Billy Kwan
關 啟 宇 大 律 師

Call: 2013

Tel: 2155 9343
Fax: 2155 9323
E-mail: billykwan@eschambers.com.hk

Secretary: Ms Becky Cho

Before being called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2013, Billy was trained as a solicitor at Deacons from 2009 to 2011 and subsequently qualified in its Real Estate team. While at Deacons, Billy has gained exposure to the practices of commercial litigation, intellectual property, investment fund services and real estate project developments.

Since being called in 2013, Billy has developed a broad civil practice. Billy has worked on a variety of civil cases involving areas such as company, commercial, trust, tort, regulatory, professional disciplinary, real estate and building management matters, appearing in Courts of all levels. Clients advised and/or represented by Billy included a number of listed companies in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Besides, Billy has also acquired some remarkable experience in commercial crime. He was engaged as a junior counsel for the 5th Defendant in HCCC 98/2013, a 132-day trial against, inter alia, the former Chief Secretary Rafael Hui and co-chairmen of SHK Properties,Thomas Kwok and Raymond Kwok, for 8 criminal charges and developed competency in handling cases with voluminous documentary and live evidence. He was further retained for the subsequent appeals to the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.

Billy taught in the University of Hong Kong as a part-time lecturer on Evidence in 2016/2017 and on Land Law I & II in 2017/2018.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Solicitor (Hong Kong): 2011 – 2012

EDUCATION
2006 BBA (Law), University of Hong Kong (2:1)
2008 LLB, University of Hong Kong (2:1)
2009 PCLL, University of Hong Kong

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
2003 HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship
2004 Peter Willoughby Memorial Prize for Property Law

LANGUAGES
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

SELECTED CASES
Highfit Development Co. Limited (in liquidation) v Koo Siu Ying & Ling Ming Chu Pearl, HCA 494/2015: breach of fiduciary duties and trust by company’s directors; sale of real estate project company worth RMB 496 million at undervalue.
Tsang Hin Ming Johnny v Tsang Hin Kei Joseph & Anor, HCA 994/2015: breach of property development contract; proprietary estoppel; constructive trust.
SNE Engineering Co Ltd v Chim Kee Machinery Co Ltd, HCA 2025/2012: contractual claim involving sums totaling over HK$50 million relating to an Express Rail Link project; enforceabilityof tri-partite agreement; breach of implied terms.
HKSAR v Rafael Hui & Others, HCCC 98/2013: Acting as junior counsel for the 5th Defendant, Francis Kwan, ex-Senior VP and Head of Group Risk Management Division of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited,in a 132-day criminal trial against, inter alia, ex-Chief Secretary Rafael Hui and co-chairmen of SHK Properties Thomas Kwok and Raymond Kwok on 8 charges including conspiracies to commit misconduct in public office and offering advantages to a public official.
Advising and representing a listed company in Hong Kong in an arbitration on disputes relating to sale and purchase of substantial assets for over HK$20 million.
Advising a listed company in mainland China on a trademark licence agreement of a well-known sports apparel brand involving multi-million claims on breach of contract.
Advising and representing a listed company in Hong Kong in a disciplinary hearing of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers.