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Anson Wong, SC

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Anson Wong, SC

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Anson Wong SC, JP obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Hong Kong (1st Class Honour) and his Master of Laws degree at the University of Cambridge. He was admitted to the Bar in 1999 as the only Bar Scholar of that year. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Counsel at the age of 37. Anson has been appointed by the Chief Justice as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Court of First Instance and by the Government to sit in various quasi-judicial boards and tribunals.

Anson is a seasoned litigator with a broad range of civil and commercial practice encompassing company and securities law, insolvency matters, domestic and international commercial disputes, intellectual property law, property and trust matters, probate and administration of estate, and professional negligence claims. Throughout his practice, Anson has represented many well-known commercial entities, business tycoons and celebrities in a wide spectrum of civil disputes. Apart from court litigation, Anson has also participated in various domestic and international arbitrations as an advocate or an arbitrator.

Since 2012, Anson has been ranked in the renowned “Chambers & Partners”.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Council Member of the HK Bar Association
  • Chairman of Banking Review Tribunal
  • Non-Executive Director of Insurance Authority
  • Chairperson of Resolvability Review Tribunal 處置可行性覆檢審裁處主席
  • Chairperson of Resolution Compensation Tribunal 處置補償審裁處主席
  • Member of Disciplinary Chair Committee of Securities and Futures Commission 證監會轄下紀律研訊主席委員會成員
  • Legal Adviser of Office of the Ombudsman申訴專員公署法律顧
  • Deputy High Court Judge, Court of First Instance of HKSAR (January-February 2017)
  • Chairman, Municipal Services Appeal Board
  • Deputy Chairman, Inland Revenue Board of Review
  • Member, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Review Tribunal
  • Member, Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Appeals Tribunal
  • Member, Deposit Protection Appeals Tribunal
  • Chairman, Standing Committee on Discipline of Hong Kong Bar Association

Selected Cases

Court of Final Appeal

  • Cheung Kwai Yin v. Moral Luck Finance Ltd (2015) 18 HKCFAR 343 (civil procedure)
  • Tradepower (Holdings) Ltd. (in liquidation) v. Tradepower (Hong Kong) Ltd. & others (2009) 12 HKCFAR 417 (insolvency law, company law)
  • Hebei Enterprises Ltd v. Livasiri & Co. (a firm) (2008) 11 HKCFAR 321 (professional negligence case)

Court of Appeal

  • Xiamen Xinjingdi Group v. Eton Properties Ltd [2016] 2 HKLRD 1106 (arbitration law, trust law, tort law and conflicts of law)
  • Lee Yuk Shing v. Dianoor International Ltd (in liquidation) [2016] 4 HKC 535 (tort law, commercial law)
  • Grand Field Group Holdings Ltd v. Chu King Fai & Others [2016] 1 HKLRD 1316 (company law)
  • Lin Heung Tea House v. Guangzhou Catering Services Enterprises Group Co Ltd [2015] 4 HKC 333 (trade marks law)
  • Tsai Shao Chung v. Asia Television & Others [2012] 4 HKLRD 52 (company law)
  • SFC v. Cheung Keng Ching & Others [2011] 4 HKC 453 (securities law)
  • Xiamen Xinjingdi Group v. Eton Properties Ltd & Others [2011] 1 HKLRD 781 (arbitration law)
  • Bang & Olufsen A/S v. To Hok Chung [2007] 1 HKLRD 85 (CA) (registered design law)

Court of First Instance / District Court

  • Lo Yuk Sui v. Fubon Bank (HK) Ltd [2016] 1 HKC 462 (contract law, commercial law)
  • Joint Administrators of African Minerals Ltd v. Madison Pacific Trust Ltd [2015] 4 HKC 215 (insolvency law, conflicts of law)
  • Ngan In Leng & Others v. Chu Yuet Wah (No. 1) [2013] 1 HKLRD 717; (No. 2) [2013] 1 HKLRD 740 (civil procedure)
  • Re New Smart Energy Group Ltd [2013] 1 HKLRD 506 (company law)
  • Macau First Universal International Ltd [2012] 2 HKLRD 494 (company law)
  • Kinform Ltd v. Tsui Loi & Others (No. 1) [2011] 5 HKLRD 57; (No. 2) [2011] 5 HKLRD 80 (contempt of court)
  • Re Mandarin Capital Advisory Ltd [2011] 2 HKLRD 1003 (company law)
  • Apple Daily Ltd v. Oriental Press Group Ltd [2011] 2 HKC 28 (copyright law)
  • Oriental Press Group Ltd v. Tung Lai Lam [2011] 2 HKC 294 (anti-discrimination law)
  • Re Victorious Run Ltd [2010] 3 HKLRD 473 (company law)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Chancery, Securites Law, Contentious Probate

Accolades

for Anson Wong, SC

Anson Wong SC, JP was ranked by Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2024 as Band 2 Silks in the field of Commercial Dispute Resolutions.

