Victor Dawes SC   杜淦堃資深大律師

Call: 1999 (HK)
Inner Bar: 2015

Accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2006
Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Profile

Victor is a commercial litigator with substantial experience in wide range of commercial and chancery disputes including international arbitration, equity and trusts, probate, company law, and banking and financial disputes.

Since the financial crisis in 2008, he appeared for a large number of financial institutions in the most significant mis-selling cases concerning a wide range of investment products: e.g. Selina Kwok v HSBC, DBS Bank v Sit, Chang v Bank of Singapore and Shine Grace v Citibank.

Victor also has a substantial practice in high value trust disputes, most recently appearing in Herman Budihardjo v Di Gunawan and Yang Foo-oi v Wai-wai Chen.

As part of his ADR practice, Victor appears regularly as counsel in arbitrations and related court applications, and sits as arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes. He is on the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrator, the HKIAC Panel for Financial Services Disputes and the SHIAC Panel. He is also a member of the Proceedings Committee of the HKIAC.

In July 2020, Victor was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission. Throughout his career, Victor acted regularly as advocate for both regulators and market participants. Recent cases include acting for the Stock Exchange in a number of judicial review proceedings regarding decisions of the Listing Appeals Committee.

Victor is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

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Selected Cases

Banking / Finance

  • Shine Grace Investment Ltd v Citibank N. A. & Anor [2018] HKCFI 1737

  • DBS Bank v Sit Pan Jit (FAMV 45/2016, CACV91/2015, HCA 382/2009)

  • Chang Pui Yin v Bank of Singapore Ltd [2017] 4 HKLRD 458

  • Kwok Wai Hing Selina v HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA (HCCL 7/2010, 21 June 2012)

  • Commercial

  • Delco Participation BV v HWH Holdings [2021] HKCA 1889; [2021] HKCFI 869; [2021] HKCFI 265; [2021] HKCFI 250; [2021] HKCFI 249; [2020] 5 HKLRD 712; [2020] HKCFI 2511

  • Gentle Soar Ltd v. CMB Capital Finance Ltd & Ors [2021] HKCFI 3450

  • Sand Aire Ltd & Ors v. Jin Zhanjie & Anor [2021] HKCA 1672; [2020] HKCFI 3015

  • Wang Haihong & Ors v J. P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd & Anor [2021] 4 HKLRD 770

  • China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd & Ors v. Tainrui (International) Holding Co Ltd & Ors [2020] HKCFI 3043

  • Goldbay Fortis Ltd v. Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1684

  • Hu Hung Chiu v. Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Ltd & Ors [2021] 2 HKLRD 477

  • Achieve Goal v Zhong Xin Ore-Material Holding Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2718, [2020] HKCA 51

  • Property & Conveyancing

  • AFH Hong Kong Stores, Ltd v. Fulton Corporation Ltd [2021] HKCFI 873

  • Bright Gold Ltd v Mega Well Development [2020] HKCA 575

  • Castle Global Ltd v Ip Tai Hoi Paul [2020] HKCFI 1106

  • Baynard v Secretary of Justice & Ors [2019] HKCFI 852; [2020] 2 HKC 165

  • Equity / Trust

  • Jong Yat Kit as Sole Administrator of the Estate of Li Chung (Deceased) v Lee Man For also known as Lee Man For Dennis & Ors [2018] HKCA 235

  • Herman Budihardjo (alias Sim Hok Tjiong) (since deceased) & Ors v Di Gunawan (alias Sim Hok Kui) & Ors [2018] HKCFI 1450

  • Leung Ping Chiu, Roy v Wai Wai Chen & Anor [2021] HKCA 941

  • Injunction / Contempt

  • Airport Authority v Persons Unlawfully and Wilfully Obstructing with the Use of the Hong Kong International Airport [2019] HKCFI 2104

  • Ming Hsieh v Xu Zhe & Ors [2019] HKCA 101

  • SJ v Siew Yun Long & Ors [2018] 4 HKLRD 438

  • China Baoli Technologies Holdings Ltd v Orient Equal International Group Ltd & Anor (HCA 1399/2016, 12 June 2017)

  • SJ v Cheng Kam Mun [2017] 2 HKLRD 768

  • XY, LLC v Jesse Zhu & Anor (HCMP 869/2014, 13 Nov 2015)

  • Chiu Luen Public Light Bus Co Ltd v Persons Unlawfully Occupying or Remaining on the Public Highways & Ors [2014] 6 HKC 298

  • Public Law / Judicial Review

  • Up Energy Development Group Limited (in provisional liquidation) (for restructuring purpose) v The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited [2021] HKCFI 3813

  • Cai Zhenrong v. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd [2021] 4 HKLRD 57; [2021] HKCFI 1899

  • Longrun Tea Group Co Ltd v. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd [2021] HKCFI 1883

  • Bolina Holding Co Ltd (in liquidation) v. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd [2021] HKCFI 460

  • The Hong Kong Journalist Association v The Commissioner of Police & Anor [2020] 5 HKLRD 653

  • Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd. v The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd [2020] HKCFI 1601

  • Loh Ming Yin v Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authorities [2020] HKCFI 1135

  • Miu Hon Kit v. The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd [2020] HKCFI 675

  • Sino Bright Enterprises Co. Ltd. v. Secretary for Justice [2020] 1 HKLRD 446

  • Contact

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

    Secretary

    Name:Yvonne Yim
    Tel:(+852) 2248 1881

    Practice Areas

  • Banking / Finance
  • Securities & Regulation
  • Commercial
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Arbitration
  • Defamation / Media
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Company
  • Equity / Trust
  • Insolvency
  • Mental Health
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Probate / Succession
  • Professional Liability
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • Recorder of the High Court

  • Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association

  • Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission

  • Chairman of the Investor and Financial Education Council

  • Member of the Proceedings Committee of the HKIAC

  • Education

    1998

    LLB – London School of Economics and Political Science

    1999

    PCLL – HKU

    languages

    English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)

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