林定韵 大律师

  • 伦敦大学学院法学士 (1998)
  • 香港大学法学专业证书 (1999)
  • 伦敦国王学院欧盟竞争法深造文凭(2016)
  • 伦敦国王学院欧盟竞争法硕士(2018)

个人简历

林定韵大律师是一名被公认为经验丰富的大律师,其执业范围涵盖了商业纠纷中的各个方面(包括境内以及国际仲裁)、行政法和宪法、竞争(垄断)、证券和监管诉讼等各个领域。

林大律师曾代表境内以及跨国客户在各行各业中开展法律业务,包括银行及金融服务、科技、电信、房地产及建筑、媒体及娱乐、制造、教育、航空及博彩业等。林大律师在处理涉及新颖法律问题和/或技术证据的高度复杂纠纷方面具有极其丰富的经验,她被形容为“在涉及非常困难的事实和证据问题上表现尤为出色”,她是一位具备“敏锐的法律思维”、“敏捷的行动”、“强大的法律素养”,以及“跳出框框思考,总是检验证据极限”的从业者。

林大律师曾在各级法院及其他纪律审裁处进行聆讯,包括竞争事务审裁处、证券及期货上诉审裁处、内幕交易审裁处及复核委员会。另外,林大律师在公法和司法审查实践中也未许多公共机构和公职人员提供咨询和代理服务,甚至包括代理律政司司长介入公共利益和个人事务的案件。

林大律师熟练掌握英语、粤语及普通话,并且是英国有效争议解决中心认可调解员。

法定委员会/法庭或其他任命

  • 高等法院暂委副司法常务官 (2018年5月)
  • 暂委区域法院法官(2014年9月)
  • 《教育条例》(第279章)上诉委员团副主席(2019年至今)
  • 《公众卫生及市政条例》(第132章)牌照上诉委员会副主席 (2018年至今)
  • 《学术及职业资历评审条例》(第592章)上诉委员会及规则委员会成员(2017年至今)
  • 香港会计师公会纪律委员会A小组成员(2017年至今)
  • 税务上诉委员会成员(2016年至今)
  • 建筑物上诉审裁处主席(2015年至今)
  • 区域供冷服务上诉委员团成员(2018年至今)
  • 香港中殿学院协会荣誉会员(2018年至今)
  • 香港中殿学院协会秘书(2009年至今)

香港大律师公会

  • 香港大律师公会宪法事务及人权特别委员会委员(2020年至今)
  • 香港大律师公会仲裁特别委员会成员(2017年至今)
  • 香港大律师公会成员(2013)

竞争法相关职务及任命

  • 香港大律师公会竞争法委员会主席(2020年至今)
  • 国际竞争法联盟香港分会副主席(2019年至今)
  • 国际竞争网络非政府顾问(2018年至今)
  • 竞争事务审裁处外部顾问小组成员(2016年至今)

