Lai Chun Ho

  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • BA, University of Cambridge
  • BA, Yale University

Year of call

  • 2017

Profile

Chun Ho joined Chambers in 2017, after completing his pupillage with Mr. Anson Wong SC, Mr. Derek Chan SC, Mr. Jenkin Suen SC and Mr. Christopher Chain. He completed his degree in Philosophy (with Distinction) at Yale University and went on to obtain a Double First in law from the University of Cambridge in 2014. In the following year, he completed his BCL degree at the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Bar Scholarship in 2016.

He is developing a broad civil practice encompassing company and insolvency works, securities and regulatory matters, and a wide spectrum of other civil and commercial disputes, with particular experience in shareholders’ dispute, breach of fiduciary duties claims, civil fraud, asset recovery claims and defamation. He is regularly instructed to appear in court (including for interlocutory applications on an urgent ex parte basis) and arbitration proceedings as sole counsel.

He has been appointed as a part-time lecturer of law (non-clinical) in Equity and Trust and Contract Law at the University of Hong Kong.

Chun Ho is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Company and Insolvency

  • Re H12 (HK) Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1836; HCCW 92/2020 (25 June 2021)
  • Re Grand Peace Group Holdings Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1563; HCCW 410/2019 (24 May 2021)
  • Chen Pei Xiong v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd and Others [2021] HKCFI 836; HCMP 2178/2020 (8 April 2021)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd and Others [2021] HKCFI 814; HCMP 2151/2020 (31 March 2021)
  • Re AWP Group Ltd [2021] HKCFI 352; HCCW96/2020 (3 February 2021)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen and Others [2021] 4 HKC 167
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd [2020] HKCFI 2874; HCMP 1578/2020 (13 November 2020)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen and Others [2020] 3 HKC 408
  • Re Minloy Ltd and Others [2020] HKCFI 2215; HCCW 229/2019 (28 August 2020)
  • Convoy Global Holdings Ltd and Another v Kwok Hiu Kwan and Another [2020] 4 HKLRD 222
  • Singasia Holdings Ltd v 劉 新 生 [2019] HKCFI 2555; HCCW 257/2019 (17 October 2019) (as sole advocate for application of validation order for a listed company)
  • Cypress House Capital Ltd v Hua Han Health Industry Holdings [2019] HKCFI 1826; HCCW 110/2019 (18 July 2019) (Opposing appointment of provisional liquidator, with Ross Li)
  • Yung Siu Wa v Raffles Family Office Ltd [2018] 5 HKLRD 816 (as sole advocate, on the proper tests for inspection of company documents)   
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen and Others [2018] 6 HKC 394 (13 September 2018)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd and Others [2018] HKCFI 1729; HCMP 900/2018 (26 June 2018)
  • Convoy Global Holdings and Others v Cho Kwai Chee Roy and Others [2018] HKCFI 2111; HCA 2922/2017 (19 September 2018)
  • Convoy Collateral Limited v Cho Kwai Chee Roy and Others HCA 399/2018
  • Marrakesh Investments Ltd v Tangiers Holdings Ltd [2017] HKCFI 2343; HCCW 352/2016 (28 November 2017) (sole advocate, costs hearing on withdrawal of winding-up petition)
  • Application for restraining the presentation of winding-up petition (November 2017)

Commercial Arbitration

  • Daelim Corporation v Bonita Co. Ltd [2020] HKCFI 902; HCCT 34/2019 (28 May 2020)
  • Well Thrive Ltd v High West Capital Partners, LLC [2020] HKCFI 500; HCMP 1946/2019 (23 March 2020)
  • UNCITRAL rules - acting in dispute relating to an oil field investment with claims over US$1 billion (led by William Wong SC, JP)
  • HKIAC rules - acting in a dispute relating to the acquisition of a business in the PRC with claim over RMB$450 million (led by Anson Wong SC)
  • UNCITRAL rules - acting in an insurance dispute with claim over US$10 million  
  • HKIAC rules - acting in a debt recovery with claim over US$60 million (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)
  • HKIAC rules - acting in a debt recovery claim with amount over HK$200 million (sole advocate)
  • HKIAC rules - acting in a shareholder dispute representing shareholder claiming over HK$100 million damages (sole advocate)

Bankruptcy

  • Re Wu Shuk Chun HCB 3672/2018 (ex parte application for proprietary and Mareva injunction against recipient of bankrupt’s assets, as sole advocate) (October 2019)
  • Paul Gavin Jenkins v Lin Yan Jenny [2019] HKCFI 1793; HCB 5516/2018 (26 June 2019)
  • Re Cai Sui Rong [2019] HKCFI 514, HCB 2859/2018 (22 February 2019)
  • Re Cai Sui Xin [2019] HKCFI 330; HCB 735/2018 (4 February 2019)
  • Paul Gavin Jenkins v Lin Yan Jenny [2018] HKCFI 2084, HCSD 6/2018 (26 June 2019)

General Civil and Commercial

  • Chen Hongqing v Iu Yiu Keung Stephen And Others [2021] HKCFI 1804; HCA 1699/2019 (23 June 2021)
  • China International Fund Ltd v West China Cement Ltd and Another [2020] HKCFI 2976; HCA 1889/2019 (4 December 2020)
  • s.21M ex parte application for post-judgment Mareva injunction (as sole advocate) (January 2020)
  • BinChuang Resources Co. Limited v Lockwood Group Limited HCA 2167/2019 (ex parte proprietary and Mareva injunctions against various parties involving claim of around HK$100 million, with back-to-back enforcement measures in the UK, as sole advocate) (November 2019)
  • Xie Li XinLaw Ka Yan Thompson [2018] HKCFI 1096; HCA 1476/2017 (resisting continuation of Mareva and proprietary injunctions, led by William Wong SC, JP)
  • Interactive Media Network (China) Holdings Limited v Just Media Group Limited and Others [2018] HKCFI 1114 HCA 2291/2017 (21 May 2018) (resisting injunction application in relation to passing off claim, with Jason Yu)
  • China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Ltd v Zhang Jie [2018] HKCFI 94; HCA 2294/2016 (22 January 2018) (summary judgment application in the sum of HK$22,533,762.14, led by William Wong SC, JP)
  • Song Xuan v Xu Zhongping [2017] HKCFI 2232; HCA 1687/2017 (5 December 2017) (resisting Mareva injunction application in the sum HK$200 million, led by Anson Wong SC)
  • S.21M ex parte application for prohibitory injunction against a Chinese resident (July 2017)

Defamation

  • Tsang Kwong Chiu Kevin v Tang Wing Hang [2018] HKCFI 1479; HCA 619/2018 (27 June 2018) (as sole advocate, interlocutory injunction application to restrain publication of defamatory statements)
  • Ng Woon King v Cheng Kam Wah [2018] HKDC 491; DCCJ 2235/2017 (8 May 2018)

Family

  • Discovery applications for purpose of section 17 proceedings (October 2019)
  • Application for Discharge of Non-Molestation Order (December 2017)
  • Application for ancillary relief (May 2017)

Tutor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

  • Bar Scholarship (2016)
  • Middle Temple Scholarship (2016)
  • King’s Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2013-2014)
  • George Plimpton Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2012-2014)
  • George Long Prize for Jurisprudence, University of Cambridge (2013)
  • Davies UWC Scholarship (2008-2012)

“Arbitration Agreements: ‘Contracting Out’ of Members’ Statutory Rights to Petition the Court for Unfair Prejudice And/ or Just and Equitable Winding Up.” Asian Dispute Review (2015): 84-90.

Mandarin, Cantonese, English