Jeff Yau

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2020 (Hong Kong)

Professional Qualifications

Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, Society of Mediators, UK (2019)
HKSI Practicing Certificates (Securities; Corporate Finance), Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (2015)

Areas of Practice

Arbitration
Chinese Customary Law
Commercial & Banking Law
Companies
Compulsory Sales of Land
Construction
Employment
Equity & Trusts
Insolvency
Mental Health
Probate & Succession
Property & Land
Public Law & Judicial Review

Contact

Secretary: Ms. Karen Leung
[email protected]

Jeff is developing a broad civil and commercial practice. Since coming to the Bar, he has accumulated wide experience in a range of matters, both contentious and advisory, particularly in the areas of land & property, probate & trusts, company & commercial matters, as well as arbitration. He accepts instructions in all main areas of Chambers’ work.

He has been instructed to handle proceedings in the High Court and arbitration proceedings conducted under the HKIAC rules on his own and as junior counsel. His experience includes representing an employee as sole advocate in an appeal from a tribunal at the High Court and a PRC-based company as junior counsel before an arbitral tribunal in a multi-party contractual dispute which entails a wide range of interlocutory proceedings such as jurisdiction challenge, interim measures and joinder applications.

Jeff’s pupil masters were Mr Robert Pang SC, Mr Valentine Yim, Mr Andrew Mak, Ms Queenie Ng, Mr Vincent Chen and Mr Ken To.

Jeff graduated from the University of Hong Kong ranking third overall in law and was placed on the Dean’s Honours List for three consecutive years. He went on to read for a Master of Laws degree at King’s College London and graduated top of his class with the Dickson Poon School of Law Prize and distinctions in trusts, arbitration, information law and his dissertation on conflict of laws. He also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Prior to commencing pupillage, he was research assistant to Henry Litton QC, former Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, for almost three years. He also assisted in research projects on trusts and mental health laws under the auspices of the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Jeff is adept at using of the Chinese language (both traditional and simplified) in drafting legal documents and in Court proceedings.

  • LLM, King’s College London (2019)
  • PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (2018)
  • LLB, The University of Hong Kong (2017)
  • BBA (Law), The University of Hong Kong (2015)
  • The Dickson Poon School of Law Prize (2019)
  • MW Lo Memorial Scholarship (2017)
  • Dean’s Honours List (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CH Chan Scholarship (2012)
  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin