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Jacqueline Law

LLB (2011) (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
PCLL (2012) (Distinction), University of Hong Kong
BCL (2013), University of Oxford Bar Scholar (2013)
Charles Ching Scholar (2013)

“Jacqueline is very diligent and hardworking. She is a very able junior who provides valuable support.”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2023)



Jacqueline was awarded the Bar Scholarship and Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship in 2013. She is recognised as a Band 3 Leading Junior for Commercial Disputes 2023 and Band 2 Leading Junior for Family and Private Client 2023 by Legal 500 (Asia Pacific HK Bar). Jacqueline has also passed the Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination in 2023. She is developing a broad civil and commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile with experience in arbitration-related matters, trust and probate, land and company and insolvency matters. She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Mainland Affairs and the Committee on Arbitration of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

Since joining Chambers in 2014, Jacqueline has appeared led and as sole advocate in trials concerning claims of undervalue transactions, common intention constructive trust, adverse possession, loss of cross-border vehicle licence, torts of maintenance and champerty, administration of estate, and ownership of properties (land and company shares).

Her arbitration practice includes being led in a 5-day international arbitration on a US$16m put option claim (2023), a 8-day virtual international arbitration on a RMB 100m claim in a joint venture dispute (2022), and a 10-day virtual international arbitration arising out a US$1 billion partnership dispute (2020). She also acted as sole advocate in a 5-day arbitration on breach of shareholders’ agreement in 2015, and two HKIAC arbitrations for a law firm on outstanding legal fees from former clients in 2018.  She has also appeared led in two Emergency Arbitrations in 2020 and 2018, as well as various court proceedings concerning interim measures in aid of arbitration, stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration, post-award mareva injunctions and enforcement of awards.

She has experience in handling contested applications involving summary judgment, stay of proceedings, examination and production orders in the context of liquidation, removal of executor and estate accounts, specific discovery and expunge of documents, charging order, striking out, expert evidence and injunctions.

Jacqueline is a contributing editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure and has delivered CPD Seminars on family law, planning law and the law of unjust enrichment.

Before pupillage at DVC, Jacqueline graduated with a First in LLB from the University of Hong Kong, ranking second in her year.  Following this, she received the highest marks in the PCLL Litigation Stream and the matrimonial practice course.  She went on to obtain the BCL from the University of Oxford (ranking first in her Commercial Remedies class) with the support of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies.

Selected Cases


  • 2022-2024: G v. X [2024] HKCFI 1013; [2024] HKCFI 773; [2024] HKCFI 652; [2024] HKCFI 621; [2024] 1 HKLRD 685; [2022] 3 HKLRD 297 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Enforcement of CIETAC arbitral award in Hong Kong.
  • 2023: Acted for the claimant in a 5-day international arbitration involving claims for the exercise of a US$16m put option, breach of warranties, indemnity and misrepresentations (led by Jern-Fei Ng KC).
  • 2022: Acted for the respondents in a virtual international arbitration arising out of a RMB 900m joint venture involving interpretation of investment and shareholders’ agreement and claims for misrepresentation, breach of contract, termination and dissolution (led by Jern-Fei Ng KC).
  • H v. G [2022] HKCFI 1327: Setting aside jurisdictional determination of the tribunal (led by Charles Sussex S.C.).
  • G v. X [2022] HKCFI 829: Post-award Mareva injunction (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
  • 2020: Acted for an applicant in an HKIAC Emergency Relief application relating to shareholders’ dispute (led by Douglas Lam S.C. and with Jasmine Cheung).
  • 2020: Acted for an additional party in making an HKIAC Joinder Application relating to a partnership dispute (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
  • 2020: Acted for a respondent in a virtual international arbitration arising out of a US$1 billion partnership deal (led by Jern-Fei Ng KC and with Freddie Popplewell).
  • X v. Jemmy Chien [2020] HKCFI 286 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.) and [2019] HKCFI 2172: Resisting application to set aside HKIAC arbitral award; Security as condition for progressing with application to set aside arbitral awards.
  • 2018: Acted for a respondent in resisting an HKIAC Emergency Relief application (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
  • 2018: Acted for a law firm as sole advocate in two HKIAC arbitrations involving claims for outstanding legal fees against former client.
  • 2018: Resisting a jurisdictional challenge in a HKIAC arbitration (led by Douglas Lam S.C.).
  • U v. S [2018] 4 HKLRD 749 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Adjournment of enforcement of CIETAC Award proceedings pending setting aside proceedings in the PRC.
  • Fung Hing Chiu Cyril v. Henry Wai & Co (a firm) [2018] 1 HKLRD 808 (led by Audrey Eu S.C.): Stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration.
  • Danco International Limited v. Luxe Home Limited [2017] HKLdT 102: Stay of Lands Tribunal proceedings in favour of arbitration.
  • Arjowiggins HKK2 Ltd v. X Co [2016] HKCFI 1901 (with Teresa Wu): Setting aside application of an HKIAC arbitral award and resisting its enforcement in Hong Kong.
  • 2015: Acted for the Respondent as sole advocate in a 5-day HKIAC arbitration involving a US$20 million claim for breach of shareholders’ agreement, as well as interlocutory applications for disclosure of offshore company documents.


