Eleanor Yeung

Call 2010 (Hong Kong)

LANGUAGES

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

CONTACT

T: +852 2840 1130
E: eleanor.yeung@parksidechambers.com.hk

Secretary: Ms. Peon Cheng
E: peon.cheng@parksidechambers.com.hk

Profile

Eleanor was educated at journalism school in the US. She went on to read law in the UK, graduating with top first class honours; and was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to pursue her BCL degree at the University of Oxford.

Since commencing full practice in 2010, Eleanor has developed a broad practice in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises and acts in various fields, including PRC related joint ventures, land and conveyancing (including DMC disputes), general commercial and contractual disputes, as well as insurance and employment matters. She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb).

Eleanor was appointed as Deputy Registrar of the District Court in 2018.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
Arbitration
Commercial Law
Compliance, Securities and Banking
Insolvency Law
Land Law

Education

2009

B.C.L., University of Oxford (Keble College)

2008

P.C.LL., University of Hong Kong

2007

LL.B. for Graduates (First Class Honours), University of Birmingham
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) (2016 – present)
  • Deputy Registrar, District Court (July-August 2018)
  • Part-Time Lecturer, University of Hong Kong, Department of Law
    • Civil Litigation – PCLL (2016-2017)
    • Legal Research and Writing – LLB (2013-2017)
    • Law of Contract – LLB (2013-2015)
  • Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel (2015-Present)
  • Chairman, Transport Tribunal Panel (2017-Present)
  • Deputy Chairman, Consumer Goods Safety Appeal Board Panel (2015-2017)
  • Member, Housing Appeal Panel (2017-Present)
  • Member, Noise Control Appeal Board Panel (2016-Present)
  • Member, Waste Disposal Appeal Board Panel (2016-Present)
  • Member, Transport Tribunal Panel (2013-2017)
  • British Chevening Scholarship, full scholarship for BCL degree at Oxford awarded by the British Council, Hong Kong (2008)
  • Maxwell Law Prize, awarded by the University of Hong Kong for the most promising student in the PCLL intending to become a barrister (2008)
  • Sir Henry Barber Law Scholarship, awarded by University of Birmingham for First Class Honours (2007)
Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Hong Kong Space Shuttle Limited v Willis Hong Kong Limited [2018] HKCA 329 – Representing the insurance company, seeking leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal against an interlocutory order refusing specific discovery.
  • I Villas Limited v The Secretary for Justice, HCA 1883/2014, 18 December 2017 – Representing the registered owner of a lot in the New Territory, seeking a declaration that the term “one residence” appearing in the government grant means a person’s residence which may consist of more than one building.
  • Ng Hing Yau & Ors v City Noble Developments Limited & Ors, HCA 430/2017, 16 November 2017 – Representing the 5th Defendant Chinese pharmaceutical company to strike out or stay the representative action.
  • A v D [2017] 1 HKLRD 779 – Representing the Hong Kong law firm to set aside a preliminary arbitral award on the ground that the Arbitrator purported to revise and/or reinterpret an earlier award.
  • 陳翔  中國大冶有色金屬礦業有限公司, HCLA 24/2016, 28 August 2017 and 陳翔  中國大冶有色金屬礦業有限公司 [2018] HKCA 212 – Representing the respondent company in an appeal from the Labour Tribunal. Written/oral submissions in Chinese.
  • A v B [2015] 3 HKLRD 586 – Representing the Taiwanese chip company to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that the Arbitrator has failed to deal with the limitation defence.
  • So Ka Hung Sam v Leung Chee Yin [2012] 1 HKLRD 465 – Representing the purchaser in a VP summons, seeking a declaration that the vendor has failed to show and prove good title.
  • Profit World Trading Ltd v Ho So Yung [2011] 2 HKLRD 773 (CA) – Representing the purchaser in opposition to the vendor’s appeal. Appeal dismissed. The Court of Appeal established the legal proposition that the obligations to show and to give good title to the property are separate and independent.
  • Profit World Trading Ltd v Ho So Yung [2010] 3 HKLRD 705 – Representing the purchaser in a VP summons, seeking a declaration that the vendor has failed to give good title.
  • China Merchants Bank Co Ltd v Cheng Chao Ming [2010] 3 HKLRD 485 – Representing the judgment creditor bank in opposition to the judgment debtor’s appeal against the order for a further postponement of the bankrupt’s discharge. Appeal allowed. The Court of Appeal established the legal proposition that there is no jurisdiction under s.30A(3) of the Bankruptcy Ordinance to make a further postponement of the bankruptcy order after the first postponement order.
Arbitration
  • (ICC) – Representing the Hong Kong/PRC hotel owner in a dispute concerning a Hotel Management Agreement for the management and operation of an international hotel in Tianjin, PRC.
  • (HKIAC) – Representing the Taiwanese chip company in a dispute concerning a Development and Sales Agreement for the joint development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of a security and integrated circuit solution for designated products.
  • (HKIAC) – Representing the Japanese investors in a shareholders dispute in relation to construction projects in Macau, spanning various jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and BVI.
  • Eleanor also serves as Member of the Press Freedom Committee at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) and the Honorary Legal Adviser of Renaissance Foundation.
  • She is passionate about wine learning. In 2015, she acquired the professional title of French Wine Scholar, graduating with highest honours at French Wine Society.
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