Vincent Lung

Call 2007 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Emy Sum


Vincent has a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and company matters. He advises and regularly appears in shareholders disputes and winding up matters. His cases frequently involve elements of trust law, fiduciary obligations and equitable remedies in view of his significant teaching experience in these areas.

Vincent also advises and appears in personal injuries and medical negligence cases at both High Court and District Court levels. He is regularly instructed by the Hospital Authority.

Vincent has extensive experience in conducting trials (both in English and Cantonese) as sole advocate, an uncommon trait for barristers of similar seniority (who may be led by Senior Counsel).

Vincent was appointed and sat as a Deputy District Judge in May 2018.

Practice Areas

Building and Construction
Commercial Law
Company Law
Compliance, Securities and Banking
Family Law
Equity and Trusts
Insolvency Law
Land Law
Personal Injuries



University of Hong Kong


King’s College London
  • Solicitor (Hong Kong): 2006 – 2007
  • Deputy District Judge, District Court (May 2018)
  • Bar Council Member (Jan 2016 – Jan 2017)
  • Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Equity & Trust Course for the HKU JD Program (since Sept 2012)
  • Part-time Lecturer, Equity & Trust Course for the HKU LLB Program (Jan 2009 – June 2012)
  • Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training (2008)
  • Dechert Company Law Prize for the best company law paper in the year (2003)
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship for Overseas Studies (2000). It fully financed the overseas undergraduate studies, usually awarded to no more than 3 awardees every year
  • South China Morning Post’s Student of the Year (Runner-up) (1999)
  • Grantham Scholar of the Year, HKSAR Government (1999)
  • Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award, Lion & Globe Educational Trust (1998)

Contributing Editor of the White Book Service since 2009

Winding up / shareholders disputes / company matters
  • Ashok Hemnani v Primlaks (HK) Ltd [2016] 2 HKLRD 31 – application for leave to commence statutory derivative action in a shareholders’ dispute
  • Wong Pak Sum v Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association Ltd [2014] 1 HKLRD 507 – validity of resolutions passed at a shareholders’ meeting
  • Re Pedagogic Innovations Ltd [2014] 1 HKLRD 613 – application to stay a members’ voluntary winding up
  • Lam Kit Sing v Chungshan Commercial Association, Hong Kong [2011] 3 HKLRD 323 – directors’ right to inspect company documents
  • Re Birmingham International Holdings Ltd, HCMP 395/2015 – minority shareholders of a listed company seeking to extend the office of appointed receivers
  • Re CTRISKS Rating Ltd, HCMP 1383&1384/2016 – application for relief under ss.111 and 122 of the former Companies Ordinance concerning failure to hold general meetings
Trust / fiduciary claims
  • Liu Hsiao Cheng v Wong Shu Wai [2018] 1 HKLRD 1087 – applicability of limitation periods to claims against a fiduciary / de facto director
  • Au Cheuk Wei Wilson v Hang Seng Bank (Trustee) Ltd [2013] 1 HKLRD 925 – the role of an administrator pendente lite under the Trustee Ordinance and the Probate and Administration Ordinance to make advancements
  • Wing Hong Construction Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) v Hui Chi Yung, HCA 1423/2015 – appeared in a security for costs application concerning a claim brought by liquidators against former directors for misappropriation of company assets
  • Shun Hing Holdings Co Ltd v Li Kwok Po David, HCA 664/2012 – appeared in various interlocutory applications in relation to a claim brought by a company against a former (deceased) director for misappropriation of corporate assets
  • APE Accessories of Pet Express (Hong Kong) Ltd v Lau Ki Wai, HCA 2224/2014 – appeared in various interlocutory applications in relation to a claim brought by a company against former employees for diversion of business opportunities
General commercial disputes
  • Polytec Overseas Ltd v Grand Dragon International Holdings Co Ltd [2017] 3 HKLRD 258 – stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration
  • First Kind Ltd v Wong Fu Cheung [2016] 3 HKLRD 39 – valuation of adjoining lots upon a compulsory sale
  • To Pui Kui v Ng Kwok Piu [2014] 5 HKLRD 103 – Appeal in relation to an application to amend pleadings and to file Amended Notice of Appeal
  • Distribution Ltd v Amann & Sohne GmbH & Co KG [2009] 4 HKLRD 633 – trial concerning the length of “reasonable notice” to be given upon termination of a contract without an express termination clause
  • Tsang Yan Kwong v 360 HK Ltd, HCA 548/2017 – mandatory injunction over the custody of listed company shares for disputes arising out of a share mortgage
  • Ming Shieh v Xu Zhe, HCMP 3072/2014 – enforcement of an undertaking as to damages arising out of a Mareva injunction
  • Foremost Hill Ltd v Li Hon, HCA 2555/2013 – trial concerning adverse possession by a co-owner over a unit within a building governed by a Deed of Mutual Covenant
  • Ng Kwok Piu v To Pui Kui, HCA 51/2007 – trial over an alleged restructuring of family companies involving allegations of forgery
  • Chum Mei Diu v Sum Fan Hung, HCA 946/2013 – trial concerning a dispute between 2 sisters over the ownership of a flat
Medical negligence / personal injuries
  • Pang Siu Kuen v Hospital Authority [2017] 1 HKLRD 132 – striking out a medical negligence claim based on limitation
  • Catherine Poon v Hospital Authority, HCPI 381/2011 – appeared in interlocutory applications including adducing additional expert reports

Vincent was a former solicitor at Clifford Chance in the Banking and Finance Department. He has experience in project financing and syndicated finance transactions.