James Yeung


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James Yeung is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer with over 14 years post-qualification experience. James specialises in commercial dispute resolution and has handled numerous high profile litigation, arbitration and mediation cases.

James regularly acts in contentious matters for major banking and financial institutions, listed companies, building managers, casinos and major corporations in Hong Kong and overseas. His experience includes handling shareholders’ disputes, unfair prejudice claims, contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and fraud claims. With his construction law background, James also has considerable experience in handling construction disputes for major developers, main contractors and sub-contractors.

James completed his LLB and PCLL at the University of Hong Kong. He was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2002. James is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

James’ experience includes:

  • Acting for a listed telecommunications company in defence of a substantial claim by a competitor under a patent royalty agreement
  • Acting for an Australian casino group in relation to a claim of tracing in respect of monies claimed to be misappropriated from the clients of an international law firm
  • Acting for an international oil company on a claim against four of its former employees, and its competitor in relation to a mass defection of our clients’ staff to set up a competing business in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Acting for a government authority in relation to a staff disciplinary appeal and a prospective application for judicial review
  • Advising a substantial private equity fund in relation to a claim against the controlling shareholder to buy back shares at a price in excess of US$30 million
  • Acting for a major banking corporation in Hong Kong in relation to an investigation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority with regard to the selling of financial products
  • Acting for a Shanghai corporation in a joint venture shareholders dispute concerning a major mining project in Australia
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company in a High Court proceedings concerning disputes in an on-going residential project development in Beijing. Issues in dispute include existence of oral agreement, agency, construction management and involves PRC law
  • Acting for a Danish company in a High Court action against its former solicitors for professional negligence
  • Acting for a family of significance in obtaining an Order under the Mental Health Ordinance for the appointment of a committee to manage the assets and affairs of a mentally incapacitated person
  • Advising various clients in ICAC investigations and advising on Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

James has also presented seminars to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Law Society of Hong Kong, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Kowloon Motor Bus and other professional organisations.