John Leung    梁晉豪大律師

Call: 2019 (HK)


John joined Chambers in 2019 following completion of pupillage with Mr Abraham Chan SC, Mr Jin Pao SC, Mr Laurence Li SC and Mr Tony Li.

Before being called to the Hong Kong Bar, John was a Judicial Assistant at the Court of Final Appeal where he provided assistance to the judges in substantive appeals, leave applications, and various publications.

John also worked as an intern at the Office of the President in the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, where he assisted in the cases of both the Mechanism and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

John completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at University College London as the top graduate of his class. He then obtained his postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford with distinction.

John is developing a broad civil practice and has been instructed in cases relating to judicial review/human rights, securities and regulation, and disciplinary proceedings. He has appeared before the High Court as a sole advocate and as a led junior counsel. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

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Selected Cases

Public Law / Judicial Review

  • Kwok Cheuk Kin and Leung Kwok Hung v President of the Legislative Council for and on behalf of the Legislative Council [2019] HKCFI 1482 (led by Mr Benjamin Yu SC, Mr Abraham Chan SC, with Mr Danny Tang)

  • Nick Infinger v Hong Kong Housing Authority, HCAL 2647/2018 (led by Mr Abraham Chan SC) (ongoing; acting for the Hong Kong Housing Authority)

  • Securities & Regulation

  • Andrew Left v Securities and Futures Commission, FAMV 195/2019 (led by Mr Laurence Li SC) (ongoing; acting for the appellant)

  • Advising on an ongoing judicial review application against the HKEx’s decision to suspend trading of a listed issuer’s shares and commence delisting procedure, HCAL 2616/2019 (led by Mr Laurence Li SC)

  • Commercial

  • Galleria (Hong Kong) Ltd (In Compulsory Liquidation) and Others v DBS Bank Ltd, Hong Kong Branch, HCCL 4/2016 (led by Mr Laurence Li SC) (ongoing costs proceedings; acting for the defendant)

  • Disciplinary

  • Acted for an insurer in disciplinary proceedings before the Insurance Agents Registration Board, Cases No. C17/806/JC & C17/1184/JC (led by Mr Jin Pao SC)

  • Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Equity / Trust
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Discrimination
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Company
  • Arbitration
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Defamation / Media
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Disciplinary
  • Insurance
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Probate / Succession
  • Insolvency
  • Admiralty
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • Judicial Assistant at the Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong (2018)

  • Reporter for the Oxford Reports on International Law (2015 - present)

  • Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2015)

  • Education


    PCLL, Chinese University of Hong Kong


    BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction) (Magdalen College)


    LLB (Hons), University College London (First Class Honours, Top of Class)

    Publications And Articles

  • J. Leung and S.Y. Wong, ‘Subrogation and Unjust Enrichment in the Supreme Court’ (2016) 3 LMCLQ 337

  • Scholarship And Prizes


    Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training, London


    The Bar Scholarship


    Champion of the Shearman & Sterling University of Oxford Moot Competition


    The Law Faculty Prize in International Commercial Arbitration


    The Planethood Foundation Prize in International Criminal Law


    The Oxford Meron Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) Internship Fund


    Magdalen College Award for BCL Distinction


    The Andrews Medal & Prize for Top of LLB Class


    The Dean’s List, Faculty of Laws


    The International Corporate Rescue Prize for Company Law


    The Cheng Tien-Hsi Prize for Public International Law


    The Hurst Prize for Best Performance in LLB Second Year


    UCL Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence


    Best Performance in Tort Law


    Honourable Mention for the Pieter Sanders Award in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot


    Finalist and Runner-up of the Cambridge University International Criminal Court Moot Competition


    Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship for Overseas Studies


    Hong Kong University Graduates Association Education Foundation Outstanding Student Award


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