商业纠纷

  • 在Chambers & Partners的商业纠纷解决组和The Legal 500的商业纠纷组中,林大律师是领先的大律师
  • Better Marine International Limited v Zhong Shan Company Limited [2020] HKCA 145 – claim for commission arising out of as ship brokerage contract
  • China Cinda (HK) Asset Management Co Ltd v Linca Industry (Hong Kong) Holdings Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2565 - successfully appealed against a refusal to grant summary judgment for a claim of HK$800m
  • China Merchants Bank Co Ltd v Cai Sui Xin [2018] HKCFI 2358 – whether necessary to apply for a variation of a Mareva injunction to exercise disposal rights under a Share Charge
  • Leighton LLC v Mongolia Energy Corp Ltd [2015] 6 HKC 98 - O.14A determination on whether an instrument was a demand performance bond or a true guarantee in the context of a mining agreement in Mongolia 
  • 張才奎所託管中國山水投資有限公司股份 v 張才奎 [2015] HKCU 2478 (CA) - interim injunction pending application for leave to appeal
  • Dragonrider Opportunity Fund LP v Lam Fung [2014] HKC 253 (CA) – validity of a put option notice and enforcement of share charge
  • Turbo Top LtdLee Cheuk Yan & Ors [2013] 3 HKC 578; [2013] 3 HKLRD 41 – injunction to restrain striking dock workers and protestors from demonstrating and keeping tentage in the public open space outside Cheung Kong Center
  • Wingames Investments Ltd & Ors v Mascot Land Ltd & Ors [2013] 3 HKC 444; [2013] 2 HKLRD 521 – security for costs and application for transfer to Commercial List in the context of an action involving a sale of shares by way of convertible notes and a deposit exchange agreement 
  • Wingames Investments Ltd & Ors v Mascot Land Ltd & Ors [2013] 5 HKC 45; [2013] 1 HKLRD 1186 (CA) – mandatory injunction effectively determining parties’ substantive rights should not have been made at interlocutory stage in the absence of an application by the parties
  • Wingames Investments Ltd & Ors v Mascot Land Ltd & Ors [2013] 1 HKLRD 26 – judgment on admissions 
  • Aspial Investment LTd v Mayer Corp Development International Ltd [2012] HKEC 988 – trial concerning a dispute over ownership of shares involving a construction of a Custodian Agreement and trust (led by Warren Chan SC)
  • Taihan Global Holdings Ltd v Lau Siu Ming [2011] HKC 835 – fortification of undertaking as to damages in Mareva injunction
  • Re Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings Ltd (2009) 12 HKCFAR 621; [2010] 1 HKC 90; [2009] 4 HKLRD 203 – application of the “Internal Management Rule” in Royal British Bank v Turquand
  • Akai Holdings Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) & Ors v Ho Wing On Christopher Ho Family Trust [2009] HKCU 1308 – acted for the Intervener, the trustee of the Ho Family Trust, in an application for leave to be joined as a party and to vary the terms of a Mareva injunction over trust assets 
  • Hui Chi Ming v Koon Wing Yee [2009] HKC 1642 – Mareva injunction
  • Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA Mong Henry [2009] 5 HKC 515 – whether proceedings by Wynn Resorts Macau and Wynn Las Vegas in Hong Kong to recover alleged gambling debts totaling US$6.75 million should be stayed in favour of Macau and Las Vegas, whether basis of suit was under a credit agreement or the marker
  • Hong Kong Rifle Association v Hong Kong Shooting Association [2007] 4 HKLRD 121 -challenge to resolution passed at inquorate meeting which had been treated as valid and acted upon after 13 years
  • Alan Hoo v Benjamin Lung [2007] 3 HKLRD 169 CA; [2005] HKCU 1747 - trial and appeal concerning a partnership dispute (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC)
  • Goldlion Properties v Regent National Enterprises Ltd [2006] 1 HKLRD 793; [2005] 4 HKC 500 (CA) – waiver of legal professional privilege where contents as opposed to effect of legal advice relied upon in affirmation (led by Daniel Fung SC)
  • Wycombe Investment Ltd v Edwin Leong Siu Hung [2005] HKCU 950 - trial concerning breach of duties in the context of foreign exchange commodities trading
  • UDL Holdings Ltd v Leung Yuet Keung [2004] 1 HKC 547 (CA) – appeal against security for costs 

竞争法

  • 林大律师在The Legal 500中被排为第一级别的大律师,她因“对竞争法的深入了解”而“脱颖而出”。林大律师“被广泛认为是香港在竞争事务方面的领跑者”,“迄今为止参与案件最多”的大律师。林大律师在竞争法程序中经常代表监管机构和被调查者,并定期就竞争法问题和涉嫌违反竞争规则的调查为企业提供咨询
  • Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd [2020] HKCT 11 – judgment on pecuniary penalties and consequential orders where the Tribunal endorsed for the first time a lump sum approach in determining the Base Amount where no value of sales figure is available 
  • Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd [2020] HKCA 1005 - successfully opposed leave to appeal against the Tribunal's dismissal of an application to adduce expert evidence to prove the existence of a cartel where there is no direct or indirect evidence of explicit collusion in the context of a parallel pricing case
  • Competition Commission v Quantr Ltd [2020] HKCT 10 - exchange of competitively sensitive information in IT sector; first case in which Commission and Respondents reached agreement to resolve liability and relief portions of proceedings by consent and the first set of proceedings in HK resulting from a successful leniency application; first case in which the Commission made use of an infringement notice as a remedy 
  • Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd (No 2) [2020] 4 HKLRD 646 – whether leave to appeal required for decision refusing amendment and expert evidence 
  • Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd [2020] HKCT 2 – successfully opposed application to amend Points of Defence, request for further and better particulars and majority of expert evidence directors 
  • Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors (No 3) [2019] 3 HKC 307 – instructed by Competition Commission in first ever enforcement proceedings in Hong Kong. Trial on bid-rigging in relation to tender for IT server. Landmark judgment on standard of proof, warning notice and attribution of liability
  • Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd [2019] 2 HKLRD 205; [2019] 6 HKC 553 – confidentiality ring – inclusion of non-legal representatives in confidentiality ring – split trial
  • Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd [2018] HKCT 4 – case management – defence raised in High Court action alleging collusion in price fixing – allegation transferred to Competition Tribunal
  • Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors (No 2) [2018] HKCT 1; [2018] 3 HKC 173 – specific discovery against Competition Commission – application of the principle of public interest immunity, informer privilege, without prejudice privilege
  • Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors [2017] 5 HKLRD 712 – self-incrimination – prohibition on direct use of compulsorily obtained answers under s.45(2) of Competition Ordinance - whether protection under s.45(2) prohibition limited to subject of compulsion or extended to employer undertaking
  • Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors [2018] 1 HKC 27 – trial on bid-rigging involving an agreement to procure submission of dummy bids in contravention of the first conduct rule – standard of proof – exclusion for agreements of lesser significance – warning notice – attribution of conduct of employee to employer company
  • PCCW-HKT v Telecommunications Authority, Appeal No 3 of 2002 – jurisdiction and power to grant interim relief
  • PCCW-HKT v Telecommunications Authority, Appeal No 4 of 2002 – trial on abuse of dominance

