Thomas WK Wong, FCIArb, FHKIArb, is a seasoned civil litigator who was called to the Bar and joined Chambers in 2018. Prior to that, Thomas had practised for seven years as a civil litigation solicitor, at three top-tier litigation Firms (Hogan Lovells, Clifford Chance and Wilkinson & Grist).
Having been a litigation solicitor himself for a number of years, Thomas thoroughly understands the needs and requirements, and strives to exceed the expectations, of Clients and instructing solicitors.
Both as Counsel and as a civil litigator, Thomas has handled and conducted a full range of Civil cases (as to which please see “Selected Cases” below), from commercial / contract, chancery, and companies, to defamation, enforcement of arbitral awards, and judicial review. Thomas is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and acts as both Counsel and Arbitrator in arbitrations.
Armed with his accumulated written and oral advocacy experience, and adopting a results-oriented approach, Thomas is well-poised to add a valuable dimension to the legal team, creating legal solutions for Clients in a broad range of matters.
Aside from his practice, Thomas also has an immense interest in further developing his legal knowledge and skills, and has recently obtained a Master of Laws (with Distinction) at The London School of Economics.
Furthermore, Thomas cares about nurturing future talents, and have served as an international mooting team coach for The University of Hong Kong, his alma mater, from 2006 to 2014.
Thomas accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers practice, and is comfortable to prepare and make submissions in both English and Chinese.
- FHKIArb (2020 – present)
- FCIArb (2020 – present)
- Solicitor (Hong Kong) (2010 – 2017)
- LLM (Distinction), London School of Economics (2019)
- PCLL, The University of Hong Kong (2008)
- LLB, The University of Hong Kong (2007)
- BSocSc(Govt&Laws), The University of Hong Kong (2006)
Co-authored two Chapters on Hong Kong law in two international legal encyclopaedias: Attachment of Assets (Mareva injunctions) and Enforcement of Money Judgments both published by Juris Publishing, Inc.
1. Re Luen Tat Watch Band Manufacturer Ltd, CACV 11/2018 and HCMP 1071/2018
Civil appeal (Liquidators) against the Court of First Instance’s removal of Liquidators for cause, and resisting a related application by the company for production of documents; junior Counsel for the former Liquidators (partners of Ernst & Young) (led by Anson Wong SC)
2. Cheung Shun Yee v Rich Resource Development Ltd  HKCFI 2835
Land (contract – repudiation); first junior Counsel for the Plaintiff (led by Denis Chang SC)
3. Longlife International (HK) Co Ltd v May Delight Ltd, HCA 2544/2016
Contract (effectively for the sale and purchase of real estate developments in Shanghai); junior Counsel for the Plaintiff (led by Denis Chang SC)
4. Nickel Resources International Holdings Co Ltd v The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd, HCAL 1824/2019
Judicial review; resisting a leave application against a decision of the Listing Appeals Committee; junior Counsel for The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd (led by Jin Pao SC)
5. Competition Commission v W Hing Construction Co Ltd  HKCT 5;  HKCT 3,  3 HKLRD 46
Second-ever trial (enforcement action) before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal; Co-Counsel for two Respondents
6. Cuvelier Jacques R v Chen Qizhi  HKCFI 2386
Trust / land / Partition Ordinance (Cap 352); Counsel for the Plaintiff; summary judgment obtained with costs
7. Punjab National Bank v KSK Energy Ltd, HCA 2150/2017
Debt and guarantee; Counsel for Punjab National Bank; summary judgment obtained with costs on full indemnity basis
8. Opposition to Johnson & Johnson’s Trade Mark Application No 303959335 “兆科” in Class 5
Intellectual property (Trademark opposition); resisting an opposition by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Hong Kong listed company (Lee’s Pharmaceutical (HK) Limited (HKEx: 0950)); Counsel for Johnson & Johnson
9. Profundo Technologies Ltd v Wenhuan Zhong, HCA 1885/2015
Intellectual property (Trademark and passing-off); Counsel for the Plaintiffs; default judgment for wide-ranging relief and post-judgment Mareva injunction obtained
10. Kouk Chung Fai v ebp Global Ltd  HKCFI 2350
Labour Tribunal appeal – resisting an appeal to the Court of First Instance against the Deputy Presiding Officer’s refusal (in the employees’ favour) to transfer the case to the District Court; Counsel for two senior employees-respondents
11. MK v Government of HKSAR (Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, Intended Intervener)  HKCFI 1089,  2 HKLRD 978
Judicial review (https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3007343/judge-hong-kong-lgbt-civil-union-legal-challenge); Counsel for the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong (for leave to intervene)
12. Bank of Singapore Ltd v Li Wing Sang, HCB 5577/2017
Bankruptcy (setting aside statutory demand); Co-Counsel for the Bank of Singapore; proceedings settled
13. Travel Industry Council v Expedia Asia Pacific Ltd, September 2018
Appeal by travel agent before the TIC Appeal Board; Counsel for the TIC; appeal dismissed
14. Fairmile Consultants Ltd v Esquel Enterprises Ltd  HKCFI 2797 (merits);  HKCFI 253 (costs)
Real estate agency; acted for a real estate agent company (on instructions) to attempt to seek summary judgment for its commission in respect of a transaction which was concluded by another real estate agent company, and where there was no signed estate agency agreement (or exclusivity agreement)
15. Bond Speed Ltd v Goodwell Sam Cheong Grocery Co Ltd, CACV90/2010, 11 January 2012
Taxation review hearing before Master; solicitor / sole advocate for the receiving party respondent; review dismissed
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryChinese Customary LawCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawMediationProbate and AdministrationPublic International LawRegulatory and DisciplinaryTax LawTort and Personal Injuries