Keith Chan    陳文軒大律師

Call: 2020 (HK)

Profile

Keith joined Chambers after completing his pupillage with Mr Bernard Man SC, Mr Laurence Li SC, Mr Tony Li and Ms Bonnie Cheng. He is developing a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Prior to joining Chambers, Keith obtained his undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2016, with First Class Honours in all subjects in his final examinations, ranking first in his year. In 2017, Keith obtained his BCL degree from Oxford with Distinctions in all subjects, ranking second in his year.

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Selected Cases

  • Acting for a respondent ex-director in disciplinary proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (ongoing) (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)

  • Acting for a minority shareholder in an intended statutory derivative action in the name of a listed company (ongoing) (led by Richard Khaw SC, with Bonnie Cheng)

  • Acting for the lender in a common law derivative action seeking to set aside certain loan agreements entered into by the company on grounds of breach of fiduciary duty (ongoing) (led by Bernard Man SC)

  • Advised an employer on merits of defence to an employment claim, raising issues related to maternity leave, wrongful termination and discretionary bonus (with Queenie Lau)

  • Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Banking / Finance
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Competition
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Defamation / Media
  • Disciplinary
  • Employment
  • Equity / Trust
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Insolvency
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Education

    2019

    PCLL, University of Hong Kong (Distinction)

    2018

    LLM, Harvard University

    2017

    BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)

    2016

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

    Publications And Articles

  • Research Assistant, Goode on Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law (5th ed, 2018)

  • Associate Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2016-2017)

  • Scholarship And Prizes

    2019

    Bar Scholarship

    2019

    Minvie Leung Prize for Property Litigation (PCLL)

    2019

    Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship (PCLL)

    2018

    Dean’s Scholar Prize for Corporations Law (LLM)

    2017

    Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship (LLM)

    2017

    Vinerian Scholarship (Proxime Accessit) (ranked 2nd in the BCL)

    2017

    South Square Prize for Corporate Insolvency Law (BCL)

    2017

    Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies (BCL)

    2016

    7 King’s Bench Walk Commercial Law Moot – champion (BCL)

    2016

    Temple Chambers (Oxford) Scholarship (BCL)

    2016

    Wronker Law Prize (ranked 1st in BA)

    2016

    Gibbs Prize for Best Performance in Contract, Tort, Land Law and Trusts (BA)

    2016

    Slaughter and May Prize for Best Performance in Contract (BA)

    2016

    Falcon Chambers Prize for Best Performance in Land Law (BA)

    2016

    Oxford Law Faculty Prize for Best Performance in Roman Law of Delict (BA)

    2015

    8th International Roman Law Moot (Naples, Italy) – semi-finalist; ranked 9th individually

    2014

    Oriel College Scholarship (BA)

    2013

    Jardine Scholarship (BA)

    languages

    English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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