Ronny Tong QC, SC, JP   湯家驊資深大律師

Call: 1975 (HK); 1974 (UK); 1983 (Victoria); 1986 (Singapore); 1988 (New York):
Inner Bar (Silk): 1990

Legislative Counselor, New Territory East: 2004 - 2015
Non-Official Member of the Executive Council 2017 to date
Non-Official Justice of the Peace 2018

Profile

In active private practice as Barrister-at-law in Hong Kong since October 1975 specialising in commercial, shipping, company and other Chancery matters.
Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong from 22nd April 1992 to 1st June 1992 and from 8th April to 4th May 2002.

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Selected Cases

  • FAMV 46/2009 Lau Luen Hung Thomas v. Insider Dealing Tribunal and another (acting for 2nd Respondent, Financial Secretary)

  • CACV 145/2008 Kwok Ping Sheung Walter v. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. and others; Reported in [2009] 2 HKLRD 11 (acting for Plaintiff/Appellent)

  • CACV 291/2004 Mariner International Hotels Ltd. v. Atlas Ltd. (acting for Plaintiffs/Appellants)

  • HCMP 3231/2003 Core Pacific-Yamaichi International (HK) Ltd. and another v. Yuanta Securities Asia Financial Services Ltd. (acting for company in HCCW 804/03 and for 1st Plaintiff in HCMP 3231/03)

  • HCA 2788/2001 Guang Xin Enterprises Ltd. (In Liq.) v. Kwan Wong Tan & Fong (A firm); Reported in [2002] 2 HKC 613; [2003] 3 HKLRD 527 (sitting as Deputy Judge; affirmed on appeal on facts)

  • HCCW 20/1998 Peregrine Investments Holdings Ltd. (acting for Provisional Liquidators)

  • HCA 2853/1998 & CACV 32/2003 Peregrine Investments Ltd. (in liquidation) and another v. Asian Infrastructure Fund Management Co. Ltd. L.D.C. and others; Reported in [2003] 1 HKLRD 209; [2004] 1 HKLRD 598 (acting for Plaintiffs/Respondents)

  • CACV 161/1998 Wong Yeung Ng v. The Secretary for Justice; Reported in [1999] 2 HKLRD 293 (acting for Applicant / Respondent)

  • CACV 46/1988 Refco Inc. v. Troika Investment Ltd. & another (acting for Plaintiff / Appellant)

  • HCMP 407/1998 The Secretary for Justice v. The Oriental Press Group Ltd. and others; Reported in [1998] 2 HKLRD 123 (acting for Applicant)

  • The 1997 Airport Inquiry (acting for HKSAR Government)

  • CACV 102/1996 Wong Shun also known as Sam Wong v. Overseas Trust Bank Ltd. (acting for Appellant / Defendant)

  • HCPI 580/1996 Kristan Bowers Phillips v. Initial Environmental Services Ltd. and others (acting for 3rd Defendant)

  • HCMP 2083/1996 Hebei Import & Export Corporation v. Polytek Engineering Co. Ltd. (acting for Defendant)

  • HCCW 506/1995 Bozell Asia (Holding) Ltd. v. Cal International Ltd. and another; Reported in [1997] HKLRD 1 (acting for Petitioner and 1st & 4th Defendants)

  • HCMP 1151/1995 Wong Siu Yee v. Chiang Sai Cheong (acting for Petitioner)

  • CACV 200/1994 Assets Investments Pte. Ltd. v. The United Islamic Investments Foundation and others (acting for Respondent / Plaintiff)

  • HCA 2757/1993 Standard Chartered Securities Ltd. v. Arthur Lai & Others (acting for Plaintiff)

  • HCA 7989/1993 Hong Kong Korean Church Ltd. and others v. Lee Sun and others (acting for Plaintiffs in A7989/93 and for Defendants in A8129/93)

  • HCMP 3198/1993 In re The Honourable Michael Jacob Beloff, QC (acting for Bar Association)

  • HCA 5805/1991 Ting Lei Miao v. Chen Li Hung and another; Reported in [1997] HKLRD 841 (acting for Plaintiff)

  • CACV 116/1990 Deak Perera Far East Ltd. v. R. Leslie Deak and others (acting for Appellants, 1st & 2nd Defendants)

  • CACV 147/1987 The Yien Yieh Commercial Bank Ltd. v. Kwai Chung Cold Storage Co. Ltd. (acting for Defendant / Respondent)

  • HCA 5464/1987 Lily Cheung and another v. The Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Trustee Ltd. & others (acting for 2nd Defendant)

  • CACV 108/1985 Texuna International Ltd. v. Wocom Commodities Ltd. (acting for Respondent / Plaintiff)

