Nicole H.K. Liu

Call 2021 (Hong Kong)

LANGUAGES

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

CONTACT

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

Secretary: Ms. Amanda Tse
E: amandatse@parksidechambers.com

Profile

Nicole joined Chambers in 2021 following the completion of her pupillage with Mr Jonathan Ah-weng, Mr Robin D’Souza, Mr Jeffrey Chau, and Mr Kalvin Chan.

Nicole is building a broad practice, with experience in arbitration, commercial, companies and shareholder disputes, injunctive relief, insolvency, trusts, land, professional negligence, probate, personal injuries, departmental summonses, and white-collar crime.

She is capable of providing written submissions and conducting hearings in both English and Chinese, and accepts instructions in all areas of work.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
General Criminal Litigation
Arbitration
Building and Construction
Commercial Law
Company Law
Competition Law
Equity and Trusts
Insolvency Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries
Probate
White-Collar Crime

Education

2020

LL.M. (Corporate and Commercial Law) (Distinction),
London School of Economics

2019

P.C.LL.,
University of Hong Kong

2018

LL.B.,
University College London

Equity, Trusts and Property

  • Ho Yat Wah v Chung Hang Him, The Sole Executor Named in the Will of Madam Chan Yuk Mui, Deceased [2024] HKCA 378: in this case involving an alleged trust over 7 properties and other moveable chattels, successfully represented the Defendant in resisting the appeal and obtaining reliefs sought in cross-appeal (led by Mr CY Li SC, with Mr Jonathan Ah-weng).  The Court of Appeal clarified the application of Mibanga (the law on whether the trial judge had properly considered all evidence). Distinguishing an earlier line of cases, the Court also awarded interest on pre-judgment mesne profit.

Commercial Injunctions

  • 东莞市洪润服饰有限公司 (a company incorporated in Mainland China) v Gorgeous Textile Co., Limited (盈滔針織有限公司), Wong Wai Ling, Joan, and Wong Lap HCA 1812 / 2021: application for Mareva injunctions and disclosure orders (led by Mr Jeffrey Chau) and application for post-judgment injunctions and further disclosure orders (as sole counsel)

Arbitration

  • HKIAC: appeared for the claimant in a 13-day trial involving a building and construction dispute (led by Mr Peter Clayton SC and with Ms Astina Au)
  • UNCITRAL: acted for an international financial institution in a claim for breach of a sponsor agreement for a listing application to HKEx (as sole counsel)

White-Collar Crime

  • 香港特別行政區 方佩玲及另二人 [2022] HKDC 389: acted for D1 who was charged with 3 counts of money laundering (led by Mr Jonathan Ah-weng)
  • 香港特別行政區 訴 陳凱港及另一人 [2024] HKDC 634: acted for D1 who was charged with 2 counts of fraud (led by Mr Jonathan Ah-weng)

Advisory Work

  • Advice on the merits and settlement in relation to a land and trusts case
  • Advice on liability, quantum, injunctive relief and settlement in relation to a claim for damages caused by water seepage
  • Advice on application for stay in relation to interlinked employees’ compensation claim and common law personal injuries claim
  • Advice on the merits (including the effect of illegality) and injunctive relief in relation to a claim for breach of a services contract with an unincorporated association
  • Jarvis & Kensington Prize for Trial Advocacy (2019)
  • John Griffiths Prize in Advocacy Practical Exercises (2019)
  • UCL Laws Department Bursary (2016, 2017, 2018)
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