Richard Khaw SC   許偉強資深大律師

Call: 1993 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2016

Accredited as a mediator by CEDR (UK): 2007
Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators: 2017

Profile

Richard’s practice covers a wide range of civil and commercial litigation which includes disputes relating to commercial agreements, company/shareholder, properties and trusts, banking, insurance policies, insolvency, defamation and professional negligence. The cases he has handled also involve conflict of laws and enforcement of both arbitral awards and court judgments. Apart from court proceedings, Mr Khaw appears regularly in international arbitrations (including LCIA arbitration proceedings in London) as counsel.

Apart from the above, Richard has a strong interest in competition law. In 2009, he spent time in both Brick Court Chambers and Monckton Chambers in London observing and learning the practice in that area. He has acted for and advised parties on matters arising from the investigative process.

Richard has sat as Deputy High Court Judge in 2018 and 2019. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and acts as arbitrator from time to time. Further, as a CEDR accredited mediator, Richard has acted as a mediator for various disputes.

Richard has had the experience in conducting proceedings in Chinese (including arbitration proceedings in Putonghua).

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Selected Cases

Commercial

  • Xiamen Xinjindi v Eton Properties Ltd and Ors [2019] HKCFA 21, Appeal Committee, CFA

  • Xiamen Xinjindi Group Ltd v Eton Properties Ltd & Others, CACV 158/2012 [2016] 2 HKLRD 106

  • China Medical Technologies Inc (In Liquidation) v Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd [2019] 2 HKLRD 710, CA

  • Highfit Development Co Ltd (in liquidiation) v Koo Siu Ying & Ors, unrep., 23 January 2018, Anthony Chan J

  • Chan Kon Fung v Gallop Pioneer Limited, HCA 1357/2011, 17 April 2018, Deputy High Court Judge Marlene Ng (disputes over sale and purchase of shares)

  • Crane World Asia Pte Ltd v Hontrade Engineering Ltd [2016] 3 HKLRD 640, CA

  • Crane World Asia Pte Ltd v Hontrade Engineering Ltd, HCA 109/2014, unreported, Deputy High Court Judge Eugene Fung SC, 17 June 2019

  • Sun Jiyou & Others v L&A International Holdings Ltd & Anor [2017] 3 HKC 507, Deputy High Court Judge Le Pichon

  • Fine Good Limited & Anor v Statemart Investments Ltd, HCA 1190/2012, 16 April 2013, Deputy High Court Judge B Chu

  • Success Forever Enterprises Ltd & Anor v Jumbo Up Group Ltd, HCA 1189/2012, 11 April 2013, Mimmie Chan J

  • Bruno Arboit as Sole Liquidator of Highfit Development v Koo Siu Ying & Another, unrep., 8 March 2016, Au-Yeung J

  • Bruno Arboit as Sole Liquidator of Highfit Development v Koo Siu Ying & Another [2016] 3 HKLRD 154, Au-Yeung J

  • Arbitration

  • Truearns Co Ltd v Wealthy Fountain Holdings Inc [2019] HKCFI 1840, Deputy High Court Judge M K Liu

  • Sun Tian Gang v Hong Kong & China Gas (Jilin) Ltd [2016] 5 HKLRD 221, Mimmie Chan J

  • Polytec Overseas Ltd & Anor v Great Dragon International Holdings Co Ltd & Ors [2017] 3 HKLRD 258, Mimmie Chan J

  • Klockner Pentaplast GMBH & Co KG v Advance Technology (HK) Co Ltd [2011] 4 HKLRD 262, Saunders J

  • Mega Success Resources Ltd v Octagon Enterprises Ltd & Others, HCA 1476/2010, 21 April 2011 Deputy High Court Judge L Chan

  • Company

  • Sociedade Nacional De Combustiveis de Angola-Empresa Publica v China Sonangol International Ltd & Ors [2019] HKCFI 1443, Harris J

  • Lam Hon Keung Keith v Dalny Estates Ltd & Ors [2018] 1 HKLRD 409

  • Marrakesh Investments Ltd v Tangiers Holdings Ltd & Anor [2017] 5 HKLRD 314, Harris J

  • W & G Investment Ltd v Chan Siu Chung, HCA 1357/2017, 8 February 2018, Chung J

  • Conflict of Laws

  • Poon Cho Far V East Pacific (Holdings) Ltd [2019] HKCFI 2786, Lok J

  • Xiamen Xinjindi Group Ltd v Eton Properties Ltd & Others, CACV 158/2012 [2016] 2 HKLRD 106

  • Marmor Hotavlje d.o.o. v Peter Siling & Associates Hotel Interior Design Ltd, HCA 2475/2015, Deputy High Court Judge Seagroatt, 9 June 2015

  • Banking / Finance

  • China Medical Technologies Inc (In Liquidation) v Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd [2019] 2 HKLRD 710, CA

  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd v Ease Keen International Ltd & Ors, HCMP2687/2016, unrep., 6 November 2017, Deputy High Court Judge Le Pichon

  • Chiyoda Steel Co Ltd v Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd, unrep, 28 August 2014, Deputy High Court Judge ST Poon

  • Injunction / Contempt

  • Bruno Arboit as Sole Liquidator of Highfit Development v Koo Siu Ying & Another, unrep., 8 March 2016, Au-Yeung J

  • Bruno Arboit as Sole Liquidator of Highfit Development v Koo Siu Ying & Another [2016] 3 HKLRD 154, Au-Yeung J

  • Commission of Inquiry / Inquest

  • Leading counsel for the HKSAR Government before the Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at and near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link

  • Junior counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water (2015-2016) (led by Paul Shieh SC)

  • Contact

    Email:rkhaw@templechambers.com
    Tel:(+852) 2523 2003

    Secretary

    Name:Jessie Yang
    Tel:(+852) 2248 1884

    Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Banking / Finance
  • Building / Construction
  • Charity
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Commercial
  • Commission of Inquiry / Inquest
  • Company
  • Competition
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Defamation / Media
  • Disciplinary
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Equity / Trust
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Injury / Medical Negligence
  • Planning
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Rating & Valuation
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • Deputy High Court Judge (April – May 2018 & July – August 2019)

  • Deputy Chairman, Administrative Appeal Board (2017 – present)

  • Member, Consumer Legal Action Fund, Consumer Counsel (2016 – present)

  • Member, Law Reform Commission’s Sub-Committee on Archive Law (2015 – present)

  • Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Special Committee on Legal Education (January 2019 – present)

  • Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Special Committee on Competition Law (2016 – present)

  • Deputy Honorary Secretary of the Bar Council (January 2012 – January 2013)

  • Member of the Bar Council (Jan 2006 – Dec 2007 & Feb 2011 – Jan 2012)

  • Member of the PCLL Academic Board of the University of Hong Kong (Sept 2006 – present)

  • Member of the PCLL Academic Board of the City University of Hong Kong (April 2011 – present)

  • Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Special Committees on Mainland Practice and Relations (Jan 2002 – present)

  • Member of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Bar Council’s Special Committee on Insurance (Jan 2007 – 2008 & Jan 2012 – present)

  • Education

    1994

    LLM, University of Cambridge

    1993

    PCLL, City University of Hong Kong

    1992

    LLB, City University of Hong Kong

    Scholarship And Prizes

    1993 - 1994

    Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies

    1991 - 1992

    Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship

    1990 - 1991

    Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship

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