Jason Yu

  • BA in Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (First Class)
  • BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Profile

Jason joined Chambers in 2012 after accepting numerous scholarships and prizes for his academic achievements. He completed his degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2009 with First Class Honours, ranking first in his class in Contract Law and ninth overall. In 2011, he obtained a Distinction in his BCL degree at the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Bar Scholarship in the same year.

Jason has appeared in all levels of court in Hong Kong (including the Court of Final Appeal in Ryder v Timely (2015) 18 HKCFAR 544, one of the leading cases on illegality in the conflict of laws). 

Company and insolvency:

Re Bank of East Asia [2020] HKCFI 310, [2019] HKCFI 1555, [2018] 4 HKLRD 396, [2018] 4 HKLRD 427 - acted for hedge fund Elliott Advisors in unfair prejudice dispute on share placements (led by Charles Sussex SC and José Maurellet SC) 

Re Convoy Global [2020] HKCFI 324, [2018] 6 HKC 394 - finality of chairman's decision in general meeting; [2019] HKCFI 3074 - fraud and wrongdoer in control in derivative actions; [2018] HKCFI 1729 - interim injunction under s.728 of Companies Ordinance (led by José Maurellet SC) 

Re Fortune King [2020] HKCFI 353 - appeal against liquidator's rejection of proof of debt; issues of unjust enrichment and subrogation (as sole counsel)

Re Mongolian Mining [2018] 5 HKLRD 48 - listed company scheme of arrangement (led by José Maurellet SC) 

Re Ting Wai Monastery [2018] 1 HKLRD 346 - provisional liquidation of charitable company (as sole counsel)

Re AGI Logistics [2016] 5 HKLRD 737, [2015] 4 HKLRD 300 - post-petition dispositions (led by José Maurellet SC on appeal)

Re Dayuan International HCCW103/2015, HCMP2143/2011 - unfair prejudice dispute on oil field investments; shareholders' inspection (led by Johnny Mok SC, William Wong SC and Victor Joffe QC)

Re China Shanshui HCA2880/2015 - acted for state-owned listed company (led by Charles Sussex SC)

Re Chung Sun Kwan CACV233/2016 - acted for bank in resisting annulment of bankruptcy (as sole counsel)

Re Lam Ying Ho [2015] 2 HKC 162 - appeal on suspended bankruptcy discharge (as sole counsel)

Re David Ho [2015] 2 HKLRD 603 - examination orders; legal professional privilege (as sole counsel) 

Re STX Pan Ocean [2014] 5 HKLRD 581 - conversion of voluntary winding up (with Richard Zimmern)  

Re High Fashion New Media HCA1724/2014 - shareholders' agreement injunctions (led by Russell Coleman SC) 

Re Sheng Da Investment [2013] 3 HKLRD 559 - shareholders’ agreement dispute (with Jonathan Chang)

Acted for liquidators and trustees in restructuring listed companies and in trust, void disposition and unfair preference disputes: e.g. Re Up Energy HCMP595/2019; Re China Solar Energy HCCW108/2015; Re Anxin-China HCCW317/2015; Re Lucky Ford HCA1357/2012; Re Red Personnel HCA213/2013; Re Luen Tat Watch Band HCA1428/2012

 

Commercial and civil:

Bright Shipping v Changhong [2020] HKCA 162; [2019] 1 Lloyd's Rep 437, [2019] 5 HKLRD 30 - ship collision; appeal on lis alibi pendens and tonnage limitation issues in forum non conveniens stays (led by Charles Sussex SC)

Banco de Chile v Boruida [2019] 1 HKLRD 1290, [2018] 5 HKLRD 154 - acted for bank in obtaining freezing injunctions and resisting fortification (as sole counsel)

Cheng v Hang Seng Bank [2019] HKCFI 2874 - acted for bank in third party proceedings and injunctions against recipients of laundered funds (as sole counsel)

Stinson v Gu [2019] HKCFI 43, [2018] HKCA 10 - horse-betting partnership dispute (led by Winnie Tam SC)

Chantal v Leung [2017] 4 HKC 538 - deduction of wages under Employment Ordinance (as sole counsel)

RCC v Nishiyama HCA569/2016 - injunction in aid of Japanese action (led by Winnie Tam SC)

China Baoli v Orient HCA1399/2016 - multi-party injunction dispute; issues of conflicts of laws and repo agreements (led by Charles Sussex SC)

Ryder v Timely (2015) 18 HKCFAR 544 - leading decision on the defence of foreign illegality; [2015] 2 HKC 582, [2013] 6 HKC 584, [2013] 5 HKLRD 343 - on conditional sanctioned offers and impact on appeal (with Richard Zimmern and as sole counsel)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2014] 5 HKC 209 - obtained Mareva, Chabra and receivership orders on behalf of bank in aid of UK fraud claims for over US$6 billion (led by José Maurellet SC)

