John Cheung    張天風大律師

Call: 2021 (HK)


John joined Chambers after completing his pupillage with Mr Abraham Chan SC, Mr Tony Li, Mr Anthony Chan and Mr Keith Lam. He is developing a broad civil practice as well as a practice in public law. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Prior to joining Chambers, John graduated with a First Class degree in Law from the University of Oxford. He went on to obtain his postgraduate BCL degree at Oxford with Distinction.

John was awarded the Bar Scholarship in 2020.

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Selected Cases

  • Cheung Tak Wing v Communications Authority [2022] 1 HKLRD 457, appeared on behalf of the Communications Authority in an appeal concerning the freedom of expression and the right to equality in the context of the Government’s reform proposals on universal suffrage (led by Abraham Chan SC)

  • Fung Ping Sum Connie v Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance)

    [2022] 1 HKLRD 850, appeared on behalf of the Estate Agents Authority in judicial review proceedings raising a novel point of statutory interpretation, as well as issues concerning the right to property under Article 105 of the Basic Law and proportionality (led by Abraham Chan SC)

    [2022] 1 HKLRD 1435, resisted an application to vary the costs order nisi on “public interest litigation” grounds (led by Abraham Chan SC)

  • Zhongshouyou Brothers Limited v Bear Stearns Companies & Weiser Global Capital Markets Limited HCCT 85/2021, appeared on behalf of the plaintiff to obtain a proprietary injunction in aid of arbitration and Bankers Trust order (led by Victor Dawes SC, with Anthony Chan)

  • Re Leung Yuk Kit (SFAT 4/2021), appeared in review proceedings raising issues concerning the proper scope and legality of the restriction notices regime, its compatibility with fundamental rights, and its relationship with s 213 injunctions (led by Charles Manzoni SC)

  • Wharf Reality Limited v Abebi Limited and AGB Legend Limited HCA 954/2020 and HCA 955/2020, appeared in an O.14 application in the context of a landlord and tenant dispute, raising issues of COVID-19 frustration, rent abatement, quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant (led by Bernard Man SC, pending judgment)

  • Daily View Investment Limited & Stead On Investment Limited v Bonjour Cosmetic Wholesale Centre Limited HCA 988/2021, appeared in an O.14 application in the context of a landlord and tenant dispute concerning rent abatement (sole advocate)

  • Advised a public authority on questions of statutory interpretation, mental capacity, unjust enrichment, and res judicata (led by Abraham Chan SC)

  • Acting for liquidators in ongoing proceedings (led by Bernard Man SC, with Jonathan Wong)

  • Acting for the Director of Legal Aid in ongoing appellate proceedings (led by Abraham Chan SC)

  • Acting for shareholders in an ongoing application under section 740 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) (with Keith Lam)

  • Advising on the validity of a will and other related issues concerning a high-value estate (led by Victor Dawes SC)

  • Contact
    Tel:(+852) 2523 2003


    Name:Bertha Li
    Tel:(+852) 2248 1958

    Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Company
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Planning
  • Competition
  • Equity / Trust
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Mental Health
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Disciplinary
  • Education


    BA in Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (First Class Honours)


    BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)


    PCLL, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Distinction)

    Publications And Articles

  • ‘Balancing Fundamental Rights in Private Law through the Double Proportionality Test’ (2020) 28(2) Nott LJ 52

  • ‘Defective Premises: Rethinking Murphy v Brentwood’ (2017) 1 Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal 13

  • Scholarship And Prizes


    Bar Scholarship


    Dean’s Letter of Distinction for PCLL


    Sir Oswald Cheung Memorial Fund PCLL Scholarship for the best PCLL student who intends to practise at the Bar


    HKSAR Government Scholarship


    Prize for performance in BCL exams awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Prize for performance in Finals awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    BCL Scholarship awarded jointly by the Law Faculty and Jesus College, Oxford


    PCLL Scholarship


    S R Welson Prize (Second Year Law Prize) awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Collection Prize for performance in mock exams awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Open Scholarship awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Old Members’ Exhibition awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Edwyn Charles Hart Prize (First Year Law Prize) awarded by Jesus College, Oxford


    Lord Walker Prize for Essays in Law (2nd place) awarded by Trinity College, Cambridge


    English and Chinese

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