Kevin Lau

  • BBA (Law), HKU (First-Class Honours)
  • LLB, HKU (First-Class Honours)
  • PCLL, HKU
  • LLM, Cantab (First-Class Honours)

Profile

Kevin is a Bar Scholar. He joined Chambers upon completion of his pupillage with Mr. Jenkin Suen SC, Mr. John Hui, Mr. Christopher Chain and Mr. Jonathan Ah-weng in 2017.

After graduating with first-class LLB and BBA (Law) degrees from the University of Hong Kong, Kevin then obtained his LLM (first-class) from the University of Cambridge.

Kevin is developing a broad civil practice and has been involved in cases concerning trusts, insolvency, SFC regulation, land, probate, judicial review, and commercial and corporate matters.

Kevin is also part-time tutor at the University of Hong Kong and is the contributing author for various publications.

  • Lecturer (Non-clinical), HKU [2017-2019], teaching the Law of Contract
  • Lecturer (Non-clinical), HKU [2020-present], teaching Equity & Trusts
  • Lecturer (Non-clinical), HKU [2019-present], Coach for Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot

Insolvency / bankruptcy Law

  • Re X Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 745 – duty of provisional liquidators to disclose their interests as “financial advisors” (as sole advocate)
  • Re Hua Han Health Industry Holdings Limited [2019] HKCFI 1826 – resisting appointment of provisional liquidators over listed company (led by Mr. William Wong SC, JP); appeal to Court of Appeal [2019] 4 HKLRD 286
  • Re Qin Jun [2018] 4 HKLRD 379 – bankruptcy appeal based on new points not run at first instance (led by Mr. Douglas Lam SC and with Mr. Anson Tso)

Commercial / Company law

  • So Sheung Hin Ben v. Chubb Life Insurance Co Ltd [2018] 5 HKC 47 – disputing bankruptcy debt on the basis of implied term of good faith (with Mr. John Hui)
  • Chan Yuen Tung v. Ko Kin Hang (HCA 1864/2013) – trial of existence of oral agreement (with Mr. Christopher Chain)
  • Chen Hongqing v. The Persons whose Names are set out in the Second Column of the Schedule Hereto (HCA 2648/2017) – anti-suit injunction and jurisdiction challenge (led by Mr. José-Antonio Maurellet SC and with Mr. Alexander Tang)
  • Zhang Caikui v. China Shanshui Investment Co Ltd and Others [2018] HKCFI 1184 – Injunctive relief based on unfair prejudice petition (led by Mr. Simon Westbrook SC, and with Mr. Alexander Tang and Ms. Sharon Yuen)

Land Law

  • Goldcrest Management Holdings Ltd v. Great Wish Corporation Ltd [2018] HKDC 416 – resisting third party intervention in distraint for rent (as sole advocate)
  • Mohinisons Co Ltd v. Koonex Technology Ltd [2019] HKLdT 57 – trial for possession of land and damages for failure to keep premises in good and tenantable repair and condition (as sole advocate)

Public Law

  • Chow Ting v. Teng Yu Yan Anne [2019] 4 HKLRD 459 – election petition based on material irregularity in LegCo election (led by Mr. Johnny Mok SC and with Mr. Adrian Lai)

Publications

  • The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Immigration Ordinance (CAP 115, 2020 Re-issue) (with Mr. Yang-Wahn Hew)
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Contract Law Handbook (4th Edition, 2019)
  • Civil disobedience and civil procedure in the Occupy Central injunctions – Civil Justice Quarterly 2016, v.35, n.3, p.210-218
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Crown Proceedings Ordinance (Cap.300) (Contributing editor, with Adrian Lai)
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Misrepresentation Ordinance (Cap.284) (Contributing editor, with Adrian Lai)

Lectures

  • CPD-accredited lecture: Contracts, KYC and Data Protection for Hong Kong Start-ups
  • CPD-accredited lecture: Introduction to Blockchain: Legal issues and Challenges
  • CPD-accredited lecture: Pre-action Discovery & Access to Documents in Related Proceedings
  • Bar Scholarship [2016]
  • Queens’ College Foundation Scholarship [2016]
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship [2015]
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship [2015]
  • Mayer Brown JSM Scholarship for LLB Students [2014]
  • LLB Subject Prizes in: (1) Legal Systems, (2) Business Associations, (3) International Law (Duke University, on exchange) and (4) Equity & Trusts
  • Dean’s Honour List

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