Year of call: 2012 (Hong Kong)

Azan specialises in matters involving cross-border, public or administrative law elements. He also  has experience in corporate internal investigations, discrimination, election law, labour and employment as well as legislative drafting. He has extensive experience in mediation, as sole mediator, joint mediator and advocate.

Azan is a published expert in family and child law. Azan also contributes to Archbold, the White Book, and Chitty. He has been recognised as a leading Family & Divorce Law Barrister in Hong Kong by the Doyle’s Guide (2020).

Azan advises a number of charitable organisations, as well as teaches matrimonial law at the University of Hong Kong and ethics and law at the Chinese University Faculty of Medicine.


Direct Phone Number: +852 9199 4126

Legal Qualifications:

2011, PCLL, University of Hong Kong, 2011
2010, LLB, London School of Economics and University of Southern California


2020 - Member, Hong Kong Bar Association Standing Committee on Technology
Current - Member, Hong Kong Bar Association, Standing Committees on Equality & Diversity, Practice Development, Legal Aid Reform, and Co-Chair of Working Group on Sports Law
Current - Member, Hong Kong Family Law Association
2019-present, Board Member, Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights
2012-present, Honorary Legal Advisor, Mother’s Choice
2017-present, Honorary Legal Advisor, United Muslim Association of Hong Kong
Co-Founder, Moderator of Hong Kong Public Interest Lawyers (HKPIL)
2011, Accredited Mediator, CEDR

Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:

2013, Hong Kong Middle Temple Society Advocacy Scholarship
2010, American Jurisprudence Award (Mediation) (University of Southern California)
2006, Honorary Life Member, London School of Economics Student Union

Judicial/Statutory Body or Other Appointments:

2020- Present, Member, Chief Secretary for Administration's Advisory Committee on Legal Advice for Unprecedented Litigants
2018-present, Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel under the Buildings Ordinance, Section 48
2018, Member, Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks Vetting Committee
2012 - 2013, Judicial Assistant, Court of Final Appeal
2010, Court Mediator, Los Angeles County Courts

2019-present, Lecturer (Matrimonial Property & Practice), University of Hong Kong
2019-present, Adjunct Tutor (Faculty of Medicine), Chinese University of Hong Kong

Languages spoken:


Cases involved in:

SW v Secretary for Justice [2019] 1 HKLRD 768
Human rights, security of person

United Muslim Association of Hong Kong v Yusuf Yu [2018] 4 HKLRD 22
Company law

ZN v Secretary for Justice [2018] 3 HKLRD 778 (CA); [2017] 1 HKLRD 559 (CFI)
Human trafficking

Lau Wing Hong v Chan Yuen Man, Amy [2018] 3 HKLRD 150
Election petitions

Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service and Anor [2019] HKCFA 19 (CFA); [2018] 3 HKLRD 150, [2018] 3 HKLRD 84 (CA); and [2017] 2 HKLRD 1132, [2017] 3 HKC 274 (CFI)
Discrimination in employment, tax

Chan Ho Tin v Lo Ying Ki Alan [2018] 2 HKLRD 7, [2018] 2 HKC 213
Election petitions

VK v SAFG [2018] HKFC 126
Permanent child relocation

XY v Director of Legal Aid [2017] 5 HKLRD 787
Director of Legal Aid’s first charge

Designing Hong Kong Ltd v Town Planning Board, Secretary for Justice Intervening (2018) 21 HKCFAR 237; [2017] 3 HKLRD 560 (CA); [2015] 3 HKC 525 (CFI)
Protective costs orders

D v S, FD v Shek Kwok Ngai [2017] 2 HKLRD 940; [2017] 3 HKC 127
Sexual discrimination; indemnity costs

PD v LTY [2017] HKCFI 1104
Child abduction

HKSAR v Ho Loy (2016) 19 HKCFAR 110; [2015] 3 HKLRD 385 (CFI)
Legal certainty

ZN v Secretary for Justice [2016] 1 HKLRD 174
Judicial recusal

Archbold Hong Kong

Dr. Gerard “Gerry” McCoy SBS QC SC (General Editor (2004)) and Catherine FUNG (Contributing Editor) and Emma Tsang (Contributing Editor (2011 - present)) and Vicky Chung (Contributing Editor) and Daniel Hui (Contributing Editor (2014 - present)) and Azan Marwah (Contributing Editor (2015 - present))


Atkins Court Forms Hong Kong, vol. VIII Family

Azan Marwah (Editor)


Duxbury etc: Hong Kong Family Court Tables

Azan Marwah (General ditor & co-author)


Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, [238] Legal Aid

Azan Marwah (Editor)


Hong Kong Chitty on Contracts, 5th Edition

Azan Marwah (Contributing Editor)


Hong Kong Civil Procedure

Andrew Bruce SC (Head of Chambers) (Consultant Editor) and Nick Luxton (Contributing Editor) and Azan Marwah (Contributing Editor) and Jacqueline Chan (Contributing Editor) and Tina Mok (Contributing Editor) and Au Lut Chi (Contributing Editor (2018 - current))


Hong Kong Family Court Practice, 2nd Edition

Azan Marwah (Co-author)


Personal Data Privacy in the Digital Age, HKLJ Vol. 43/3

Azan Marwah (Author)


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