公法/司法审查

  • 林大律师在许多案件中曾既代理过申请人,也代理过被申请人。 林大律师曾代表过行政长官、行政长官会同行政会议、律政司秘书处、发展局秘书处、劳工及福利局秘书处、通讯事务管理局、消防处、地政总署、房务委员会、城市规划委员会以及信息技术委员会等政府官员及公共机构,及其他私人诉讼人参与聆讯。
  • 莊裕安 終審法院 [2020] HKCA 970 - acted for Secretary of Justice as Intervener in successfully opposing an appeal against the dismissal of a judicial review against the determination of the Appeal Committee of the Court of Final Appeal - automatic disqualification and apparent bias - principle of necessity 
  • U Storage Group Ltd v Director of Fire Services [2020] HKCFI 2114 - successfully opposed the second application for judicial review out of a series of judicial review applications brought by mini-storage operators against fire hazard abatement notices issued by the Director of Fire Services
  • Hong Kong Resort Co Ltd v Town Planning Board [2020] 4 HKLRD 298 - judicial review brought by sole developer of Discovery Bay against TPB's decision to reject its application to convert an area originally designated for staff quarters
  • 丘龍生勞工及福利局局長羅致光 [2020] HKCFI 1499 - acted for the Director of Social Welfare and Secretary for Labour and Welfare in successfully opposing an application for judicial review against a decision to carry out the first phase clearance of Dills Corner Garden involving a residential care home
  • Companhia De Engenharia e Construcao Weng Fok Limitada v Hkong Kong Accreditation Services & Anor [2020] HKCFI 1181 - successfully applied for split hearing
  • Tomorrow Finances Ltd v Director of Fire Services [2019] HKCFI 3025 - successfully opposed an application for leave for judicial review against notices issued by the Director of Fire Services requiring "Store Friendly" to abate fire hazards in its mini-storage facility
  • Uni-Creation Investments Ltd v Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCA 141; [2018] 2 HKC 531 – whether a columbarium is offensive within the meaning of an offensive trade clause in a Block Government Lease
  • Sin Chung Yin Ronald & Ors v The Dental Council of Hong Kong (2016) 19 HKCFAR 528 – appeared for the Appellants in the Court of Final Appeal in overturning the Dental Council and Court of Appeal’s judgments in convicting the Appellants for disciplinary offences and successfully resisting an application to remit the matter back to the Dental Council for reconsideration
  • Ng Fun Sing v Director of Food and Environment Hygiene [2009] HKEC 1809 – judicial review against decisions of Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene
  • Lo Siu LanHong Kong Housing Authority [2004] 7 HKCFAR 631; [2005] 2 HKLRD 208 (CFA); [2004] HKCU 1472 (CA) – judicial review - decision to divest retail and car park facilities in connection with the public listing of Link REIT
  • Ho Man Kay v Hong Kong Housing Authority [2004] HKC 1558 – whether claim should be subject of public law remedies
  • Liu Pik HanHong Kong Federation of Insurers Appeals Tribual [2005] 3 HKC 242 – judicial review based on Art. 10 Bill of Rights – decision of Insurance Agents Registration Board to suspend registration of insurance agent by reason of alleged misconduct

