Danny K.K. Chan
Call: HK (2010)
Solicitor (HK) [2009-2010]
Solicitor (non-practising): UK (2010) and BVI (2015)
Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
Member of Bar List of Arbitrators
Member of Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC) Panel of Arbitrators
eBRAM Covid-19 Online Dispute Resolution Scheme Arbitrator
HKIAC Accredited General Mediator
HKMAAL Accredited General Mediator
Member of Bar List of Mediators
Member of Insurance Complaints Bureau (ICB) List of Mediators
eBRAM Covid-19 Online Dispute Resolution Scheme Mediator
Danny’s practice involves both civil and criminal works. He has appeared in all levels of courts from the Court of Final Appeal to the Magistrates’ Court, either as sole counsel or junior counsel.
His civil practice includes advising on and acting for clients in matters including contractual disputes, commercial/company disputes (shareholders’ dispute and insolvency), building management, land and property disputes (adverse possession, encroachment and compulsory sale), company, defamation, employment, probate, personal injury and professional negligence.
Danny is frequently instructed to advise on and defend clients in commercial offences, sexual offences, offences involving dishonesty or violence and departmental summonses. Apart from criminal defence, Danny regularly acts as prosecutor-on-fiat for the Department of Justice.
Aside from court work, Danny acts for clients in mediation and arbitration as well as professional disciplinary proceedings. He is regularly retained by parties as a mediator and has successfully aided them in resolving their disputes in property, personal injury (liability and quantum) and shareholder cases (in both private and listed companies).
Danny also delivers part-time lectures at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies on Criminal Procedures and the Law of Evidence.
Prior to joining the Bar, Danny was trained and practised as a solicitor at an international law firm specialising in corporate finance (IPO/M&A) and arbitration. To date, he still holds his qualification as a solicitor (non-practising) in the UK and BVI.
Appointment / public office
Reviewers for PCLL Conversions Examinations (2018 – present)
Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel (2018 – present)
Member, Housing Appeal Panel (2018 – present)
Member, Passports Appeal Board (2018 – present)
Member, Post-Release Supervision Board (2020 – present)
Awarded Home Affairs Bureau’s Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services in 2012, 2016 and 2018.