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Career Talk and Counsel Sharing at University of Hong Kong

On 20th February 2024, Carter Chim, Anson Wong Yu Yat and Jason Ko visited the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law for a career talk on “Inside & Outside of the Courtroom”. As practicing barristers and HKU Alumni, they shared their experience of practicing at DCC and things to consider to embark a career as a barrister. They also shared insightful tips to students who are considering for our mini-pupillage, pupillage and tenancy. Many thanks to the Faculty of Law for coordinating and hosting the event.


Carter Chim

“Carter is a leading specialist in competition law in Hong Kong and is known for his deep legal knowledge in EU and Hong Kong competition law. He is a very collaborative and effective communicator, he gives pragmatic advice that addresses commercial realities and client sensitivities, and his persuasive style and ability to distill complex legal concepts into accessible language make him a compelling advocate.

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024, Competition Leading Juniors 

Carter has been recognised by The Legal 500 (Legalease) as a Leading Junior (Tier 1) in Competition Law for three consecutive years (i.e. 2021 to 2023).

Carter has acted in a number of landmark constitutional and administrative law cases before the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, including Secretary for Justice v Leung Kwok Hung [2021] HKCFA 32 (concerning the scope of parliamentary privilege enjoyed by a member of the Legislative Council in the course of proceedings).

General civil matters form a core part of Carter’s practice. Matters which he is regularly instructed to handle include winding up petitions (for the successful petitioner in Re Yuan Tong Global Financial Group Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1534), water leakage cases, property disputes, discrimination cases, and more.

Carter currently teaches Civil Procedures and Clinical Legal Education at The University of Hong Kong.

Visit Carter’s profile for more information.

Anson Wong Yu Yat

“Anson is very comprehensive and creative in his research and very meticulous in his written work. His strength lies in his refusal to give up and his insistence in trying to find solutions around problems or obstacles to his client’s case.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024, Commercial Disputes & Administrative and Public Law — Leading Juniors

Anson has appeared in more than 150 court judgments (including 16 cases in the Court of Final Appeal with 11 substantive appeals) over the mere span of 8 years of full practice, reflecting the exceptional wealth of experience and exposure in civil litigation for his seniority.

Anson 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 has recently appeared in (among others) three civil appeals before the Court of Final Appeal dealing with important questions concerning insolvency matters, land law and equity, service out of jurisdiction and statutory interpretation.

Visit Anson’s profile for more details.

Jason Ko

Jason is an all-rounded barrister that you can always count on to provide practical and solid advice to lay clients. He is an excellent advocate in Chinese and English, his presentation is calm, clear, and persuasive, and he is able to get a good reading of the judge’s approach and can think on his feet accordingly.
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024, Regulatory, investigations and crime & Commercial disputes – Rising Star

Jason has been developing a broad civil practice since joining Chambers in 2019. He has acted as sole advocate in various commercial law matters, including successfully resisting an application for summary judgment in Sun Shine Investment Holdings Limited v Pure Living Inc Limited (HCA 913/2020) and successfully setting aside a default judgment in Aabitta Company Limited v Pure Living Inc Limited (HCA 175/2021).

Recently, he (led by Mr Abraham Chan SC and with Mr Richard Yip) successfully resisted a slip rule application with indemnity costs awarded in Koo Ming Kown v The Baptist Convention of Hong Kong operating as Pui Ching Primary School and Pui Ching Academy [2022] HKCFI 3577.

In Kyocera Corp v W Haking Enterprises Ltd, a sale of goods dispute concerning the identity of contracting parties, Jason acted for the successful Plaintiff both at trial ([2020] 1 HKLRD 121) and on appeal ([2021] 2 HKC 1), running arguments concerning the role of pleadings and the availability of the limitation defence (with Mr Richard Yip).

Find out more from Jason’s profile.


This article was first published on 20 February 2024.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice and seeks to set out the general principles of the law. Detailed advice should therefore be sought from a legal professional relating to the individual merits and facts of a particular case. The photographs which appear in this article are included for decorative purposes only and should not be taken as a depiction of any matter to which the case is related. The views and opinions expressed in this article/material are solely those of the members authoring it and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Denis Chang’s Chambers, or of any other member or members of Denis Chang’s Chambers.