Arthur Poon

  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction) [2020]
  • BCL, St. Cross College, University of Oxford (Distinction) [2019]
  • LLB, University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours) [2018]
  • BSocSc (Govt & Laws), University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours) [2018]

Year of call

  • 2021

Practice areas

Banking
Conveyancing & Property
Defamation
Media & Entertainment
Regulatory
Shipping & Insurance
Trusts & Probate

Profile

Arthur is a Bar Scholar.

He joined Chambers in 2021 upon completion of his pupillage with Mr. Joseph Tse SC, Mr. Christopher Chain, Ms Sabrina Ho and Mr. Justin Lam. He practises in all areas of Chambers’ work, with an emphasis on civil and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Chambers, Arthur graduated first in class from the University of Hong Kong in 2018, reading Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws. As a visiting student of Gonville and Caius College in 2017, he obtained first class results in all subjects in Law Tripos Part II at the University of Cambridge. Upon graduation, he further obtained his BCL at the University of Oxford with Distinction in all subjects, and his PCLL at the University of Hong Kong with Distinction.

Arthur is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin, and has experience drafting legal documents in Chinese.

 

 

 

Commercial Disputes

  • Chubb Life Insurance Co Ltd v Shing Pui Keung [2021] HKDC 1391: successfully acted for an insurance company in a 5-day trial concerning repayment of bonuses by an insurance agent (with Sabrina Ho).
  • Acting for the Plaintiff in an 18-day trial for claiming outstanding service fees, and shares in a BVI company under a share award agreement (with Yang-Wahn Hew).
  • Acting for the Respondent in two separate actions to resist the discharge of a worldwide Mareva injunction and an application for stay of proceedings in Hong Kong (led by Victor Joffee QC and with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).
  • Acting for the Plaintiff in an action of contempt against two directors of a company (with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).
  • Acting for the Plaintiffs in an action for breaches of fiduciary duties and duty of confidence (led by Anson Wong SC and with Martin Kok) (ongoing).
  • Advising a securities company on a potential application under section 62 of the Trustee Ordinance (Cap. 29) (with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).
  • Acting for an insurance company for repayment of outsatnding allowance and bonusues by an insurance agent (with Sabrina Ho) (ongoing).

Arbitration

  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acting for the Claimant on the proper interpretation of a buyback obligation under a share purchase agreement (with Sabrina Ho).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acting for the Claimant in resisting payment of sums under an asset allocation agreement (case settled 3 days before arbitration) (with Richard Zimmern).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acting for a PRC company in claiming for outstanding service fees owed (as sole counsel).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Assisted in an arbitration concerning the interpretation and enforcement of contracts involving both Hong Kong and PRC law (during pupillage).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Assisted in an arbitration concerning the payment of success fees and contractual dividends (during pupillage).

Insolvency

  • Re Century Sun International Ltd [2021] HKCFI 2928: successfully acted for two opposing creditors in opposing the sanctioning of a scheme of arrangement (led by José-Antonio Maurellet SC).

Public law

  • Lu Weifang v The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2022] HKCFI 734: Acting for the Intended Intervener in a judicial review application concerning the disclosure of private and confidential deliberations amongst members in a disciplinary panel (led by Sabrina Ho)

Others

  • Re David Goldberg QC [2021] HKCFI 3868: Acting for the Bar Association in opposing the ad hoc admission of Mr. David Goldberg QC (led by Jonathan Chang SC).
  • Assisted on behalf of the Defendant in a personal injury action (as sole counsel).
  • Advising the Plaintiffs on an application for witnesses to give evidence by way of video-conferencing facilities (as sole counsel).
  • Advising a member of the Election Committee on matters concerning filing of election return (led by Daniel Fung SC and with Sabrina Ho).
  • Bar Scholarship [2020]
  • Thomson Reuters Law Prize [2020] (for the most promising student who intends to be a barrister in the PCLL)
  • The Minvie Leung Prize for Property Litigation [2020]
  • Haldanes Prize for Criminal Litigation [2020]
  • Michael Wilkinson Scholarship [2020] (for achieving the highest combined scores in Civil Litigation, Professional Practice Management and Property Transaction I in the PCLL)
  • Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship [2019]
  • Des Voeux Chambers Harry Liu Postgraduate Scholarship [2018]
  • Dean’s Honour List [2017]
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship [2016]
  • LexisNexis Book Prize for Legal Research and Writing II [2015]
  • Dean’s Honour List [2015]
  • Dean’s Honour List [2014]
  • Basic Law Mooting Competition Champion [2014]
  • University of Hong Kong Entrance Scholarship [2013]

Journal Articles:

  • “Determining the place of performance under Article 7(1) of the Brussels I Recast”, International and Comparative Law Quarterly Volume 70 Issue 3 (July 2021)
  • “The Road Not Taken – China’s rugged path to a stronger legal culture” Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies Volume 12 (2019)

Other Publications:

  • Contributing Editor of the Annotated Ordinance of the Estate Duty Ordinance (Cap. 111) – to be published by LexisNexis Hong Kong
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases 2020 and 2021 – to be published by Des Voeux Chambers in collaboration with Kluwer
  • Editor of the notes on “Professional Conduct” module for the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination Preparatory Course organized by Lex Omnibus [2021]

Cantonese, English and Mandarin