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Denis Chang’s Chambers maintains Tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023

In the newly released The Legal 500 (Legalease) Asia-Pacific 2023 guide to the Hong Kong Bar, Denis Chang’s Chambers (DCC) has once again achieved excellent results across six practice areas.

Notably, we have been singled out as one of Hong Kong’s leading sets for Commercial disputes and “home to numerous high-quality commercial practitioners” including Denis Chang SC, who is named a Tier-one “Leading Silk” for the third year in a row, as well as 10 other Members who are listed as “Leading Juniors” in this area. The testimonials highlight our “strong presence” in the commercial law sphere and the “many complex and high-profile disputes of substantial value” we handle.

We are also delighted to be awarded the “Tier 1” ranking in Administrative and public law (being the only Chambers to receive this honour), and Competition for the second year in a row.

In total, 18 DCC Members are recommended as leading practitioners. In addition to the above mentioned practice areas, our members have also been ranked in Family and private client; Labour and employment; and Regulatory, investigations and crime.

These accolades are a testimony to DCC’s market-leading expertise and advocacy as well as high standards of client service. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our valued clients, esteemed peers and The Legal 500 (Legalease) for their recognition and support.

Ranked Members at a Glance

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
Robin D’Souza – Commercial disputes
Simon Wong – Commercial disputes; Labour and employment
Earl Deng – Administrative and public law; Commercial disputes; Labour and employment
Randy Shek – Regulatory, investigations and crime
Tim Parker – Administrative and public law; Commercial disputes; Competition
Jeffrey Tam – Administrative and public law; Commercial disputes
Richard Yip – Commercial disputes
Carter Chim – Competition
Tara Liao – Commercial disputes
Thomas WK Wong – Commercial disputes
James Wood – Commercial disputes

Rising Stars

Anson Wong Yu Yat – Administrative and public law; Commercial disputes
Geoffrey Yeung – Administrative and public law
Flora Lam – Labour and employment


Praise for Selected Practice Areas & Members  

Commercial disputes

DCC is noted for being “home to numerous high-quality commercial practitioners” and having “taken on many complex and high-profiled disputes of substantial value”. Clients find our Members “very responsive and helpful”.

Leading Silk – Tier 1

• Denis Chang SC
“Denis is a versatile, highly experienced advocate with amazing analytical abilities and a leave-no-stone-unturned attitude.”

Leading Juniors

• Robin D’Souza
“Robin is an eloquent advocate. He is superbly effective, pragmatic and analytical in his legal submissions.”

• Simon Wong
“Simon is very meticulous and his advocacy is very good. His advice is practical and easy to follow whilst his preparation is unquestionable.’

• Earl Deng (Tier 1)
“He is highly capable and sophisticated in advising on both the legal and practical aspects of different stages of commercial litigation.”

Tim Parker (Tier 1)
“Tim is one of the best advocates in court. He is very intelligent and can think of arguments that other advocates do not typically cover. His arguments are highly persuasive.

• Jeffrey Tam
“Jeffrey is sharp, talented and well-prepared. He provides comprehensive and quality solutions.

• Richard Yip (Tier 1)
“Richard is thorough in his research and analysis. He is willing to go the extra mile in formulating different case plans for clients.”

• Tara Liao
“Tara is very detail-focused and is able to spot issues that might otherwise be easily overlooked. She is a very solid advocate and works relentlessly.

• Thomas WK Wong
“He is passionate about the law and his enthusiasm in addressing legal issues and creativity in solving problems are some of his strengths.”

James Wood
“James is excellent both on paper and in court. He has extensive experience and operates at silk level.”

Rising Star

  • Anson Wong Yu Yat
    “Anson is intelligent, detail-oriented and practical. He is highly capable of analysing and deconstructing complicated legal issues.”

Administrative and public law – Tier 1 Set

For the second consecutive year, the Legal 500 recognises DCC as the only “Tier 1” set in Hong Kong for Administrative and public law. We are identified as “the best choice for Hong Kong for clients looking for public law solutions”. 

Leading Silks

• Hectar Pun SC
“A market leader in the area of public law.”

Leading Juniors – Tier 1

• Earl Deng
Earl is a good advocate with an easy manner.”

• Tim Parker
“His knowledge and experience of the area are extensive and his advocacy skills both written and oral are absolutely top notch. A great team player and very user friendly.

Jeffrey Tam
“Jeffrey is a very experienced public law barrister with a very good grasp of the law and practice in the area. He takes a realistic and measured approach to challenging cases.

Rising Stars

• Anson Wong Yu Yat
Anson is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced junior barristers in the area of public law.

• Geoffrey Yeung
Geoffrey is a bright, insightful and hardworking junior with real depth and breadth of experience in public law matters.

Competition – Tier 1 Set

Named  a “Tier 1” set for the second year in a row, DCC is lauded for housing “an experienced team of seasoned practitioners” and being “one of the premier sets in the competition space”.

Leading Juniors – Tier 1

• Carter Chim
“Carter is well known amongst the Hong Kong Bar as a leading specialist in Hong Kong competition law. He is sought after by practitioners for his superb knowledge of competition law and experience in a growing number of cases in Hong Kong.’

• Tim Parker
Tim has outstanding analytical abilities and is a first rate advocate. Without question, he is one of the ablest lawyers in this field.

Family and private client

Leading Junior – Tier 1

• Jeremy S.K. Chan
“Jeremy is very diligent and has had exposure in major cases over the years. As a result, he is highly regarded and has also gained the respect of the judiciary.

Labour and employment

Leading Juniors

• Earl Deng
“He is a proactive and quick-thinking advocate. He adapts himself well to understanding and answering concerns from the bench.”

• Simon Wong
“Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate arguments in a concise, professional and persuasive manner.’

 Rising Star

• Flora Lam
“She is articulate and astute. She provides practical and helpful solutions. In court, she is sharp and composed. Her cross-examination skills are particularly impressive.”

Regulatory, investigations and crime

Leading Junior

• Randy Shek
“Randy is a highly experienced counsel in the criminal law practice. He offers pragmatic and robust advice to clients and achieves favourable outcomes for them.”



About The Legal 500 (Legalease) Asia Pacific

The Legal 500 (Legalease) Asia Pacific is a leading independent publication which ranks legal practitioners globally based on extensive research compiled from interviews, peer reviews and client feedback.

This article was first published on 13 January 2023.