Trusts and Probate

  • Chow Lily v. Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors [2024] HKCFI 887 (with Teresa Wu): Expunging parts of supplemental witness statement on collateral issues in probate action.
  • Chow Lily v. Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors [2023] HKCA 1117 (led by Benjamin Yu S.C. and Teresa Wu): Appointment of administrators pendente lite.
  • Chow Lily v. Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors [2022] HKCA 669; [2022] HKCA 1101(led by Benjamin Yu S.C. and Teresa Wu): Law on renunciation.
  • Chow Lily v. Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors [2023] HKCFI 948 (with Teresa Wu): Resisting interrogatories in probate action.
  • Ho Chiu King, Pansy Catilina v. Ho, Angela and Anor [2022] HKCFI 1111 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Candidacy of independent professional administrators of the estate.
  • Au Lick Hang Ledwin v. Au Suk Han [2021] HKCFI 21 (with Teresa Wu): Section 7 of PAO (Cap. 10) application.
  • Chiu Pak Wo v Chiu Yim Kam [2019] HKCFI 2517: Application for inventory and accounts.
  • Lee Goo Lynette Siu Yin v. Cheung Wai Ming Daisy [2019] HKCFI 1086 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Application for removal of executor and inventory and accounts.
  • Lam Wai Sun v. Chan Yan Yee [2018] HKCFI 1056:Trial on beneficial ownership of Deceased’s residential property.
  • Re Estate of Lam Kwok Leung, Deceased, HCA 1547/2016; HCMP 2634/2016(with Teresa Wu): Application for account and declaration of interest in landed properties under the Intestates’ Estates Ordinance (Cap. 73).
  • To Pik Ha v. Lui Wai Fong [2015] HKCFI 1239 (with Teresa Wu): Jointtrial involving two estates and relating to the ownership of company shares.


Civil and Commercial

  • Allied Treasure Investment Ltd v. Chan Ka Ling [2022] HKCA 459;[2020] HKCFI 3135 (with Sabrina Ho): Trial on enforcement of mortgage and loan agreement and related appeal.
  • New Shipping Ltd v. Lau Wing Yan [2020] HKCFI 2933 (led by Victor Joffe): Appeal against Master’s decision on specific discovery and interrogatories in a defamation action.
  • Plain Sail Holdings Ltd v. Lau Wing Yan [2020] HKCFI 653(led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Resisting an anti-suit injunction application.
  • Poh Po Lian v. Tong Chi Kong Jody [2019] HKCFI 863: Assessment of damages for torts of maintenance and champerty.
  • Hui Ki Ho v. Yeung Chun Fung [2020] HKCFI 528 and [2020] HKCFI 529: Trial of claim for loss of cross-border vehicle licence; Expunge of Documents from Trial.
  • KKC Capital Limited Partnership v. Agape International Enterprise Limited [2018] HKCFI 1621: Charging order over convertible bonds.
  • Cheer Signal Development Limited v. Wong Siu Fan [2015] HKCFI 1938(led by Anson Wong S.C. and Christopher Chain): Mareva injunction up to the value of HK$127 million in relation to a fraud claim.
  • SBC CPA Limited v. Au Ka Man Silkie, [2015] 4 HKLRD 842 (with Jonathan Chang): Interlocutory injunction against ex-employees for breach of confidence and copyright infringement.
  • Great River Corp. Limited v. China NTG Gansu Gas Limited [2014] HKCFI 1953 (led by William Wong S.C., JP): Discharge of interim injunction granted in aid of BVI proceedings.


