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Stephanie Wong

B.B.A. (Law), University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours)
LL.B., University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours)
LL.M., University of Cambridge
Stephanie Wong



Stephanie was admitted to the University of Hong Kong through the Early Admission Scheme, where she graduated with First Class and Dean’s List Honours for both her B.B.A.(Law) and LL.B. degrees. She was also a Visiting Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where she completed the one-year undergraduate programme with First Class results. Following her undergraduate studies, she went on to obtain an LL.M. at the University of Cambridge, and graduated with a First in Intellectual Property law.

Stephanie accepts instructions for both advocacy and advisory work and has been instructed on matters covering a wide range of areas of law. Her practice covers general Civil, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Competition, Chancery, Public Law and Arbitration.

Stephanie is a Lecturer (Non-Clinical) at the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong. She is also currently serving as a Member to two Practice Area Committees of the Hong Kong Bar Association, namely the Committee on Intellectual Property Law and the Committee on Competition Law.

She is the author of the Butterworths Hong Kong Trade Marks Law Handbook (3rd Ed.), the author of the Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong Current Service – Sale of Goods (Vol. 121), and a Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 – 2019) – published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer.

Selected Cases

  • Cheung Lai Mui v. Cheung Wai Shing & Ors. [2021] HKCFA 19 (led by Mr. William Wong SC and Mr. Alan Kwong) – Court of Final Appeal – proprietary estoppel, common intention constructive trust
  • Hummingbird Music Limited v. Tang Sze Wing (led by Mr. Anson Wong SC) –disputes relating to artist and management agreements of artist “G.E.M.” and related television and digital media agreements
  • SEMK Products Limited & Ors. v. Wong Chi Ming Desmond & Anor. (led by Ms. Winnie Tam SC, JP) – copyright infringement, trade mark infringement, passing-off, breach of employment contract, breach of employees’ duties and duty of fidelity and good faith surrounding the cartoon character “B Duck”
  • Wong To Yick v. Singapore Medicine Co.; Wong To Yick v. Shun Sing Trading Limited – Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal – trade mark infringement and passing-off; related spun off actions and enforcement proceedings
  • Yip Will Aric v. Ko Chun Hay, Kelvin – bankruptcy (resisted application to set aside statutory demand); appeal (applied for security for costs)
  • Daily Tone Limited & Ors. v. Orient Alliance Inc. – breach of directors’ duties; obtained expert directions
  • Sky King Machinery Engineering Limited v. China Harbour Engineering Company Limited – copyright infringement in relation to construction plans
  • The German Swiss International School Foundation Limited & Ors. v. St. Hilary’s Education Limited – trade mark infringement and passing-off
  • A-Fontaine Company Limited v. Casablanca Group Limited & Ors. – copyright infringement
  • Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Co. Ltd. v. Hong Kong Mitsubishi Elevators Co. Ltd. – passing-off; instrument of deceptionVarious opposition, invalidation, revocation proceedings at Trade Marks Registry
  • 洪峻聲 & Anor. v. Gold & Jade Industrial Company Limited (鈺滿堂實業有限公司) HCIP 6 / 2020 – trade mark infringement and passing-off – interlocutory injunction for the brand 洪瑞珍 sandwiches – final judgment
  • Nanyang Brothers Tobacco v. N.V. Sumatra Tobacco (led by Ms. Winnie Tam SC, JP) – opposition proceedings involving cross-examination; costs appeal [2019] HKCFI 3115; appeal proper
  • Re Li Shu Chung [2019] HKCFI 2500 (led by Mr. William Wong SC and Mr. Alan Kwong) – bankruptcy
  • L’Oreal (UK) Limited, Yves Saint Laurent & Others v. YLS Brands HK Limited (led by Ms. Winnie Tam SC) – Court of First Instance – Default judgment and interlocutory injunction applications in relation to trade mark infringement and passing-off
