Samantha Lau 劉韻瑩
Call : 2020 (HK); 2021 (NY)
Set : Main
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyFamily LawLand and Property LawProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTax LawTort and Personal Injuries
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Nelly Kwok [email protected]

Samantha graduated from the University of Hong Kong with double first-class degrees in law and government, before attending Harvard Law School for postgraduate studies, where she graduated with a top prize for her essay on equality law. She later served as a judicial assistant of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, before being awarded the Hong Kong Bar Scholarship. She is also called to the Bar in New York.

Samantha accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. She has a wide civil practice with an emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, as well as international arbitration. She has experience in arbitration before SIAC, LCIA and HKIAC.

Samantha is able to provide legal advice and conduct hearings in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

• Barrister (Hong Kong) (2020)

• Attorney (New York) (2021)

LLM, Harvard Law School (2018)

PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2017)

LLB (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong (2016)

BSS (Govt & Laws) (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong (2014)

Bar Scholarship (2019)

Harvard Law School Writing Prize (2018)

Dean’s Honours List (2014)

CompliancePlus Consulting Limited Prize (2014)

Philip KH Wong Foundation Scholarship (2014)

Serena Yang Award (2013)

Judicial Assistant (Court of Final Appeal) (2018-2019)

Co-author, article “Countering the Regional Trend of Recognising the Equal Enjoyment of Socio-economic and Fundamental Rights for the LGBT Community”

Company & Insolvency

Wong Shing Wah v William Wong & Ors (HCA 1469/2021): ongoing shareholders’ dispute over ownership of company assets. Successfully obtained an injunction to prevent the Defendant from transferring proceeds from disposal of company assets.

William Wong & Wong Shing Wai v Wong Shing Wah (HCA 1367/2020): ongoing case shareholders’ dispute concerning interpretation of contractual terms under Hong Kong and PRC laws. Acted for the Defendant in resisting application for specific performance 

Lau Kam Suen Monica v Pak Kin Investment Company Ltd (HCCW 355/2020): represented the Petitioner in applications for discovery and winding-up

Tsang Woon Ming v Lai Ka Lim & Ors [2020] HKCFI 2404: winding up petition — acted for the Defendant in application to vary the costs order nisi

Contractual & Commercial Disputes

Canara Bank v. Excel Triumph Ltd and Another (HCA 1736/2019) [2021] HKCFI 3747: acted for the 1st and 2nd Defendants in successfully resisting the bank’s summary judgment application for US$3 million debt; convinced the Court of a “grave suspicion” that the subject bill of exchange was forged (with Mr. Simon Wong)

Employment Law

KLAUS WOLFGANG HOFMANN v Asia One Limited & Ors HCA 1192/2018 & HCA 2492/2018: claim of breach of employment contract and fiduciary duties. Successfully applied for stay of proceeding based on forum non-convenience.