Ross M.Y. Yuen 阮文躍
Call : 2008 (HK)
Set : Main
Practice Areas
ArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyDefamationIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawMediationProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTort and Personal Injuries
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Rebecca Lee [email protected]

Ross has developed a general civil practice with particular emphasis on land and commercial law. He has extensive trial experience in adverse possession, compulsory sale and land resumption. His recent court experience also includes trials on constructive trust/resulting trust, building management and appeals relating to money lenders action and nuisance.

As well as trials, he is often instructed to act in injunctions and other discrete matters such as company law, arbitration, etc.

He is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He has experiences in conducting mediation of variety nature of cases, in particular cases involving company, lands and trusts matters.

Before coming to the Bar Ross worked for 8 years in the finance sector. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute.

Ross Yuen completed the PCLL from the University of Hong Kong with distinction in 2007 and was awarded the Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Scholarship for PCLL Students.

He is a part-time tutor of the PCLL civil advocacy course of the University of Hong Kong.

He is on the Legal Aid Panel.

  • Chartered Financial Analyst – The CFA Institute

  • PCLL  –  University of Hong Kong (Distinction)
  • LLB    –  University of London
  • BBA   –  Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Scholarship for PCLL Students 2006-2007
  • Commendation – Or, Ng & Chan Practical Legal Research and Problem Solving Prize

‘Minibonds: High or Low Risk?’: Hong Kong Lawyer, March 2009

Compulsory Sale

New Dorset Investment Ltd v Chiu Mei Kiu & Ors [2020] HKLdT 22
Redevelopment of Nos 99 & 101 Des Voeux Road West

Kannix Limited & Or v Coreluxe Developments Limited & Ors [2020] HKLdT 9
Redevelopment of Nos 326-332 Des Voeux Road West and Nos 11A-11D Sai On Lane; the Tribunal accepted that the developer’s profit should be maintained at 15% (the higher the %, the lower the land value) despite the recent social movement around the valuation date

Wealth Plan Development Limited v Xiu Chuan Limited & Ors [2019] HKLdT 70
Redevelopment of No 121 King Lam Street Kowloon; the Tribunal maintained the developer’s profit at 15% in view of the government initiative to revitalize industrial buildings whereby the subject building has the potential to attain 20% over the usual plot ratio permitted under the outline zoning plan

Century Wide Development Ltd v Loong Huber Ho Fung & Ors [2019] HKLdT 65
Redevelopment of No 1 Ka Shin Street, No 2 Pok Man Street & Nos 39-53 Tai Kok Tsui Road

Asia Charming Ltd v Kar Shing Capital Resources Ltd & Ors [2018] HKLdT 44
Redevelopment of 4 buildings at Gillies Avenue South and Baker Street

Alliance Fame Ltd v Mak Kam To, LDCS 9000/2015, 4 August 2017
Redevelopment of Nos 222-228 Wan Chai Road

Gainfield Investment Ltd v Legend Time Ltd, LDCS16000/2014, 17 October 2016
Redevelopment at Nos 2A-2F Tak Shing Street

Good Faith Properties Ltd v Cibean Development Co Ltd, LDCS 42000/2011, 31 May 2013
Redevelopment of No. 20 Caine Road

Land Resumption

Chan Shiu Chong v Director of Lands [2018] HKLdT 89
Determination of redevelopment value in a case of land resumption

Cheng Kwok Kuen v Director of Lands, LDLR 6/2015, 7 June 2018
Determination of classification of land and optimum development potential

Cheung Lin v Director of Lands, LDLR 1/2015, 24 October 2016

Au Yeung Ping Ki v Director of Lands, LDLR 2/2010, 20 June 2012
Assessment of pre-resumption loss of profits, goodwill, etc.

