陆栩然 大律师

  • 牛津大学法学硕士(优异)
  • 伦敦政治经济学院法律学士(一级荣誉及全级第一名)
  • 香港大律师奖学金
  • 沈澄纪念奖学金

个人简历

陆栩然大律师是第一批在司法部及香港律政司支持及见证下成为内地律所的香港法顾问。陆大律师的执业涉及民事和商事诉讼的各个领域,执业重点为银行、商事、公司、清盘及破产事宜,包括清盘呈请、股东争议、委任临时清盘人和禁制令申请,及土地权益争议等事项。他经常代表客户参与高等法院原讼法庭和上诉庭的聆讯,以及国际仲裁案件。他亦曾就位于百慕大和英属维珍群岛法庭进行的审讯提供协助;在非争讼事务领域,陆大律师亦有处理债务或企业重组和减资事务,及为向香港交易所申请上市的申请人担任法律顾问,就香港法提供专业法律意见。

正式执业前,陆大律师以全级第一名在英国伦敦经济与政治学院(LSE)考获法学士以及荣誉学位。其后,他在牛津大学圣约翰学院(St John’s College, Oxford)以优异成绩获得法学硕士学位(BCL),及获香港大律师公会颁发大律师奖学金及沈澄纪念奖学金。他亦曾于英国伦敦大律师事务所实习,师承英国御用大律师。

陆大律师能以英文及中文(广东话及普通话)工作。学术及研究方面,陆大律师担任《香港民事司法程序》的特约编辑。此外,他还是英国公司法文献的研究助理,并同时获委任香港大学法律系的公司法特约讲师。陆大律师亦曾担任牛津大学法学院的《英联邦法律杂志》副主编。陆大律师时常获邀在香港及内地就香港公司法、破产法及国际仲裁等专题作出演讲。在本业之外,陆大律师亦服务于香港大律师公会的若干特别委员会,包括担任大律师公会中国业务发展常委会名誉秘书。同时,陆大律师亦担任其他社会职务,包括:香港港岛中学校董会主席,公司及清盘法研究组织创办人,中殿律师学院香港分会执委等。

  • 英基学校协会港岛学校校董会主席
  • 公司及清盘法研究组织创办人
  • 香港中殿律师学院执行委员会成员
  • 香港大律师公会中国业务发展委员会名誉秘书
  • 香港大律师公会仲裁委员会成员
  • 香港大律师公会新晋大律师委员会成员
  • 香港大学法律学院兼职讲师
  • 港岛中学校友会前任会长 
  • 牛津大学法学院《英联邦法律杂志》副主编
  • 港岛中学前学生代表

