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

  • Acting for an insurance company in a 5-day trial concerning repayment of bonuses by insurance agents (with Sabrina Ho) (pending judgment).
  • Advising a securities company on a potential application under section 62 of the Trustee Ordinance (Cap. 29) (with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).

Insolvency

  • Acting for two opposing creditors in respect of the sanctioning of a scheme of arrangement (led by José-Antonio Maurellet SC) (pending judgment).

Arbitration

  • Acting for a PRC company in an HKIAC arbitration on seeking the repayment of outstanding service fees (ongoing).
  • Assisted (during pupillage) in two HKIAC arbitrations concerning the interpretation and enforcement of contracts.
  • 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