Sheena Wong    黄舒婷大律師

Call:2017 (HK)
AHKIArb:2019

Profile

Sheena joined Chambers after completing pupillage with Mr Bernard Man SC, Ms Maggie Wong SC, Mr Jin Pao SC and Ms Queenie Lau. She has a broad civil practice, with experience in such areas as trust, probate, bankruptcy and insolvency, securities and regulation, land law, landlord and tenant disputes, defamation, matrimonial and family law, employment law, construction law, judicial review, arbitration and general commercial law.

Sheena frequently advises and acts in matters involving urgent injunctive relief (including email fraud cases and banker’s books orders, s.21M interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings, Chabra injunctions and post-judgment Mareva relief). She has appeared in the District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, and has trial experience as a sole advocate. Sheena accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

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Selected Cases

Equity / Trust

  • Tao Soh Ngun (also known as Lo To Li Kwan) v. HSBC International Trustee Limited [2019] HKCFI 1268 (led by Mr Paul Girolami QC, Mr Eugene Fung SC, and appearing with Mr Wilson Leung and Ms Janet Ho) – 33-day trial, represented the defendant in dismissing breach of trust claims concerning the Lo Family Trust

  • Injunction / Contempt

  • Cheung Kong Property (Business Development) Limited v. Gold Brilliant Investment Limited & Pan Sutong [2021] HKCFI 603 (led by Mr Charles Manzoni SC and with Ms Sara Tong) – represented the plaintiff in obtaining interim injunctive relief relating to a deed of first refusal for a major property development in Hong Kong

  • Times Square Limited v. Lee Kwun Kit trading as “JL Music” & Ors.
    • [2019] HKCFI 1641 & [2018] 5 HKLRD 248 – represented the plaintiff in successfully obtaining interlocutory injunctions against persons unlawfully occupying the Times Square open piazza by busking or any other forms of street performance (led by Mr Jin Pao SC)
    • [2020] HKCFI 438 – obtained default judgment for permanent injunctions

  • Lee Carol v. Tong Hung Wai Tommy & Ors., HCMP 1851/2018 (led by Mr Abraham Chan SC) – successfully obtained an ex parte interlocutory injunction with respect to the access, care and supervision of an elderly patient

  • Represented the SFC and obtained ex parte worldwide and local Mareva-type injunctions under section 213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance against 16 defendants (led by Mr Bernard Man SC)

  • Obtained ex parte Mareva and proprietary injunctions and banker’s books disclosure orders in email fraud cases

  • Advised on and acted in applications for post-judgment Mareva injunctions and disclosure orders concerning distribution of estate proceeds (led by Mr Abraham Chan SC)

  • Advised a bank (acting on behalf of a syndicate of lenders) on an urgent application for ex parte Mareva injunction in aid of foreign proceedings under section 21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) (led by Mr Charles Manzoni SC)

  • Securities & Regulation

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Kwok Wing & Ors. [2019] HKCFI 2322 (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – represented the Commission in obtaining a disqualification order against former director of a listed company (under section 214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance by Carecraft procedure)

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Lam Wo Ping & Ors. (HCMP 2328/2019) (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC) – representing the Commission in s.214 proceedings concerning the former management and business of a listed company

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Isidor Subotic & Ors. (HCA 1277/2019) (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – representing the Commission in seeking injunctive and other relief under s.213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Leung Anita Fung Yee Maria & Ors. (HCMP 1914/2019) (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – representing the Commission in s.214 proceedings concerning the former management of a listed company

  • Employment

  • Zhizhong Yang v. Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited (HCA 622/2018) (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – epresenting the defendant bank in an employment case involving investment banker’s discretionary bonus and claim for unlawful termination

  • Norton House Education Limited v. Lau Kam Yin & Anor., HCA 1958/2017 (led by Mr Russell Coleman SC) – strike-out application in a claim for breach of employment contract

  • Advised on claims for unfair dismissal and breach of employment contract

  • Tax / Revenue

  • Kung Kwok Wai David, the executor of the last will of Kung Wong Hau Hin, deceased v. The Commissioner of Estate Duty, HCED 1/2011 (led by Ms Yvonne Cheng SC) – represented the Commissioner in a 11-day trial on appeal against determination of estate duty involving valuation of land and claims for debt deductions

  • Probate / Succession

  • Re Estate of Chiu Keung, [2020] HKCA 591 (with Mr Jonathan Chang) – represented the 2nd defendant in an appeal against a judgment giving O.85 directions for distribution of an estate

  • Family / Matrimonial

  • C v. D [2020] HKFC 145 – application for separate representation in proceedings commenced under the Guardianship and Minors Ordinance (Cap. 13) involving claims for reasonable maintenance and settlement of trust fund (with Mr Deepak Nagpal and Mr Eugene Yim)