Banking and Commercial

  • Convoy Global Holdings Limited and others v. Cho Kwai Chee Roy and 27 other defendants HCA 2922/2017 (claim in respect of wrongs committed against the plaintiff companies) (led by William Wong SC, with Lai Chun Ho and Sharon Yuen)
  • Secretary for Justice v. Global Merchant Funding Limited (2016) 19 HKCFAR 192 (whether certain transactions fell within the definition of 'loan' under the Money Lenders Ordinance) (led by Simon Westbrook SC and with Derek CL Chan)
  • Crane World Asia Pte Ltd v. Hontrade Engineering Limited [2016] 3 HKLRD 640 (whether 'without prejudice' privilege should be lifted; expedited interlocutory appeal) (led by Gerard McCoy SC and with Derek CL Chan)
  • Yu Hing Tong Ltd v. Fung Hing Chiu Cyril [2016] 5 HKLRD 567 (whether donee properly commenced proceedings pursuant to a power of attorney)
  • Citibank, N.A. v. Midas Chemical (HK) Limited CACV 72/2017 (security for costs)
  • Citibank, N.A. v. York Star Company Limited HCA 526/2016 (summary judgment against debtor and guarantors; misrepresentation)
  • DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited v. Hoiho PCB HK HCMP 1951/2016 (procedural)
  • Citibank, N.A. v. KCL Chemical Limited HCA 1635/2016 (summary judgment against debtor and guarantors; misrepresentation; undue influence; non est factum; unconscionability)
  • CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. v. Gold China Industries Limited HCA 1733/2016 (summary judgment against debtor and guarantors; misrepresentation)
  • ICICI Bank Limited v. Shrenuj Far East Ltd HCMP 1302/2016 (appointment of receivers by creditor bank) (led by William Wong SC)
  • Union Bank of India v Taiyi Technology Group Co., Limited and Bank Sinopac HCA 1909/2016 (urgent Mareva injunction arising out of an email/SWIFT fraud) (led by Robert Pang SC).  
  • Haifa International Finance Ltd v. Concord Strategic Investments Ltd HCA 4442/2003 (action for the recovery of a HK$30 million loan (led by William Wong SC)
  • Halliburton BV Merkezi Hollanda Ankara Merkez Turkiye Subesi v. Sheng Yi (HK) Trade Co, Ltd and Others HCQ 1627/2016 (email fraud; striking-out)
  • Various 'email fraud' / cybercrime cases (involving urgent ex-parte Mareva and proprietary injunctions, Bankers Trust, Norwich Pharmacal and/or default judgment applications): Sino-American Silicon Products Inc. v. Lianyida International Co. Limited HCA 2058/2017; CTAP, LLC v. Thou Global Limited and Others HCA 1483/2017; Fives Services Australia Pty Ltd v. Edward Group Co., Limited HCA 240/2017; Gestion Manuia Inc. v. Netstarkong International Limited HCA 3064/2016; Andritz Asselin-Thibeau SAS v. Basile IMP. & EXP. Trading Co., Limited HCA 2692/2016
  • Fujifilm Hong Kong Limited v. Cheung and others HCA 1835/2017 (alleged misappropriation and conspiracy by employee; Mareva injunctions; Norwich Pharmacal applications)
  • Wilson Group Limited and others v. Au and others HCA 1296/2016 (alleged misappropriation of confidential information by employees; interlocutory injunction) (led by Winnie Tam SC and with Catrina Lam)

 

Bankruptcy and Winding-Up Petitions

  • Re Chiu Chi Hong (ex p Credit Suisse AG) HCB 2309/2017 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioning bank)
  • Re China Animal Healthcare Limited HCCW 156/2017 (winding-up petition representing the respondent shareholders)
  • Re Ping Shan Tea Group Limited HCCW 283/2017 (winding-up petition representing the listed company)
  • Re Swindon Limited and Queens Limited HCCW 118-119/2017 (appointment of provisional liquidators) (with Sharon Yuen)
  • Re Lau Yu (ex p HSBC) HCB 104/2017 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioning bank) (led by Richard Khaw SC)
  • HSBC v. General Nice Development Limited HCCW 418/2016 (winding-up petition representing the petitioning bank) (led by Anson Wong SC)
  • Citibank N.A. v. Mulberry Silk Company Ltd HCCW 363/2016 (winding-up petition representing the petitioning bank)
  • Re Jie Ci Pok (ex p Citibank, N.A.) HCB 5356/2016 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioning bank)
  • Re Tang Kan Shing (ex p Citibank, N.A.) HCB 5355/2016 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioning bank)
  • Bank of Baroda v. Psons Ltd HCCW 162/2016 (winding-up petition representing the petitioning bank, Bank of Baroda)
  • Re Up Energy Development Group Ltd HCCW 91/2016 (winding-up petition representing the supporting creditor, Credit Suisse AG)
  • Re Anxin-China Holdings Ltd HCCW 317/2015 (winding-up petition representing the petitioning contributory)
  • Re Tai Shing International (Holdings) Ltd HCCW 83/2014 (application to strike out winding-up petition) (with Jose-Antonio Maurellet)
  • Re Sunfill Ltd HCCW 282/2013 (conversion of compulsory winding-up into voluntary winding-up under s.209A of CWUPO)(led by Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC)
  • Re Syed Ather Ali (ex p Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong) Limited) HCB 6314/2016 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioning bank)
  • Re Shang Lili (ex p Ang) HCB 5329/2014 (bankruptcy petition representing the petitioner)

