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 a wide range of areas. Sheena has conducted trials as a sole advocate (in both English and Chinese) and 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 and Mr Eugene Fung SC, 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

  • Acted in numerous cases seeking urgent Mareva and proprietary injunctions, Chabra injunctions, section 21M interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings, banker’s books orders

  • 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 (led by Mr Jin Pao SC) – 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
    • [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 ex parte interlocutory injunctions with respect to the access, care and supervision of an elderly patient

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Isidor Subotic & Ors., HCA 1277/2019 (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – represented the SFC in obtaining ex parte worldwide and local Mareva-type injunctions under section 213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance against 16 defendants

  • Securities & Regulation

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Isidor Subotic & Ors., HCA 1277/2019, (Re Ching Lee Holdings Ltd, led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – representing the SFC in section 213 proceedings against false trading and market misconduct; [2021] 3 HKLRD 777 – leave for service out of jurisdiction

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Kwok Wing & Ors. [2019] HKCFI 2322 (Re Tack Fat Group International Limited; led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – represented the SFC in obtaining disqualification order against former director of a listed company

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Lam Wo Ping & Ors., HCMP 2328/2019 (Re Fuguiniao Co., Ltd, led by Mr Victor Dawes SC) – section 214 proceedings against former management of listed company

  • Securities and Futures Commission v. Leung Anita Fung Yee Maria & Ors., HCMP 1914/2019 (Re SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Limited, led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – section 214 proceedings against former management of listed company

  • Employment

  • Zhizhong Yang v. Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited, HCA 622/2018 (led by Mr Bernard Man SC) – representing 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 claims for breach of employment contract

  • Acted in cases on summary dismissal, unfair dismissal and breach of employment contract

  • 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)

  • Experience in divorce matters, MPS applications, and proceedings brought under the Guardianship and Minors Ordinance (Cap. 13), the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (Cap. 189), and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance (Cap. 481)

  • 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

  • Advised in numerous probate matters with experience in applications for carry-on orders and proceedings involving estates

  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment

  • New Century Credit Services Company Limited v. Yeung Hung [2020] HKCFI 2651 – 10-day trial, successfully dismissing unjust enrichment claim

  • Intellectual Property

  • Biozeal LLC & Anor. v. Nature’s Story Company Limited & Anor. [2021] 5 HKLRD 76 (led by Mr Stewart Wong SC) – claims for passing-off and injunctions restraining activities in Mainland China

  • Tax / Revenue

  • Kung Kwok Wai David, the executor of the last will of Kung Wong Hau Hin, deceased v. The Commissioner of Estate Duty [2021] HKCFI 2111 (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

  • Disciplinary

  • Represented veterinary surgeons in successfully dismissing complaints in disciplinary inquiries before the Veterinary Surgeons Board under Cap. 529 and Code of Practice

  • Defamation / Media

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

  • Experience in defamation matters; Advised on libel claims on press publications (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC)

  • 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 an adverse possession trial

  • Experience in land law disputes, trespass and adverse possession claims, and O.88 mortgagee proceedings

  • Commercial

  • Shun On Finance Limited v. Wong Fung Kwan & Anor., DCMP 1428/2016 – trial relating to collusion under the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163), estoppel, beneficial ownership of property, and constructive notice

  • Experience in landlord-tenant disputes and represented landlords of major shopping malls in Hong Kong
    Wharf Realty Limited v. Abebi Limited trading as “Armani Junior”, AGB Legend Limited trading as “Abebi”, HCA 954 & 955/2020 – summary judgment applications for rent in arrears at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City
    IFC Development Limited v. Larry Jewelry Limited, HCA 1133/2020 – obtained summary judgment for rent in arrears and mesne profit for tenancy at IFC mall
    Renaissance City Development Company Limited v. Yo Mama Limited, DCCJ 1298/2020 – striking-out of counterclaim by former tenant at Langham Place

  • Tse Shiu Hoi v. Sun Bo [2021] HKCFI 2351 (led by Mr Jonathan Chang SC) – on setting aside default judgment in a contractual dispute claim

  • 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

  • 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

  • Advised on cross-border insolvency matters including Keepwell Deeds, recognition orders and conflict of laws issues

  • Experience in representing petitioning / 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 / management

  • Arbitration

  • Represented respondents in successful jurisdictional challenges in arbitral proceedings (led by Mr Victor Dawes SC)

  • Advised on arbitration matters, including enforcement and setting aside of awards

  • 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
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Rating & Valuation
  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Mental Health
  • Disciplinary
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Competition
  • Confidentiality / Privacy
  • Building / Construction
  • Arbitration
  • Charity
  • 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 – 2021)

  • Contributing Author, Practical Guidance – Employment (LexisNexis) (2021)

  • 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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