Chambers Review shared that “Anson Wong SC conducts a practice spanning an impressive range of instructions, with a civil and commercial remit incorporating company, insolvency and intellectual property law, in addition to contentious securities, probate and professional negligence matters.

Clients commented that “Anson has a very good commercial sense and has impressed clients with practical legal solutions.”, “Anson provides valuable insights on the commercial reality of the cases. He provides practical and creative solutions to the underlying commercial needs of clients.” and “He is user-friendly and commercially savvy.

— Chambers & Partners: Greater China Region (2024)

Anson Wong SC, JP has been ranked as Recommended Senior Counsel under the category of Leading Estates & Probate Litigation Barristers – Hong Kong.

— Doyle's Guide (2024)

Anson Wong SC has been ranked Band 2 for Commercial Dispute Resolution: The Bar

Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers conducts a practice spanning an impressive range of instructions, with a civil and commercial remit incorporating company, insolvency and intellectual property law, in addition to contentious securities, probate and professional negligence matters. Source commend “Anson is a joy to work with. He’s cerebral and is always thinking. He’s a true thinking man’s lawyer and a worthy opponent on the other side.”; “He’s really experienced in company cases.”

— Chambers & Partners: Greater China Region (2023)

Anson Wong SC is accredited as a Leading Silk for Commercial Disputes.

 ‘A capable senior counsel who is very sharp and insightful.’

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Hong Kong Bar (2023)

Anson is identified as “a very strong and busy practitioner,”  and the versatility of his practice and the linguistic abilities which support his acting extensively for mainland clients. “He’s very thorough in his thinking about cases and very good as well.” He conducts a practice spanning an impressive range of instructions, with a civil and commercial remit incorporating company, insolvency and intellectual property law, in addition to contentious securities, probate and professional negligence matters.

— Chambers and Partners Greater China Region (2022)

‘Anson is very sharp, user-friendly and always reachable.’ Anson Wong SC is recognised as a Leading Silk for Commercial Disputes.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2022)

Anson Wong SC has been recommended by Who’s Who Legal as a “Global Leader” in the field of Commercial Litigation.

WWL says: “Anson Wong SC gains plaudits in the market as ‘a compelling commercial advocate and a popular junior silk’”.

WWL: Global Leaders 2022

Anson Wong SC has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a “National Leader” in the field of Commercial Litigation.

WWL: Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR 2022

— Who's Who Legal (2022)

Anson Wong SC  is highlighted as a “very sharp and user-friendly” choice of counsel, whose “recall of detail is quite striking.” His practice spans an impressive range of instructions, with a civil and commercial remit incorporating company, insolvency and intellectual property law, in addition to contentious securities, probate and professional negligence matters. He receives further plaudits as a “thorough and experienced advocate” who is “able to understand business dynamics.”

— Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2021)

“A strategic thinker with exceptional cross-border knowledge.” Anson Wong SC is recognised as a Leading Silk for Commercial Disputes.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2021)

Anson Wong SC has been credited as Global Leader for Commercial Litigation 2021 and National Leader for Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR – Litigation 2021

— Who's Who Legal (2021)

Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers maintains an extremely versatile practice, one source describing him as “good in every area he acts in,” another as “one of the best all-rounder silks for corporate or commercial litigation, particularly those involving shareholder disputes.” He is further characterised as “fantastic with clients, responsive to those instructing him and a pleasure to work with,” and as “a robust and very tough advocate who prepares extremely well and whose opponents need to check and recheck their own work very thoroughly.”

— Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)

DVC’s Anson Wong SC has been credited by Who’s Who Legal 2020 for Litigation and is recognised as a Global Leader in the Recommended category.

— Who's Who Legal (2020)

Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers stands out for “supreme clarity of thought,” one interviewee noting that he “always thinks very clearly and analyses everything very carefully,” another that he is “very clear and succinct in identifying the issues he needs to target.” He is also applauded as a barrister who is “acutely aware of the client’s needs and provides practical strategies and timely assistance.” He maintains a broad civil and commercial practice with noted strengths in such areas as securities-related, property and professional negligence issues and a noteworthy body of intellectual property work.

— Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)

Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers operates a versatile civil and commercial practice with a primary focus on company and contractual disputes, alongside which he is developing notable sidelines in the arbitration, intellectual property and judicial review fields. Sources report him a to be “a formidable opponent” who is particularly “effective at identifying and dealing with the points that win a case.”

— Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)

“Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers receives a substantial body of feedback, reflecting both the impressive breadth of his practice and the high reputation he enjoys as a “clever, user-friendly and very approachable” silk with an “incredible work ethic,” as well as substantial trial and appellate experience. Best known for his commercial litigation and company-related expertise, he is also making noteworthy inroads into the IP and public law spaces.

— Chambers Asia Pacific Asia Pacific (2017)

“Anson Wong SC of Des Voeux Chambers maintains an active presence in litigation, corporate investigation and restructuring and insolvency issues, earning particular respect from peers for his careful preparation. One source reports that he combines the virtues of being “hard-working through and through, extremely bright, very knowledgeable, user-friendly and easy to work with.”

— Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2016)

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