Jessica specializes in commercial litigation, international arbitration, white collar crimes, and regulatory matters. She has handled matters in all levels of Court, including the Magistracy, the District Court, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Final Appeal. Jessica has particular experience in cross-border and complex commercial disputes and shareholders’ disputes.
Her arbitration experience includes arbitrations under the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules, ICC Rules of Arbitration, and the CIETAC Arbitration Rules. She often conducts her own advocacy during arbitration hearings.
Jessica also has experience advising clients concerning investigations by the SFC (including proceedings before the Market Misconduct Tribunal), the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and other authorities in Hong Kong and overseas. She also regularly assists clients in internal investigations.
Her clients have included leading technology companies, financial institutions, listed companies, asset management firms, large state-owned enterprises, and individuals.
Jessica speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She is registered as a Consultant with the Law Society of Hong Kong.
A U.S.-listed industrial gases company in an arbitration governed by the CIETAC Arbitration Rules.
A PRC-listed Global 500 manufacturing company in an ad hoc arbitration governed by the Arbitration Ordinance of Hong Kong and subsequent enforcement proceedings.
A U.S.-based leading talent and sports agency in arbitration governed by the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules.
Two PRC retailers in arbitration governed by the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
A global luxurious hotel chain in an arbitration governed by the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules for disputes arising out of hotel management contracts.
A PRC distributor in arbitration governed by the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
A HK-listed company in a High Court action concerning disputes arising out of a share purchase agreement and a shareholders’ agreement; the subject matter is an offshore real estate development with a value exceeding HKD 13 billion.
The Insured Parties under a Director & Officer Liability Policy in the defense of claims in the Hong Kong courts advanced by the liquidators of three substantial corporations in liquidation.
The minority shareholding interest of a joint venture and its director in a shareholders’ dispute with a listed company in Hong Kong in 8 related high court proceedings in Hong Kong. The matter involves various applications for injunctions and a derivative action concerning inter alia the operations of PRC subsidiaries.
High net worth individuals in a dispute with an international bank involving mis-selling of derivatives.
Two individuals in defending five related large-scale high court actions concerning assets in Hong Kong in excess of HK$2 billion. The allegations of the Plaintiff included misappropriation of assets, breach of fiduciary duties, and accounting fraud.
A high net-worth individual in legal proceedings in several jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, the United States, and the BVI. The proceedings involved 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.
The directors of a Hong Kong-listed company in respect of an internal investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds by its former senior management and related regulatory investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
A Hong Kong-listed company in respect of an internal investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds and false accounting.
A U.S.-headquartered company in internal investigations on employees in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore involving allegations of self-dealing and improper remittances.
An individual in connection with a high-profile international government investigation, involving the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, the Securities Exchange Commission in the United States, the District Attorney offices in New York and California, and police investigation in Singapore.
A securities brokerage and two professional service providers in connection with a regulatory investigation pursued by the Securities and Futures Commission culminating in a hearing before the Market Misconduct Tribunal. The allegations included false trading, price rigging, and stock market manipulation.
Employees of an international group of companies in an ICAC investigation culminating in a 60-day trial before the District Court. The charges were conspiracy to offer an advantage to public servants and conspiracy to falsify accounts.