Anson Wong Yu Yat 黃宇逸
Call : 2015 (HK)
Set : Main
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawCriminal LawDefamationEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries
Contact
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Beatrice Chan [email protected]

“Anson is very responsive and hard-working. A junior with good judgement.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022, Administrative and Public Law — Rising Stars

Anson has appeared in more than 100 court judgments (including 13 cases in the Court of Final Appeal with 9 substantive appeals) over the mere span of 6 years of full practice, reflecting the exceptional wealth of experience and exposure in civil litigation for his seniority.

Anson obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws double degrees, as well as his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Full-time), at the University of Hong Kong. He served his pupillage with Ms Audrey Eu SC of Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers, Mr Hectar Pun SC and Mr Samuel KY Chan of Denis Chang’s Chambers, and Mr Samuel CH Yip of Plowman Chambers. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2015.

Anson has developed a broad civil practice with particular interest in intellectual property and competition law matters. He is experienced in handling complex questions of law, including those of great general or public importance which reached the Court of Final Appeal. For example, he acted for an appellant in a civil appeal raising novel issues concerning common intention constructive trust, proprietary estoppel and equitable accounting which have never been dealt with by any cases before (see Cheung Lai Mui v Cheung Wai Shing (2021) 24 HKCFAR 116 (CFA); [2020] 2 HKLRD 15 (CA)). He also appeared in one of the first two enforcement actions before the Competition Tribunal, arguing issues relating to the burden and standard of proof as well as the proper approach for the determination of pecuniary penalties (see Competition Commission v W Hing Construction Co Ltd [2019] 3 HKLRD 46; [2020] 2 HKLRD 1229).

Anson is also well known for his active public law practice. He has vast experience in handling complex public law issues in a wide range of areas, including human rights, regulatory, disciplinary, immigration, discrimination and election-related matters, etc. For example, he acted for the applicants in the landmark judicial review cases challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance and the “anti-mask” law (see Leung Kwok Hung v Secretary for Justice (2020) 23 HKCFAR 518 (CFA); [2020] 2 HKLRD 771 (CA); [2020] 1 HKLRD 1 (CFI)), as well as the constitutionality of the police power to search without warrant the digital contents of a mobile phone or similar device upon arrest (see Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2020] 2 HKLRD 529).

Anson is a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Committee on Intellectual Property and Committee on Competition Law of the Hong Kong Bar Association.


  • • 2011 BBA (Law), University of Hong Kong
  • • 2013 LLB, University of Hong Kong
  • • 2014 PCLL, University of Hong Kong

  • • Member, Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hong Kong Bar Association (2016-2018; 2019-)
  • • Member, Committee on Intellectual Property, Hong Kong Bar Association (2019-)
  • • Member, Committee on Competition Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (2019-)
  • • Member, Standing Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2016-2019)
  • • Member, Standing Committee on Pupillage Reform, Hong Kong Bar Association (June 2017-2018)

  • • Co-edited the chapter of ‘Human Rights’ in Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong (2015 Reissue) with Professor Johannes Chan SC (Hon) (April 2015)
  • • Co-authored the chapter of ‘Applications for Judicial Review’ in Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings Hong Kong with Mr Hectar Pun SC (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edn, 2020)
  • • Edited The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Oaths and Declarations Ordinance (Cap 11) (2018 Reissue)
  • • Authored The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (Cap 382) (2021 Reissue)
  • • Contributing author, The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Theory and Practice (《香港國家安全法:法理與實踐》) (Joint Publishing, 2021)

Administrative and Public Law

  • • Leung Kwok Hung v Secretary for Justice (2020) 23 HKCFAR 518 (CFA); [2020] 2 HKLRD 771 (CA); [2020] 1 HKLRD 1 (CFI)
  • • Leung Kwok Hung (Long Hair) v Commissioner of Correctional Services(2020) 23 HKCFAR 456
  • • Chan Ki Kau v Hong Kong Police Force [2020] 5 HKLRD 653
  • • Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2020] 2 HKLRD 529
  • • Leung Chung Hang Sixtus v President of Legislative Council [2019] 1 HKLRD 292
  • • HKSAR v Fong Kwok Shan Christine (2017) 20 HKCFAR 425
  • • Yau Wai Ching v Chief Executive of HKSAR (2017) 20 HKCFAR 390
  • • Chief Executive of HKSAR v President of Legislative Council [2017] 4 HKLRD 115
  • • Chief Executive of HKSAR v President of the Legislative Council [2017] 1 HKLRD 460 (CA); [2016] 6 HKC 417 (CFI)
  • • So Ching Yat v City University of Hong Kong [2016] 3 HKLRD 661

