinks organised by Sammy Koo, an EY restructuring partner. Look reviewed the many recent seminal developments in HK on company, restructuring and insolvency practices, while Sammy spoke about the listing rules changes and the resulting challenges to restructuring deals. Look highlighted that the seminal developments reflect the pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach of the Companies Judge,... Click here to read more

DVC Arbitration Specialists Spoke at International Trade Event in Tokyo

03 December 2018

On 1 November 2018, DVC’s Anthony Houghton SC and Benny Lo spoke in Tokyo, Japan as part of the Think Global Think Hong Kong Symposium, a high-level mega-promotion event organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to attract overseas companies to use Hong Kong’s service platforms to tap into Mainland China and the global market. Tony and Benny, both being experienced arbitration counsel and Chartered Arbitrators, were respectively... Click here to read more

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2019

30 November 2018

DVC is delighted to lift the lid on the latest rankings from Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2019 for 12 of our Silks and 10 of our Juniors. With a robust representation in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Family Law, we also welcome newcomers John Hui, Sabrina Ho, and Justin Lam this year. Congratulations to all of them. Find out who made the cut here: Click here to read more

DVC’s Look-Chan Ho and Maples & Calder partner, Aisling Dwyer recently moderated the GRR Live Event in Hong Kong. The event featured The Hon. Mr. Justice Harris as keynote speaker on mutual recognition and pushback on Singapore moratoriums

23 November 2018

(This article first appeared on the GRR Live website and was authored by GRR’s Deputy Editor, Douglas Thompson. It is reproduced with the GRR’s kind permission.) Opening this year’s GRR Live Hong Kong, the Judge in charge of Hong Kong’s company and insolvency portfolio, Mr Justice Jonathan Harris, has called for a mutual recognition protocol for insolvency orders between mainland Chinese courts and their Hong Kong counterparts, and raised scepticism... Click here to read more

New Pilot Scheme for Private Adjudication

20 November 2018

DVC's Head of Chambers, John Scott QC, SC, JP, Mairéad Rattigan and Frances Irving are currently working on a new groundbreaking procedure in Hong Kong to enable private Adjudication of Financial Disputes in Matrimonial and Family disputes, assisted by training from UK experts. The Pilot scheme will seek to take this type of dispute out of the courts and into private adjudicators' hands, whilst maintaining Court Supervision of the process. Click here to read more

The Power and Pitfalls of a shifting IP landscape in Hong Kong

15 November 2018

(This article provides a summary of an invited Q&A interview with DVC’s Benny Lo as it appeared in the September 2018 issue of Asia IP.) In a recent Q&A interview published by Asia IP, Benny Lo provided a compass for the conversation on recent changes relating to IP protection and dispute resolution in Hong Kong. Benny began by outlining two key composites that will impact the IP protection backbone over... Click here to read more

Welcome to DVC’s 4th Edition of A Word of Counsel

01 November 2018

Take a look inside for an overview of recent developments in the company, insolvency, arbitration and competition spheres. As we prepare to wrap up 2018, you will also find a slew of exciting Announcements and Event write ups involving many of DVC's members. Click here to read more