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.

 

 

 

Trials

  • AIM Global Holdings Ltd & Ors v Chien Kun Allen & Ors (HCA 2217/2014 and HCA 2495/2014): Acted for the Defendants in an 18-day trial claiming for outstanding service fees and shares in a BVI company under a share award agreement (with Yang-Wahn Hew) (pending judgment).
  • Smart Trike MNF Pte Ltd & Ors v Chiu Sui Chun & Ors (HCIP 76/2019): Acting for the Plaintiffs in a 15-day trial for breaches of fiduciary duties and duty of confidence (led by Anson Wong SC and with Martin Kok) (ongoing).
  • Chubb Life Insurance Co Ltd v Shing Pui Keung [2021] HKDC 1391: Successfully acted for an insurance company in a 5-day trial for repayment of bonuses by an insurance agent (with Sabrina Ho).

General Commercial Disputes Resolution

  • Pacific Bulk Supramax Company Ltd v Wong Man Kam Patrick and Leung Chi Kin (HCA 1632/2021): Acting for the Plaintiff in an action of contempt against two directors of a company (with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).
  • Lei Tung v Lai Wing Ho (HCA 320/2022): Acting for the Defendant in an action concerning resulting trust, common intention constructive trust and unjust enrichment (with Douglas Lam SC) (ongoing).
  • Wealth Management Cube Ltd v Wong Kim Kiu & Ors (HCA 324/2021); Wealth Bridge Asia Ltd v Wealth Management Cube Ltd (HCA 647/2021): Acting for the Defendants in HCA 324/2021 and the Plaintiff in HCA 647/2021 on disputes concerning breaches of fiduciary duties and breach of intellectual property rights (with Sabrina Ho) (ongoing).
  • BOC Group Life Assurance Company Ltd v Wong Fu Wah (DCCJ 4648/2019): Acting for an insurance company for repayment of outstanding allowance and bonuses from an insurance agent (with Sabrina Ho) (ongoing).
  • Advising a CEO of a listed company on issues concerning limitation periods and forum non-conveniens (led by Douglas Lam SC).
  • Advising a movie production company on the merits of claims on breach of fiduciary duties against its former director (led by Douglas Lam SC).
  • Advising a securities company on a potential application under section 62 of the Trustee Ordinance (Cap. 29) (with Christopher Chain) (ongoing).

Company and 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).
  • The Joint and Several Liquidators of Bintan Mining Corporation v Pacific Bulk Supramax Company Ltd (HCMP 730/2021): Acted for the Respondent in resisting an application for stay of proceedings in Hong Kong after the appointment of liquidators (led by Victor Joffe QC and with Christopher Chain).
  • Re Golden Oasis Health Ltd (in compulsory winding up) (HCCW 236/2018): Successfully acted for the Applicant for leave to commence proceedings against an insolvent company under section 186 of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (with Sabrina Ho).
  • Advising a listed company on a potential injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding-up petition (with Sabrina Ho).
  • Advising a minority shareholder on presenting an unfair prejudice petition based on unlawful dilution of shares (with Sabrina Ho).

Injunctions

  • Gold Swing Enterprises Ltd v Golden Oasis Health Ltd (in compulsory winding up) & Ors (HCA 745/2022): Successfully obtained an interim-interim injunction against the recipient of shares transferred in breach of pre-emption rights (with Justin Lam, and as sole advocate).
  • Pacific Bulk Supramax Company Ltd v Bintan Mining Corporation (HCMP 1190/2020): Acted for the Plaintiff in continuing a worldwide Mareva injunction after the appointment of liquidators (led by Victor Joffe QC and with Christopher Chain).

Public law

  • Lu Weifang v The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2022] HKCFI 734: Acted 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).
  • David Ho v Secretary for Justice (CACV 107/2022): Acting for the appellant on an appeal concerning the lodgement of election return out of time (led by Daniel Fung SC and with Sabrina Ho) (ongoing).

Arbitration

  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acted for the Claimant on the proper interpretation of a buyback obligation under a share purchase agreement (with Sabrina Ho).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acted 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: Acted for the Claimant in claiming outstanding service fees owed in relation to an online promotion platform (as sole counsel).
  • HKIAC Administered Rules: Acting for the Claimant in an action for breach of contract and misrepresentation concerning the sale and purchase of apparel products (as sole counsel) (ongoing).

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).
  • Mok Sui Ling v Valenzuela Castro, Adrian (DCPI 1299/2021): Acting for the Defendant in a personal injury action involving motor vehicles.
  • 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) - published by LexisNexis Hong Kong (2021).
  • Contributing Editor of the Annotated Ordinance of the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41) – to be published by LexisNexis Hong Kong.
  • Editor of the notes on “Professional Conduct” module for the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination Preparatory Course organized by Lex Omnibus (2021 and 2022).
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases 2020 and 2021 – published by Des Voeux Chambers in collaboration with Kluwer (2021).

Cantonese, English and Mandarin