Robert Chan

Call 2012 (Hong Kong), 2006 (England & Wales)


English, Cantonese


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Amanda Tse


Robert has expertise in general civil, commercial, company and insolvency matters. He also has experience in handling public law and criminal cases.

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Commercial Law
Company Law
Insolvency Law
Land Law



University of Hong Kong


College of Law, London


King’s College London
  • HKMAAL Accredited Mediator (2014 – present)
  • Law Reporter, LexisNexis UK (mainly covering cases from the Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative and Divisional Courts) (2006-2010)
  • Senior Research Assistant, University of Hong Kong (2011 and 2015-)
  • Lecturer (PCLL, Civil Advocacy), University of Hong Kong (2016-)
  • Legal Aid Panel (Civil) (2017-)
  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Ord. 83A: Money Lenders’ Actions) (2013-)
  • Hong Kong Archbold (Ch. 38: Gambling Offences) (2013-)
  • The (New) Companies Ordinance (Cap 622): Commentary and Annotations (Pt 5: Transactions in relation to Share Capital) (2014-)
  • All England Commercial Cases (2015-)
Civil and commercial
  • Re Li Lim Chi Dorothy, Sole Administratrix of the Estate of Li Wan Lung, deceased [2017] 2 HKLRD 746 (led by Audrey Eu, SC) and HCMP3425/2015 (led by Nigel Kat, SC) – Administration of estate involving alleged business assets in the PRC
  • Sky Trinity Development Ltd v Persons Unknown in Occupation of Lot No. 11 in Demarcation District No. 116, Yuen Long, N.T. HCMP 3374/2015 – Application for vacant possession of land
  • Kwok Kwong Pang v Shum Kit Man Alan HCA 675/2013 – Setting aside default judgment in claim for repayment of personal loan
  • McKenzie International Ltd v Wang Fat Hong Industrial Ltd HCA 726/2013 – Sale of goods claim / striking-out application
Company and Insolvency
  • Re Everglory Energy Ltd HCCW 198/2016 and HCA 2682/2016 (led by Chua Guan Hock, SC) – Buy-out petition, winding-up (just and equitable grounds) and derivative action
  • Re Garson Real Property Agencies (HK) Ltd (in liquidation) HCCW 342/2014 and HCA 1648/2017 – Appeal against admission of creditor’s proof of debt and appointment of liquidators / liquidator’s action in misfeasance
  • Re Devi Resources Ltd HCCW 243/2016 – Winding-up petition (company unable to pay its debts)
  • Chen Lian Ting v Zhang Qin and Others HCA 2273/2016 Application to strike out double derivation action (involving BVI law)
Public Law
  • D v Secretary for Justice [2013] 3 HKLRD 373 (led by Philip Dykes, SC and with Earl Deng) – Judicial review re: disclosure of materials tending to identify ‘informer’ in criminal proceedings
  • Klinger and Anor v Michael Chan, Coroner HCAL 98/2013 (led by Clive Grossman, SC) – Judicial review re: threatened autopsy of Jewish man
  • Public Inquiry convened pursuant to s 17, Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) Ordinance, Cap 548 – Marine inquiry / costs
Criminal Law
  • HKSAR v Yip Kim Po and Anor CACC 353/2010 and (2014) 17 HKCFAR 202 (led by Clive Grossman, SC) – Conspiracy to defraud and money laundering appeal
  • HKSAR v Hongkong Electric Company Ltd HCMA 751/2013 (led by Peter Duncan, SC) – Defence of company charged with ‘undermanning’ of sunken vessel Lamma IV
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