Sabrina Ho

  • LLB (First Class Honours) – The University of Hong Kong (2003-2006)
  • PCLL - The University of Hong Kong (2006-2007)
  • LLM (Distinction) (Commercial Law) – London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2008)
  • LLB, The University of Southampton (2005)

Profile

Sabrina joined Chambers in 2009 upon completion of her pupillage. She practises in all areas of civil work, with an emphasis on commercial, company and insurance law.

Sabrina is a contributing author to the Companies Ordinance, Commentary and Annotations published by Sweet & Maxwell. She is the author of the Hong Kong Annotated Ordinance – Insurance Ordinance (Cap 41), the Hong Kong Annotated Ordinance – Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap 109) published by LexisNexis and the Butterworths Hong Kong Insurance Law Handbook. She is a contributing editor to the Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) - published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer and the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (the White Book) published by Bloomsbury Books Limited.

She was a former member of the Companies Law Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association. She is currently a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

Fluent in Mandarin and written Chinese, Sabrina has been involved in various complex Court cases and arbitrations (both HKIAC and CIETAC arbitrations) concerning Mainland corporates and individuals. She is a committee member of the Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession Association. She was a former legal consultant of Jiangsu Sunfair Law Firm, Nanjing (江蘇南京三法律師事務所).

Sabrina graduated from the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours in LLB. She obtained an LLM (Commercial Law) with Distinction in the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Arbitration

Beijing CIETAC Arbitration in Beijing Represented the Respondents and Claimants by Counterclaim in a trial (led by Clifford Smith SC).

HKIAC Arbitration in Hong Kong Represented the Respondents and Claimants by Counterclaim in a trial (led by Douglas Lam SC).

Commercial and Company

Chan Chi Wai & Anor v. Chan Sau Wah & Ors CACV 81/2019 [2019] 3 HKLRD 330 Represented the Plaintiff in a trial and a subsequent appeal relating to trust over landed properties.

Kung Kin Wing & Anor v. Splendid Profit International Holdings Limited HCIP 78/2019 [2020] HKCFI 894 Represented the Plaintiffs by original action in a trial concerning the ownership of the trademark of 傷心酸辣粉.

Chow Lily v. Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors HCAP 22/2019 Successfully represented the Defendants in a probate dispute concerning the Estate of a well-known businessman in Hong Kong (led by Benjamin Yu SC and Teresa Wu)

Shek Kin Pong & Ors v. FTLife Insurance Co Ltd HCA 739/2016 Represented the Defendant by Original Action and Plaintiff by Counterclaim in a trial relating to contractual interpretation of Agent’s contract.

Harbour Front Limited v. Money Facts Limited & Ors HCMP 1987/2018 Represented the Petitioner in an unfair prejudice petition to successfully obtain an interlocutory injunction (led by Clifford Smith SC). Successfully resisted the Respondent’s appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Rafaat Imam v. Life (China) Co Ltd & Ors [2018] 4 HKLRD 152 Represented the Defendants in a seminal judgment in order to oppose an application for leave for third party funding (led by Clifford Smith SC).

Insurance

Represented FTLife Insurance Company Limited (formerly known as Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited) in various actions, including the trial in HCA 1599/2014

Appeared in various hearings before the board of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers and the Federation of Professional Insurance Brokers Association

Administrative Law

U Storage Group Limited v. the Director of Fire Services HCAL 490/2019 Represented the Director of Fire Services and the Director of Buildings in a seminal judicial review by mini-storage operators against measures imposed by the Director of Fire Services (led by Catrina Lam).

Tomorrow Finances Ltd v. Director of Fire Services HCAL 1467/2018 [2019] HKCFI 3025 Successfully represented the Director of Fire Services in a judicial review by mini-storage operators against measures imposed by the Director of Fire Services (led by Catrina Lam).

Temporary Deputy Registrar of the Hong Kong High Court for periods in 2020 and 2021

Deputy District Judge of the Hong Kong District Court for periods in 2021

List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 

Member of the Arbitration Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association

Member of the Legal Education Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association 

Former Member of the Companies Law Committee, Hong Kong Bar Association

Legal consultant of Jiangsu Sunfair Law Firm, Nanjing (江蘇南京三法律師事務所)

Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure Rules (White Book) 

Author of the Annotated Ordinance in Hong Kong: Insurance Ordinance (Cap 41)

Contributing Author of Annotated Ordinance Hong Kong: Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap 109) of the Companies Ordinance, Commentary and Annotations

Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) -  published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer 

Presenter of the Common Law Course for LLB and LLM at the Peking University, Beijing

English

Cantonese

Mandarin

2007-2008 Blackstone Chambers Prize for Best Overall Performance in Commercial Law

2007-2008 Middle Temple Advocacy Training Scholarship

2005-2006 Dean’s Honours List

2004-2005 Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Scholarships

2003-2004 F. Zimmern & Co Prize in Legal Systems

2003-2004 Foundation Entrance Scholarship