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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS – Denis Chang’s Chambers achieves excellent rankings across five practice areas in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 has recognised nine DCC Members as among the best in the Hong Kong Bar. Denis Chang SC is named a “Leading Silk” in Commercial Disputes, an area for which we also received five “Leading Junior” accolades. The legal directory further awarded top-tier rankings to selected Members in Competition Law, Family and Private Client, Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment.

Rankings Overview

Leading Silk

Denis Chang SC – Commercial Disputes

Leading Juniors

Jeremy S.K. Chan – Family and Private Client
Simon Wong – Labour and Employment
Earl Deng – Commercial Disputes; Intellectual Property; Labour and Employment
Tim Parker – Commercial Disputes; Competition Law
Richard Yip – Commercial Disputes
Carter Chim – Competition Law
Tara Liao – Commercial Disputes
Thomas WK Wong – Commercial Disputes


Commercial Disputes

Praise for our recognised Members:

• Denis Chang SC – Leading Silk, Tier 1
Supreme at strategic planning of litigation. He takes a holistic view and his rich legal knowledge and experience means he is able to anticipate parties’ reactions accurately.”

• Earl Deng – Leading Junior, Tier 1
He provides incredibly incisive and technically excellent advice which is also commercially sound, and he is brilliant in handling cases which involve a high degree of complexity.”

• Richard Yip – Leading Junior, Tier 1
“One of the strongest junior barristers around, his stand-out qualities include an excellent handle on the detail, an insightful legal mind, and sound commercial sense.”

• Tim Parker – Leading Junior, Tier 2
Utterly brilliant: his drafting is elegant and concise, and he has an excellent sense of how to present an argument.”

• Tara Liao – Leading Junior, Tier 2
A very sharp and forceful advocate, a case with her is in safe hands.”

• Thomas WK Wong – Leading Junior, Tier 2
He has sound legal knowledge and analytical powers, outstanding research skills, and the ability to articulate arguments forcefully and yet clearly and succinctly.”


Competition Law







Praise for our recognised Members:

• Carter Chim – Leading Junior, Tier 1

“There is no question in relation to his wealth of knowledge in competition law. Given his background also in academia, he is able to present a lot of food for thought to the Competition Tribunal. He is a relentless advocate and his submissions were well researched, and does an admirable job for a client facing an uphill battle.”

• Tim Parker – Leading Junior, Tier 2
An obvious choice for competition matters, Tim has been involved in a number of the pathbreaking cases under the new Hong Kong regime. He brings to the table very strong analytical ability and valuable insights from his sterling public law practice.”


In Legal 500’s overview of Hong Kong’s competition law arena, DCC Member Samuel Chan, BBS, JP, was also highlighted for his appointment as chairman of the Hong Kong Competition Commission in March 2020.




Family & Private Client







Praise for Jeremy S.K. Chan – Leading Junior, Tier 1:

“One of the sought after juniors in matrimonial practice as well as an expert in probate issues. He is a pragmatic all-round lawyer with client’s interests at the forefront, stemming from his participation in most of the complex and big money cases in Hong Kong in the past decade.”


Intellectual Property







Praise for Earl Deng – Leading Junior, Tier 1:

“He takes a business-oriented approach to IP matters, whether contentious or otherwise, providing commercially astute advice backed by a significant knowledge of the relevant laws not just in Hong Kong but also notable legal developments around the world.”


Labour and Employment







Praise for our recognised Members:

• Earl Deng – Leading Junior
“He is widely acknowledged for being one of the outstanding juniors in employment law and commercial law and perceived as a formidable opponent by the opposing side.”

• Simon Wong – Leading Junior
A fearless and forceful advocate who provides incredibly robust advice which gives confidence and certainty to those instructing him.”

The Legal 500 is a leading independent publication which ranks the region’s best legal practitioners based on submissions provided by individual practitioners as well as extensive research compiled from interviews, peer reviews and client feedback.

Our sincere thanks to our clients and peers who took the time to recognise the diverse strengths offered by Members of Denis Chang’s Chambers.