Lydia Leung


2017 (Hong Kong)
2019 (New York)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Areas of Practice

Commercial & Banking Law
Criminal Law
Family & Matrimonial Law
Financial Services Regulation


Secretary: Ms. Estel Lai
[email protected]

Lydia joined Chambers in 2018 and now has a broad civil and criminal practice. She has a special interest in complex and voluminous criminal cases involving forensic accounting, and in market misconduct cases. Lydia is also experienced in general criminal and civil matters, including cases involving commercial law, company law, insolvency, bankruptcy, family and matrimonial cases, as well as urgent interlocutory applications. Lydia is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and is capable of making oral and written representations in both English and Chinese.

Lydia served pupillage with Mr. Selwyn Yu SC, Mr. Derek Chan SC, Mr. Eugene Yim, Mr. Jonathan Ah-weng, and Ms. Ann Lui. She was also marshal to Mr. Recorder Robert Whitehead SC (as he then was). Prior to pupillage, Lydia attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has a working knowledge of U.S. law and has been admitted to the New York Bar.

  • LL.B., The University of Hong Kong
  • P.C.LL., The University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • HKSAR v. Fung Wing-yip Wilson and Chan Ung-iok, DCCC 761/2018 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC, Ms. Juliana Chow, and Ms. Margaret Wu) – successful defence of the 2nd defendant against a bribery charge
  • HKSAR v. APL Co. PTE Limited & another (led by Mr. Robert Pang SC, with Mr. Bernard Chung) – successful prosecution of both defendants for offences relating to the import of strategic commodities
  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Au-Yeung Siu Pang, ESS 30588/2017 & ESS 30589/2017 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC and Mr. Laurence Li SC) – successful prosecution of the defendant for insider dealing
  • HKSAR v. Wong Wai Lun, CACC 91/2017 (with Mr. Eric Cheung) – successful appeal against conviction
  • HKSAR v. Li Yu-wah, DCCC 446/2017 (led by Ms. Selwyn Yu SC, with Mr. Brian Tsui) – successful defence against money laundering charge
  • Re China Gas Holdings Limited, Market Misconduct Tribunal, 26 August 2019 (assisting Mr. Selwyn Yu SC and Mr. Laurence Li SC)
  • Nancy Ann Kissel v. The Long-Term Prison Sentences Review Board [2018] HKCFI 1085 (led by Mr. Edward Fitzgerald QC, Mr. Derek Chan SC, with Mr. Benson Tsoi) – judicial review of the Board’s refusal to indicate the “triggering period”
  • CHH v. CCS, FCMC 10109/2017 (sole advocate) – trial, represented the petitioner
  • Cheng Yiu Chung Peter v. Chung Hiu Ching [2018] HKCFI 2125 (sole advocate) – successful application for bankruptcy against the judgment debtor