Rosa Lee

  • BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)
  • BBA (Law), University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours)
  • LLB, University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours)

Year of call

  • 2018

Practice areas

Banking
Conveyancing & Property
Defamation
Regulatory & Securities

Profile

Rosa is a Bar Scholar. After graduating with First Class Honours (ranking 2nd in her year) in LLB and BBA (Law) from the University of Hong Kong, Rosa obtained a Distinction in the BCL from the University of Oxford, ranking 1st in her year in Advanced Property and Trusts, and Comparative Public Law. She also obtained a Distinction in the PCLL, ranking 1st in her year in Civil and Criminal Litigation, and Matrimonial Practice and Procedure. She joined Chambers in 2018 upon completion of her pupillage with Mr. Anson Wong S.C., Mr. Derek Chan S.C., Mr. Johnny Ma and Mr. Jason Yu.

Rosa has been involved in cases concerning a wide range of areas, including company and insolvency work, property, probate and trusts matters, securities and regulatory work, as well as public law and judicial review. 

Rosa is a part-time lecturer of law in Equity and Trusts, and Legal Research and Writing at the University of Hong Kong.

General Commercial and Civil:

  • Sun Tian Gang v Changchun High & New Technology Industries Development Parent Company & Others [2018] 5 HKLRD 485 (resisting an amendment application of pleadings on grounds of limitation, led by Anson Wong SC)
  • Smart Focus Inc Limited v Caroline-Fargo Capital Limited HCA 221/2019 (acting for a borrower in relation to a non-recourse loan securities arrangement and successfully obtaining proprietary and Mareva injunctions as well as third party disclosure orders, as sole advocate)
  • Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investment Fund, LP v Keyway Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2228 (successfully obtaining a mandatory injunction in a dispute concerning a non-recourse loan securities arrangement, with Teresa Wu)
  • Power Securities v Sin Kwok Lam & Ors HCA 1719/2015 (acting for the defendants in a case involving pledged shares in a margin arrangement, led by Barrie Barlow SC, with Justin Lam)
  • Chu Lai Kuen v Chu Lai Ming Agnes HCA 2880/2018 (successfully obtaining an injunction on the basis of a common intention constructive trust, as sole advocate)
  • Luet Tat Watch Band Manufacturer Limited v Ken Li Shu Chung HCA 1039/2018 (setting aside default judgment, with Justin Lam)
  • Advising on issues relating to secret commissions and professional negligence in a construction dispute (led by Johnny Mok SC)
  • Advising on the jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts to grant injunctive reliefs against a foreign non-party (with Jason Yu)

Bankruptcy:

  • Re Lee Ming Cheung [2020] HKCFI 297 (successfully dismissing a stay of bankruptcy petition application involving a claim for trust property, as sole advocate)
  • LMC v MKP [2019] HKCFI 2619 (successfully resisting the setting aside of a statutory demand, as sole advocate)
  • Re Li Shu Chung HCB 5475/2018 (appearing on behalf of the debtor to oppose a bankruptcy petition, as sole advocate)

Company and Insolvency:

  • Amerasia Global Property Limited v Dong Fei & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1475 (successfully opposing the respondents’ application for early determination of one of the three actions in a shareholders’ disputes involving PRC JV company, led by Anson Wong SC, with Ellen Pang)
  • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Convoy Global Holdings Ltd & Ors [2018] HKCFI 1729 (successfully opposing an interim injunction application, led by José Maurellet SC, with Jason Yu)
  • Chen Hongqing v Jinan Industrial Development Investment Group Co., Ltd & Ors [2019] HKCFI 2122 (successfully resisting a receivership application over shares, led by Anson Wong SC, with Ross Li)
  • Chen Hongqing v Jinan Industrial Development Investment Group Co., Ltd & Ors [2019] HKCFI 2121 (successfully setting aside a writ served out of jurisdiction and for stay of proceedings, led by Anson Wong SC, with Ross Li)
  • Joesh Overseas Limited v Executors of Li Sin Man & Ors HCCW 302/2011 (7 June 2018) (resisting a striking out of an unfair prejudice petition, with Justin Lam)
  • Re: Hsin Chong Construction (Asia) Limited HCCW 316/2018 (appearing on behalf of the Petitioner in a winding-up matter, as sole advocate)
  • Re: CW Advanced Technologies Limited HCCW 174/2018 (appearing for the provisional liquidators of the company in a winding up petition, as sole advocate)
  • Re: ACE International (B.V.I.) Limited HCCW 190/2018 (acting for the respondents to strike out a winding-up petition concerning a BVI company, with Jason Yu)
  • Advising on the merits of an intended winding up petition in respect of a BVI company with business in Hong Kong (as sole counsel)

Mental Health:

  • To Lee Wah Samuel v Yum Huin Ming and Anor [2019] HKCFI 1441 (succeeding in a trial for upholding the validity of two enduring powers of attorney, with Terrence Tai); [2019] HKCFI 2304 (obtaining indemnity costs against the plaintiff, with Terrence Tai)
  • Ng Yung Mei To suing by her next friend Ng Yuk Chuen Lomia v Ng To Kwan HCA 1086/2019 (successfully opposing the continuation of an ex parte injunction on a return date on grounds of material non-disclosure in relation to Part II proceedings, as sole advocate)

Arbitration:

  • Acting for a Hong Kong company in respect of a multi-million dispute involving the exercise of share option rights (as sole advocate)
  • Acting for a prominent mobile advertising company in a 10-day arbitration in respect of a multi-million RMB commercial dispute (led by William Wong SC, with Martin Kok) 
  • Acting for a renowned media business company in a 6-day arbitration in respect of a strategic partnership dispute (with Tom Ng)
  • Advising on the availability of emergency relief in an arbitration involving a dispute over the sale and purchase of certain interests in a foreign partnership (led by William Wong SC)
  • Advising on the enforceability of a PRC arbitral award in Hong Kong (with Johnny Ma)

Employment:

  • Garden Medical Centre Limited v Chan Chiu Lung Richie HCA 1129/2019 (acting for a medical surgeon in an employment dispute, as sole advocate)
  • Advising on employment issues concerning the construction of restraint of trade clauses and incentive entitlements (as sole counsel)

Criminal Law:

  • HKSAR v Fung Wing Yip, Wilson (馮永業) [2019] HKDC 1113 (defending an ex-government official on charges of corruption and misconduct in public office in a 10-day trial, led by Joseph Tse SC) 
  • HKSAR v Tang Wing Tung & Ors STCC 951/2019 (defending the accused in a trial on one charge of conspiracy to defraud, as sole advocate)
  • Acting for the Department of Justice as fiat counsel in the prosecution of cases in Magistrates’ Courts

Listing Rules:

  • Advising on the applicability of listing rules in relation to conflict of interests and connected/major transactions in a Singapore arbitration (led by William Wong SC)
  • Advising on and drafting submissions on the suitability of directors of a listed company under the listing rules (led by Johnny Mok SC)

Other Advisory Work:

  • Advising a major media distribution company in Hong Kong on intellectual property law and contract law issues (as sole counsel) 
  • Advising one of China’s largest lenders on contractual and trusts matters (with Alexander Tang)
  • Advising a listed corporation in Hong Kong on rights and shares offering matters (with Justin Lam)
  • Advising on the enforceability of a settlement agreement in respect of a shareholders’ dispute in Hong Kong (as sole counsel)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2018)
  • Bar Scholarship (2017)
  • Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2017)
  • BCL Law Faculty Prize in Advanced Property and Trusts (2017)
  • BCL Law Faculty Prize in Comparative Public Law (2017)
  • Magdalen College Prize for Distinction in BCL (2017)
  • Magdalen Hong Kong Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in BCL (2016)
  • Bloomsbury Book Prize in Civil and Criminal Litigation (2016)
  • Haldanes Prize in Criminal Litigation (2016)
  • The Oldham, Li & Nie Prize in Matrimonial Practice and Procedure (2016)
  • Peter Vine Postgraduate Law Scholarship (2016)
  • Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship for PCLL (2016)
  • HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (2016)
  • Hong Kong Trustees Association Prize in Equity and Trusts (2015)
  • Professor Dafydd Evans Memorial Scholarship (by the Class of 1972) (2015)
  • Dean’s Honours Lists (2011-2015)
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Scholarship (2013)
  • Hong Kong Securities Institute Scholarship (2013)
  • Yale Visiting International Student Programme Scholarship (2013)
  • Speaker, Part II Applications & Enduring Power of Attorney: Practice and Procedure (CPD Talk), with Terrence Tai
  • Speaker, Recent Updates on Company and Insolvency Law (CPD Talk), with Look Chan Ho and Michael Ng
  • Rosa Lee, “Proof of inducement in the law on misrepresentation: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co Plc” Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (Feb 2017)
  • Part-time Lecturer in Equity and Trusts, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong (2018-Present)
  • Part-time Lecturer in Legal Research and Writing II, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong (2017-2018)

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