Zenith Chan
Zenith Chan
Zenith Chan
Call: 2021 (HK)


  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong
  • BCL (Distinction), University of Oxford
  • JD (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong
  • BA (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong


Tel:(+852) 2523 2003


Name:Sarah Liu
Tel:(+852) 2248 1886


Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Disciplinary
  • Injunction / Contempt
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Professional Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • Equity / Trust
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Probate / Succession
  • Tax / Revenue
  • Appointments And Public Office

  • 2023 – present      Part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical), JD Programme, University of Hong Kong (Legal Research and Writing)
  • 2023 – present      Part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical), JD Programme, University of Hong Kong (Administrative Law)
  • Scholarship And Prizes

  • Hou De Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Ralph Chiles Prize in Comparative Human Rights
  • Hertford College Prize for BCL Performance
  • Des Voeux Chambers Oxford Scholarship
  • HKU JD Prize in Contract Law
  • HKU JD Prize in Equity & Trusts
  • HKU JD Prize in Commercial Law
  • HKU JD Prize in Dissertation
  • Temple Chambers Prize in Administrative Law
  • Path to Justice Prize in Legal System
  • Dean’s Honour List
  • Book Prize of the German Consulate General
  • Lufthansa Scholarship
  • Profile

    Zenith joined Chambers in 2021 after completing his pupillage with Ms Elizabeth Cheung, Mr Tony Li (now Mr Tony Li SC), Ms Sara Tong (now Ms Sara Tong SC) and Mr Jin Pao SC. He is developing a broad civil practice and has been involved in commercial, company, civil fraud, property, public law and other matters.

    Before joining Chambers, Zenith obtained a postgraduate BCL degree at Oxford with a distinction.

    Prior to pursuing a second career at the Bar, Zenith worked for several years as a researcher for a Gulf state government. He is a fluent speaker of Arabic.


  • Turbo International Investment Limited v Industrial Bank Co. Ltd (HCA 653/2023, HCA 709/2023): acted for the plaintiff in ongoing proceedings relating to dispute arising out of US$15 million bank loan (led by Bernard Man SC, with Thomas Wong)
  • Li Wai Chun Transportation Co Ltd v Chang Man Shan Yvette (HCA 198/2023): acted for company in ongoing proceedings relating to claim for breach of director and fiduciary duty and misappropriation of company funds; obtained ex parte worldwide Mareva injunction (sole advocate)
  • Civil Fraud / Asset Recovery
  • Fabio Cane v Best Creative China Limited (HCA 99/2022): successfully obtained ex parte and inter partes injunctive relief and ancillary disclosure in fraud claim (sole advocate)
  • Nelson Martayan v Hancheng Industrial Co., Limited (HCMP 1225/2022, DCCJ 3587/2021): acted for the plaintiff in email fraud claim; successfully resisted application to set aside default judgment and obtained Norwich Pharmacal disclosure in related proceedings (sole advocate)
  • Public Law / Judicial Review
  • Hong Kong Golf Club v Director of Environmental Protection (HCAL 1258/2023): acted for the Civil Engineering and Development Department in ongoing judicial review proceedings relating to the Environmental Impact Assessment conducted as part of government development proposal involving the Fanling Golf Course (led by Jin Pao SC, with Letitia Tang)
  • NF v R [2023] HKCFI 2233: acted for the Official Solicitor (as Amicus Curiae) in application pursuant to s.6 of the Parent and Child Ordinance for parental declaration in respect of child born to same-sex lesbian couple conceiving via reciprocal in vitro fertilisation technique (led by Abraham Chan SC)
  • China Saite Group Company Limited v The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HCAL 410/2022): acted for listed company in application for leave to commence judicial review of a delisting decision by the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (led by Jin Pao SC)
  • Company
  • Re T.D.C. Group (H.K.) Limited (HCCW 439/2021, HCA 1164/2022): acted for the petitioner in a just and equitable winding-up petition and related statutory derivative action (with Elizabeth Cheung)
  • Re Interasia Corporation Ltd (HCMP 2114/2021): acted for the petitioner in ongoing unfair prejudice petition (with Thomas Wong)
  • Arbitration
  • HCCT 38/2021, HCCT 28/2023, HCCT 52/2023: acted for the respondent in ongoing proceedings to set aside arbitral awards and interim order handed down by arbitral tribunal in Hong Kong-seated arbitration involving restitutionary claim of over US$140 million; successfully obtained security for costs in setting aside application (led by Jin Pao SC)
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • The Tien Chu (Hong Kong) Company Limited v Good View Development Group Limited (LDPE 167/2022): acted for the respondent in an action by the landlord to recover vacant possession of an industrial building (sole advocate)
  • Advising on a potential claim of over RMB 600 million arising out of PRC property development (sole advocate)
  • Probate / Succession
  • Lo Ellie Oo Yi v Chau Yan Ge (HCMP 833/2023): ongoing application for passing over the default administrator of the Deceased’s estate and appointment of professional administrators (sole advocate)
  • Tax / Revenue
  • B/R 32/2020: acted for the taxpayer in an appeal before the Board of Review against a profits tax assessment charging the taxpayer with tax on offshore profits of over HK$1.1 billion (led by Stewart Wong SC, with Elizabeth Cheung)
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