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Principal
Barry C Y Chin
Principal
Solicitor (HK, UK), Engineer (HK, Canada, UK), Tax Adviser (HK)
LL. B. (Hons) (UK), M.B.A. (USA), B.Sc. (Canada)
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Barry Chin is the Principal of Chin & Associates. He has a broad range of experience in criminal litigation, matrimonial disputes, immigration law and commercial law. He has extensive experience with criminal cases which involve homicide/murder, sexual assault, fraud, and bribery. Furthermore, he handles a vast array of matrimonial disputes, those of which include civil celebrant, divorce, maintenance, child custody, and property distribution. Lastly, Mr. Chin has a solid grounding in immigration law, dealing with complications such as: dependant visas, citizenship, extensions of stay, appeals against refusals, and change of employer.

Professional Qualifications:

·          Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong

·          Admitted to the roll of solicitors in England & Wales

·          Registered Professional Engineer in Canada

·          Chartered Electrical & Mechanical Engineer in the United Kingdom

·          Registered Professional Engineer in Hong Kong

·          Certified Tax Adviser in Hong Kong

Educations:

·          LL.B (Hons) in United Kingdom

·          Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (P.C.LL.) in Hong Kong

·          Postgraduate Diploma in the Republic of China (China Law, Zhongshan)

·          M.B.A. in the United States

·          B.Sc. in Canada

Community Services:

·          Member of Independent Police Complaints Council

·          Appointed Governor of Health Level Seven (HL7) Hong Kong (Hospital Authority)

·          Adjudicator of the Obscene Articles Tribunal

·          Honorary Legal Adviser of International Police Association (IPA) Hong Kong Section

·          Honorary Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong

·          Honorary Member of the Court of HKBU

Principal Service Areas:

·          Criminal litigation

·          Matrimonial disputes

·          Immigration law

·          Commercial law

·          Commercial disputes

   
Associates
Gordon S H Chin
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Solicitor (HK), Certified Practising Accountant (Australia)
LL. B. (Hons), PGDPA
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Gordon has significant experience in acting as the Hong Kong legal adviser of issuers on their initial public offerings on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. He represents clients across a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters, including: mergers and acquisitions, business sales and purchases, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, private placements, corporate re-organisations, due diligence investigations, and regulatory and compliance.

Gordon also has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He advises on a broad range of contentious issues including claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes.

Professional Qualifications:

·          Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong

·          CPA (Aust.) of CPA Australia

Educations:

·          LL.B. (Hons), U.K.

·          Postgraduate Certificate in Law (P.C.LL.), H.K.

·          Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PGDPA), H.K.

Community Services:

·          Chairman of Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)

·          Panel Member of Administrative Appeals Board

·          Member of Appeal Panel (Housing)

·          Member of Criminal & Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Board

·          Adjudicator of Immigration Tribunal

·          Observer of Independent Police Complaints Council

·          Honorary Legal Adviser of International Police Association Hong Kong Section

Principal Service Areas:

·          Corporate & Commercial Law, Corporate Services

·          Litigation and dispute resolution

   
Consultants
LI Sang Edward

Consultant, Solicitor

University of Hong Kong (LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law)

Hong Kong Polytechnics University (Master in Corporate Finance)

University of London (LL.B.)

Tel.: +852 8100 2600

 

Mr. Edward Li is well-versed with experience in dealing with the HKMA and the SFC regulatory matters.  He has over 20 years of legal experience and was previously holding senior positions in bank, investment bank and asset manager including:-

Executive Director of a listed investment bank with market cap over HKD10 Billion;

Alternate Chief Executive of a licensed bank authorized by the HKMA to conduct banking business in Hong Kong;

Director of Legal & Compliance in an asset manager with businesses in hedge fund, fund-of-hedge-fund, real estate fund, private equity fund and wealth management.

 Edward is able to provide legal advice to licensed firms and banks on SFC and HKMA regulatory matters including:-

Regulatory Investigation

dealing with the SFC/HKMA on regulatory investigations, e.g. investigations on AML, investment product selling, insider dealing, market manipulations and short selling;

attending interviews with clients on the SFC/HKMA on investigations; and

handling regulatory enquiry on behalf of clients.

 Compliance Advice 

  • advising on compliance with SFC Code of Conducts such as professional investor regime and suitability obligations;
  • advising on AML compliance rules and regulations; and
  • advising on compliance with Banking Ordinance, Securities and Futures Ordinance, Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance etc.

 Business Terms & Conditions 

  • drafting terms and conditions for banking, securities, private banking and asset management services; and
  • preparing customized compliance manuals for meeting regulatory requirements.

