Administrative & Public Law, Appellate law (Civil and Criminal), Arbitration, Chancery, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Company & Insolvency, Competition Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Public and Private International Law, Land & Property Law, Probate & Administration, Regulatory & Disciplinary, Tort & Personal Injuries, Admiralty & Shipping, Defamation, Employment Law, Trust Law
Fontanne ChuBack to Barrister search
Year of call: 2020 (Hong Kong)
Fontanne joined Chambers in 2020 after completing her pupillage with Mr. Osmond Lam, Mr. Jonathan Ah-Weng, Mr. Vincent Lung and Mr. Timothy Parker.
Before joining the bar, Fontanne read international law at NYU with emphasis on cross border commercial disputes and crimes. She interned at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. She also part-timed at Justice Rapid Response, a non-profit that investigates sexual and gender based violence and crimes against children in conflict regions.
Fontanne is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.
2019 LLM (International Legal Studies), New York University School of Law
2018 PCLL, University of Hong Kong
2017 LLB, London School of Economics
Scholarships, prizes & honourable mentions:
2019 International Law and Human Rights Fellowship
2019 Human Rights Scholar
English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Cases involved in:
LO KAI SHUI V HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE LTD AND ORS (HCA 404/2018)
ACTING FOR THE PLAINTIFF, MR LO KAI SHUI, IN THE DISPUTE INVOLVING THE LO FAMILY TRUST (LED BY MR. ANDREW LYNN, with Mr. Adrian Lo).
CWYJ v LTYE  HKFC 65
Succeeded in a trial opposing a variation of maintenance application (Led by Mr. Benjamin Lam).
NWSA v CTYT (FCMC 11524/2017 & 15494/2016)
Ancillary relief trial (Led by Mr. Jonathan Ah-Weng).
Hillsborough Holdings Ltd v Wong Yee Man  HKDC 920
Succeeded in an assessment of damages trial arising out of a breach of tenancy agreement (as sole advocate).
Chan Kan Muk & Anor v Shek Shui Lin, the Administratrix of the Estate of Chan Lam, Deceased (HCA 1138/2021)
Acted for property owners in retrieving title deeds in wrongful possession through detinue. The case was eventually settled as the title deeds were returned to the plaintiffs (as sole advocate).
Re Billion Fortune Enterprises Limited (HCMP 108/2021)
Successful application for removal of forged documents lodged with the Company Registry pursuant to section 42 of the Companies Ordinance (as sole advocate).
Ho Chi Leung v Yeung Wing Kwong (HCMP 2300/2020)
Successful application for a declaratory judgment that a mortgage is incapable of subsistence or is otherwise enforceable by operation of section 19 of the Limitation Ordinance (as sole advocate).
Man Kan Nam v Man Lin Wai (DCCJ 4804/2020)
Successfully resisted an application for summary judgment in a land dispute under Order 14 (as sole advocate).
Written expert opinion on Hong Kong contract law for a commercial dispute in Vietnam
(as sole counsel)
Written advice on merits of proceedings regarding adverse possession and related land disputes
(as sole counsel)
Written advice on merits of probate proceedings regarding wrongful detention of goods (as sole counsel)