Wilson Hui 許家為
Call : 2006 (HK) , 2006 (Victoria, Australia)
Set : Main
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawArbitrationChanceryCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCompetition LawCriminal LawEmploymentFamily LawIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawMediationProbate and AdministrationRegulatory and DisciplinaryTax LawTort and Personal Injuries
Contact
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Reyan Wong [email protected]

Wilson Hui’s practice covers a wide range of civil and commercial matters including the areas of tax, charity, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, medical and professional negligence, personal injuries and matrimonial disputes.

Wilson has an extensive client portfolio that includes leading global and local companies, international accounting and advisory firms, investment companies, business leaders, charitable organisations, philanthropists, legal and medical professionals, insurers, and government entities.

One of Wilson’s key strengths lies in providing tailored legal advice and opinions on complex tax and compliance matters.  His track record includes rendering opinions on tax issues involving a set of transactions exceeding HK$2 billion.  He has also assisted a prominent charity in Hong Kong, and a group of companies with significant assets in navigating intricate tax and compliance challenges.  Wilson’s experience extends to representing clients in tax disputes, having received instructions from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and taxpayers.

In addition to his advisory work, Wilson handles mediations, arbitrations, and tribunal hearings.  He also acted as expert on Hong Kong Law in court proceedings in Mainland China and Taiwan.

Wilson is enrolled as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. He was a part-time tutor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong between 2007 and 2009.  He served as a committee member of the Special Committee for Young Barristers of the Hong Kong Bar Association between 2006 and 2008.


Called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2006.

Enrolled as barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 2006.


  • University of Hong Kong (PCLL)
  • The College of Law, New South Wales (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)
  • University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce)
  • St Joseph’s College, Hong Kong

Tax

For the Commissioner of Inland Revenue:

– Handled tax appeals concerning tax disputes.

For the taxpayers:

– Advised on tax issues involving a set of transactions exceeding HK$2 billion.

– Advised an organization that enjoys tax exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance on compliance issues concerning its various investments and projects (led by Senior Counsel).

– Advised on tax issues concerning debt forgiveness.

– Advised on tax issues on interest income earned by a company.

– Represented the CEO of a US company in a tax appeal to the Board of Review. One of the issues was whether the sum of about USD7.29 million received by the taxpayer pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement should be chargeable to salaries tax (B/R, 44/12).

– Advised on stamp duty issues related to a lease agreement.

– Advised a group of companies on profits tax matters, including determining the locality of their trading profits (either independently or led by Senior Counsel).

– Advised a toy manufacturing company on tax deductibility of bad debts (led by Senior Counsel).

Commercial

– Advised one of the largest global manufacturers on compliance issues regarding the import of materials into Hong Kong.

– Advised an international company listed in Hong Kong on compliance issues.

– Represented the successful plaintiff in seeking a warrant for committal against the defendant for failing to comply with court orders in relation to O.48 of the Rules of High Court (HCMP 58/2018).

– Advised and represented a hydropower company in a dispute arising from mergers and acquisitions involving over 20 companies with a consideration exceeding RMB 300 million (HCA 901/2015).

– Advised and represented a businessman in a complex commercial dispute lasting over a decade, involving issues surrounding the development of a piece of land in the PRC (HCA 2811/2003).

Trust and Charity

– Represented a philanthropist in legal action against an organisation that enjoys tax exemption under s. 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance for mishandling of funds. The case involved issues surrounding the applicability of the cy-pres doctrine and charitable trust (HCA 1261/2016) (led by Senior Counsel).

– Advised on the charity status of an organisation and its activities (led by Senior Counsel).

Disciplinary

– Represented two insurance professionals, including the top-selling director of an international insurance company, in defending disciplinary charges before the Insurance Agents Registration Board (IARB).  The allegations included the mishandling of clients’ funds and failure to render proper advice on insurance policies (as co-Counsel).

Arbitration

– Represented the successful claimant in an arbitration involving an aircraft management company claiming fees and charges against the aircraft owner.  Counterclaims alleging breaches of aviation rules, failure to maintain the aircraft, and provide adequate pilots, cabin crew and mechanics were dismissed.  Expert evidence on aviation regulations and aircraft maintenance was considered (as co-Counsel).

– Advised a shipbuilder on contractual and arbitration issues (led by Senior Counsel).

Personal Injuries

– Handled a variety of personal injury cases, including those related to traffic accidents, industrial and workplace accidents. Regularly advised plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers on liability, quantum and evidence.

– Advised insurers on matters such as insurance coverage and policy liability.

Medical Negligence

– Acted in a claim against a surgeon of a public hospital regarding the quality of a surgery performed.

– Acted in a claim against a dermatologist in private practice regarding laser and wound treatment.

– Advised on a claim against a private hospital for failing to diagnose and render proper treatment.

Professional Negligence

– Advised on a claim against a barrister for negligent advice in a civil action.

– Advised on a claim against a solicitors’ firm in a conveyancing transaction.

Matrimonial

– Advised on child maintenance matters.

– Advised on matrimonial finance and maintenance for the wife and children (led by Senior Counsel).