Sara Tong SC   唐思佩資深大律師

Call: 2003 (HK)
Solicitor: 2001 - present (England & Wales); 2002-2003 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2022
Member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators

Profile

Sara has been ranked as a Band 1 junior in the Commercial Dispute Resolution section of Chambers & Partners and has been described therein as “having all the qualities you want in a junior: she's diligent, meticulous and a strong advocate”, “one of the best for the difficult cases”, “a very bright and detail-oriented advocate whose written work and analysis is first rate” and “very practical, very solicitor-friendly and definitely easy to work with". She has also been named in Legal 500 as one of the leading juniors and described as “pro-active and conscientious”, “always well-prepared and quick on her feet - an incisive advocate in court and a great cross-examiner ”.

Sara’s practice comprises a broad spectrum of civil commercial disputes, corporate and shareholders’ disputes, trust and probate matters, professional negligence and disciplinary matters, employment disputes, securities and regulatory matters and judicial reviews.

Sara has been instructed as advocate for a wide range of individuals and institutions at all levels of court in Hong Kong, as well as various specialist and disciplinary tribunals. She also appears as counsel in arbitrations and sits as arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Sara has served as a Temporary Deputy Registrar of the High Court and as a Deputy District Judge, and has also been appointed by the Government to various statutory appeal boards and tribunals.

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Selected Cases

Commercial

  • Cheung Kong Property (Business Development) Ltd v. Gold Brilliant Investment Ltd & Anor [2021] HKCFI 603

  • Bank of Communications Trustee Ltd v. China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group Overseas Co Ltd & Anor [2021] HKCFI 486

  • Li Ngan Kwan & Ors v. Gao Li Hui [2021] HKCFI 1946, [2021] HKCFI 2878

  • Zillion Global Ltd v. UBS AG [2020] HKCFI 953

  • Eastgate Advisors Ltd v Zhu Liang & Anor [2020] 3 HKC 6

  • Kot See For v. Lam Man Cheung & Ors [2021] HKCFI 1029, [2019] HKCFI 2403, [2019] HKCFI 1871

  • Brave Venture Ltd v. Xinhua News Media Holdings Ltd & Ors [2017] 5 HKLRD 153, CAMP 42/2017

  • Daimler AG (formerly known as Mercedes Benz AG) v. Leiduck & Anor [2018] 1 HKLRD 1188; [2018] 1 HKLRD 40; [2013] 2 HKLRD 822 (CA); [2013] 5 HKC 170 (CA), 220, 242; [2012] 3 HKLRD 119; CACV 172/2011(CA); FAMV 36/2012 (CFA)

  • Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co. Ltd & Others v. BYD Co. Ltd & Others [2012] 3 HKLRD 736 (CA), [2018] HKCA 408

  • Big Island Construction v. Wu Yi Development & Anor [2010] 2 HKC 356; [2014] 2 HKLRD 1054 (CA); (2015) 18 HKCFAR 364 (CFA)

  • Credit Agricole Indosuez Shanghai Branch v. China Textile Machinery Co. Ltd & Anor [2010] 2 HKLRD 965

  • Company

  • Great Sea Global Ltd & Ors v. Registrar of Companies & Ors [2020] 4 HKC 664

  • Re Pacific Bulk Lines Company Limited [2020] HKCFI 1690

  • Chinaculture.com Ltd v. Lam Ting Ball & Ors [2018] HKCFI 742

  • Re China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd [2015] 2 HKLRD 747

  • AR Evans Capital Partners Ltd v. Gen2 Partners Inc. [2012] 4 HKLRD 511

  • Securities & Regulation

  • Re Next Digital Limited [2021] HKCFI 3087

  • SFC v. Adamas Asset Management (HK) Limited [2021] HKCFI 729

  • Insolvency

  • Official Receiver v. Chan Man Yiu, HCMP 1278/2010

  • Official Receiver v. Chan Kin Hang Danvil, CACV 202/2011 (CA)

  • Official Receiver v. Steven Todd Krause [2008] 5 HKLRD 147

  • Official Receiver v. Chan Hing To [2008] 5 HKLRD 279 (CA)

  • Conflict of Laws

  • DP World Djibouti FZCO & Ors v. China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd [2020] HKCFI 639; [2022] HKCA 84

  • China Medical Technologies Inc. (in liquidation) v. Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (a firm) & Anor [2019] HKCFI 2631