 

Other Bankrupcy, Company and Insolvency

  • The Joint Administrators of African Minerals Ltd (in administration) v. Madison Pacific Trust Ltd [2015] 4 HKC 215 (cross-border insolvency; recognition; Letter of Request) (led by William Wong SC)
  • Re Hong Kong Society of Congenital & Structural Heart Disease Ltd [2016] 5 HKLRD 117 (Court’s discretion to ratify accounts of a company and to convene AGM under Cap. 622 and relevant transitional provisions under Cap. 32)
  • Re Amylinear International Limited and Amylin Enterprises Limited HCMP 3596-3597/2016 (leave to convene shareholders' meeting under section 570 of Cap. 622) (with Sharon Yuen)
  • Re Nanik Dayaram HCB 7651/2011 (application by trustees in bankruptcy under section 29 of Bankruptcy Ordinance)
  • Bay Capital Asia Fund, LP (in official liquidation) v. DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd HCMP 3104/2015 (common law power to provide cooperation; whether necessary for foreign officer holder to seek recognition)
  • Re Econtext Asia Ltd HCMP 541/2015 (privatisation scheme of arrangement/reduction of capital)
  • Chu Kong v. Up Profit Ltd HCMP 305/2016 (leave to commence statutory derivative action pursuant to sections 732 and 733 of Cap. 622) (led by William Wong SC)
  • Re Fortune King Trading Limited HCCW 432/2012 (application under section 186 of Cap. 32) (led by William Wong SC).
  • Annuity & Life Reassurance Ltd v Kingboard Chemical Holdings Limited and Others [2015] SC (Bda) 76 Com – instructed to assist William Wong SC, admitted on ad hoc basis, in the Supreme Court of Bermuda in an unfair prejudice/shareholders’ disputes trial.  

 

Land, Probate and Property

  • Chan Sang v. Chan Kwok [2015] 3 HKLRD 131 (common intention constructive trust) (with Jose-Antonio Maurellet) 
  • Cornhill Enterprises Limited v. Leung Chun Sang and Others [2016] 2 HKLRD 1525 (CA) (bankrupt’s locus standi to appeal)
  • Joint & Several Trustees of the Property of Chau Cham Wong Patrick v. Highmax Overseas Limited & Others HCB 549/2012 (family trust; claims brought by trustees-in-bankruptcy of settlor)
  • Leung Pik Wa v. Poh Po Lian and Luck Continent Limited HCA 681/2011 (action for recovery of 3 billion shares in a listed company) (led by William Wong SC and with Connie Lee)  
  • Lucy Michaels v Citybase Property Management Ltd and Another HCPI 899/2016 (action against property/hotel manager; striking-out)
  • Lucy Michaels v The Apex Horizon HCPI 900/2016 (action against property/hotel manager; striking-out)

 

Private International Law and Arbitration

  • Chu Kong v. Lau Wing Yan and Others HCA 226/2017 (stay of proceedings; s. 20(1) of Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 622); multiple derivative action) (led by William Wong SC) 
  • Gain Park Holdings Limited v. Eversino Investments Ltd HCA 1638/2013 (stay of proceedings; forum non conveniens; non-exclusive jurisdiction clause) (with Jose-Antonio Maurellet) 
  • Great Wall Pan Asia International Investment Company Limited v. Cervera Holdings Limited and others HCCT 13/2016 (variation of worldwide Mareva injunction) (led by William Wong SC)
  • Hong Kong Golden Source Ltd v. New Elegant Investment Ltd & Another HCCT 14/2014 (enforcement of CIETAC arbitral award) (led by William Wong SC and with Lawrence Cheung).
  • Prime Mont International Holding Company Limited v. BHR Investment Management Limited HCMP 524/2015 (Mareva injunction in aid of arbitral proceedings under section 45 of Arbitration Ordinance) (led by William Wong SC) 
  • HKIAC arbitration (dispute as to supply and sale of goods between a PRC company and a Japanese supplier)
  • HKIAC arbitration (dispute as to joint venture agreement between a worldwide high street brand and a PRC distributor) (led by William Wong SC)
  • HKIAC arbitration (dispute as to purchase and investment of shares) (led by William Wong SC)

