Keith is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in English or Chinese.
Prior to joining the Bar, Keith qualified as a solicitor with a major international law firm in Hong Kong. In that role he has advised clients on transactional, advisory and contentious matters. These matters cover, in particular, issues in corporate governance, shareholder rights and remedies, commercial contracts, insolvency, arbitration, contentious and advisory trusts and intellectual property. Since joining the Bar, Keith has continued to develop his practice in these and other areas.
Keith has also received awards from international and domestic mooting competitions. In particular, he was the first Hong Kong recipient of the Best Speaker Award from the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition (a competition for practitioners). During his studies, he has also received awards for trial advocacy.
Keith joined Chambers in 2020 following his pupillage with Mr Derek Chan SC, Mr Martin Wong, Mr Randy Shek and Mr Richard Yip.
Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and the Associateship of King’s College from King’s College London, a Master of Arts from UCL and a JD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
Solicitor (Hong Kong) (2018-2019)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) (2018-Present)
Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (AHKIArb) (2017-Present)
PCLL, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
JD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015)
MA in English, University College London (2013)
BA (Hon) in English Language and Literature, King’s College London (2012)
Associate of King’s College London in General Theology and Ethics, King’s College London (2012)
Best Speaker Award from the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition (2017)
The Hong Kong Bar Association Prize and Jarvis & Kensington Prize for Trial Advocacy (2016)
Best Speaker Award and Champion Award from the CUHK Contract Law Moot (2016)
Best Speaker Award and First Runner-Up Award from the HKU Joint University Moot Competition (2016)
Advised a minority shareholder of a luxury jewellery brand in its claim for minority oppression, unfair prejudice and just and equitable winding-up.
Advised a multinational company on conspiracy to injure, unlawful interference and inducement of breach of contract against former directors for misappropriation and breach of duties.
Equity / Trust
Advised a client in a multiparty proceeding brought by the beneficiary of a trust on allegations of breach of trust, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance.
Advised a discretionary trustee in respect of allegations that the trust may be a sham or illusory.
Advised an offshore corporate trustee on its rights and obligations in the management of its trust asset, plans for distribution and potential litigation risks from certain beneficiaries.
Advised minority shareholders in the enforcement of an emergency arbitrator’s order granted by a Mainland seated arbitration against the controlling shareholders and directors of a Hong Kong-listed company.
Represented a minority shareholder in an arbitration against a BVI-incorporated, Hong Kong-listed, and PRC based company relating to rights under a shareholders’ agreement.
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawDefamationEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawMediationProbate and AdministrationPublic International LawRegulatory and DisciplinaryTax LawTort and Personal Injuries