“A very experienced litigator with an ability to understand the complex legal issues and practical commercial issues. He has the unique ability to give sound legal advice to resolve complex problems; [He has a] financial regulatory practice [and] specific expertise in Market Manipulation cases.”
Legal 500 Hong Kong Bar
Bernard was educated in HK and was called to the HK Bar in 1993. His main areas of practice are commercial disputes, shareholders/share transactions disputes, financial services, market misconducts, regulatory compliance, and disciplinary matters.
He experienced a wide range of work involving listed companies and listed securities. He advises sponsors, listing applicants, and listed companies regularly on regulatory compliance. Other than commercial litigations, he advises on
and related civil, regulatory and disciplinary matters in the High Court of HKSAR (Civil and Criminal), Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT), Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal (SFAT), HKEx Listing Committee disciplinary proceedings, the Takeover Panel, and Takeovers and Mergers Panel disciplinary proceedings.
He is one of the most experienced local counsel in insider dealing and market misconduct cases. He advised and acted for the defence in high profile insider dealing and market manipulation prosecutions, and listed companies, listed securities and corporate finance related prosecutions.
He also commands a broad range commercial practice including banking, company law, securities law, and real property. He appeared in arbitrations, applications for pre-emptive remedies, professional disciplinary inquiries and judicial reviews. He advised and appeared in various matters relating to representation and administration of estate, conflicts of laws and trusts.