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Year of call: 2017 (Hong Kong)

Adrian is developing a practice with a focus on cases concerning trusts, company, commercial, probate, tort and other matters. He is particularly interested in cases involving remedies issues.

Adrian obtained his LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. He then pursued an LLM (specializing in Corporate and Commercial Law) at the London School of Economics, and graduated with distinction.

Adrian completed pupillage under the guidance of Mr Chan Chi Hung SC, Mr James Thomson, Mr Michael Arthur and Mr Jeffrey Tam, and was called to the Bar in 2017. He commenced practice after serving as a judicial assistant at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in 2017 to 2018.

Adrian is able to conduct hearings and make written submissions in both English and Chinese. He has appeared in different levels of Courts both as a led junior and as sole advocate.

Adrian is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He also serves as member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid Reform, and the STEP Hong Kong Sub-Committee on Mental Health, Elder and Capacity Law.

Outside of his practice, Adrian taught as part-time lecturer in Business Associations Law (2017-2021) and Tort Law (2017-2021, 2022-present) at the University of Hong Kong, and Civil Procedure Law JD (2019) at the City University of Hong Kong. He has also completed with distinctions STEP specialists qualifications in International Trust Management (Diploma) and Cross-Border Estates (Advanced Certificate).

CONTACT

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +852 9835 6053

Legal Qualifications:

LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law) (Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science (2016)

PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (2015)

LLB, The University of Hong Kong (2014)

Diploma in International Trust Management (Distinction), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (2021), comprising the following examinations:
(1) Advanced Certificate in Trust Creation: Law and Practice (Distinction) (2020)
(2) Advanced Certificate in Company Law and Practice (Distinction) (2021)
(3) Advanced Certificate in Trust Administration and Accounts (Distinction) (2021)
(4) Advanced Certificate in Trustee Investment & Financial Appraisal (Distinction) (2021)

Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates (Distinction), STEP (2022)

CIARB Accelerated Route to Membership Course and Examination (International Arbitration) (2020)

CIArb Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course and Award Writing Examination (International Arbitration) (2021)

Memberships:

Full Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid Reform

Member of the STEP Hong Kong Sub-Committee on Mental Health, Elder and Capacity Law

Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:

Commercial Remedies, Top of the LLM Class (2015-2016)

Insolvency Law: Company Liquidation and Stakeholder Interests, Top of the LLM Class (2015-2016)

Complianceplus Consulting Limited Prize for Pro-Bono Work in Clinical Legal Education (2014-2015)

HKU Worldwide Exchange Scholarship (2012-2013)

Deans Honours List (2010-2011)

HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Students (2010-2011)

Judicial/Statutory Body or Other Appointments:

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Hong Kong (Business Associations Law (2017-2020) and Tort Law (2017-2021, 2022-present))

Part-time Lecturer, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (Civil Procedure Law (JD) and Tort Law) (2018-2019)

Judicial Assistant, Court of Final Appeal (2017-2018)

Languages spoken:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Cases involved in:

LO KAI SHUI V HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE LTD AND ORS (HCA 404/2018)
(led by Mr. Andrew Lynn, with Miss Fontanne Chu)
Acting for the Plaintiff, Mr. Lo Kai Shui, in the dispute involving the Lo Family Trust. 

Top One Global Holdings Ltd v Su Da and anor (HCA 406/2018)
(as sole counsel)
Applied for further security for costs.

NTT Data Hong Kong Ltd v Octo3 Ltd and anor (HCA 344/2020)
(led by Mr. Colin Wright)
Resisted a striking out application by the second defendant.

NTT Data Hong Kong Ltd v Octo3 Ltd and anor [2020] HKCFI 2336
(as sole counsel)
Applied for default judgment against the first defendant, including a declaration that proceedings have been compromised under a settlement agreement. Default judgment granted in subsequent renewed application.

Acted as junior counsel in a construction arbitration matter
(Led by Mr. Bernard Wu)

LO KING YEUNG V EDDIE CHU HOI DICK AND ANOR [2017] 4 HKLRD 723
(led by Mr. Jeffrey Tam)
Whether leave is required to appeal against a decision or order under section 14AA of the High Court Ordinance (Cap.4) and Order 59 Rule 21 of the Rules of the High Court (Cap.4A).

LO KING YEUNG V EDDIE CHU HOI DICK AND ANOR (UNREP., CAMP 18 & 19/2017, 6 NOVEMBER 2017)
(led by Mr. Jeffrey Tam)
Resisted the plaintiff’s applications for leave to appeal against decisions refusing to extend its time for payment of security under section 73 of the Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap.542).

HKSAR V MOALA ALIPATE [2019] 3 HKLRD 20, [2019] HKCA 537
(Led by Mr. Gerard McCoy SC and Ms Nisha Mohamed)
Right to interpreting facilities under Article 11 and right to a fair trial under Article 10 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights.

HKSAR V CHAU YIU MING (2019) 22 HKCFAR 368, [2019] HKCFA 39
(Led by Mr. Andrew Bruce SC and Mr. Richard Donald)
Circumstances when a judge is required to direct jury on alternative verdicts.

Hong Kong Cases (HKC)

Dr. Nisha Mohamed (Case Reporter) and Alfred Y F Sit 薛有輝 (Case Reporter) and Private: Kim J McCoy (Case Reporter (2015 - present)) and Jacqueline K K Chan (Case Reporter) and Adrian Lo (Case Reporter) and Zoe M. McCoy (Case Reporter (2020 - present))

2020

Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest (HKLRD)

Daniel Hui (Consultant Editor (2012 - present)) and Adrian Lo (Case Reporter (2019 - present)) and Zoe M. McCoy (Case Reporter (2020 - present))

2020

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