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, 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)

Commercial Disputes

  • 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 (led by Toby Brown)
  • Chan Yu Yan v Imperial Sierra Group Ltd Holdings & Anor [2022] HKCFI 2852: application for stay of execution (as sole counsel)
  • Ng Wai Yat v Yeung Ngai & Anor DCCJ 1088/2021: application for summary judgment (as sole counsel)
  • Kader Industrial Co Ltd v Hop Shing Engineering & Construction Co Ltd [2022] HKCFI 617: application for leave to file witness statements (led by Ernest Ng)

Commercial Injunctions and Asset Recovery

  • Secretary for Justice v Shin Dong Ki & Ors HCMP 1998/2019: 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 Wayne Walsh SC)
    • [2023] HKCFI 122: application for leave to appeal to CA (led by Wayne Walsh SC)
  • 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 against recipients of sums obtained by forged cheque (led by Ernest Ng)
  • Yasakart Corporation v Haogong Technology Co., Limited & Anor DCCJ 5381/2021: application for inter partes Mareva and proprietary injunctions and disclosure orders against recipients of sums obtained by internet fraud (led by Ernest Ng)

Arbitration

  • HKIAC Rules: appeared on behalf of the respondent in relation to claims arising out of agency agreements (led by Paul Lam SC and with Benjamin Lam)

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)
  • 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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