Intellectual Property

  • Nu Pharm Ltd 卡士蘭有限公司 v Champ Group Ltd 智盟有限公司 & Ors (HCIP 5/2020; [2021] HKCFI 751)
  • Sebastien Laffargue v Marco Skates Ltd & Anor (HCA 3342/2016)
  • Shelter Lounge Ltd v Ocean Concept Holdings Ltd (Opposition to Trade Mark Application No 302585962, 1 December 2016)
  • Champ Group Ltd v Nu Pharm Ltd (Opposition to Trade Mark Application No 302406546, 30 June 2016)

Competition Law

  • • Competition Commission v W Hing Construction Co Ltd [2020] 2 HKLRD 1229
  • • Competition Commission v W Hing Construction Co Ltd [2019] 3 HKLRD 46

Equity & Trust

  • • Cheung Lai Mui v Cheung Wai Shing (2021) 24 HKCFAR 116 (CFA); [2020] HKCFA 41 (Appeal Committee); [2020] 2 HKLRD 15 (CA)
  • • Poon Ka Man Jason v Cheng Wai Tao (2016) 19 HKCFAR 144

Company and Insolvency

  • • Re Hsin Chong Construction Co Ltd (2021) 24 HKCFAR 98
  • • Pilot International Investment Ltd v Ingredients Plus Holdings (Pte) Ltd & Ors [2018] HKCFI 375 (HCMP 2454/2015, 1 February 2018)
  • • Loyal Profit International Development Ltd v Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (HCMP 256/2016, 27 April 2017)
  • • Poon Ka Man Jason v Cheng Wai Tao (2016) 19 HKCFAR 144

Personal Injuries

  • • Fong Chak Kwan v Ascentic Ltd & Ors [2021] HKCA 1138 (CACV 358/2020, 5 August 2021); [2020] HKCFI 679 (HCPI 242/2016, 29 April 2020)
  • • Lo Hing Kin Nelson v Personal Representative of Lam Yuk Wan (deceased) [2017] 3 HKLRD 294
  • • Li Man Chi v Or Chun Kit (CACV 141/2015, 24 June 2016)

Criminal

  • • Secretary for Justice v Tong Wai Hung [2021] HKCFA 37 (FACC 7/2021, 4 November 2021); [2021] HKCA 404 (CASJ 1/2020, 25 March 2021)
  • • HKSAR v Lai Chee Ying & Ors [2021] HKDC 398 (DCCC 536/2020, 1 April 2021)
  • • 香港特別行政區 訴 湯偉雄及另二人 [2020] HKDC 588 (DCCC 872/2019, 24 July 2020)
  • • 香港特別行政區 訴 陳珩及另六人 [2020] HKDC 521 (DCCC 868/2019, 9 July 2020)
  • • HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting & Ors (DCCC 480/2017, Verdict: 9 April 2019 & Sentence: 24 April 2019)
  • • Secretary for Justice v Leung Hiu Yeung (2018) 21 HKCFAR 421
  • • Secretary for Justice v Wong Ho Ming (2017) 20 HKCFAR 518
  • • HKSAR v Cheung Wai Kwong (2017) 20 HKCFAR 524
  • • HKSAR v Leung Kwok Hung (DCCC 546/2016, 31 July 2017)

Contempt

  • • Secretary for Justice v Wong Ho Ming [2018] HKCFA 62; [2018] HKCA 173
  • • Secretary for Justice v Siew Yun Long [2018] 4 HKLRD 438
  • • Secretary for Justice v Cheng Kam Mun [2015] 5 HKLRD 41
  • • Secretary of Justice v Li Pang Kay & Anor (HCMP 1851 & 1852/2013, 20 August 2015)

Doctrine of “basic joint enterprise” not applicable to unlawful assembly and riot, Court of Final Appeal rules

 

Service out of jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court cites Fong Chak Kwan in landmark cross-border case
Court of Appeal dismisses Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board’s appeal on meaning of “damage sustained within the jurisdiction” under private international law

 

High Court Judge in charge of Intellectual Property List makes “Limited Discovery Order” for redacted materials

 

District Court acquits six people in second riot trial concerning demonstrations on 31 August 2019

 

Appeal Committee determines issues on its jurisdiction and proper approach to remitter

 

Differential hair-cutting requirement for male and female prisoners constitutes discrimination and violates the Sex Discrimination Ordinance as well as the Basic Law, Court of Final Appeal holds

 

Magistrate acquits social worker of obstructing the Police

 

High Court rules police failure to display unique identification, and lack of independent police complaints mechanism, violate Hong Kong Bill of Rights

 

Dealing with the Stock Exchange’s Delisting Decisions: Webinar Highlights

 

Anson Wong Yu Yat presents at international symposium on “The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives”

 

Hectar Pun SC and Anson Wong Yu Yat contribute to “The New Normal Law Guide 2020” published by LexisNexis

 

District Court acquits all three defendants of rioting in the first anti-extradition protest-related riot trial

 

COVID-19 – The Law Un-Masked: The Right to Property and Potential Legal Challenges against Forced Closure of Certain Business Premises