James L.W. Wong

James L.W. Wong, Barrister-at-Law

James L.W. Wong
黃立煒大律師

Email:  james@centurychambers.hk

 

Professional qualifications

Call: HK (2010)
Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
HKMAAL Accredited General Mediator
Member of Bar List of Arbitrators
Member of Bar List of Mediators

 

Practice profile

James is a general practitioner with a broad civil and criminal practice. He is bilingual and is available to take instructions to conduct cases in both English and Chinese.

James has particular interests in land law, company law, commercial litigation and human rights. He has been acting as an advocate, either as sole counsel or led junior, in different levels of the court system, ranging from magistracies to the Court of Appeal. James also represents professional clients in appeal boards and regulatory / disciplinary tribunals. Apart from advocacy, James regularly conducts advisory work.

James also has an active practice in alternative dispute resolution. He is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb) and an Accredited General Mediator of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL). He is also a member of the List of Arbitrators as well as the List of Mediators of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

 

Selected cases

Tse Wing Yee & Anor v Hena Group Co Ltd
HCLA 1-2/2017 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing a company on appeal against the decision of the Labour Tribunal.

Filkuen Development Ltd v Kan Sau Lan
HCA 3047/2016 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in defending a claim under a co-operation agreement regarding a real estate development project in New Territories

GreenWalls Bioengineering (HK) Ltd v Lanon Development Ltd
HCA 3125/2015 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing the sub-contractor in a construction contract dispute.

Re Pro Curve Ltd
HCCW 150/2015 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing a minority shareholder in company winding-up proceedings based on just and equitable grounds.

Chuy Kedi & Ors v Azpro Entertainment Co Ltd
DCCJ 1818-1820/2015 (DC)
Acted as sole counsel in representing several singers-artists in respect of the rescission of their artist management agreements.

Au Shui Lam v Wong Cheung Tai
DCCJ 4734/2015 (DC)
Acted as sole counsel in a case concerning adverse possession of New Territories land.

One-Blue LLC v Huizhou Desay A&V Science and Tech Co Ltd
HCA 78/2014 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing a firm of solicitors in respect of a claim under Yonge v Toynbee.

DigiTex Printing Technologies Company Ltd v Sun Bright Asia Pacific Ltd
HCMP 1322/2014 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel and successfully obtained ex parte interlocutory injunction in respect of asset disposal.

Solve-Pro Scientific Research Limited v Zhou Kang
HCA 310/2013 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing the board of directors of a company against a director for alleged breach of trust and commercial fraud.

Chan Yuk Ping v Liew Shuk Fui
DCCJ 2342/2013 (DC)
Acted as sole counsel in a trespass case and successfully obtained mandatory and prohibitory injunctions against the trespasser.

KHL Projects Ltd v Kenly (HK) Ltd
HCA 1446/2012 (CFI)
Acted as sole counsel in representing the sub-contractor in a construction contract dispute.

Healthy Living Products Int’l Ltd & Anor v Murray Alastair Elliot
CACV 50/2011; [2012] 1 HKLRD 49 (CA)
Acted as junior counsel in a case concerning title requisition in property conveyancing.

Chau Siu Woon & Anor v Cheung Shek Kong & Ors
CACV 164/2007; [2010] 3 HKLRD 49 (CA)
Acted as junior counsel in a case concerning transaction of New Territories Small Houses.

Pegasus View Investment Ltd & Ors v Ching Lin Chuen & Ors
HCA 2203/2006 (CFI)
Acted as junior counsel in representing the developer in a multi-million dollar property development dispute.

 

Education

LLB, The University of Hong Kong
LLM, The University of Nottingham
PCLL, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Scholarship

S. H. Ho Local Scholarship (2003-2006)
Universitas 21 Masters Scholarship (2007)

 

Appointment / public office

Member, Appeal Panel (Housing) (April 2017 – present)
Member, Appeal Board (Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation) (April 2018 – present)
Member, Appeal Board (Clubs (Safety of Premises)) (April 2018 – present)
Member, Appeal Board (Bedspace Apartments) (April 2018 – present)

 

Pro bono

Awarded Home Affairs Bureau’s Recognition Scheme for Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

Pro Bono Legal Service