Vincent Chiu

  • BCL (OXON)
  • PCLL (HKU)
  • JD (HKU)
  • BBA (GBUS) (HKUST)

Profile

Vincent was called to the Bar in 2016 and joined Des Voeux Chambers in the same year.  

Vincent has a broad civil and commercial practice. He has appeared as a sole advocate in the Court of Appeal and High Court on various occasions.

On top of the various reported cases in company & insolvency, employment and other commercial and land matters, Vincent also frequently handles cyberfraud injunctions, family property disputes, contentious probate, and banking and regulatory matters. More recently, Vincent has ventured into the realm of mental health cases, having been a party to an important decision which affirmed the Hong Kong courts' inherent protective jurisdiction over mentally incapacitated persons: [2019] HKCFI 2919. On the arbitration front, Vincent appeared as a led junior in a 6-day arbitration trial (HKIAC rules) and as the Presiding Arbitrator’s assistant in a 3-day arbitration (HKIAC rules).

Since 2016, Vincent has served as a Lecturer (Non-clinical) at the University of Hong Kong, teaching Equity & Trusts. He also frequently spoke at CPD seminars in a variety of areas.

Vincent is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

  • ACIArb 
  • Lecturer (Non-clinical) (Equity & Trusts) at University of Hong Kong (Since 2016)

Company & Insolvency
- Kiu Hung Intl Holdings Ltd v Cheung Kwai Fung [2020] HKCFI 2288 (injunction to restrain presentation of winding-up petition)
- Roth v Orlov [2020] 3 HKLRD 240 (expert valuer in unfair prejudice petition); [2019] HKCFI 875 (discovery)
- Re ACE International (BVI) Ltd [2020] 2 HKLRD 508 (winding-up petition on unfair prejudice grounds of foreign company with no place of business in HK); [2021] HKCFI 1273 (release of undertaking)
- Harbour Front Ltd v Money Facts Ltd & Ors [2018] HKCFI 2596 (interlocutory injunction)
- Re Fonfair Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 358 (trial of unfair prejudice petition)
- Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen & Ors [2018] 6 HKC 394 (company meetings)
- Re Leco Watch Case Manufactory Ltd [2017] 2 HKLRD 388 (CA) (costs against liquidator personally)
- Chen Lian Ting v Zhang Qin & Ors HCA 2273/2016 (unrep., 31.5.2017) (multiple derivative action)

Civil Procedure
- Zhou Xi v Brink’s Hong Kong Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1645 (discovery; bailor/bailee estoppel)
- The Maitri Trust v Hong Fei Sheng (HK) Trading Co Ltd [2020] HKCFI 2764 (email fraud; successful discharge of Mareva injunction and partial discharge of proprietary injunction)
- Mak Kam Chiu v IO of Fu Ming Court [2019] HKCA 1373; [2019] HKLdT 11; [2019] HKLdT 43 (striking out of action on res judicata grounds)
- Leung So Hung Siem v Carson Wen & Ors [2019] 1 HKLRD 1123; [2019] 2 HKC 387 (leave to appeal)
- Pong Seong Teresa & Ors v Chan Norman [2018] HKCFI 788 (imprisonment order)

Commercial / Chancery
- The Pui Ying Middle School of Hong Kong v The Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China [2021] HKCFI 692 (specific performance of contract in dispute in relation to school management and school sponsorship)
- Wise SRL v Apennine Holdings Limited & Anor [2021] HKCFI 809 (summary judgment)
- Rich Profit Creation Ltd v Ko Chung Lun & Ors [2020] HKCFI 1459 (interim payment based on unjust enrichment claim)
- Re TBS [2019] HKCFI 2919 (inherent protective jurisdiction over mentally incapacitated persons)
- Chung Yuen Chu v Borrelli [2018] 2 HKLRD 898 (commercial mortgage)

Employment
- Kwong Lai Yan v Scott Bingham & Anor [2020] HKDC 1193 (striking out of sexual harassment claim)
- China Wah Yan Healthcare Ltd & Ors v Dr Chan Leung Kwok Clement [2019] HKCFI 2047 (injunction; restraint of trade) 
- Richfield Realty Limited v Mak Wai Man & Ors [2019] 2 HKLRD 759; [2019] 3 HKC 461; re-trial from HCLA 28-31/2015 (unrep., 23.6.2016) (calculation of holiday pay in commission-based remuneration employees)
- Leung Woon Ming v Full Flush Hldgs Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2703 (employment trial)

Arbitration
- HKIAC Arbitration

  • Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy
  • Weston Scholarship, China Oxford Scholarship Fund
  • Sweet & Maxwell Edlyn Yap Prize for Litigation
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship
  • HKU JD Subject Prizes in Commercial Law and Equity & Trusts
  • HKUST Academic Achievement Medal (Top 1% of Graduates), Dean’s List and University Scholarship
  • Lecturer (Non-clinical) (Equity & Trusts) at University of Hong Kong (2016-2017; 2017-2018)
  • “Privilege against Self-incrimination: Assessing Recent Developments in Hong Kong” (2014) 8 HKJLS 43
  • CPD Seminar: “Updates on the Law Relating to Contentious Probate and Administration of Estates” (with Mr. Kerby Lau) (October 2016)
  • CPD Seminar: “Updates on Employment Law and Practice” (with Miss Connie Lee) (January 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Updates on Cross-Jurisdictional Company and Insolvency Litigation” (with Mr. Michael Lok) (April 2017)
  • Lecturer, International Commercial Arbitration (with Ms. Winnie Tam, S.C. and Ms. Kim Rooney), co-organised by Peking University and Hong Kong Bar Association (March 2017)

English, Mandarin, Cantonese