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. José-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, including conducting trials as sole advocate. 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, family, intellectual property and mental health law.

Winding-Up Proceedings

  • Re L&A International Holdings Limited (HCCW 72/2019): Conducting a five-day trial on behalf of 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)
  • 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 China Cultural City Limited [2020] 4 HKLRD 1; [2020] HKCFI 1947: Appeared for the Petitioner in winding-up proceedings, which raised questions as to the locus standi of a beneficiary of a debt held under a bare trust to present a winding-up petition against a company without joining the trustee and the role of an opposing contributory in winding-up petitions (with Mr. Christopher Chain)
  • Appeared for the Petitioner in various contested winding-up proceedings, including Re Hongkong Corfu Industry Limited [2020] HKCFI 3039 (led by Mr. Douglas Lam SC), Re Lerthai Group Limited [2021] HKCFI 207 (led by Mr. Douglas Lam SC) and Re Aether Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1143; [2021] HKCFI 1695 (led by Ms. Eva Sit SC)

Other Company Matters

  • 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 (with Ms. Rachel Lam SC)
  • Great Sea Global Ltd and others v Registrar of Companies and others [2020] HKCFI 1690: Resisting the Applicants’ application for a declaration that various resolutions passed at an EGM were null and void by applying, inter alia, the irregularity principle (led by Dr. William Wong SC, JP and with Michael Lok)
  • Re Kidsloop Limited [2021] HKCFI 1454: Applications for extension of time for holding an annual general meeting and for the laying of reporting documents (as sole advocate)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen & Convoy Global Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCF1 2112; [2020] HKCFI 324; [2020] HKCA 972; [2020] HKCA 1145: Resisting application for injunctions and declarations in relation to the Chairman’s decision at an EGM to disallow voting rights and resisting the Plaintiff’s appeal at the Court of Appeal (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Jason Yu)
  • Madison Lab Ltd v Pu Yan and others [2020] HKCFI 382; HKCFI 1409: Application for a final injunction restraining the presentation of winding-up petitions (with Mr. Michael Lok)
  • 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)
  • 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; [2021] 1 HKLRD 997: Applications to strike out common law derivative actions against a listed company and resisting the Plaintiff’s appeal at the Court of Appeal (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Jason Yu)
  • 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)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd and others [2021] HKCFI 814: Resisting the Plaintiff’s application for leave to commence a statutory derivative action (led by 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)
  • Various schemes of arrangement for privatisation of listed companies (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC), including Re Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 64, Re China Power Clean Energy Development Company Limited [2019] HKCFI 2098, Re Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited [2020] HKCFI 274, Re China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited [2020] HKCFI 750, Re Joyce Boutique Group Limited [2020] HKCFI 800 and Re SHK Hong Kong Industries Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1165

General Civil and Commercial

  • Bank of India v Gimajasa Limited [2020] HKCFI 354: Represented Bank of India in a 3-day trial (as sole advocate)
  • Re Gold Fund Securities Company Limited [2020] HKCFI 2884: Application by a securities broker which has ceased to carry on business to pay unclaimed cash and securities into Court (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)
  • Agritrade Resources Ltd through the Joint Provisional Liquidators Ng Kian Kiat, Oon Su Sun and E. Alexander Whittaker and another v Ashok Kumar Sahoo [2021] HKCFI 685; [2021] HKCFI 1605: Represented the Defendant in its application to discharge an ex parte worldwide Mareva injunction (as sole advocate)
  • Taiping Securities (HK) Co Limited v Mystery Idea Limited and others [2021] HKCFI 2362: Appeared for the 2nd Defendant in his appeal against an order dispensing with re-service of a Writ and resisting the Plaintiff’s applications for, inter alia, leave to extend the validity of the Writ and for service out (as sole advocate)
  • Emperor Prestige Credit Limited [2021] HKCFI 403; [2021] HKCFI 1013: Application to set aside an order for substituted service (as sole advocate)

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)
  • 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)
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) - published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer 
  • Deploying Injunctions in Shareholder Disputes" (CPD Seminar, May 2019)

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