Disputes Relating to Land

  • Siu Chi Tat v. Land Zone Ltd [2023] HKCFI 610: Trial of land boundary dispute in the New Territories.
  • Sunbroad Holdings Ltd v. A80 Paris HK Ltd [2021] 5 HKC 394: Resisting summary judgment in tenancy dispute.
  • 好順利大廈業主立案法團 Wealth Gear Limited [2020] HKCA 1086 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the incorporated owners in resisting appeal against Lands Tribunal judgment after trial.
  • Mega Rich Logistics Ltd v Tin Shui Wai Greenfield Garden Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 3020: For the paper owner in applying for summary judgment.
  • Far East Consortium Limited v. Occupiers Entering or Remaining at the Lot Without the Consent of the Plaintiff [2019] HKCFI 2298: For the developer in applying for injunction.
  • Leung Wai Ling Isewesg v. Success Base Engineering Limited, HCA 2/2019: Application for summary judgment in a landlord tenant dispute.
  • Siu Chi Tat v. Land Zone Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2582: Interlocutory injunction in trespass to land and boundary dispute.
  • Wong Shuk Han v. Secretary for Justice [2018] HKDC 1464: Trial on adverse possession of urban residential unit.
  • Chiu Siu Ying Betty as Administratrix v. Kwok Lan, DCCJ 3231/2017: Summary judgment for vacant possession of N.T. land.
  • Tierra Trading Limited v. Land Base Limited [2017] HKCFI 1504 (led by Johnny Mok S.C.) : Trial on adverse possession of land on Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay.
  • Man Kai Tak v. 梁妹[2017] HKDC 201 (with Benny Lo): Trial on adverse possession of N.T. land.
  • Rightop Corporation Limited. v. Yau Wing Yan Joyce [2016] HKCFI 8: Summary disposal of claim in trespass to land.


Company and Insolvency

  • Joint & Several Liquidators of Allied Weli Development Ltd v. Lam & Co (a firm) & Ors [2022] HKCA 664 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.); [2022] HKCFI 2206: For the liquidators in resisting appealsagainst orders for private examination and production of documents and directions relating to confidentiality of examination transcripts.
  • Re Wang Huimin [2021] HKCFI 3472: Annulment of Bankruptcy Order.
  • Allied Weli Development Ltd v. Chuang Yue Chien, Eugene [2021] 4 HKLRD 69; [2020] HKCFI 2746 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the liquidators in resisting application to set aside order for extension of writ and related appeal.
  • Allied Weli Development Ltd v. Chuang Yue Chien, Eugene [2020] HKCFI 2151 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the liquidators in resisting application for discovery before writ of action served.
  • Siberian Mining Group Co Ltd v Daily Loyal Ltd [2019] HKCFI 138 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Injunction restraining a noteholder from objecting to proposed placement of shares in a listed company.
  • Li Fu Hua (also known as Denise Li) v. Chen Ming Chih[2018] HKCFI 2786 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Striking out an unfair prejudice petition.
  • Re Prosperous Global China Holding Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2789(led by Jose Maurellet S.C.): Winding-up Petition.
  • Harbour Front Ltd v. Money Facts Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2582 (led by Clifford Smith S.C. and Sabrina Ho): Interlocutory injunction pending resolution of unfair prejudice petition.
  • Re Ricco (International) Company Ltd [2017] 6 HKC 487: Setting aside allotment of shares in a transaction contravening s.47A of the former Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32).
  • Wong Tak Man, Stephen v. Cheung Siu Fai, [2015] 5 HKLRD 923 (led by Robert Whitehead S.C.and Jose Maurellet S.C.): For the trustees in bankruptcy in applying to set aside multiple transfers as being transactions at an under value and unfair preferences under the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6).
  • Re Joint Silver Ltd [2016] HKCFI 2119 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): For the Liquidators in a Petition to wind up a company already in creditors’ voluntary liquidation and replace the liquidators.
  • Re HIH Insurance (Asia) Limited (in Provisional Liquidation), HCCW 337/2001 (led by Douglas Lam S.C.): Winding-up Petition of insurance company.
  • Re T-Hero Industrial Company Limited [2018] HKCFI 1041: Validation orders.
  • Cheung Hing v. Wah Fong Forest Resources Ltd [2016] HKCFI 1181: Application to commence statutory derivative actions.



  • SNC v CCS [2021] HKFC 36: Trial on variation of Children’s maintenance orders.
  • LLC v. LWMA, FCMC 4683/2014: [2017] HKFC 75 – preliminary issue trial on the beneficial ownership of the matrimonial home etc (led by Douglas Lam S.C.); [2018] HKFC 156 and [2018] HKFC 100 – Variation of costs of preliminary issue trial; [2016] HKFC 89 – Litigation Funding under section 3 of the MPPO (Cap. 192); Enforcement of MPS undertakings.
  • FCMC 8597/2016: Enforcement of Undertakings under Consent Order.
  • LWYA v. KYW, FCMC 14018/2011: Issue of jurisdiction in taxation hearing of costs in preliminary issue trial.
  • WMY v. CSK, FCMC 17011/2011: Variation of costs after the ancillary relief trial.
  • Advising the Respondent husband on an application for downward variation of a child maintenance order.
  • Advising on an application for avoidance of disposition order under section 17 of the MPPO (Cap. 192).
  • Advising the Respondent father on financial provision for the unmarried couple’s daughter under section 10 of the GMO (Cap. 13).


