Jennifer Fan    范詠琛大律師

Call:2018 (HK)

Profile

Jennifer joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Russell Coleman SC (now Hon Mr. Justice Coleman), Ms. Maggie Wong SC, Ms. Elizabeth Cheung, and Ms. Bonnie Cheng. She is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

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Selected Cases

Commercial

  • Represented China Merchant Bank in a successful summary judgment application involving letters of credit against Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)

  • Acted (on my own, and being led) on various interlocutory applications, such as security for cost applications, discovery applications, anti-suit injunction, and interlocutory injunctions

  • Equity / Trust

  • Appeared on behalf of the Plaintiff in a 15-day trial in Chen Jinhui v Wong Kam San (by his guardian ad litem, Huang Yuexia) & Ors (HCA 1524/2012), concerning contractual, trust, and restitution claims over shares of a Hong Kong corporation holding interests in mining rights and an iron ore in Liaoning Province, PRC (led by Wong Yan Lung SC and with Andrea Yu)

  • Family / Matrimonial

  • Appeared on behalf of the husband in an 8-day trial in LCYP v JEK & CTC (HCMC 3/2018) (with Deepak Nagpal and Bonnie Cheng). Issues included a pre-nuptial agreement, avoidance of disposition under s.17 MPPO (Cap. 192), third party contribution, soft loans and discretionary trusts.

  • Appeared (on my own) on behalf of the husband in ancillary relief proceedings involving issues such as avoidance of disposition under s.17 MPPO (Cap. 192), third party contribution, mental health/ capacity issues, third-party ownership (TL v ML), and soft loans

  • Currently acting for the wife in ancillary relief proceedings involving issues such as pre-nuptial agreements, avoidance of disposition under s.17 MPPO (Cap. 192), third party contribution, and soft loans

  • Appeared (on my own, and being led) in other family law hearings, involving child custody, determination of preliminary issues under TL v ML, maintenance pending suit, pre and post-nuptial agreements

  • Author of the chapter on Protection of Children and Juveniles Ordinance (Cap. 213) in Hotten and Ho on Family and Divorce Law in Hong Kong

  • Arbitration

  • Acted for a respondent in resisting an HKIAC Emergency Relief application in a 2 billion US dollar investment dispute (led by Benjamin Yu SC and Paul Shieh SC, with Eva Sit (now Eva Sit SC) and Harrison Miao)

  • Acted for the applicant in an HKIAC Emergency Relief application in a multi-million US dollar commercial dispute (led by Victor Dawes SC)

  • Currently acting for a technology company in a 100 million USD refusal of enforcement proceedings involving an NAI Arbitration Award (led by Benjamin Yu SC, Rimsky Yuen SC and Victor Dawes SC, and with James Man)

  • Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Equity / Trust
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Probate / Succession
  • Education

    2017

    BCL, University of Oxford

    2016

    PCLL, University of Hong Kong

    2015

    JD (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong

    2013

    AB (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard University

    Scholarship And Prizes

    2017

    Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training

    2016

    Merton Lawyers’ BCL Scholarship

    2016

    Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship

    2016

    Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme- Postgraduate Scholarship

    2016

    HKSAR Government Scholarship

    2015

    Temple Chambers Pupillage Award

    2015

    Betty Ho Prize in Law for Best Overall Performance in the Academic Year

    2015

    HKU JD Prize (Equity and Trusts)

    2015

    HKU JD Prize (Land Law)

    2015

    Best Written Memoranda, Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot (International Competition)

    2015

    Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship

    2014

    Betty Ho Prize in Law for Best Overall Performance in the Academic Year

    2014

    HKU JD Prize (Tort Law)

    2014

    HKU JD Prize (Criminal Law)

    2013

    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

    2011

    John Harvard Scholar

    2010

    John Harvard Scholar

    languages

    English, Cantonese, Putonghua

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