  • Tremendous Success Holdings Ltd & Anor v. Sinosoft Technology Group Ltd & Ors HCA 2345/2013

  • Public Law / Judicial Review

  • Lo Ming Yin v. Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority [2020] HKCFI 1135

  • G & Ors v. Lam Kui-Po William, Deputy Chairperson of the Torture Claims Appeal Board & Anor [2020] 2 HKLRD 118

  • Sunevision Holdings Ltd v. Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation [2019] HKCFI 539

  • AW v. Director of Immigration & Anor [2016] 2 HKC 393 (CA)

  • Li Kim Ming & Ors v. The Hong Kong Housing Authority & Anor [2016] 3 HKLRD 592

  • SS v. Director of Immigration [2018] HKCFI 2357

  • HW, MST & Ors v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 129, 156/2014

  • T v. Torture Claims Appeal Board, HCAL 80/2015

  • MSSL v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 211/2015

  • DI & Ors v. Director of Immigration, HCAL 135/2015

  • Asia Television Ltd v. Communications Authority, FAMV 23/2013 (CFA); [2013] 3 HKLRD 618 (CA); [2013] 2 HKLRD 354 (CA)

  • Lei Chaohui v. Registration of Persons Tribunal & Others, HCAL 97/2011

  • Bondson Technology Ltd v. Secretary for Justice, CACV 249/2011 (CA)

  • Chan Chiu Wah v. The Housing Authority & Anor [2011] 3 HKLRD 259

  • Mok Charles Peter v. Tam Wai Ho & Anor (2010) 13 HKCFAR 762 (CFA)

  • Dr. Chan Hei Ling Helen v. The Medical Council of Hong Kong [2009] 4 HKLRD 174 (CA)

  • King Glare Ltd v. Secretary for Justice [2008] 6 HKC 450

  • Equity / Trust

  • Tao, Soh Ngun v. HSBC International Trustee Ltd [2018] HKCA 691; [2018] 1 HKLRD 603

  • LYYC v CHL & Anor [2019] HKFLR 1; [2019] HKCA 521

  • Yuan Chu Chen & Ors v. Chen Min Chun & Ors [2018] HKCFI 530

  • Law Shuk Hoi v. Lo Lok Fung Kenneth & Others [2010] 4 HKLRD 316 (1st Instance); [2011] 5 HKLRD 23 (CA)

  • Probate / Succession

  • Acting for and advising the joint and several administrators of the estate of Nina Kung in multiple ongoing proceedings concerning, inter alia, the sanctioning of a scheme of arrangement relating to the Estate’s charitable purpose, and related litigation

  • Re Estate of Ma Shu Tau [2022] HKCFI 16

  • Huang Meixia v. Leung Hoi Shan & Ors [2021] HKCFI 3727

  • The Ban Khi v. The Loei Beng & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1492

  • Lee Charles v. Lee Yan Chun & Others [2010] 1 HKLRD 415

  • Property & Conveyancing

  • Win Profit Corporation Ltd v. World Orient Investment Ltd [2012] 2 HKLRD 1053

  • Strong Beauty Ltd v. Gain Legend Industries Ltd [2008] 1 HKLRD 570 (1st Instance); CACV 337/2007(CA)

  • Everwin Inc. Limited & Others v. MTR Corporation Limited, CACV 218-230/2008 (CA)

  • Forever Business Ltd v. Long Surplus International Investment Ltd [2007] 2 HKLRD 700 (CA)

  • Minchest Ltd v. Lau Tsui Kwai [2006] 3 HKLRD 869 (1st Instance); [2007] 2 HKLRD 43 (CA); (2008) 11 HKCFAR 551 (CFA)

  • See To Keung & Anor v. Sunny Way Ltd [2005] 4 HKC 535 (CA)

  • Nation Group Development Ltd v. Bank of East Asia Ltd [2006] 2 HKC 486 (CA)

  • Sun Wealthy Ltd v. Galant Motors Ltd [2006] 2 HKC 239 (CA)

  • Professional Liability

  • Tsui Yuen v. Ho Tse Wai, Philip Li & Partners (a firm) [2021] HKCA 1613

  • New Century Credit Services Co . Ltd v. Yeung Hung & Ors [2020] HKCFI 2651

  • Jim Chiu Yuen v. C.L. Chow & Macksion Chan (a firm) & Ors [2018] HKCFI 215

  • Chinabase Holdings Ltd v. Robert Chun Chung Ip t/a Robert CC Ip & Co & Ors [2016] 4 HKLRD 304

