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Cross Border Enforcement: Practicalities and Special Features – 12 October 2022, 1pm to 2pm

Hong Kong Commercial Law Webinar

As an international city, Hong Kong serves as a major hub of cross-border transactions and legal disputes. Commercial lawyers are often called on to manage or assist in complex international litigation and enforcement efforts before the courts or in arbitration.

In our upcoming seminar, Robin D’Souza, Tim Parker, and Valerie Tang will navigate the cross border enforcement framework in Hong Kong, the judicial approach towards examination orders granted in aid of overseas litigation, and the latest legal developments in cross-border arbitration and insolvency proceedings.




12 October 2022 (Wednesday) 

Time: 1pm to 2pm HKT
CPD Accreditation: 1 CPD point applied for (subject to confirmation by the Law Society of Hong Kong)
Venues: • In-person Attendance — Denis Chang’s Chambers, 9/F, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty (40 places available for attendees who have been fully vaccinated with three doses of COVID-19 vaccine)


Online Attendance — Zoom



Managing multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation is daily fare for Hong Kong lawyers in the context of the city’s vibrant international commercial culture. Commercial clients of all stripes – whether they be banks or financial institutions, listed or private companies, or individuals – seek out practitioners to handle complex cross-boundary disputes or enforcement actions, either where the dispute is centred in Hong Kong or where assistance is sought in aid of foreign proceedings or arbitrations.

Get up to speed on the latest developments in this fast-moving area with our speakers Robin D’Souza, Tim Parker and Valerie Tang at our upcoming seminar. Topics to be examined include:

• Updates on the general principles of enforcement and recognition of judgments, and related challenges

• Obtaining evidence in Hong Kong for use in foreign proceedings, including key takeaways from the recent decisions in:

– Re A Civil Matter Now Pending in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle under No 2:13-cv-1034 Mjp [2020] 5 HKLRD 30
– AB v X & ORS [2022] 1 HKLRD 1259

• Special features in recent international commercial arbitration

• Recent developments in cross-boundary winding-up proceedings


In-person Attendance

A total of 40 places will be available and allocated on a first come first served basis.

In-person attendees will be required to test negative for Covid-19 by a rapid antigen test (RAT) taken prior to arrival. 

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Online Attendance 

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We look forward to seeing you at our event. For enquiries, please reach out to Sonia Chan, Practice Development Manager, at [email protected]


Robin D’Souza

Robin was called to the Bar in 2006.  He practices in civil and commercial litigation with experience in areas of company and shareholder disputes, insolvency, contracts, property, trust, probate, civil fraud, and asset recovery.  He regularly acts for and against multinationals, listed companies, investor funds, and high net worth individuals.

Robin acted for the successful Respondents in Re A Civil Matter Now Pending in United States District Court for The Western District of Washington At Seattle Under No 2:13-cv-1034 Mjp (CACV410/2019) [2020] 5 HKLRD 30, [2020] HKCA 766 where the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision to set aside an order granted pursuant to the US Federal Court’s request to examine non-party witnesses in Hong Kong.

Robin’s other selected cases include To Hu Sing v Cheung Kwai Chuen and Others (HCA 1930/2015), in which he represented the successful 1st and 2nd Defendants in winning their counterclaim for specific performance of a provisional sale and purchase agreement that was entered into almost 10 years ago.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Robin also accepts instructions to act as arbitration counsel.

Visit Robin’s website profile for more details.

Tim Parker

“Tim is superbly clever, and a highly talented and effective advocate who is always well prepared and inspires great confidence.” Legal 500 2022 – Asia Pacific: Hong Kong Bar – Commercial Disputes

Tim Parker practices as a barrister in Hong Kong and in England and Wales, where he is a member of Blackstone Chambers. His practice focuses public and international law, civil / commercial disputes, and regulatory and competition matters.

Tim holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where he was elected to the coveted Whewell Scholarship in International Law, an LLB and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong, and a BA from the University of Melbourne. Tim was awarded the Bar Scholarship in 2008.

Recent commercial work includes: a confidential arbitration concerning cryptocurrency investments (featuring USD 9-figure claims and counterclaims); AB v X & Ors [2022] 1 HKLRD 1259, setting aside an examination order giving effect to a letter of request in US regulatory action; Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London & Ors v Syrian Arab Republic & Ors. CL-2015-000667, an application on behalf of the insurers for disclosure of UK assets belonging to the Syrian Government and certain officials in order to enforce a judgment in respect of a 1985 State-sponsored hijacking of an EgyptAir Flight (Commercial Court, London).

Find out more from Tim’s profile.

Valerie Tang

Valerie was called to the Bar in 2019. Since joining Chambers, Valerie has established a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and company law. In Atkins China Limited v China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited [2020] HKCFI 2092, Valerie successfully contested an application for an interim injunction to stay arbitration proceedings; the dispute concerned the design of certain sections of the Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. 

Apart from commercial matters, Valerie also has experience and regularly acts as sole advocate in matrimonial, land and probate cases. Recently, she succeeded in obtaining maintenance pending suit for the Respondent wife in KKSR v. CLH (FCMC13299/2019) [2020] HKFC 94. 

Valerie obtained her law degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and read International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science prior to her legal studies. She also served as a Legislative Council assistant from 2015 to 2018.

More details can be found in Valerie’s website profile.


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