  • HCA 7392/85 & HCA 7804/85 Carrian Investments Ltd. v. Wong Chong Po & Ors. (acting for liquidators of Carrian)

  • HCA 711/1984 F.D.C. Co. Ltd. v. The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. (acting for Plaintiff)

  • HCMP 1999/1982 Kai Sun Investments Ltd. v. Dah Sing Bank Ltd. (acting for Defendant)

  • HCA 4910/1980 Dr. Henrietta Man Hing Ip and others v. Crocus Property Inc. (acting for Defendant)

  • HCCW 26/1980 Re San Imperial Corporation Ltd. (acting for Sin King Cheung Hing Yip Co. Ltd., Jar Tuy Co. Ltd., James Coe, Hui Chan Tze and Jack Choa)

  • HCA 614/1978 Lo To v. Law Cheung Shui Chun and others (acting for Applicant / Plaintiff)

  • CACV 528/1976 Au-Yeung Ping Keung. v. The Queen (acting for Appellent)

  • HCA 276/1976 The Administrator in Hong Kong of the Catholic Mission of Macao v. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and others (acting for Plaintiff)

  • HCA 1294/1975 Law Tsoi and another v. Lo To and others (acting for Applicant / Plaintiff)

  • Contact

    Email:rkwtong@templechambers.com
    Tel:(+852) 2523 2003
    Fax:(+852) 2810 0302

    Secretary

    Name:Lucia Hau
    Email:luciahau@templechambers.com
    Tel:(+852) 2248 1887

    Appointments And Public Office

  • Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Hong Kong Supreme Court Rules Committee : 1978 and 1979;

  • Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Hong Kong District Court Rules Committee : 1979 to December 1990;

  • Member of Working Party on District Court Rules and Costs, 1980;

  • Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1986;

  • Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1987;

  • Member of Working Party on District Court Rules, 1988;

  • Member of Standing Committee on Legal Aid, 2nd February 1988 to 16th February 1992;

  • Member of Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, 19th January 1989 to 18th June 1995;

  • Member of Committee of Inquiry of Hong Kong Bar in the investigation of alleged misconduct of a Barrister, 1989;

  • Member of Board of Review, Inland Revenue, 3rd June 1991 to 2nd January 1995;

  • External Examiner for the Commercial Law and Practice paper of the Post-graduate Certificate in Laws courses of the University of Hong Kong and the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong for the year 1991-1994;

  • Member of Special Committee on Legal Education, 1994 to date;

  • Course Consultant to Commercial Law and Practice of PCLL course of University of Hong Kong, 1994 to date;

  • Member of Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, 15th October 1994 to 14th October 1996;

  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Review, Inland Revenue, January 1995 to January 2004;

  • Deputy Chairman of Securities and Futures Appeals Panel, 15th October 1996 to 14th October 1999;

  • Deputy Chairman of Takeovers Appeal Committee, 1st June 1994 to 1999;

  • Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal, May 1996 to date;

  • Honorary Lecturer of the HKU's Department of Professional Legal Education, 1998 to 31st August 2002;

  • Member of the Municipal Services Appeals Board, 10th August 1996 to 9th August 2002;

  • Member of the Urban Services Appeals Board and Regional Services Appeals Board, 10th August 1996 to 9th August 2002;

  • Chairman of Special Committee on Right of Audience of Solicitors, 1997;

  • Member of Bar Council, 1998 to 1999;

  • Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association, 1999 to 2001;

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Hong Kong Court Forms, August 1999 to date;

  • Member of the School Advisory Committee, School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, 15th January 2001 to 14th January 2003;

  • Member of the Steering Committee and Drafting Committee of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited on the Standardisation Project, March 2001;

  • Member and Tribunal Convenor of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, 10th October 2001 to date;

  • Chairman of Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform, 2001 and 2002;

  • Legislative Councillor 2004 to 2015;

  • Member of Economic & Employment Council 2004 to 2006;

  • Non-Official Member of the Executive Council 2017 to date; and

  • Non-Official Justice of the Peace 2018 to date.

  • Education

    Ll.B (1st Class Honours, 1st in class), Hong Kong University;

    B.C.L. (Honours), Oxford University;

    Scholarship And Prizes

    1972

    Holder of Simon Lee Medal in Laws, Hong Kong University;

    1973 - 1974

    Graduate Awardee, Rotary International;

    1972 - 1974

    Winter-Williams Scholar of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University;

    1974 - 1974

    Certificate of Honour, London Bar Final Examination (First Class Honours and 1st of Candidates);

    1974 - 1974

    The Lloyd Stott Memorial Prize;

    1974 - 1974

    J.B. Montagu Pupillage Prize

    1974 - 1974

    The Middle Temple Certificate of Honour Prize

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