  • Disciplinary

  • Acting in various disciplinary proceedings against accountants before the Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Employment

  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd v. Shi Huaifang [2019] HKCFI 1212

  • Ho Chee Sing James v. Secretary for Justice [2015] 4 HKLRD 311

  • Uferahal Ltd (formerly known as Hasselblad Asia Pacific (HK) Ltd v. Hansen [2015] 1 HKLRD 683

  • Cantor Fitzgerald (Hong Kong) Capital Markets Ltd & Others v. Ainslie & Others, HCA 41-44/2012, HCA 1160/2011

  • Mental Health

  • Re C.G., HCMH 44/2012

  • Re L.G., HCMH No.78 / 2012

  • Re LLC (statutory will) [2010] 3 HKLRD 16; [2010] 4 HKLRD 400

  • Family / Matrimonial

  • Hannelore De Lasala-Debring v. Ernest Ferdinand Perez De Lasala [2014] 2 HKLRD 674

  • H v. W & Others, HCMC 6/2008

  • HJFG v. KCY [2012] 1 HKLRD 95 (CA); [2012] HKFLR 27

  • SMSE v. KL [2009] 4 HKLRD 125 (CA); [2009] 5 HKLRD 770 (CA)

  • W v. H & Anor [2009] HKFLR 230 (CA); [2008] HKFLR 329; [2008] HKFLR 378

  • H v. T, FCMC 10524/2006

  • Building / Construction

  • Incorporated Owners of Lee Hang Industrial Building v. Billion Development & Project Management Ltd [2008] 3 HKC 391

  • Fung Yuet Hing v. Incorporated Owners of Hing Wong Mansion & Others [2005] 4 HKC 339

  • (Please refer to the Hong Kong Judiciary website for other cases)

    Contact

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

    Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Equity / Trust
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Probate / Succession
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Professional Liability
  • Disciplinary
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Employment
  • Banking / Finance
  • Charity
  • Arbitration
  • Mental Health
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Defamation / Media
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • 2022      Temporary Deputy Registrar of the Court of First Instance

  • 2021      Deputy District Judge

  • 2020      Temporary Deputy Registrar of the Court of First Instance

  • 2019 – 2021      Co-opted Member of the Consumer Council (Legal Protection Committee)

  • 2018 – present      Lecturer on Administrative Law, University of Hong Kong

  • 2018 – present      Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings Ordinance)

  • 2018 – present      Member of the Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning)

  • 2018 – present      Member of the HKSAR Passports Appeal Board

  • 2018 – present      Member of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards

  • 2017 – present      Panel Counsel for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • 2016 – present      Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal

  • 2016 – 2018      Member of the Appeal Panel (Housing Ordinance)

  • 2015 – 2021      Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)

  • 2015 – 2017      Member of the Disciplinary Board Panel (Land Survey Ordinance)

  • 2007 – present      Representative of Hong Kong Bar Association on the Steering Committee on Land Titles Ordinance

  • 2018 – present      Member of the Committee on Company Law, Hong Kong Bar Association

  • 2018 – present      Member of the Committee on Land, Trust and Probate, Hong Kong Bar Association

  • 2020 – 2021      Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Hong Kong Bar Association

  • 2020 – present      Member of the Committee on Financial and Securities Law, Hong Kong Bar Association

  • 2007 – 2009      Part-time tutor at University of Hong Kong

  • Education

    1995 - 1998

    University of Cambridge, Robinson College
    Master of Arts M.A. (Hons) Law (First Class in 2 years)

    1998 - 1999

    University of Hong Kong
    Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) (Distinction)

    Publications And Articles

  • 2004 – Present Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (White Book)

  • Scholarship And Prizes

    2003

    Bar Scholarship

    2003

    Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship

    1999

    The Advocacy Institute of Hong Kong Prize in Advocacy (for the best performance in the PCLL advocacy course)

    1999

    Baker and McKenzie Postgraduate Prize (for the best performance in the PCLL Commercial Law and Practice course)

    1999

    IFA Prize in Revenue Law (for the best performance in the PCLL Revenue Law course)

    1996 - 1998

    Cambridge University, Robinson College Scholarship

    1996 - 1998

    Cambridge University, Robinson College Law Prize

    1996 - 1998

    Cambridge University, Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship

    1995 - 1998

    Prince Philip Scholarship

    1995 - 1998

    Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship

    languages

    Fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua

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