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)

个人简历

林定韵大律师的民事执业范围十分广泛,涵盖了商业和公司诉讼的各个方面。林大律师的执业重 点为竞争法、公法以及证券法领域。

林大律师在竞争法领域具有丰富经验。她在 Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd & Ors 一案中提供法律意见并参与聆讯,此案为2015年12月《竞争条例》生效后第一宗 在竞争事务审裁处审理的案件。此外,林大律师参与了 Taching Petroleum Co Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd 一案的聆讯,此案是首次在诉讼中有一方将违反竞争法规则作为抗辩理由。林 大律师也曾为许多大型电讯商、原材料提供商、美容产品提供商、贸易发展以及金融行业提供有 关竞争法的法律咨询服务,为其解决关于竞争法的各类问题。其中,她曾两度代表电讯盈科参与 电讯(竞争条文)上诉委员会的聆讯,这是香港最早的两宗关于竞争法的案件(在该案中,林大 律师与英国御用大律师 Peter Roth 爵士合作,Peter Roth 爵士现任英格兰及威尔斯高等法院法 官,及英国竞争上诉审裁处主席)。林大律师现任香港竞争事务委员会外部法律顾问,亦是香港 大律师公会竞争法委员会的副主席。2016年12月,林大律师被香港大律师公会推荐,赴伦敦以竞 争法为专长的 Monckton 大律师事务所观摩学习。2018年,林大律师于伦敦国王学院完成了欧 盟竞争法的硕士文凭,成绩优异。

在宪法与行政法领域,林大律师曾代表过行政长官、行政长官会同行政会议、通讯事务管理局、 消防处、地政总署、房务委员会、城市规划委员会等政府官员及公共机构,及其他私人诉讼人参 与聆讯。

林大律师曾在市场失当、取消董事资格以及其他相关的纪律处分程序中代表个人、企业或证券及 期货事务监察委员会。她亦多次参与证券及期货事务上诉委员会的纪律处分聆讯。

林大律师还参与过其他重要案件,包括代表中国建筑国际集团(香港)参与一宗为期67天的有关 食水含铅的聆讯;在有关龚如心女士遗嘱伪造一案的审判程序、以不当影响为由申请宣告龚如心 女士遗嘱中涉及20.64亿港元的支付无效的聆讯,以及对涉及3.3亿港元的财产及利润税的评估向 终审法院提起上诉申请的审讯中代表陈振聪先生;在有关国泰航空提出由香港飞往上海、北京及 厦门的航线申请中代表港龙航空公司;代表长江集团附属公司 Turbo Top Limited 申请禁制令以 限制码头工人进入长江集团大厦或在其周围空地进行抗议;代表何氏家族信托的信托人在雅佳控 股的清盘案中提起资产冻结令申请;以及代表香港房屋委员会反对领辉提起的司法复核。

林大律师于2014年9月被任命为区域法院暂委法官,并于2018年5月被任命为高等法院暂委副司 法常务官。

她已被任命为7个法定上诉委员会成员之一,包括依据《教育条例》所设立的教育上诉委员会。林大律师自2009年起担任香港中殿学院协会秘书,并于2018年被任命为中殿律师学院名誉委 员。

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。

  • 国际竞争网络非政府顾问(2018年-2019年)
  • 高等法院暂委副司法常务官 (2018年5月)
  • 中殿律师学院名誉委员(2018年至今)
  • 香港大律师公会竞争法委员会副主席(2018至今)
  • 上诉委员团(教育事宜)成员(2018年-2019年)
  • 《公众卫生及市政条例》(第132章)牌照上诉委员会副主席 (2018年-2019年)
  • 香港大律师公会仲裁委员会成员 (2017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)
  • 竞争事务委员会外部法律顾问(2016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)
  • 暂委区域法院法官(2014年9月)
  • 香港大律师公会执行委员会成员(2013年)
  • 香港中殿学院协会秘书(2009年至今)

Telecommunications and Competition

  • 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

Public and Administrative Law

  • 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
  • Turbo Top Ltd v Lee Cheuk Yan & Ors [2013] 3 HKC 578; [2013] 3 HKLRD 41 – right of demonstration and assembly – trespass – interlocutory injunction to restrain dock workers from entering Cheung Kong Center, protesting and keeping temporary structures in public open space
  • Lo Siu Lan v. Hong 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 Han v. Hong 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

Securities and Finance

  • 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

General Commercial

  • 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
  • Better Marine International Limited v Zhong Shan Company Limited [2016] HKEC 2639 – claim for commission arising out of a ship brokerage contract
  • Dragonrider Opportunity Fund LP v Lam Fung (CA) [2014] HKC 253 (CA) – validity of a put option notice and enforcement of share charge.
  • Wingames Investments Ltd & Ors v Mascot Land Ltd & Ors [2013] 3 HKC 444; [2013] 2 HKLRD 521 (CFI) – security for costs – whether plaintiffs not to be deprived of the right to prosecute claims despite conscious decision not to provide security and delay
  • 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
  • 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 [2009] HKEC 1437 (HCCL 37, 37F & 40/2005, 1 September 2009) – Mareva injunction – appointment of receiver – application for leave to join as party by trustee of the Ho Family Trust.
  • Tsang Wai Lun Wayland & Anor v. Chu King Fai & Ors [2009] 5 HKLRD 105 – appointment of additional directors by board invalid where predominant purpose was to entrench control of management - difference between derivative action where a wrong was done to the company and an action by a shareholder with a personal grievance against company.
  • Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA v. 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
  • 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.
  • UDL Holdings Ltd v. Leung Yuet Keung [2008] 6 HKC 127 (CFI); [2009] HKEC 1532 (CA); [2010] HKEC 214 (CFA) – breach of director’s fiduciary duties – no conflict and no profit rules – bidding on judicial auction of vessel
  • Re Precast Piling and Engineering Co Ltd (In Liq) [2005] 2 HKC 10 – winding up – proof of debts – secured creditor failed to disclose security by inadvertence – whether security surrendered

Others

  • 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
  • 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.
  • China Map Ltd v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue (2008) 11 HKCFAR 486 (CFA); [2007] 4 HKLRD 247 (CA); [2006] 3 HKLRD 719 (CFI) – whether the Board of Review had committed an error of law in dismissing the taxpayers’ appeals without making a finding that the taxpayers were carrying on a trade or an adventure or concern in the nature of trade.
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd (17 April 2003) – acted for Dragonair in opposing Cathay’s application for a route license to fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai, Beijing and Xiamen before the Air Transport Licensing Authority
  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship [2001]

Publications:

  • Contributor, Butterworths Hong Kong Legal Dictionary [2004]

Lectures:

  • Important Issues and Procedure in Obtaining Injunctions in Hong Kong [2008]
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dangers & The Civil Enforcement of Securities Violations in Hong Kong [2016]

英语;广东话;普通话