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RYAN C.H. CHAN

陳俊羲 大律師

ryan.chc@outlook.com
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 2018 (HK)

Education 

  • LLB (Hons) (1st Class Honours), University of Manchester
  • MPhil in Criminology (1st Class Honours), University of Cambridge
  • PCLL, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, CIArb
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) (since 2018)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) (since 2019)

Scholarships and Awards 

  • G. Lawson Prize for Academic Excellence – University of Manchester
  • Best LLB dissertation in the Faculty of Law – University of Manchester
  • Undergrad Dissertation Award – University of Manchester
  • Subject Prize [Company Law] – University of Manchester
  • Hardwicke Bar Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Member of Denning Society for Bar Scholars of the Inn – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Manuel López-Rey Studentship – University of Cambridge
  • Award of Distinction for MPhil Dissertation – University of Cambridge
  • Best Mooter in Knockout Round – Essex Court National Mooting Competition
  • UGC Funding/Distinguished Scholarship – Chinese University of Hong Kong

Publications 

  • Chan R. (2015) – The Effectiveness of Human Rights Protection by Public International Law, Hong Kong Global Law Review
  • Chan R. (2015) – Liberty – An ideal to strive towards, or a standard set by someone else? Gray’s Inn Student Law Journal, Volume VII (2015)
  • Sangeetha A. and others (2013) – Sex, Money, Lies and Punishment. Law Gazette, The Law Society of Singapore http://www.lawgazette.com.sg/2013-09/845.htm

Selected Cases (Civil, Chancery, & Commercial)

  • Tutik Lestari Ningsih v Law Wan Tung [2018] HKDC 734 – Resisting the Defendant’s application for leave to appeal against an award of exemplary damages for assault and false imprisonment (assisting Tony Ko)
  • HK Kova Capital Management Limited v 全椒奧能投資有限公司 & ors HCA 1498/2016 – Dispute over monies held in escrow pursuant to loan agreements
  • Wu Lianmo & Zhang Zhusheng v Lu Shaoping HCSD 31/2017 & HCSD 32/2017 – Resisting the setting aside of statutory demand
  • Chen Mei-Huan v Ng Man-Sang [2017] UKPC 27 – Trust dispute over beneficial ownership of shares in a BVI company (assisting John McDonnell Q.C.)
  • Ng Man-Sang v Chen Mei Huan & Peckson Limited (BVI Co) BVIHC (COM) 88/2012 – Retrial (in the Eastern Caribbean Commercial Supreme Court) in light of the successful appeal in the Privy Council (assisting John McDonnell Q.C.)
  • Chen Mei-Huan v Silver Faith Holdings Limited & ors HCCW 111/2014 – Application to wind up a company alongside parallel proceedings between the substantive parties in the BVI
  • Chan Yuen Ching v Yan Kit Chi Terry & ors HCA 2158/2018 – Resisting application to rectify a deed of trust on the grounds of mistake and/or ambulatory constructive trust
  • V Capital v Margaret Chiu HCA 1431/2017; HCB 7106/2018 – (Various matters in the captioned action including) Examination of Judgment Debtor under O49B RHC; Application for discharge of Prohibition Order in aid of enforcement proceedings; Resisting bankruptcy proceedings on the basis of unreasonable refusal of offer to compound
  • Margaret Chiu v Administratrix of the Estate of Deacon Chiu Te-Kan HCMP 165/2019 – Application for interim distribution of a billion-dollar estate

Selected Cases (Criminal, Quasi-Criminal, & Regulatory)

  • HKSAR v Choi Wang [2018] HKCFA 27 – Application for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Final Appeal on the grounds that a bind-over order was made on an invalid factual basis, and without allowing the Applicant the opportunity to seek legal advice and/or representation (led by Arthur Luk S.C.)
  • HKSAR v Lam Siu Ho DCCC 1088/2015; HCMP 32/2016 – Resisting Prosecution’s application for a confiscation order under s8 OSCO
  • HKSAR v Lee Yam Pui David & ors CACC 425/2015 – Appeal against conviction and sentence in the first-ever prosecution of “To Ding” (套丁)-related activities (assisting Arthur Luk S.C.)
  • HKSAR v Lung Ho-yin Alien DCCC 1162/2018 – Prosecution in relation to firearms offences

Selected Cases (Family & Matrimonial)

  • DX v YXJ FCMC 1842/2015 – Application for variation of custody & maintenance
  • YY v XQ FCMC 6027/2018 – Application for specific disclosure in ancillary relief proceedings; Stay of concurrent divorce proceedings commenced in the People’s Republic of China
  • CKP v SYK FCMC 2441/2017 – Application to set aside post-nuptial agreement on the grounds of material non-disclosure

Selected Cases (Arbitration)

  • HKIAC Arbitration – dispute as to the jurisprudential effect of contractual provisions on the claimant’s substantive claim, specifically whether it extinguishes the arbitrator’s jurisdiction or the admissibility of the claim)
  • HKIAC Arbitration – dispute as to the requirement for acknowledgement of service in a construction dispute
  • IO of Yuet Lai Court v Sunarts (Holdings) Engineering Limited HCA 1329/2018 – Application for stay of High Court proceedings against claimant proceeding in breach of arbitration agreement
  • HKIAC Arbitration – consolidation proceedings in construction dispute
  • ICC Arbitration – dispute as to the power of arbitral tribunal to order payment against non-signatory; shareholders’ dispute
  • HKIAC Arbitration – dispute as to interpretation of terms in share subscription agreement
  • HKIAC Arbitration – breach of trust & fiduciary duties

Profile

Ryan was called to the Bar in 2018. He joined Chambers after serving pupillage with Mr. Kenneth Lam, Mr. Arthur Luk S.C., Ms. Lisa Remedios, Mr. Tony Ko, and Mr. John McDonnell Q.C. (in London). Ryan is a Hardwicke Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn, holds fellowships with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb).

Prior to joining the bar, Ryan obtained his LLB (First Class Honours, ranking first in his final year) at the University of Manchester in 2015 and his MPhil in Criminology (First Class with Distinction) as a Manuel Lopez-Rey Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge in 2016. He then obtained his PCLL at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (with UGC Funding/Distinguished Scholarship) in 2017.

He completed the Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration taught by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators during his pupillage year. He served as marshal to HH Judge Waksman Q.C. of the English Crown Court (now of the Queen’s Bench Division of the English High Court) in 2013 and the Hon. Kevin Zervos J (now a Justice of Appeal) of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2014.

Ryan is developing a broad practice in all areas of law, including civil (particularly defamation and chancery), criminal (white-collar and serious crime), matrimonial, and public law (particularly constitutional arguments in crime), as well as in arbitration (particularly jurisdictional challenges and cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards). He has a particular interest in appellate work in all areas of law. In his first case, Ryan appeared as junior counsel before the Court of Final Appeal in a criminal matter.