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Called to the Bar: 2018 (Hong Kong)
• PCLL, City University of Hong Kong (2017)
• LLB, City University of Hong Kong (2016)
Other Professional Qualifications:
• MCIArb (2020)
About H Y
Hok Yan served pupillage with Mr. Andrew Raffell, Mr. Kevin Hon, Ms. Elizabeth Herbert and Mr. Lincoln Cheung before commencing full practice as a barrister in September 2018.
Hok Yan is currently developing a broad practice in both civil and criminal matters and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. Hok Yan has appeared as an advocate (either in his own right or as a led junior) in all levels of courts and tribunals. On the civil side, Hok Yan has experience in areas such as contract, company, commercial, insolvency, bankruptcy, land, trust, construction, family, probate, employment, money lending, defamation, personal injuries and injunction applications. Hok Yan also has experience in arbitration and mediation, and also render legal advices to private clients in various matters, inter alia, intended judicial reviews, and compliance matters in IPO applications. On the criminal side, Hok Yan undertakes a wide range of general and white-collar criminal cases, involving commercial frauds, blackmailing, money laundering, theft, drugs, traffic offenses, and immigration offenses, etc.
Prior to joining the Bar, Hok Yan was the Chief Administrative Officer of a start-up company participating incubation program by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and was also the Company Secretary of Gustav Mahler Orchestra, a non-profit-making orchestra in Hong Kong, which he advised both organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters.
Hok Yan is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese. He speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Lee’s Chicken Limited and Anor v. Lee’s Chicken (Sai Wan Ho) Limited and Ors (HCIP 40/2022) (ongoing) – intellectual property – acting for the Plaintiffs in a claim for trademark infringement and passing-off
Wong Yat Wai v. Lin Feizhu (HCMP 543/2020 and HCMP 1034/2021) (ongoing) – acting for the administratrix in resisting an application for her removal
Lam Yiu Cho v. Cheng Hau Yiu Emme (Unreported DCMP 4765/2021) – land – acted for the Plaintiff in an application for an Order for Sale under Partition Ordinance (Cap.352)
Re Silver Base Group Holdings Limited  HKCFI 1241 – Companies winding-up – acted for the supporting creditors in respect of a winding-up petition
Lam Man Cheung v. Lam Man Yin & Anor  3 HKC 664,  HKCFI 866 – acted for the successful Executors of the Estate in, inter alia, an application for Order for Sale of the property under s.54 Probate and Administration Ordinance (Cap.10)
Hossain Md Faruk v Khan Faqergul  HKDC 180 – employees’ compensation – acted for the successful Applicant in the trial of employees’ compensation claim
Roxy Management Company Ltd v. Hoopeston Ltd  HKDC 75 – building management – acted for the Defendant in an assessment of damages
Denada Ltd v. Teculture Consultancy Pte Ltd (DCCJ 685/2019)  HKDC 146 – Trial on Contract – enforceability of ‘minimum order quantity’ compensation clause in the context of crypto-mining contracts.
Chan Chau Fung v. Chan Chu Wa (Unreported HCCA 102/2020, 24 September 2020) – Probate – acted for the Caveator in an application for grant of letters of administration by way of summons under r.25(2) Non-Contentious Probate Rules (Cap.10A)
Zhou Ruibin v. Chu Yik Shan (Unreported, HCMP 2065/2019, 19 August 2020) – acted for the Plaintiff in application for interlocutory Mareva injunction in aid of foreign proceedings under section 21M of the High Court Ordinance
Re Yuan Yiqiang  4 HKC 485,  HKCFI 259 – Bankruptcy – acted for the Debtor in an application to review and to set aside a Bankruptcy Order against the Debtor
New Castle Investments Limited v. WFC Holding Limited and Ors (Unreported HCA 1632/2018, CAMP 52/2020 and CACV 399/2020)
-  HKCFI 537 (25 March 2020) – Landlord and Tenant – Appeal against Master’s Decision to Judge – acted for 3 defendants in an application to set aside default judgment);
-  HKCFI 829 (20 May 2020) (resisting an application for leave to appeal);
-  HKCA 755 (8 September 2020) (resisting a renewed application for leave to Appeal in the Court of Appeal)
Gemini Asset Management Limited v. Joint and Several Liquidators of China Linkage International Limited (in liq) (Unreported HCCW 120/2017, 4 June 2019) – Companies Winding-up – appeal against liquidator’s decision regarding proofs of debt (as sole advocate)
Advisory work – Medical negligence – advised a medical practitioner on, inter alia, a potential disciplinary inquiry to be conducted by the inquiry panel of Medical Council of Hong Kong
Advisory work – Company law – advised on, inter alia, proprietariness of a surviving director’s appointment of another director under the equivalence of Art 12 of the Model Articles
Advisory work – Company law – advised a firm of CPAs on, inter alia, whether the taking-up of an appointment as provisional liquidators would give rise to any real or potential conflict of interests
Advisory work – Land law – advised on, inter alia, rectification of conveyance, adverse possession and doctrine of waiver, acquiescence and laches (with Mr. Wilfred Tsui)
HKSAR v. Wong Chun Shing (HCCC 123/2022)  HKCFI 3179 – acted for the defendant facing a charge of conspiracy to traffic in a dangerous drug for plea and sentence (as sole advocate)
HKSAR v. Cheng Ho Wing (DCCC 443/2018)  HKDC 1333 – acted for defendant facing charges of blackmail and perverting the course of public justice (with Mr. Andrew Raffell)
HKSAR v. Hussain Khadim (Unreported TMCC 2453/2018, 18 March 2019) – acted for defendant in a trial facing charges of, inter alia, dangerous driving and resisting police officers (as sole advocate)
HKSAR v. Tiago Adao Herculano and Ors (Unreported, STCC 3034/2018, 22 February 2019) – acted for 3 defendants facing respective charges of taking employment being a person in respect of whom a removal order is in force and argued in a preliminary issue on whether a “collective” dock identification should be allowed (as sole advocate)
HKSAR v. Kwong Man Chun (Unreported, KCCC 2597/2019, 24 October 2019) – acted for the defendant charged with arson with intent arguing in a preliminary issue on whether the identity of police officer should be anonymized (as sole advocate)
Man Sing General Contractors Limited v. The Incorporated Owners of On Tai Mansion, Winslow Street (Unreported, HCCT 67/2019, 10 January 2020) – Arbitration – acted for the Applicant in an appeal against arbitral award and an application to remission of the award (as sole advocate)  HKCFI 2864
HKIAC Arbitration (dispute in relation to a construction contract) (with Mr. Henry Tsin)
Membership & Appointments
Alumni Manager, The Incorporated Management Committee of Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College (from June 2017 to present)
Part-time Lecturer, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (from September 2022 to present)