  • Chen Hongging v. The persons whose names are set out in the second column of the Schedule hereto [2018] HKCFI 1170 (led by Mr. Johnny Mok SC, BBS, JP) – Court of First Instance – anti-suit injunction restraining commencement and continuation of legal proceedings in the PRC
  • Chen Hongqing v. Mi Jingtian & Others HCMP 962/2017 (27 June 2017) HCMP 962/2017 (27 June 2017) (led by Mr. Johnny Mok SC, BBS, JP and with Mr. Johnny Ma) – Court of First Instance – Appointment of receiver over shares in dispute pursuant to s.21M High Court Ordinance and s.45 Arbitration Ordinance
  • Operation Smile, INC. v. Beam International Foundation Ltd [2018] HKLRD 120 (led by Ms. Winnie Tam SC, JP) – Court of First Instance – Trade mark infringement and passing-off
  • Goal Upward Investment Limited v. Osman Mohammed Arab [2016] 5 HKLRD 158 (with Mr. Alan Kwong) – Court of First Instance – Interlocutory injunction to restrain liquidators from negotiating with potential investors for the purposes of restructuring a listed company
  • Cheung Lai Mui, the executrix of the estate of Cheung Ping Kau and the administratrix of the estate of Cheung Ping Fuk (alias Cheung Bing Fuk) v. Cheung Wai Shing & Others HCA 1652/2012 (10 April 2017) (with Mr. Alan Kwong) – Court of First Instance, trial – dispute relating to a piece of land in the New Territories involving claims on common intention constructive trust, proprietary estoppel, estoppel by standing by, adverse possession, and claim for accounts and enquiry of the rent received by a tenant-in-common
  • Hang Heung Cake Shop Company Limited v. Tsoi Chik Sang Lawrence & Others HCA 335/2016 (23 December 2016 as sole advocate and 15 February 2017 led by Mr. Charles Sussex SC) – Court of First Instance – Interlocutory injunction in relation to trade mark infringement, passing-off, and conflicts over directorship and shareholding
  • 巨展皮具香港有限公司 v. 上海兄弟海運有限公司 and Another HCA [2018] HKCFI 53 – Unjust enrichment and constructive trust proprietary claim based on email fraud
  • The Incorporated Owners of Hertford Mansion (Un Chau Street) v. Wong Shing Kwan DCMP 2924/2016 (5 June 2017) – Interpretation of Deed of Mutual Covenant and apportionment of management fees for building renovation
  • Beijing Shen Tong Cultural Club Ltd v. Chau Chung Kai & Another HCA 414/2015 (30 November 2016) (led by Mr. William Wong SC, JP) – Resisted partial summary judgment for specific performance of payment of HK$270 million
  • Re《Ben Sir 粗口小講堂》OAGM 000001/2017 (24 February 2017): Full hearing before the Obscene Articles Tribunal for re-classification of the subject book for and on behalf of Ming Pao Publications Limited (Siu Ming Creation)Arbitrations
  • Commercial Arbitration – HKIAC Rules – contractual dispute on success fees and contractual dividends
  • Commercial Arbitration – HKIAC Rules – loan agreement and interests
  • Commercial Arbitration – HKIAC Rules – patent licensing agreement and patent infringement
  • Commercial Arbitration – HK CIETEC Rules – sale of goods dispute; resisted jurisdictional challenge
  • Commercial Arbitration – HKIAC Rules – pleadings through to evidentiary hearing – contractual and guarantee agreement dispute
  • Commercial Arbitration – HKIAC Rules – confidentiality clause and restrictive covenants

Memberships & Appointments

  • Deputy Adjudicator, Small Claims Tribunal (2, 2023)
  • Committee Member, Committee on Intellectual Property Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (2017 – present)
  • Committee Member, Committee on Competition Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (2017 – 2021)
  • Lecturer, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (Commercial Law for LLB and JD; Legal Research and Writing; Mooting Dispute and Resolution) (2018-2021)
  • Lecturer (Non-Clinical) on Commercial Law, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (2016 – 2018)
  • Coach, Compulsory Mooting and Dispute Resolution Course, The University of Hong Kong (2016–17, 2017–18)