  • Advised on proceedings brought under the Guardianship and Minors Ordinance (Cap. 13) and the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (Cap. 189)

  • Advised on divorce matters, applications for maintenance pending suit and reasonable financial provision under Cap. 481

  • Commercial

  • Advised on landlord-tenant disputes, with experience in representing landlords of major shopping malls in Hong Kong
    IFC Development Limited v. Larry Jewelry Limited (HCA 1133/2020) – represented the plaintiff landlord in obtaining summary judgment for rent in arrears and mesne profit
    Renaissance City Development Company Limited v. Yo Mama Limited (DCCJ 1298/2020) – represented the plaintiff landlord in striking out counterclaim of former tenant at Langham Place

  • Global Gaming Philippines LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG (Hong Kong) & Enrique K Razon Jr [2019] HKCFI 405 (led by Mr Victor Joffe QC) – represented the plaintiff in third-party discovery application in respect of breach of contract claim

  • K & L Gates v. Aggarwal & Ors. [2019] HKCFI 702 (with Ms Eva Sit) – represented the 9th and 11th defendants in a 3-day specific discovery application in respect of knowing receipt and negligence claims; [2019] HKCA 350 – successfully resisted the plaintiff’s applications for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal and stay of execution of specific discovery order

  • Ng Ting Kwok v. Ng On Kwok and Dan Yin Ping [2017] HKCFI 2335 – successfully obtained summary judgment in respect of debt claim (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC); [2018] HKCFI 2438 – upheld on appeal (with Mr Jonathan Chang)

  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment

  • New Century Credit Services Company Limited v. Yeung Hung [2020] HKCFI 2651 – represented 2nd defendant by counterclaim in a 10-day trial in successfully dismissing an unjust enrichment claim (as sole advocate)

  • Defamation / Media

  • New Shipping Limited v. Lau Ying Yan [2020] HKCFI 2933 (with Ms Queenie Lau) – specific discovery and interrogatories applications in respect of defamation claims

  • Advised on a number of defamation matters

  • Banking / Finance

  • Advised a syndicate of lenders on a cross-border dispute for substantial debt recovery, winding-up and enforcement proceedings (led by Mr Bernard Man SC)

  • Insolvency

  • Represented petitioning and supporting creditors in winding-up and related proceedings

  • Bankruptcy
  • Re Dan Yin Ping; Re Ng On Kwok [2020] HKCFI 621 – successfully obtained bankruptcy orders for petitioning creditor against two debtors

  • Company

  • Experience in unfair prejudice proceedings, shareholders’ disputes, derivative actions, and claims against former directors

  • Property & Conveyancing

  • Kwan Chun Investments Limited v. Sik Tak Kwong, Ko Mei, Sik Chi Hang & Kok Chan Bip Yuan Limited [2021] HKCFI 714 (led by Mr Jonathan Chang SC and with Mr Wong Cho Lik) – trial concerning deed of licence relating to use of columbarium niches

  • Pong Yiu Chuen v. Nam Tin Chuk Temple Limited [2021] HKDC 104 (led by Ms Maggie Wong SC) – represented the defendant landowner in a trial on adverse possession

  • Advised on land law disputes, trespass and adverse possession claims, and O.88 mortgagee proceedings

  • Others

  • Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co Ltd and Ors. v. The Hong Kong Housing Authority, HCCT 54/2017 (led by Mr Russell Coleman SC)
    • (26 January 2017, 16 July 2018) – application for leave to appeal against arbitration award arising out of 21 construction contracts
    • [2019] HKCA 369 – applicants’ appeals to the Court of Appeal against arbitration award

  • Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Equity / Trust
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Probate / Succession
  • Tax / Revenue
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Defamation / Media
  • Employment
  • Banking / Finance
  • Professional Liability
  • Rating & Valuation
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Mental Health
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Competition
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Building / Construction
  • Arbitration
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • Member, Standing Committee on Young Barristers: 2019 – present

  • Education

    2016

    PCLL, University of Hong Kong

    2015

    BA (Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge (Hughes Hall)
    (First Class Honours)

    2013

    BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford
    (The Queen’s College, on choral scholarship)

    Publications And Articles

  • Contributing Author, Hotten and Ho on Family and Divorce Law in Hong Kong (2019 – present)

  • Scholarship And Prizes

    2016

    Middle Temple Scholarship for Advocacy Training

    2015

    Temple Chambers Pupillage Award

    2015

    E.M. Burnett Prize, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

    2015

    Winner of the Hughes Hall Mooting Competition 2015
    (University of Cambridge)

    2012

    Winner of the Oxford University Hong Kong Mooting Competition

    2011

    The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong Scholarship Grants

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