Kenix Yuen


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Kenix qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in October 2012. She joined Gall in June 2013, having previously worked for another boutique litigation firm. Prior to commencing her career as a solicitor, Kenix worked in the Legal and Compliance Department of an international bank and the individual tax team of one of the Big Four accounting firms. She holds a Bachelor of Laws in conjunction with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) from The University of Hong Kong, a Master of Social Science in Health Care Ethics and Law from The University of Manchester, a Master of Science in International Finance from The Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Since joining Gall, Kenix specialises in cross border commercial litigation and international arbitrations (in particular, involving element(s) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”)) covering contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, fraud and asset tracing, misrepresentation and mis-selling claims.  She also has experience in advising on regulatory investigations conducted by the Securities and Futures Commission and a regulatory inquiry from the Insurance Agents Registration Board.Kenix’s recent cases include:

  • Successfully dismissing the contractual claims for a Singaporean shipping company by a physical supplier of oil bunkers arising from the liquidation of the OW Bunkers Group (HCA 446/2015; 15.04.2016);
  • Successfully striking out professional negligence claims by a litigant in person against a law firm (HCA 173/2014; 05.11.2015);
  • Representing corporate vehicles owned by a prominent PRC entrepreneur in CIETAC arbitrations, defending misrepresentation claims of around USD300 million commenced by a private equity fund and the related Hong Kong proceedings;
  • Representing a reputable and sizable investment firm in Shanghai in an arbitration, pursuing claims in relation to a share purchase agreement against an offshore entity controlled by a PRC individual, and successfully dismissing the opponent’s application to set aside the arbitral awards (HCCT 39/2014, 19.06.2015);
  • Advising and representing a licensed representative in a claim brought by investors against an international bank;
  • Representing a HK listed company defending claims made by an ex-director and counter-claiming for breach of fiduciary duties;
  • Advising a PRC individual in relation to an ICAC investigation and the related financial regulatory matters;
  • Representing a company in Singapore in a breach of fiduciary duties claim against a director for misappropriation of assets;
  • Representing a garment manufacturing company in Ningbo in pursuing contractual and tortious claims against an international retail chain stores;
  • Advising a PRC individual on the recovery of shares in a listed company which have been unlawfully transferred;
  • Representing directors of a Hong Kong listed company defending claims brought by ex-director based on the alleged misrepresentations on an investment in the PRC;
  • Representing investors pursuing claims against financial institutions concerning mis-selling of investment products;
  • Representing victims of internet fraud to apply for Mareva injunctions against the recipients of funds;
  • Representing recipients of funds to defend claims by victim of internet fraud based on unjust enrichment, constructive trust, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance;
  • Representing foreign litigants to apply for or discharge Mareva injunction against the assets in Hong Kong in aid of foreign proceedings.

Kenix is a native Cantonese speaker and is fluent in Mandarin and English.