 

Others

Family 

  • T v. P FCMC 14290/2016 (matrimonial; preliminary issue representing interveners) 
  • LKY v. YLP FCMC 4352/2013; FCMC 18284/2013 (matrimonial; trial on ancillary relied) )led by Robert Pang SC and with Anny Chak).
  • LCT v. CHY and others FCMC 15794/2015 (matrimonial; divorce proceedings) (with Christopher Chain)

Intellectual Property

  • Skyrun Electric (Suzhou) Co., Ltd v, Whirlpool (Hong Kong) Limited HCA 2100/2017 (copyright dispute) (led by Winnie Tam SC)
  • Acron International Technology Limited v. Chan Yiu Wai, Law Sui Chun HCA 1709/2010 (intellectual property)
  • Lewis Road Creamery Ltd v. Keen Top International Ltd and Others HCA 1529/2015 (intellectual property; passing off; instrument of deception) (with Christopher Chain)

Defamation

  • Cosimo Borrelli as Trustee of the SFC Litigation Trust v. Chan and Others HCMP 1987/2016 (committal for contempt; setting aside ex parte leave)
  • Chan Yuk Lun v. Tse Yuen Ming Teresa HCA 310/2009; HCA 74/2011 (defamation trial)
  • Wong Chun Tak v. Lam HCA 2334/2004 (malicious falsehood)

 

Shipping

  • Re M.V. “YONG FU” HCAJ 79/2015 (shipping; default judgment application against shipowners) 
  • Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited v Owners of the Ship or Vessel “Yong Fu” and another HCAJ 25/2015 (shipping; action for recovery of outstanding indebtedness)

 

Advisory Work

  • Advised one of the largest PRC video streaming companies in relation to its broadcasting rights of a major sporting event (led by Patrick Fung SC)
  • Advised a HK listed company on, inter alia, Chinese Medicine Ordinance and Chinese Medicines Regulation
  • Advised a HK listed company on, inter alia, Money Lenders Ordinance and Electronic Transactions Ordinance
  • Advised a HK listed company on, inter alia, potential breaches of government lease, occupation permit, deed of mutual covenant
  • Advised a HK listed company on, inter alia, trademark dispute and passing-off
  • Advised a HK listed company on, inter alia, Predecessor Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32)
  • Advised a listing applicant on Telecommunications Ordinance 

 

  • Bar Scholarship  
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship  
  • Sir Roy Goode Prize for BCL, St. John’s College, Oxford  
  • Slaughter & May Prize for Best Overall Degree, LSE
  • Slaughter & May Prize for Best Performance in final year, LSE
  • Hogan Lovells Prize in Business Associations, LSE 
  • Contributing Editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure (the “White Book”) (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Research Assistant, ‘Sealy and Worthington’s Text, Cases and Materials on Company Law’ and ‘Gower and Davies' Principles of Modern Company Law
  • Cross-border insolvency and related shareholders disputes' (CPD seminar, with Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC) (August 2017)
  • Updates on Cross-Jurisdictional Company and Insolvency Litigation (CPD seminar, with Vincent Chiu and Stephanie Wong) (April 2017)
  • Guest Speaker at the 8th Lujiazia Legal Forum, delivering a lecture entitled "Internationalization of Legal Services: Cross-Border Arbitration in Hong Kong" (December 2016)
  • Guest Speaker at International Disputes Resolutioni Along "Belt and Road" Initiative, Renmin University of China Abbotsbury) (November 2016)
  • Hong Kong Companies and Insolvency Law from Litigation Perspective - a lecture delivered to the Pudong Lawyers Association (with Alexander Tang and David Chen) (June 2016)
  • ‘Ring-fencing Domestic Property: Is there a solution?’ (CPD seminar, with Martin Kok and Jacqueline Law) (December 2014)

  • ‘Demystifying the Law of Unjust Enrichment’ (CPD seminar, with Martin Kok, Martin Ho and Jacqueline Law) (October 2014)