Robert Chan

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


English, Cantonese


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Amanda Tse


Robert left England (his birthplace) in 2010 to pursue legal practice in Hong Kong. He has since developed a broad practice as counsel (see ‘Practice Areas’ and ‘Selected Cases’ below). He is also a HKMAAL accredited mediator, an advocacy trainer at the University of Hong Kong, a visiting lecturer at the University of Law (teaching Tort and Public Law), a law reporter (cases reported are searchable on LexisLibrary), and a contributor to various local practitioners’ texts (including Archbold, the ‘White Book’ and Halsbury’s Laws). In April 2021, his 184-page manual on Evidence (Law in Hong Kong) was published for the University of Law’s brand-new PCLL Conversion Examinations Preparatory Course.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation
General Criminal Litigation
Administrative and Public Law
Commercial Law
Company Law
Family Law
Equity and Trusts
Insolvency Law
Intellectual Property
International Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries
White-Collar Crime



University of Hong Kong


College of Law, London


King’s College London
  • Called to the Bar of England & Wales (Inner Temple) (2006)
  • Called to the Hong Kong Bar (2012)
  • HKMAAL Accredited Mediator (2014)
  • 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)
  • Counsel on the Department of Justice’s Civil Division List (2015-present)
  • Visiting Lecturer (PCLL, Civil Advocacy and Personal Injuries Litigation), University of Hong Kong (2016-present)
  • Legal Aid Panel (Commercial, Contract, Land, Matrimonial/Family, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence and Public Law (including advising on Judicial Review re TCAB appeals/petitions)) (2017-present)
  • Special Fiat Counsel for the Department of Justice (2019-present)
  • Visiting Lecturer (GDL Tort, GDL Public Law, PPC Evidence), University of Law (2019-present)
  • Legal Aid Panel (District Court Trials) (2021-present)
  • eBRAM Panel Mediator (2021-present)
  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Ord. 83A: Money Lenders’ Actions) (2013-present)
  • Hong Kong Archbold (Ch. 38: Gambling Offences) (2013-present)
  • The (New) Companies Ordinance (Cap 622): Commentary and Annotations (Pt 5: Transactions in relation to Share Capital) (2014-present)
  • All England Commercial Cases (2015-present)
  • Putting a “Price on Contravention” of Competition Rules (Hong Kong Lawyer) (2020)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, Limitation of Actions chapter (2021)
  • Evidence Study Manual (University of Law) – 1st Edition (2021)
Civil and Commercial
Company and Insolvency
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 Yuan Gui Ying FAMC 41/2013 (led by Clive Grossman, SC and Benson Tsoi) – Money laundering appeal
  • HKSAR v Ng Wai-man CACC 145/2017 – Money laundering appeal
  • HKSAR v Hongkong Electric Co Ltd HCMA 751/2013 and [2014] 5 HKC 132 (led by Peter Duncan, SC) – Appeal against conviction (‘Undermanning’ of the sunken vessel, Lamma IV)
  • HKSAR v Mondal Ripon (D1) STCC 3529/2020 – Defence (Taking employment unlawfully)
  • HKSAR v Magoola Nadia Amira ESCC 978/2020 – Defence (AOABH)
  • HKSAR v Gotop Engineering Ltd KTS 5638/2013 – Defence (Industrial summons: whether unsafe system of work)
  • HKSAR v Marma Maysau TMCC 517/2020 – Prosecution (Illegal abortion)
  • HKSAR v Saddaqat Khan Mughal Muhammad ESCC 2281/2018 – Prosecution (Theft by snatching) (conviction upheld on appeal: HCMA 100/2019)
Public Law

* Save for the last item where Decisions were handed-down but not made available to the public, cases without hyperlinks gave an ex tempore judgment / Verdict only.

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