Vincent Chiu

  • BCL (OXON)
  • PCLL (HKU)
  • JD (HKU)


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 discharged)
- Roth v Orlov [2020] 3 HKLRD 240 (challenge on expert valuer; 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) 
- Harbour Front Ltd v Money Facts Ltd & Ors [2018] HKCFI 2596 (interlocutory injunction)
- Re Fonfair Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 358 (successfully resisted just & equitable winding-up petition in a 6-day trial)
- Kwok Hiu Kwan v Johnny Chen & Ors [2018] 6 HKC 394 (company meetings)
- Re Leco Watch Case Manufactory Ltd [2017] 2 HKLRD 388 (CA) (liquidators’ personal liability for costs for gross negligence in failing to properly prosecute appeal proceedings which were dismissed for want of prosecution)
- Chen Lian Ting v Zhang Qin & Ors HCA 2273/2016 (unrep., 31.5.2017) (multiple derivative action)

Injunctions / Civil Procedure
- 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 substantial portion of proprietary injunction)
- Mak Kam Chiu v IO of Fu Ming Court [2019] HKCA 1373; [2019] HKLdT 11; [2019] HKLdT 43 (successfully struck out a claim based on res judicata)
- Leung So Hung Siem v Carson Wen & Ors [2019] 1 HKLRD 1123; [2019] 2 HKC 387 (CA) (leave to appeal requirement for a decision refusing to grant extension of time to appeal)
- Pong Seong Teresa & Ors v Chan Norman [2018] HKCFI 788 (imprisonment order granted following Order 49B judgment debtor examination) 

Commercial / Chancery
- WISE s.r.l. v Apennine Holdings Ltd & Anor [2021] HKCFI 809 (successfully obtaining summary judgment in an action for price of goods sold and delivered)
- Rich Profit Creation Ltd v Ko Chung Lun & Ors [2020] HKCFI 1459 (successfully obtaining interim payment based on unjust enrichment claim)
- Re TBS [2019] HKCFI 2919; [2021] HKCFI 394 (inherent protective jurisdiction over mentally incapacitated persons for making interim access or care arrangements pending appointment of guardian)
- Chung Yuen Chu v Borrelli [2018] 2 HKLRD 898 (commercial mortgage; equity of redemption)

Employment, Discrimination & Education
- The Pui Ying Middle School of Hong Kong v The Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China [2021] HKCFI 692 (trial on a dispute regarding transfer of school sponsorship body, involving complex issues in company law and contract law against the education context)
- X v IMC of St Joseph’s College [2021] HKDC 336 (striking out of equal opportunities and tortious claims against school)
- Kwong Lai Yan v Scott Bingham & Anor [2020] HKDC 1193 (limitation period of sexual discrimination claims) 
- China Wah Yan Healthcare Ltd & Ors v Dr Chan Leung Kwok Clement [2019] HKCFI 2047 (interlocutory 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; successfully resisted employees' claim after re-trial)
- Leung Woon Ming v Full Flush Holdings Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2703 (employment trial)

  • 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