Helping clients to successfully resolve their high-stakes disputes and matters is my number one goal.

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Adrian specializes in disputes resolution by way of court litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes and complex commercial litigation with particular focus on asset recovery, corporate restructuring and compliance, internal investigations, and disputes involving intellectual property matters. Adrian also advises financial institutions with respect to regulatory matters and has experience in contentious matters involving competition law, criminal prosecutions, shareholders’ disputes, and FCPA-related investigations.

Adrian is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration.

He speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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Experience

  • Represented this entity in two CIETAC arbitrations against state-owned enterprises arising from long-term construction and supply agreements, and related mediation. (CIETAC, Beijing)

  • Represented this entity in an HKIAC arbitration against a European brand owner in relation to disputes arising from a long-term distribution agreement, and related settlement discussions. (HKIAC, Hong Kong)

  • Represented this entity in an HKIAC arbitration against an Italian brand owner in relation to disputes arising from the termination of a distribution agreement, including the transition of a network of retail outlets within mainland China. (HKIAC, Hong Kong)

  • Represented this entity in preservation of assets proceeding and other pre-arbitration strategies in a dispute arising from a series of shareholders and noteholders agreement. The intended arbitration is an HKIAC arbitration. (HKIAC, Hong Kong)

  • Represented this entity in an ICC arbitration seated in London concerning disputes with the franchisor arising from the performance and termination of the franchise agreement, and related mediation. (ICC, London)

  • Represented this entity under a Director & Officer Liability Policy in the defense of claims advanced by the liquidators of three substantial corporations in liquidation, and related mediation.

  • Advised this entity in an investigation into the affairs of a joint venture business in China operating in a restricted industry using a VIE structure. Irregularities suspected to have been committed by the PRC joint venture partner included bribery of PRC government officials, embezzlement, failure to keep proper books and accounts of the joint venture, and use of false/forged documents. This engagement also involved advising the client on an exit strategy and on reporting duties in the UK and Hong Kong.

  • Represented these entities in the defense of their title and ownership in substantial assets in Hong Kong in excess of HK$2 billion, in relation to three sets of proceedings instituted by an overseas substantial corporation before the Commercial List of the High Court of Hong Kong.

  • Represented this entity under a Director & Officer Liability Policy in the defense of claims advanced by the liquidators of three substantial corporations in liquidation.

  • Represented this entity in Hong Kong as Insured Parties under a Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy, in the defense of securities fraud claims pending before the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

  • Represented this entity based in Hong Kong in its disputes with two listed companies in China arising from licensing arrangements concerning use of its patented technology.

  • Represented this entity in an internal investigation of potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act.

  • Represented this entity in the recovery of substantial outstanding debts due under various loan and security arrangements.

  • Represented this entity in disputes raised by a listed company based in Korea as minority shareholder for control of substantial assets in Hong Kong and the PRC.

  • Represented this entity in proceedings pending in the courts of Hong Kong for the recovery of monies owed by a major U.S. corporation and its Hong Kong affiliates, as well as enforcement of Hong Kong judgment in the United States.

  • Represented this entity in respect of disputes arising from its joint ventures in Hong Kong and assets in the PRC.

  • Represented this entity in respect of disputes in Hong Kong and in the United States arising from the restructuring of a US$1.3 billion debt.

  • Represented this entity in respect of disputes in Hong Kong and in the United States arising from the restructuring of a US$200 million debt.

  • Represented this entity against a listed issuer in Hong Kong in respect of claims arising out of their joint venture agreement concerning assets in China, by way of litigation in Hong Kong and the United States.

  • Represented this entity in the recovery of substantial assets including various toll roads in China, by way of litigation in Hong Kong and China.

  • Represented this entity in the recovery of substantial assets in China, including real estate properties and interests in various forms of investments, by way of litigation in Hong Kong, China, and various jurisdictions in Asia.

  • Represented this entity based in Hong Kong and China in respect of trade secret litigation instituted by a U.S.-based competitor.

  • Represented this entity in its enforcement program against counterfeit activities in China.

  • Represented this entity in the recovery of substantial assets in China, by way of three sets of arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration.

  • Represented this entity in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in respect of disputes arising out of the construction project of a petro-chemical plant.

  • Represented this entity based in the United States in its enforcement against counterfeit activities in China and in various countries in Asia.

  • Represented this entity based in Hong Kong and China in the defense of claims made by a U.S.-based patent holder by way of proceedings in the High Court of Hong Kong.

  • Represented this entity in the compliance audit of its operations in Asia in respect of intellectual property issues.

  • Represented this entity in the internal investigation of a suspected trade secret violation by current and former employees in Hong Kong and China.

  • Represented this entity in a shareholders’ dispute with a listed company in Hong Kong in eight related high court proceedings. The matter involves various applications for injunctions and a derivative action concerning inter alia the operations of PRC subsidiaries.

  • Represented this individual in proceedings pending in several jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, the United States and the BVI. The proceedings involve a contentious probate action, an application for provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Ordinance, various trust litigations and an application for compulsory sale of land for redevelopment.

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