证券与金融

  • Advised SFC on various market misconduct and directors' disqualification proceedings
  • SFC v. Hontex International Holdings Co Ltd – Mareva injunction
  • SFC v. Jun Du (previously “A”) [2009] HKCU 2041 – variation of Mareva injunction
  • China Apollo Holdings Ltd Inquiry – 35-day insider dealing inquiry
  • HKCB Bank Holding Co Ltd & Lippo China Resources Ltd Inquiry – preliminary application before the Insider Dealing Tribunal
  • Various disciplinary proceedings before the Securities and Futures Appeal Panel

航空

  • Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water (2016) – acted for China State Construction in the 67-day inquiry into excess lead found in drinking water in respect of public residential housing developments

调查委员会 

  • Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead found in Drinking Water – acted for one of the main contractors in 67-day hearing

公司、清盘和破产 

  • Trophy Gold Investments Ltd v Modern City Development Ltd [2021] HKCFI 69 – successfully resisted application to adduce expert evidence in unfair prejudice petition
  • Re Wongs Investment Development Holdings Group Ltd [2015] HKEC 1415 – injunction to restrain liquidators from voting in favour of removal of existing members of board of directors and appointment of new members (led by Charles Sussex SC)
  • Grand Field Group Holdings Ltd v Chu King Fai [2014] HKEC 1025 – breach of fiduciary duties of directors
  • Sy Chin Mong Stephen v Lo Shing Lin [2013] HKCU 612 (CA) – stay of execution pending appeal; authorization to present petition for bankruptcy
  • Lim Jonathan v She Wai Hung [2011] 1 HKLRD 305 – whether locus standi to bring derivative action where the petitioner held only one share and it was alleged he was a nominee
  • UDL Holdings Limited & Anor v Leung Yuet Keung & Anor [2010] HKCU 1458 (CFA); [2009] HKCU 1388 (CA); [2008] 6 HKC 127 (CFI) – breach of fiduciary duties and the “no conflict rule”, whether a director of a mortgagor company is precluded from bidding at the sale of the mortgaged property in a judicial sale
  • Harbour Front Ltd v Leung Yuet Keung [2009] HKCU 1438 (CA) – injunction to restrain holding of company meeting
  • Tsang Wai Lun Wayland & AnorChu King Fai & Ors [2009] 5 HKLRD 105 - trial led by Johnny Mok SC - successfully argued that the appointment of additional directors by the board was invalid where its predominant purpose was to entrench management control; difference between derivative action where wrong was done to company and action by shareholder with personal grievance against company
  • Re Grand Field Group Holdings Ltd [2009] 3 HKC 81 – leave to bring derivative action under s.168BC of Companies Ordinance – Breach of fiduciary duties of directors
  • Teamedics Enterprise (Holdings) Co Ltd JB Energy International Ltd [2009] HKCU 1097 CFI – striking out winding-up petition
  • Re Leung Yat Tung [2008] 5 HKLRD 394 – bankrupt’s estate – whether trustee should comply with creditor’s request – election of member to creditor’s committee
  • Re Leung Yat Tung (No 2) [2007] 4 HKC 192 (CA) – objection to automatic discharge
  • Re Precast Piling & Engineering Co Ltd [2005] 2 HKC 10 CFI - whether security surrendered where secured creditor failed to disclose security by inadvertence in proof of debt
  • Re Niceline Limited [2003] 2 HKLRD 725 - led by Mr Daniel Fung SC in an application for appointment of interim receivers and managers

家庭

  • LLC v LMWA & Anor [2019] 2 HKLRD 529 - landmark judgment on family practice and procedure on determining ownership disputes in ancillary relief proceedings

土地

  • Yew Chung Education Foundation Ltd v Town Planning Board, Town Planning Appeal No. 1 of 2014 – acted for TPB in a 3-day hearing in successfully opposing Yew Chung’s appeal against refusal of planning permission to convert residential building into primary school
  • Circle Angle Ltd v Orchard Enterprise (Hong Kong) Ltd [2012] HKCU 254 – action for recission and return of deposit in sale of land transaction
  • Year Harvest Investments v Labour Buildings Ltd [2010] HKCU 369 – repudiatory breach and failure to show good title
  • LBM Ltd v Yearful Contracting Ltd [2009] HKCU 53 CFI – O.86 Summons in respect of a HK$160m conveyancing transaction
  • Snowland Ltd v Topland Holdings Ltd & Anor [2006] 4 HKC 188 (CFI) – construction of DMC and whether external wall immediately above front entrance to basement were common parts
  • Tony Investments LtdFung Sun Kwan [2006] 1 HKLRD 835 CFI – action for specific performance over former slipway extinguished under the Foreshore and Seabed (Reclamations) Ordinance
  • Tao Qin Ho Wai Leung [2006] HKEC 793 - whether necessary or proper requisitions in a conveyancing transaction involved an uncompleted non-industrial development
  • Century Main Investments Ltd Polyline Development Ltd & Anor [2001] HKEC 1314 - 7-day trial in a dispute concerning the development of “Ding houses” in the New Territories under the Government's small house policy