Intellectual Property Rights

  • Universal Music Limited v. Neway Music Limited [2021] HKCFI 2013: Pleadings in assessment of damages proceedings for copyright infringement.
  • Opposition to TM Application Nos. 303600350 & 303600369 (9 December 2019): Represented Moncler S.P.A. in resisting an opposition to two mark applications.
  • Universal Music Limited v. Neway Music Limited [2018] HKCFI 2403 and [2019] HKCFI 61 (led by Wong Yan Lung S.C.): Summary judgment for copyright infringement.
  • HKK v. N [2017] HKCFI 1872 (led by Wong Yan Lung S.C.): For a music record company in Third Party Proceedings relating to a reference to the Copyright Tribunal.
  • Advising a local martial arts group on infringement of its IP rights in audio and written teaching materials.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Member, Special Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (2014-2023)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Mainland Affairs, Hong Kong Bar Association (2023-)
  • Member, Committee on Arbitration, Hong Kong Bar Association (2023-)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Bar Scholarship (2013)
  • Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship (2013)
  • University of Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies (2013)
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies (2012)
  • Brian McElney Medal in Law (2012)
  • The Sweet and Maxwell Edlyn Yap Prize for Litigation (2012)
  • The Oldham, Li & Nie Prize in Matrimonial Practice and Procedure (2012)
  • Dean’s Honours List (2007-2011)
  • Baker and McKenzie Prize in Company Law (2011)
  • Deacons Prize in Law (2010)
  • Linklaters Prize for Overall Excellence in Law (2009)
  • Freshfields Prize in Legal Skills (2009)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship (2009)
  • 13 other prizes and awards

Publications / Lecture / Talks

  • Contributing Editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Guest Speaker: East China University of Political Science and Law Advanced Course for Corporate Lawyers (Class on International Arbitration) (with Dr Yang Ling and Mr Vincent Mu) (April 2024)
  • Guest Speaker: HKIAC Public Lecture on International Arbitration (April 2024)
  • Guest Arbitrator-trainer: HK45-PwC Expert Witness Cross-Examination Workshop (March 2024)
  • Guest Moderator: Qianhai Lecture on Rule of Law(前海法治講堂)(December 2023)
  • Guest Speaker: Renmin University Law School’s International Civil Litigation and Arbitration Legal Practice course (with Jern-Fei Ng KC) (April 2022)
  • CPD Seminar: “Demystifying the Law of Unjust Enrichment” (with Martin Kok, Martin Ho and Michael Lok) (October 2014)
  • CPD Seminar: “Ring-fencing Domestic Property: Is there a solution?” (with Martin Kok and Michael Lok) (December 2014)
  • CPD Seminar: “Updates on the Law Relating to Buildings and Town Planning in Hong Kong” (with Teresa Wu) (September 2015)
  • CPD Seminar: “The Legal Aspect of Approval and Disapproval of Building Plans under the Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123) (with Teresa Wu and Justin Lam) (October 2016)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Arbitration as counsel, Enforcement of Arbitral Award, Contract, Conflict of Laws, Equity, Tort, Unjust Enrichment, Partnerships, Sale of Goods, Derivative Action, Unfair Prejudice Petition, Divorce and Dissolution, Matrimonial Finance, Bankruptcy, Winding-Up, Breach of Confidence, Copyright, Passing Off, Trademarks, Asset Tracing, Bankers’ Books Orders, Discovery, Injunction, Adverse Possession, Building Management, Landlord & Tenants Disputes


for Jacqueline Law

Jacqueline Law is recognised as a Band 2 Leading Junior for Family and Private Client 2023 and a Band 3 Leading Junior for Commercial Disputes 2023.

‘Jacqueline is very diligent and hardworking. She is a very able junior who provides valuable support.’

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2023)

Jacqueline Law is recognised as a Rising Star for Family and Private Client.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2022)

“Her quality of work is very good, making her a suitable choice for more complex legal proceedings.” Jacqueline Law is singled out as a Rising Star for Family & Private Client Law.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2021)