Excel v Wong [2014] 3 HKLRD 642 - appeal on material non-disclosure (led by Rachel Lam SC)

Anite v WBCL HCA2560/2013 - implied undertakings and privilege against self-incrimination (as sole counsel)

Toyota Tsusho v Chimei HCA1173/2011 - trial on forgery, letter of credit fraud (with Jonathan Chang)

Pacific Electric Wire & Cable v Willi HCCL18/2009 - non-party cost orders (led by Clifford Smith SC)

Chan v Lee See Woo CACV10/2013 - burden of proof in forgery cases (with Richard Zimmern)

 

Probate:

Re Estate of Chen Din Hwa [2020] 1 HKLRD 194 - appeal on scope of statutory power of advancement pending administration and after beneficiary is absolutely entitled (led by Shân Warnock-Smith QC and Jeremy Bartlett SC)

Nativivat v Nativivat [2013] 3 HKLRD 340, [2014] 1 HKC 350 - appeal on striking-out claim by foreign executors pending grant (led by Chua Guan-Hock SC) 

Tao Shen Jong v Yung HCAP10/2010 - acted in interlocutory disputes in probate dispute (led by Victor Joffe QC)

 

Arbitration:

T v A [2018] 3 HKLRD 730 - jurisdiction challenge under Art. 16 UNCITRAL Model Law; on assignment, subrogation and conflicts of laws (led by Clifford Smith SC)

Paloma v Capxon [2018] 2 HKLRD 1424 - resisted setting aside leave to enforce award, recognition of foreign members' voluntary winding up (as sole counsel)

Chimbusco v Fully Best [2016] 1 HKLRD 582, [2016] 1 HKC 149 - indemnity costs on stay in favour of arbitration (as sole counsel) 

Commercial arbitration, UNCITRAL rules - dispute on oil field investment with claims over US$1 billion (led by William Wong SC and as sole counsel)

Commercial arbitration, HKIAC - acted for North American pension fund in trial concerning distressed PRC private equity investment of US$200 million (led by Douglas Lam SC)

Commercial arbitration, ICC - acted for North American footwear retailer in jurisdiction challenge against distributor (led by José Maurellet SC)

Commercial arbitration, HKIAC - defended claim to enforce shareholders' agreement by global pharmaceutical manufacturer (as sole counsel)

Commercial arbitration, HKIAC - trial on breach of contract for sale of commodities (led by José Maurellet SC)

 

Intellectual property:

Interactive Media v Just Media [2018] HKCFI 1114 - resisted passing-off injunction (as sole counsel)

Nagravision v Gotech [2018] HKCFI 1330 - injunctions to enforce US copyright infringement default judgment (led by José Maurellet SC)

GMedia v Tencent HCA495/2017 - patent infringement in WeChat app (led by Winnie Tam SC)

Oriental v Sze Hing Loong HCA2094/2011 - goodwill ownership dispute (led by Winnie Tam SC)

Islam Food v Tam HCA1597/2010 - assessment of damages; passing-off and trade marks (as sole counsel)

SBE v Hyde HCA1358/2011 - summary judgment and lack of genuine use of trade mark (led by José Maurellet SC)

 

Regulatory and public law:

Uber Drivers Prosecution KCCC274-277&279/2016 - constiutionality of offence charged against Uber drivers (led by Adrian Huggins SC and Derek Chan SC) 

Trustees of Union Church v Senior Missionary HCMP1579/2016 - statutory interpretation of reverter clause in Union Church Incorporation Ordinance (led by José Maurellet SC)

Lee v HK Automobile Association [2015] 3 HKLRD 689 - resisted stay pending review of disqualification decision by sporting authority (led by José Maurellet SC on appeal)  

Hong Lee v Law Society CACV155/2014 - Law Society's duty of care in intervening a firm (as sole counsel)

SFC v Wang Jian Hua HCMP745/2013 - orders for listed company to commence action under s.214 of Securities and Futures Ordinance (as sole counsel)

Audit Investigation Board v KM Choi HCMP1703/2013 - obtained first enforcement order on behalf of Financial Reporting Council (as sole counsel)

Re Robin Dicker QC [2013] 2 HKLRD 245, [2013] 5 HKC 512 - CFA factor in overseas admissions (led by Gerard McCoy SC)

  • Bar Scholarship (2011)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2011)
  • Wadham College Prize (2011)
  • Donner Foundation Scholarship, Full Scholarship for BCL (2010)
  • Sir Nicholas Pumfrey Prize, Best Mooter in Oxford IP Moot (2010)
  • Slaughter and May Prize, Top First in Contract Law at Oxford (2009)
  • Peter Carter Prize, Top First at Wadham College, Oxford (2009)
  • Dr Lee Shau Kee Scholarship, Full Scholarship for BA (Juris.) (2006)
  • Member, Committee on International Law, Hong Kong Bar Association

  • Coach (IP Moot Team), Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (up to 2019)