Land Law / Adverse Possession

Monat Investment Ltd v Lau Chi Kan Kenith [2020] HKCFI 1970
Successfully opposed partially the claim of adverse possession with no order as to costs

Tsang Kiu v Fulland International Ltd [2019] HKDC 676
Successfully opposed partially the claim of adverse possession with costs order against the squatter

Chan Mei Lin & Ors v Lee Hong [2018] HKCFI 2441
Successfully opposed the claim of ownership and rights over agricultural land relating to adverse possession, proprietary estoppel, etc; led by Mr. C Y Li, SC

Tsang Woon Ming v Tsan Hing Tat Heidi, DCCJ 3791/2016, 19 July 2018
Appeal against refusal to strike out claim based on proprietary estoppel / unjust enrichment

Tse’s Brothers Co Ltd v Kinghall Development Ltd, HCA 1341 and 2401/2012, 9 July 2018
Ownership of land based on alleged trust and/or proprietary estoppel

Chan Wai Kwok v Lo Chuen Mui, DCCJ 2057/2014, 23 November 2017
Successfully opposed claim for sole ownership of land based on resulting trust/constructive trust

Yu King Chau v Personal Representatives of the estate of Fong Fu Foon, HCA 1438/2011, 21 November 2017
Successfully opposed claim for adverse possession of units in multi-storey buildings

Incorporated Owners of Fuk Wing Building v Ma Hing Ching, DCCJ 2356/2015, 17 July 2017
Successfully opposed claim for adverse possession by IO

Chan Yan Cheong v Chan Yan Shum, DCCJ1347/2013, 25 August 2014
Proprietary estoppel

Woo Hoi Lun v Lai Yung, DCCJ 2312/2012, 20 October 2014
Successfully opposed claim for adverse possession of New Territories land

Cheng Wing Hei v Chan Yat Kwan, DCCJ 168/2010, 18 November 2013
Successfully opposed claim for adverse possession of New Territories land

Silver Hope Ltd v Chan Kwai Wah Alice [2013] 1 HKLRD 823
Whether registered charging order took priority over earlier contracts for sale and purchase which were stamped but not registered

譚海强 v 林樹福遺產管理人, HCA2462/2009, 15 May 2013
Successfully opposed claim for adverse possession of New Territories land


Chin Ling Wah by her son and next friend Shum Lui v Shum Chau [2022] HKCFI 1800, [2022] 3 HKLRD 372
Appeared for the next friend of a mentally incapacitated person in successfully obtaining an order for sale under the Partition Ordinance, without having first made an application under the Mental Health Ordinance

Read Case Commentary

Gain Wealth Global Credit & Investment Ltd v Chan Suk Fong [2020] HKCA 737
Successfully appealed for money lender where the Court of Appeal considered the legal effect of finding of collusion and the definition of interest and principal under the Money Lenders Ordinance Cap. 163

Century Way Investment Limited v Willbert Limited and Or [2019] HKCA 739
Successfully appealed on finding of nuisance of water condensation caused by the operation of server room; led by Mr. C Y Li, SC

Leung Kwok Hung v Johnson Controls Hong Kong Ltd, HCCT 56/2017, 28 June 2018
Stay of proceedings for arbitration

Brassart Jacqueline Marcelle v R & P International Accounting Affairs Ltd, HCA 305/2015, 26 May 2017
Entering loan agreement by deceit and induced by fraudulent misrepresentation

Cheer Signal Development Ltd v Wong Siu Fan, HCA780/2015, 26 Oct 2015
Discharge of Mareva injunction

開聯工業中心業主立案法團 v 北豐有限公司, LDBM 95/2013, 24 July 2015
Building management – award of indemnity costs against individual owner

Steak Expert Holdings Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Jade Plaza (Tsuen Wan), LDBM 171/2013, 25 Feb 2015
Building management

Chu Chung Ming v Lam Wai Dan, HCCW 377/2011, 22 December 2014
Winding up – unfair prejudice

China Capital Ltd v Chu San Hung, HCA 2367/2012, 3 Dec 2014
Striking-out action for tracing and constructive trust by dishonest assistance

Lo Sam Shing v Li Fong, HCA 1803/2011, 14 Mar 2014
Defamation – statements contained in letter issued by defendant during period of plaintiff’s election campaign

Chu Chung Ming v Lam Wai Dan [2012] 4 HKLRD 897
Admissibility – whether exceptions to principles on confidentiality of mediation or “without prejudice” communications applied