Jeffrey Chau

Call 2007 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Eldie Au-Yeung


A Bar Scholar and recipient of the Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training, Jeffrey joined the Hong Kong Bar in 2007.

Jeffrey has a broad, predominantly civil, practice, with a particular focus on general commercial litigation. He is also experienced in contentious works concerning banking, company, mis-selling of financial products and intellectual property.

Jeffrey is often instructed to conduct heavy litigation, appeals and arbitrations, both in his own right and as junior counsel.

Jeffrey was appointed as Amicus Curiae by the Registrar of the Court of Final Appeal in Brian Alfred Hall v HKSAR (2014) 17 HKCFAR 17, and regularly appears for listed companies (local and overseas), banks and international brands. He sat as a Deputy District Judge in August 2018.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
Commercial Law
Company Law
Compliance, Securities and Banking
Equity and Trusts
Intellectual Property
Personal Injuries
Mis-selling of financial products



University College London


University of Hong Kong


University of Hong Kong


St. Paul’s College
  • Hong Kong Bar Association, Executive Council (2015 – 2016)
  • Deputy District Judge (August 2018)
  • Bar Scholarship (2006-2007)
  • The Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training (2006-2007)
Commercial Law / Company Law / Arbitration
  • Astro v First Media (FACV 14/2017, CACV272/2015, HCCT45/2010) (Setting aside arbitral awards, led by Toby Landau QC and Mark Strachan SC)
  • Re Joris International Ltd [2014] 4 HKC 38 (CA), [2013] 6 HKC 336 (Pre-emption provisions in articles of association, led by Audrey Eu SC)
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd v The Joint and Several Liquidators of Oasis [2011] 2 HKLRD 471 (Aircraft lien, led by Mark Strachan SC)
  • DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd v Sit Pan Jit (CACV 91/2015, 10/6/2016) (Mis-selling, led by Martin Lee SC)
  • The Registrar of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants v Wong Tak Man Stephen and Another (2017) 20 HKCFAR 556 (led by Mark Strachan SC)
Employment Law
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Kwan Siu Wa Becky And Others (2012) 15 HKCFAR 615 (Employment, led by Mark Strachan SC)
  • Brian Alfred Hall v HKSAR (2014) 17 HKCFAR 17 (Jurisdiction of CFA, as Amicus Curiae)
Commercial Law Cases with Mainland Emphasis
  • Zhong Xin Ore-Material Holding Co Ltd (HCA 1987/2005) (acting for the receiver and manager, a case which involves Arbitral and Court Proceedings in PRC)
  • Polestar Assets Ltd (HCA1836/2009, HCMP 1883/2010) (concerning a PRC coal mine backed by substantial mainland entities/individuals, led by Rimsky Yuen SC)
Personal Injuries / Industrial Summons
  • Chan Ka Lim v Chow Wai Kin [2008] 5 HKLRD 881 (led by Paul Lam SC)
  • HKSAR v Modern Concrete Drill Cut Co Ltd (HCMA 362/2016, 31/3/2017)
  • HKSAR v Sun Fook Kong Construction Ltd (HCMA298/2009, 18/11/2009, led by Christopher Grounds)
Land Law
  • Li Kwan Chuen v Vector Development Ltd [2009] 3 HKLRD 511(First reported case on the use of confirmatory assignment in the context of s.25 of the High Court Ordinance)
  • Li Wong Fat v Chan Kam Hei by To Po Yu, her Gardian ad litem and another (DCMP 1350/2012, 11/12/2014) (Adverse possession of land subject to a lease)
  • Liu Kwak Fai Alvan and Another v Wolf Rene Karl and Another (HCMP1510/2015, 7/8/2015) (Led by Edward Chan SC)
Trade Marks
  • OP No. 301672344 (6/2/2017), OP No. 300701559 (22/5/2015) (Sany Group Co., Ltd. v Daimler AG) – acting for Sany, led by Winnie Tam SC)
  • OP 302462067 (4/10/2016) – acting for Roberto Cavalli S.P.A.
  • OP No. 300753363 (17/1/2014) – acting for Peanuts Worldwide LLC (Snoopy)
  • OP No. 30040279 – acting for Valentino S.P.A

Jeffrey is a fluent speaker of Mandarin. He provides written and oral Chinese submissions and conducts hearings in Chinese.