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Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022: Denis Chang’s Chambers named a Tier 1 set in Administrative and Public Law, and Competition Law, among excellent rankings across 6 practice areas

In The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 guide to the best of the Hong Kong Bar, Denis Chang’s Chambers scored high rankings across a total of 6 practice areas including Commercial Disputes, Family and Private Client, Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment. Moreover, we are honoured to be the only barristers’ Chambers to be named a Tier 1 set for Administrative and Public Law, an inaugural category in this year’s guide. We have also been awarded the Tier 1 status for Competition Law.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our clients and peers, as well as The Legal 500 for their recognition and support.

Rankings Overview  

Leading Silks  

Denis Chang SC – Commercial Disputes
Paul Harris SC – Administrative and Public Law
Hectar Pun SC – Administrative and Public Law 

Leading Juniors 

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

 Rising Stars 

Anson Wong Yu Yat – Administrative and Public Law
Geoffrey Yeung – Administrative and Public Law 

Praise Received for our Recognised Members  

Administrative and Public Law 

We are the only Chambers in Hong Kong to be ranked in Tier 1 for Administrative and Public Law. Testimonials describe us as “a top public law set” which is “forward-thinking and progressive”, and well-known for acting in high-profile judicial reviews.  

Leading Silks  

• Hectar Pun SC 
A very knowledgeable and hard-working barrister. He can always deal with difficult issues raised by the judge in court. 

Paul Harris SC  
His commitment to a case is absolute. He is a very articulate advocate, whose submissions are presented with commanding authority and commensurate skill. 

Leading Juniors  

• Tim Parker 
Tim is a star. A measured yet forceful advocate who has a very tactical mind. He easily holds his own with the most senior of judges.  

• Jeffrey Tam 
Jeffrey is a very reliable junior. He has good analytical abilities and is very knowledgeable in public law matters.

• Earl Deng  
“Earl has an excellent legal mind. He is extremely generous with his time, measured, and hardworking.” 

Rising Stars 

• Anson Wong Yu Yat  
“Anson is very responsive and hard-working. A junior with good judgement.

• Geoffrey Yeung  
“A very dedicated junior with a sharp legal mind. He is dynamic, with great instincts and a very sound pragmatic strategy far beyond his year of call. He is meticulous, astute and always reliable.” 


Commercial Disputes  

Leading Silk  

• Denis Chang SC  
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.” 

Leading Juniors 

• Earl Deng  
An effective advocate with solid legal knowledge.”

• Richard Yip  
“He is very commercially minded, diligent and client-focused. Attentive to details and excellent on his feet. 

• Simon Wong 
“Simon is a great communicator, very meticulous, and provides sound practical advice. His arguments are well-structured and very persuasive. Sensible, commercial and very responsive.” 

• Tara Liao  
Tara is intellectually very sharp. A very practical and effective junior with a meticulous eye.” 

• Tim Parker  
Tim is superbly clever, and a highly talented and effective advocate who is always well prepared and inspires great confidence.” 

• Thomas WK Wong  
A junior who has litigation in his blood and is passionate about his work. He is very thorough and provides clear and succinct arguments on complex issues.  


Competition Law

Denis Chang’s Chambers is named a Tier 1 set in the area of Competition Law for housing “strong, experienced barristers”.

 Leading Juniors 

• Carter Chim
“Carter Chim is ‘well-recognised in Hong Kong for his experience in competition law  matters’ and is well-versed in representing public and private clients across a wide spectrum of competition law issues, with enforcement actions prominent in his recent caseload.”

“A conscientious and industrious barrister with thorough knowledge of competition law. 

• Tim Parker 
Tim Parker – also a member of  Blackstone Chambers  in London – is ‘a very natural and persuasive advocate; he is  acting for the Competition Commission in  Competition Commission v Linde HKO Ltd, concerning alleged abuse of market power in the medical gases sector.”

An excellent advocate, with tremendous experience in both public and competition law. He commands the respect of all the judges he appears before. 


Family and Private Client 

Leading Junior

• Jeremy S.K. Chan
“A very experienced, supremely clever matrimonial finance barrister. He is always well-prepared and remains calm in court. Judges and clients like him.” 


Intellectual Property

Leading Junior 

• Earl Deng
“A highly professional and client-centric counsel. 


Labour and Employment

Leading Juniors 

• Earl Deng
“He is very responsive, and a good problem-solver when addressing clients’ needs. 

• Simon Wong 
An experienced counsel in employment law. He provides sound and practical advice, and his forensic and legal analysis is invaluable. 

About The Legal 500 

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.  


This article was first published on 14 January 2022.