 Professional Qualification 

Admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong
Admitted to the roll of solicitors in England & Wales
Certified AML Professional (CAMLP)
Part-time Lecturer in Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Practice Areas

Compliance & Regulations on Banking, Securities and Asset Management

   
Emba W M Leung

Consultant Solicitor

Solicitor (HK), LL. B. (HK)

Tel.: +852 8100 2600

 

Emba is a Consultant Solicitor of Chin & Associates.   With over 20 years of post-qualification experience gained from private practice in Hong Kong,  Emba has extensive experience in civil litigation and arbitration, accident claims, insurance and employment disputes.  She has also advised on Sports & Entertainment, as well as other corporate matters and various commercial transactions, including shareholders agreement, mergers & acquisition, private equity, corporate finance, manufacturing, distribution & licensing agreements.

From 2003 to 2005, Emba was appointed by the Hong Kong Government to advise on the restructuring of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the integrated elite sports training institute in Hong Kong.

Emba was also appointed to advise on the Hong Kong equestrian events of the Olympic Games 2008, the East Asian Games 2009 and their incidental and related legal matters.

From 2006 to 2008, Emba had been acting as the legal adviser to the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Company Limited (formed under the Equestrian Committee of the Hong Kong Government) which shared responsibility, with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, for the planning and execution of the highly successful 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events.  These high-profile events were held in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Further emphasizing Emba's expertise in the legal side of sport management, from 2005 to 2009, she was appointed legal adviser to the 5th East Asian Games which was also completed with great success in December 2009.  She has further been appointed as its Liquidator in winding up the outstanding affairs of the Games.

These two events, the Equestrian Events of the 2008 Olympics and the 2009 East Asian Games, constitute the two major international sports events ever held in Hong Kong.

For many years, Emba has also made considerable contribution to various Community Service projects in both Hong Kong and China through her involvement in reputable charitable organizations.

Legal Education & Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong

Post-graduate certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 1995

Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong since 1995

Professional Appointments and Public Duties:

Vice-Chairperson of the Appeals Panel of the International Volleyball Federation

Vice-Chairperson of Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee

   
Tony W. Wong

Consultant:

Attorney at Law (CA, USA)

Solicitor (England & Wales)

David & Raymond Intellectual Property Law Firm

Zhejiang Wanli University Visiting Professor

Tel.: +852 8100 2600

 

Principal Service Areas:

Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark & Copyright Applications (U.S., U.K. & Europe), Patent Prosecution (U.K. & Europe), Business Buy-Sell and Transactions, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Technology & Media Licensing, Business Litigation, Asset Protections, Business & Investment Immigration.

 

Educations:

Bachelor of Laws, the University of Hong Kong

Master of Laws, the City of University of Hong Kong

Juris Doctor, the University of West Los Angeles

Member of the State Bar of California

Member of the Law Society of England & Wales

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Media Laws, Southwestern Law School

   
Foreign Lawyers
David C Buxbaum
Foreign Lawyer
B.A., M.A., J.D., Ph.D.
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Mr. Buxbaum was admitted as Attorney at California and New York Federal Court (U.S.A.). He obtained his Arts degree (B.A.) from the New York University, Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Michigan (J.D.), Fellow at the Harvard University (Law and East Asian Studies), and Master degree of Arts (M.A.) and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

He is a well-regarded expert on private International and Chinese Law, international business disputes, intellectual property and commodities and securities matters. His work in Asia includes direct foreign investment, energy projects, litigation and arbitration, banking, intellectual property, labour law, commodities and securities, administrative applications (taxes and successful suits against government entities), and leasing.

In the past, he represented Microsoft, Citibank, General Motors, Coca-Cola and other international enterprises.
   
Trainee Solicitors
Maureen Kong
Trainee Solicitor
LL.B. (Hons) 
Tel.: +852 8100 2600
   
Professional Executives
Heidi Chan
Financial and Administrative Executive
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

 

   
Inti Leung
Senior Marketing Executive
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Principal Service Areas:
  ·         Immigration, Marriage celebration services, Matrimonial and Miscellaneous

   
Tiffany Yip
Senior Executive
BA (Hons)
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Principal Service Areas:
  ·         Matrimonial, Bankruptcy, Probate and Miscellaneous

   
Theo Tam
Litigation Executive
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Principal Service Areas:
  ·         Matrimonial, Immigration and Miscellaneous

   
Karen Ma

Legal Assistant
BA (Hons)
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Principal Service Areas:
  ·         Conveyancing, Company Secretary Service and Miscellaneous

   
Ellie Chen

Legal Assistant
M.SW, BA.SW
Tel.: +852 8100 2600

Principal Service Areas:
  ·         Matrimonial, Bankruptcy and Miscellaneous

 

 

   
 
 
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