Fergus Tam

Call 2021 (Hong Kong)

LANGUAGES

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

CONTACT

T: +852 2840 1130
E: ftam@parksidechambers.com

Secretary: Ms. Joyce Kwan
Ejoycekwan@parksidechambers.com

Profile

Fergus joined Chambers in 2021 after completing his pupillage with Mr. Benson Tsoi (now Mr. Benson Tsoi SC), Mr. Ernest Ng, Mr. Tim Parker, and Mr. Earl Deng. He was awarded the Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship in the same year.

Fergus obtained a B.A. (Hons) in Law at the University of Cambridge in 2019 (and was admitted to M.A. in 2023). He took part in a number of mooting competitions, including both the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He is currently a part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical) at the University of Hong Kong coaching the HKU Jessup team.

Fergus is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese. He is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
General Criminal Litigation
Administrative and Public Law
Arbitration
Commercial Law
Company Law
Competition Law
Family Law
Equity and Trusts
International Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries
White-Collar Crime

Education

2023

M.A.,
University of Cambridge

2020

P.C.LL.,
University of Hong Kong

2019

B.A. (Hons) in Law,
University of Cambridge

  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Part-Time Lecturer (Non-Clinical) (Coach for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition) (2022-present)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, Volume 44, 2023 ed, “Rating”

Commercial Injunctions and Asset Recovery

  • Andrew Liu v Anor v Alex Chiu Chih Sun & Anor HCA 469/2024: application for ex parte Mareva injunction and asset preservation order in relation to a claim exceeding HK$1.8 billion (with Mr. Toby Brown and Mr. Jeremy Yau).
  • 深圳澳銀天使創業投資企業(有限合伙) & Anor v Liu Xiaolong (劉小龍) & Anor HCMP 1801/2023:
    • application for ex parte Mareva injunction and Chabra injunction in aid of Mainland Chinese proceedings under s.21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) (as sole counsel)
    • application for continuation of ex parte injunctions (as sole counsel)
  • DD Innovation Limited v Ou Ming Ming (欧明明) HCA 809/2023:
    • application for ex parte injunctions and quia timet injunctions and leave for service out of jurisdiction in relation to an attempted transfer of shares (with Mr. Ernest Ng)
    • application for continuation of ex parte injunctions (with Mr. Bernard Mak and Mr. Ernest Ng)
  • Choi Yun Pun & Anor v Sun Gold Holding Limited & Anor HCA 163/2022: application for inter partes Mareva and proprietary injunctions and a disclosure order under s.21 of the Evidence Ordinance (Cap. 8) against recipients of sums obtained by forged cheque (with Mr. Ernest Ng)
  • Yasakart Corporation v Haogong Technology Co., Limited & Anor DCCJ 5381/2021: application for inter partes Mareva and proprietary injunctions and disclosure orders under s.21 of the Evidence Ordinance (Cap. 8) against recipients of sums obtained by internet fraud (with Mr. Ernest Ng)

Arbitration

  • HKIAC Rules: acting on behalf of the respondents in relation to claims exceeding US$250 million arising out of a shareholders’ agreement and guarantees (ongoing)
  • HKIAC Rules: appeared on behalf of one of the respondents in relation to claims exceeding US$110 million arising out of a bond instrument and a promissory note (as sole counsel)
  • HKIAC Rules: acted on behalf of the respondents in relation to claims arising out of a shareholders’ agreement (as sole counsel)
  • HKIAC Rules: appeared on behalf of the respondent, a PRC state-owned entity, in relation to claims arising out of agency agreements (led by Mr. Paul Lam SC and with Mr. Benjamin Lam)
  • HKIAC Rules: acted as the personal assistant of an arbitrator for an arbitration with submissions in Simplified Chinese and conducted in Mandarin

Commercial Disputes

  • N & L (HK) Limited v SPK MW Limited & Ors HCA 75/2023: application for joinder of parties (as sole counsel)
  • Lee Kok Wai v Apex Choice Holdings Limited (佳擇控股有限公司) & Ors HCA 325/2022: resisting application for security for costs (as sole counsel)
  • Re Hong Kong HNA Education&Healthcare Co., Limited (香港海航教育醫療有限公司) HCCW 493/2021: application under s.186 Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) for leave to commence arbitration against a company notwithstanding a winding-up order (with Mr. Toby Brown)
  • Chan Yu Yan v Imperial Sierra Group Ltd Holdings & Anor [2022] HKCFI 2852: application for stay of execution pending an appeal against summary judgment (as sole counsel)
  • Ng Wai Yat v Yeung Ngai & Anor DCCJ 1088/2021: application for summary judgment for an action in debt (as sole counsel)
  • Kader Industrial Co Ltd v Hop Shing Engineering & Construction Co Ltd [2022] HKCFI 617: application for leave to file witness statements (with Mr. Ernest Ng)

Land

  • Apex Intelligence Limited v 張耀文 DCCJ 842/2023: application for summary judgment for vacant possession, outstanding rent, and mesne profits (as sole counsel)
  • Chan Yin Wa, the Administratrix of the estate of Lai Tsuen Hang (黎存辛), deceased v Lai Chuen Chung DCCJ 5305/2018:
    • resisting application for examination by deposition (as sole counsel)
    • resisting application to to file and serve an expert report (as sole counsel)

Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • Ntumba Ngoyi Blandine & Ors v Director for Legal Aid LAA 111-113/2022: legal aid appeal for judicial review in a non-refoulement claim (as sole counsel)

White-Collar Crime and Regulatory Law

  • Secretary for Justice v Shin Dong Ki & Ors HCMP 1998/2019, CAMP 46/2023: application to discharge restraint order over property in Hong Kong in the context of foreign tax evasion and alleged money laundering
    • [2022] HKCFI 929: substantive application before CFI (led by Mr. Wayne Walsh SC)
    • [2023] HKCFI 122: application for leave to appeal to CA (led by Mr. Wayne Walsh SC)
    • [2023] HKCA 1021, [2023] 4 HKLRD 778: renewed application for leave to appeal to CA (led by Mr. Wayne Walsh SC)
  • Two applications to ICAC under ss.17B and 17BA of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) for return of a travel document and permission to leave Hong Kong (led by Mr. Wayne Walsh SC)
  • Advice on laws and regulations governing transformers (with Mr. Benson Tsoi)
  • ESMP 1767/2023: application under ss.17B and 17BA of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) for return of a travel document and permission to leave Hong Kong (with Mr. Benson Tsoi)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2021)
  • 1st Runner Up Team, Hong Kong Regional Rounds of the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2020)
  • 1st Runner Up Mooter, Blackstone Chambers De Smith Moot (2019)
  • Semi-finalist Team, Eleventh International Roman Law Moot Court Competition (2018)
  • 1st Runner Up Team, 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2018)
  • Winning Team, 3rd Fox Williams Pre-Moot (2018)
  • Winning Team, Oxford v Cambridge Roman Law Moot Court Competition (2017)
  • Winning Mooter, Fitzwilliam College Moot (2017)
  • Tim Gray Law Scholarship (2017) (for First Class in Law Tripos Part IA)
  • The Houston Putnam Lowry Prize (2017) (for First Class in Law Tripos Part IA)
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