Valerie Tang contributes feature article for Hong Kong Lawyer journal on Winding Up and Arbitration

In the latest May 2023 issue of Hong Kong Lawyer, Valerie Tang explores the complex interaction between the statutory insolvency regime with private arbitration in her feature article titled “Winding-Up and Arbitration: A Guide to Claiming against Insolvent Companies”.

The articleprovides a useful guide to practitioners on the effect of an underlying arbitration clause in winding-up proceedings, the steps that can be taken if a debtor becomes insolvent mid-arbitration, and what can be done in the event of an unsatisfied arbitral award if a debtor company is wound up post-arbitration.


Read Valerie’s article in Hong Kong Lawyer here: Winding up and Arbitration: A Guide to Claiming against Insolvent Companies | Hong Kong Lawyer (


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 matrimonial matters. She has also been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2020.

In Atkins China Limited v China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited [2020] HKCFI 2092, Valerie successfully resisted an application for an interim injunction to stay arbitration proceedings, which concerned a dispute over the design of certain sections of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

More recently, Valerie obtained a return and non-removal order for children abducted from Hong Kong to a non-Hague Convention contracting state in MF v LJL (FCMC 655/2023).

Valerie also regularly acts as sole advocate in land, trust and probate matters. She also has experience in matters relating to mentally incapacitated persons, including Part II inquiries and other contentious applications.

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 for the Legal Sector Constituency office from 2015 to 2018.

More details can be found in Valerie’s profile.


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