媒体和娱乐 

  • Catrina has represented a swathe of major local artists, managers, record companies and publishers within the media and entertainment industry in Hong Kong. Her artist clients have included Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi, Hu Bing, Soler, Edison Chan and Hillary Tsui. Cases have involved issues including contractual construction, defamation, royalties, commission, copyright, agency and restraint of trade

税务

  • Chan Chun Chuen v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2012] HKC 1004 – acted for Chan Chun Chuen in application for leave to appeal to the CFA
  • China Map Ltd Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2008] 11 HKCFAR 486 (CFA); [2007] 4 HKLRD 247 (CA); [2006] 3 HKLRD 719 (CFI) - led by Mr Robert Kotewall SC in a profits tax appeal
  • Commissioner of Inland Revenue Chapman Development Ltd [2009] 3 HKLRD F7 – tax excessive – whether taxpayer would be deprived of constitutional right of access to courts
  • Commissioner of Inland Revenue v Wong Chi To [2008] HKEC 2055 – application for leave to appeal
  • Weson Investment Ltd Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2007] 2 HKLRD 567 (CA); [2005] 3 HKLRD 643 (CFI) - led by Mr Johnny Mok SC in a profits tax appeal

通讯技术 

  • 林大律师参与了众多电信公司许可证相关的案件,包括和记黄埔有限电话有限公司、香港宽频网络有限公司(使用无线局域网的技术)、国际网络计费有限公司、ATV和TVB向香港政府提交的相关呈请以及更新国内免费电视节目牌照申请相关的案件。

刑事

  • HKSAR v Chan Chun Chuen [2012] 5 HKC 35; [2012] 3 HKLRD 265 – committal proceedings - charge of forgery and use of false instrument arising from events following death of Mrs Nina Wang – application for stay of proceedings
  • HKSAR v Lam Ying Yu [2014] 2 HKLRD 895 – causing death by dangerous driving
  • HKSAR v Cheng Wai Chun [2004] HKCU 110 (HKCFI) – appeal against sentence
  • Acted in numerous criminal proceedings before the Magistrate Court, High Court and Court of Appeal
  • 中殿学会奖学金 [2001]

出版物:

  • Contributor to P Kellezi, B Kilpatrick, P Kobel (Eds.) (2019). Liability for Antitrust Law Infringements & Protection of IP Rights in Distribution. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

  • Contributor, Butterworths Hong Kong Legal Dictionary (2004)

讲座:

  • “Mind the Gap: Valuable Lessons from the EU and UK for Competition Litigation in Hong Kong Going Forward” – DVC / Monckton Chambers (2017年8月)

  • “Competition Law and Practice Update” – Courses & Seminar (2017年10月)

  • “Competition law red flags to look out for in the Finance Sector” – DVC / Monckton Chambers / Proskauer Rose (2018年3月)

  • “Know Your Competition Risks & Protect Your Goals” - Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (2018年3月)

  • “Capstones of the HK Competition Ordinance within the Construction Industry” - Hong Kong Construction Law Society (2018年3月)

  • “Trying Cartel Cases and a Dialogue with DOJ” - ABA Global Seminar Series (2018年10月)

  • “Prosecuting and Defending Competition Cases” - Hong Kong Bar Association (2019年1月)

  • “Algorithms and related developments in competition law in the digital sector” - DVC Legal Tech Forum (2019年5月)

  • “Hipster Antitrust” - Wolters Kluwer & Legal Plus 8th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Global Summit (2019年7月)

  • “Update on first two liability decisions” - Hong Kong Bar Association (2019年7月)

  • “Attribution of liability for tacit collusion by self-learning algorithms” - Legal Plus Fast Track CPD Seminar (2019年10月)

  • “Penalty shoot-outs in competition law: a field guide on penalty and costs for contravention of the First Conduct Rule in HK” – LIDC HK / DVC / Monckton Chambers (2020年6月)

  • “Making FRANDS or foes: The UK Supreme Court decision in Unwired Planet” – LIDC HK / DVC (2020年10月)

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