Publications / Lecture / Talks

  • Author of “Butterworths Hong Kong Trade Marks Law Handbook” (3rd Ed.)
  • Author, “Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong – Current Service” (issue 121)
  • Speaker, for the “Dispute Resolution on Intellectual Property” series on 智拾網 (
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 – 2019) –  published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer
  • “The Storm over a Teacup: Hong Kong Top Court Clarifies IP Law”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Oxford University Press (2016) 11 (6): 408-410 (co-authored with Martin Kok)
  • “Overview: Civil Procedure”, The UK Supreme Court Year Book (2015) 352
  • “Overview: Civil Procedure”, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law – UK Supreme Court Issue (2015) 300
  • “Fiduciary Duties and Equitable Compensation in Hong Kong”, King’s Law Journal (2015) 26: 14-20 (co-authored with Mr. Tom Ng)
  • CPD Seminar: “Property Litigation: Constructive Trust, Proprietary Estoppel, and Adverse Possession” (with Mr. Alan Kwong and Mr. Martin Kok) (June 2018, October 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Litigating Trade Mark and Passing-Off Disputes” (with Mr. Martin Kok) (September 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Recent Cases on International Arbitration” (with Mr. Michael Lok and Mr. Vincent Chiu) (August 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Unlocking the Law of Restitution” (with Mr. Martin Kok) (June 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Minority Shareholders’ Remedies” (with Mr. Martin Kok) (February 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Injunctions: Holding the Ring in Commercial Litigation” (with Mr. Martin Kok) (January 2017)
  • CPD Seminar: “Breach and Confidence and Misuse of Private Information in Hong Kong” (with Mr. Martin Kok) (October 2016)
  • Joint Mediation Helpline Office CPD Seminar and Workshop: “Mediating Intellectual Property Disputes” (with Mr. Ling Chun Wai, Ms. Stephanie Cheung, Mr. Clement Tang, Ms. May Chan) (January 2017)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Middle Temple Society Scholarship (2016)
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies (2014-15)
  • Peter Vine Postgraduate Law Scholarship (2014-15)
  • Wu Prize in Animal Law (2014)
  • XXIV Old Buildings Commercial Equity Speed Moot Overall Individual Winnier (2014)
  • Dean’s Honours List (2010-11; 2012-13)
  • Mayer Brown JSM Scholarship (2012-13)
  • HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship (2011-12)
  • C.V. Starr Scholarship (2011-12)
  • HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Scholarships (2011-12)
  • Hang Seng Bank Community Service Scholarships (2010-11)
  • HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship (2008-09)
  • Harvard Book Prize (2008)

Relevant Past Positions

  • Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law – UK Supreme Court Issue (2014 – 2015)
  • Mr. Justice Birss’ Court Marshall, the English High Court of Justice (2014)
  • Committee Member, Oxford Lawyers without Borders (OxLWOB) (2012 – 2013)
  • Member, Free Legal Advice Scheme of the University of Hong Kong (2013 – 2014)
  • Research Assistant to Mr. Thomas Cheng (2012-2014)

Specific Areas of Expertise

Administrative Review, Commercial Judicial Review, Constitutional Review, Statutory Tribunals, Arbitration as counsel, Enforcement of Arbitral Award, Commercial Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Bankers’ Duties, Credit Financing, Financial Mis-selling, Moneylenders’ Actions, Enforcement, Follow-on Action, Investigation, Leniency, Mergers (Telecommunications), Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Schemes of Arrangement, Winding-Up, Breach of Confidence, Copyright, Patents, Passing Off, Trademarks, Sale and Carriage of Goods, Restraint of Trade, Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Negligence, Solicitors’ Negligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Data Technology, Mergers Review, Telecommunications Licensing, Trusts, Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates, Charities, Anton Piller Relief, Asset Tracing, Bankers’ Books Orders, Discovery, Injunction, Norwich Pharmacal Orders, Adverse Possession, Building Management, Conveyancing, Easements, Landlord & Tenants Disputes, New Territories Law


for Stephanie Wong

Stephanie Wong was ranked by Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2024 as Up and Coming in the field of Intellectual Property.

Chambers Review shared that “Stephanie Wong of Des Voeux Chambers wins praise for her significant expertise and dedicated client service on a range of trade mark and copyright infringement disputes, often for clients in the media and entertainment sectors.

Clients commented that “Stephanie Wong is very knowledgeable, very responsive, easy to work with, very comprehensive, with good research and advocacy skills.“, “I found Stephanie outstanding, both in her in-depth knowledge of trade mark law and her strategic thinking, where she was very commercial and sensible.” and “She is an excellent advocate and is very dedicated. She is on my speed dial list and works 24/7. She sees the commercial side, not just the academic.

— Chambers & Partners: Greater China Region (2024)

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