Ema Leung


2017 (Hong Kong)

Professional Qualifications

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) (2022)

Areas of Practice

Equity & Trusts
Family & Matrimonial
Personal Injuries
Probate & Succession
Property & Land


Secretary: Ms. Miki Chan
[email protected]

Ema read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She was called to the Bar in 2017.  She served pupillage with Mr Peter Duncan SC, Mr Ashok K. Sakhrani, Ms Wing Kay Po and Mr Eugene Yim, and as marshal to the Honourable Madam Justice Queeny Au-Yeung.

Ema has been developing a broad and predominantly civil practice which includes commercial, company, employment, family and matrimonial, land, personal injuries, probate and trust matters.  As to her criminal practice, Ema has trial and sentencing experience as fiat and defence counsel, and participates in the Duty Lawyer Scheme.

Ema has appeared as an advocate (either in her own right or as a led junior) in the Magistrates’ Courts, District Court, Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Outside of litigation, Ema is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and actively developing an arbitration practice.  She has acted as sole counsel in arbitration and advised on various aspects including arbitration under multiple contracts, document disclosure, interim measures and enforcement.  She is familiar with different institutional rules including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

Ema is capable of drafting legal documents and conducting proceedings in both English and Chinese.

  • LL.B. (Hons.), London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (2015)
  • P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Law Society of Hong Kong Prize in Professional Conduct and Practice (2016)
  • Individual Award, 2018-20 Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services (2021)