What happens when auditors meet liquidators?  Recent developments in Auditors Negligence Claims -  a talk by Adrian Lai

10 June 2019

What are the controversies surrounding negligence claims against auditors by liquidators and what steps can liquidators take to protect themselves against these claims? These questions were addressed by Adrian Lai who recently delivered a talk in concert with Ludwig Ng, Senior Partner at ONC Lawyers. A review of recent case law expose lacunae that have yet to be addressed from as far back as Caparo v Dickman [1990] 2 AC... Click here to read more

Happy 5.25 Birthday to the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) – a seminar featuring DVC’s John Scott, SC

06 June 2019

An eminent panel of legal practitioners and specialists came together on 3 June 2019 to discuss the effectiveness of the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance - 5 years after it was enacted - in a presentation entitled Happy 5.25 Birthday to the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622.) The seminar was hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of CPA. Thought leaders included:  DVC's Head of Chambers, John Scott QC, SC, JP;  Karen Ho, Consultant... Click here to read more

International Arbitration Practices - part of a presentation series with Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing by Michael Lok

24 May 2019

DVC's Michael Lok was invited to take part in a cross-border arbitration seminar series, hosted by Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing on 23 May 2019. The series was entitled "International Arbitration Practices."  The presentation was divided into three parts; the first homed in on Cross-border Company disputes and Insolvency and the role of arbitration. The second focussed on the Interpretation of Provisional Measures in International Arbitration  - which Michael co-presented... Click here to read more

DVC nominated for GRR Award 2019

16 May 2019

For the second year in a row, DVC has been nominated for a GRR Award. This year, DVC was shortlisted for “Jurisdiction of the Year” for China. The 3rd Annual GRR Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, 15 June. at El Palace, Barcelona. The GRR Awards aim to celebrate all the best cross-border restructuring and insolvency developments, people and places that made waves in the practice area between March... Click here to read more

Reciprocal enforcement, recognition, cross-border insolvency and company disputes: a changing matrix

07 May 2019

Just prior to Easter, on 20 April 2019, DVC’s William Wong SC, Michael Lok, Stephanie Wong and Look-Chan Ho delivered an engaging and insightful seminar on recent hot topics relating to reciprocal enforcement and recognition, mutual taking of evidence, and cross-border insolvency and company disputes. About 60 PRC lawyers attended the presentation and the event was co-organized and hosted by Messrs JunHe LLP and The China Legal Education and Career... Click here to read more

Have you registered yet?

07 May 2019

What are the legal issues arising from a new wave of technology? Find out in DVC's upcoming Legal Tech Forum in collaboration with Hong Kong University and Monckton Chambers on 20 May. Registration details appear below:               @media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { p, ul li, ol li, a { font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 150% !important } h1 { font-size: 30px !important; text-align: center;... Click here to read more

DVC’s William Wong SC, Stephanie Wong and Look-Chan Ho shed light at a seminar on recent cases on arbitration, jurisdiction and cross-border insolvency

06 May 2019

On 28 February 2019, William Wong SC, Stephanie Wong, and Look-Chan Ho delivered an illuminating lunchtime seminar at Stevenson, Wong & Co’s offices. William kick-started the seminar with a briefing on mutual recognition and enforcement and a review of his recent judgment Wang Qian Wei v. 郭文雨 and Another [2018] HKCFI 2253. Stephanie then elaborated on shareholders’ disputes in arbitration, homing in on the issue of jurisdiction. Stephanie gave a... Click here to read more

DVC: the only set of Chambers to be shortlisted at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2019 APAC Awards

03 May 2019

DVC broke ground as the only Chambers in Asia to be shortlisted by the FT for their Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019. From more than 500 submissions across Asia and Australia DVC was selected for Practice Development within the Innovation in the Business of Law: New Business & Service Delivery Models category. Des Voeux Chambers was recognised for pioneering the first ever Practice Development Department in Hong Kong and as “the first Chambers in Hong Kong... Click here to read more

2 New Senior Counsel appointments

16 April 2019

DVC is delighted to announce that Jenkin Suen and Rachel Lam will take silk this year effective from 22 June 2019. This takes the number of Senior Counsel from 18 to 20 at DVC. Please see the Judiciary announcement for further details.      Click here to read more

Who was recently appointed to join the ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum?

15 April 2019

DVC’s Benny Lo has recently been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) as a Regional Representative for North Asia. Benny’s appointment is for two and a half years and part of his mandate includes augmenting ICC YAF’s professional development activities, exchanging views on international arbitration trends and expanding its regional network - which currently stands at 10,000 members. Benny joins the panel at a... Click here to read more