DVC houses a large number of specialists in company and insolvency law, with several of its members being co-authors of leading company law texts in Hong Kong.
One of the current Companies Judges is a former member of DVC, and our members are frequent visitors to the Companies Court in both contentious and non-contentious matters, a recent example being the proceedings relating to the proposed privatisation of PCCW.
Our members frequently appear in a wide spectrum of company disputes, including shareholders disputes, joint venture disputes, liquidation and winding up litigations.
What the directories say:
Devoting much of his time to restructuring and insolvency issues, this stand-out DVC member “certainly deserves his reputation as a leading Silk” [and has a] “great presence in court” and an ability… “to get answers which get to the main points of a case, qualities which, when taken together give him an edge.”
Noted for his niche strengths in the telecommunications, broadcasting and for insolvency cases, and known for his “very impressive thoroughness” this standout Silk is lauded for his “patient and non-aggressive style.”
Another of DVC’s Silks is pinpointed as definitely a “go-to counsel” for company law and insolvency issues, an area where he is both very much an “academic guru” and a “fantastic, very quick operator, with a lot of commercial sense…” and a “very good strategist.”
One of DVC’s members is identified as a “force of nature” and “one of the best operators at the Bar.” He is recognised as the “man to go to for company matters” and “has a natural rapport with the court.”
Lauded for “uncommon talent and extensive experience” for his level of seniority, this junior has “excellent research skills and written submissions” in the context of “company and insolvency issues.”
One of DVC’s “excellent” juniors is a “very user-friendly barrister,” is very hard-working and “keeps clients calm, reassuring them that the matter is being supported as it should be” and “presents well.” She has a “broad commercial remit [with] particularly focused expertise in company law and insurance.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)
One of DVC's members stands out for being a "fantastic, first-class advocate with a lot of commercial common sense" and "a rare combination of flair, wit, incisiveness and fairness." Credited with possessing "best in class" client management skills, he was recommended for being a "go-to Silk for company insolvency matters."
Another one DVC's members was singled out for his "in-depth knowledge of companies litigation and for being a tough opponent [able] to fight vigorously for clients."
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)
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