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Brian is a Bar Scholar. He joined Chambers upon completion of his pupillage with William Wong SC, Tony Li, Christopher Chain and Jason Yu. He is currently developing a broad civil and commercial practice.

Brian has appeared in the High Court and the District Court both in his own right and as junior counsel. He is involved in cases concerning a wide range of areas, including insolvency, director’s duties, shareholders’ disputes, professional disciplinary proceedings, trust, arbitration, construction, shipping, matrimonial, land matters, and judicial review. He is regularly instructed to appear as sole trial counsel.

Prior to joining the bar, Brian graduated first in class with his LLB from the University of Hong Kong, and further obtained his BCL with distinctions in all subjects from the University of Oxford as a Jockey Club Scholar. 

  • Part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical), Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (effective from September 2020)
  • Appearing on behalf of the defendant in a 7-day civil trial involving a novel point of law of evidence and expert witness (as sole advocate, pending judgment)
  • Lee Man Fai v Yip Pak Keung [2021] HKCFI 2264: Appearing on behalf of the Plaintiff as trial counsel (as sole advocate, case settled on the second day of trial)
  • Re Progetto Jewellery Company Limited [2022] HKCFI 364: Appearing on behalf of the contributory in application for rescission of winding up order (as sole advocate)
  • Lam Chok Lai v The Official Receiver and Trustee in Bankruptcy of Lam Chok Wai, a Bankrupt [2021] 1 HKLRD 1185): Appearing on behalf of the applicant in obtaining an order for sale of land under the Partition Ordinance (Cap. 352) (with Patrick Chong)
  • Kiu Hung International Holdings v Li Pik Ha (HCMP 933/2021): Appearing on behalf of the Plaintiff in application for injunction restraining presentation of winding up petition (led by Paul Shieh SC, undertaking given by the Defendant on the eve of hearing)
  • Universal Entertainment Corporation v Kazuo Okada [2020] HKCFI 1406 (affirmed by the Court of Appeal in [2020] HKCA 995): Appearing on behalf of the defendant in resisting a Mareva injunction for US$620 million against a former director and founder of a Japanese listed company (led by William Wong SC)
  • Pacific Bulk Supramax Co Ltd v Bintan Mining Corporation [2021] HKCFI 680: Appearing on behalf of the plaintiff in application for continuing Mareva injunction for US$8 million arising from charterparty disputes (led by Victor Joffe QC, with Christopher Chain)
  • Ng Kwok Piu Philip v To Pui Kui [2021] HKCA 106: Appearing on behalf of the plaintiff in resisting leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal on the basis of the Duomatic Principle (led by William Wong SC, with Adrian Lai)
  • Bar Scholarship (2019)
  • Sir Oswald Cheung Memorial Fund PCLL Scholarship (2018)
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship (2017)
  • Gallant Ho Prize in Law (2017)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills International Competition Law Moot Champion and Oralist Award (2017)
  • Joint University Mooting Festival Champion and Best Speaker Award (2015)
  • International Oxford IP Moot Quarter-finalist and Best Written Submissions Award (2015)
  • Basic Law Moot Champion and Best Speaker Award (2014)
  • 20 other academic scholarships or awards 
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) -  published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer