Jasmine Cheung

  • BCL, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong
  • BA (Hons) in Law (Triple First Class Honours), Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Profile

Jasmine completed her BA (Hons) in Law at the University of Cambridge on the Prince Philip Scholarship with Triple First Class Honours, obtaining a number of awards and mooting prizes. She went on to complete her BCL degree at the University of Oxford on scholarship with a distinction in Legal Concepts in Financial Law. She joined Chambers as a tenant in 2018 after completion of her pupillage with Mr. Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC, Mr. Derek CL Chan (now Mr. Derek CL Chan SC), Ms. Rachel Lam (now Ms. Rachel Lam SC) and Mr. Christopher Chain.

Jasmine has a broad civil and commercial practice with a focus on company and insolvency matters. She regularly appears in courts both as sole advocate and as led junior. In particular, she has experience in handling applications for derivative actions, commercial injunctions, appointment of provisional liquidators and receivers and schemes of arrangement, as well as arbitration-related proceedings. She has also been involved in cases concerning property, trust, defamation, probate, intellectual property and family law.

Company and Insolvency

  • Wah Nam Group Ltd v Roderick John Sutton and another [2018] HKCA 687: Resisting an appeal in relation to the engagement of the rule against reflective loss where the defendants contend that the company’s claim against them may fail after trial (with Ms. Rachel Lam SC)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen & Convoy Global Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCF1 2112; [2020] HKCFI 324: Resisting application for injunctions and declarations in relation to Chairman’s decision at EGM to disallow voting rights attached to certain shares (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Jason Yu)
  • Re Topmix (International) Co Ltd and others; Re Topmix Industrial Ltd and others [2020] HKCFI 245: Shareholders' applications for orders under section 740 of the Companies Ordinance to inspect the companies' documents (with Mr. Terrence Tai)
  • Chung Keng v Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd [2018] 5 HKLRD 567: Application for leave to commence statutory derivative action on behalf of listed company (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Madison Lab Ld v Pu Yan and others [2020] HKCFI 382: Applications for final injunction restraining the presentation of winding-up petitions and striking out of materials on the grounds of without prejudice privilege (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Wang Pengying (王鵬英) (suing on behalf of herself and all other shareholders in Convoy Global Holdings LImited and Convoy Finance Limited) v Ng Wing Fai and others [2019] HKCFI 3074: Applications to strike out common law derivative actions against a listed company (led by Mr. Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Jason Yu) 
  • Re UIL Hong Kong Ltd (also known as UIL Hong Kong Ltd) [2019] HKCFI 2311: Appeared for Petitioner in contested winding-up proceedings involving applications for validation orders and appointment of provisional liquidators (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Re L&A International Holdings Limited (HCCW 72/2019): Appearing for opposing contributory in winding-up petition of listed company on just and equitable grounds, with application to strike out the petition or obtain security for costs (as sole advocate)
  • Aeso Holding Limited & Others v Chan Siu Chung & Others [2018] HKCFI 1195: Application to appoint provisional liquidators or receivers over a company and its subsidiary (led by Mr. Clifford Smith SC and with Mr. Kerby Lau)
  • The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation v SMI Holdings Group Ltd (formerly known as SMI Corporation Ltd) [2019] HKCFI 1948: Resisting winding-up petition against company (with Mr. Tom Ng) 

 

General Civil and Commercial

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited v Lynch Christopher James DCCJ 3754/2017: Represented Hang Seng Bank in application for summary judgment (as sole advocate)
  • China Cinda (HK) Asset Management Co., Limited v Linca Industry (Hong Kong) Holdings Company Limited & Chan Rong Ji [2019] HKCFI 2565: Resisting summary judgment application in claim by bank for breach of guarantee (as sole advocate)
  • Yuen Kam Lok Eddy v Lau George [2019] HKDC 1109: Resisting summary judgment application in claim for breach of deed of indemnity between parties to a joint venture (as sole advocate)
  • Yoichi Kuga v Saronic Holdings Limited (HCMP 1180/2018): Application for interim relief in aid of Luxembourg proceedings pursuant to s.21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) (led by Dr. William Wong SC, JP and with Mr. David Fong)
  • Wang Pengying (王鵬英) (suing on behalf of herself and all other shareholders in Convoy Global Holdings LImited and Convoy Finance Limited) v Ng Wing Fai and others [2019] HKCFI 2430: Application for withdrawal of interrogatories (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC)
  • Ninotre Investment Ltd and another v Strong Light Investments Ltd and another [2019] HKCFI 2440: Resisting indemnity costs in security for costs application (as sole advocate)
  • Ferrari North America, Inc. v Success Trade Inc Limited & Others (HCA 852/2017): Resisting variation of injunction order to remove exception allowing for withdrawal of business expenses (as sole advocate)
  • Lo Wing Hong Patrick v Vestate Group Limited (HCA 1871/2018): Resisting summary judgment application in claim for redemption price of convertible bonds (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Winston & Strawn (a firm) v Tai Ding Century Limited (previously known as Hansen International Limited) and Leong Ma Li [2018] HKCFI 2506: Resisting strike-out application and application for relief from unless order (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Jewometaal Stainless Processing BV v Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and others (HCMP 2017/2018): Application for Norwich Pharmacal pre-action disclosure relief with ancillary gagging order (with Mr. Christopher Chain)

 

Arbitration

  • Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd and another v Fan Ji Qian [2019] 2 HKLRD 173: Application for “quasi-contractual” anti-suit injunction on the basis of arbitration clause against defendant who was not party to the arbitration clause in question (led by Ms. Rachel Lam SC and with Mr. Terrence Tai)
  • OUE Lippo Healthcare Ltd v David Lin Kao Kun [2019] HKCFI 1630: Application for enforcement of SIAC arbitration award (which was resisted on grounds of forgery and lack of proper notice), and ancillary post-judgment Mareva injunction (led by Mr. José-Antonio  Maurellet SC and with Mr. Christopher Chain)
  • Chu Kong v Lau Wing Yan and others [2019] 1 HKLRD 589: Resisting appeal in relation to mandatory stay of proceedings pending arbitration (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • Dickson Holdings Enterprise Co Ltd v Moravia CV and others [2019] 3 HKLRD 210: Application for striking out unfair prejudice petition on the ground of lack of locus standi, alternatively for mandatory stay of the petition in favour of arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement (led by Ms. Rachel Lam SC and with Mr. Terrence Tai)

 

Schemes of Arrangement

  • Re Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 64: Privatisation scheme of listed company by Swire Pacific Limited (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC)
  • Re China Power Clean Energy Development Company Limited [2019] HKCFI 2098: Privatisation scheme of listed company by China Power New Energy Limited involving the interpretation of “disinterested shares” under section 674 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) and its application to state-owned enterprises  (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC)
  • Re Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited [2020] HKCFI 274: Privatisation scheme of listed company by CITIC Pacific Limited (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC)
  • Re China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited (HCMP 128/2020): Privatisation scheme of listed company by COFCO (Hong Kong) Limited (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC)

 

  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2018-2019) 
  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2017-2018)
  • Harry Liu Postgraduate Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (2015-2016)
  • Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws Programme (2015-2016)
  • Thomson Reuters Law Prize (2015-2016)
  • The Sweet & Maxwell Edlyn Yap Prize for Litigation (2015-2016)
  • Prince Philip Scholarship (2012-2015)
  • Blackstone Chambers De Smith Mooting Competition Champion (2015)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Cambridge Junior Scholarship (2015)
  • Glanville Williams Prize for Part II Law (2015)
  • Hogan Lovells Prize for Law Tripos Part IB (2014), Part IA (2013)
  • Jesus College Scholarship for Law Tripos Part II (2015), Part IB (2014), Part IA (2013)
  • Deploying Injunctions in Shareholder Disputes" (CPD Seminar, May 2019)

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