Frederick H F Chan

Call 1993 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Kit Lai


Frederick’s practice as a senior junior counsel is versatile and covers many different and diversified areas in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. His recent cases covered professional negligence (including doctors and solicitors), building management disputes, insurance disputes, complex contractual and shareholders’ disputes, tort claims, land disputes specifically on adverse possession and trust matters.

As an experienced counsel, Frederick is able to conduct trials and arbitrations in English, Punti and Putunghua. He has been sitting as a sole arbitrator involving commercial disputes relating to parties and entities in the Mainland China.

Practice Areas

Civil and commercial disputes
Land/Property disputes
Professional negligence disputes



University College London, University of London


City University of Hong Kong


City University of Hong Kong
  • Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator, Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Vice-Chairman, Private Columbaria Appeal Board (2017 – Present)
  • Member, Insurance Appeal Tribunal (2017 – Present)

Yeung Nga Lai v Tang Chun Lok [2018] HKDC 264, acted for the defendant and succeeded in defending an action for repayment of loan involving questions of law on expunging without prejudice materials, compromise by a third party of a debt and intention to create legal relationship in the context of a couple contemplating marriage.

Jiang Zhong v Yeung Chun Leung [2018] 1 HKLRD 886, acted for the legally aided plaintiff (in 2 test cases) to resist the appeal of the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board and successfully argued that the Fund Board (once joined as a party to personal injury and employees compensation proceedings) is subject to the jurisdiction of the Court on costs.

New Moon Ltd & Others v Hau, Lau, Li & Yeung (a firm) CACV 153/2016, unreported, Court of Appeal (Cheung, Yuen and Poon JJA), 21 July 2017, acted for a firm of solicitors to uphold the first instance judge’s findings dismissing the plaintiffs’ claims for professional negligence involving fraud and dishonesty in the context of a conveyancing transaction.

IO Ka Wing Building v. Chan Chui Chui [2016] 6 HKC 44, acted successfully for property owners in a residential-cum-commercial building with Deed of Mutual Covenants and Sub-Deed of Mutual Covenants to overturn the first instance ruling of the Lands Tribunal on voting rights.

Ma Kam Har Annie & Another v. Tang Lai King DCCJ 3884/2014, Deputy District Judge D To, 29 November 2016, acted for the owner of an upper floor unit to defend successfully the tort claims mounted by the lower floor owners for water seepage and discredited their expert.