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Rede Chambers
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bar > Commercial disputes Tier 3

Established in 2022 with primarily former members of Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers, Rede Chambers is home to both considerable talent and a wealth of experience in commercial disputes. At the senior end, Ambrose Ho SC led Roger Phang in Chow Tai Fook Nominee Limited v Diamond City Limited, a dispute over loans from a Hong Kong company to a British Virgin Islands one, originally set up to purchase shares in SinoForest, which in 2011 collapsed after being described by Muddy Waters as ‘a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme‘. Horace Wong SC is leading an ongoing and complex case that evaluated the scope for making tortious claims against a foreign defendant in Fong Chak Kwan v Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board and others. From the juniors, Clark Wang is working on Daimler AG v Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck and Anor, which considers the international sale of goods and involves issues of fraud and Mareva injunctions.

Rising stars

Justin IsmailRede Chambers ‘Justin is eloquent and effective. His delivery is precise and persuasive. Backed with thorough research, he is always able to present a case at its best.’
Roger PhangRede Chambers ‘Roger is eloquent, logical and commercially savvy. He has a sharp mind and a great ability to think on his feet.’

Leading Silks

Ambrose Ho SCRede Chambers ‘An excellent advocate who marries sharp commercial acumen with a thorough approach to the law. He is highly effective, and approaches matters with great precision and clarity.’
Horace Wong SCRede Chambers ‘An all-rounded barrister in commercial disputes.’

2021 Silks

Norman Nip SC - Rede Chambers 'Easy to work with, hands-on and with great analytical mind. He provides good advocacy and cross-examination in both English and Chinese.'
Norman Nip SCRede Chambers ‘He is hands-on, easy to work with, and has a great analytical mind. Good advocacy and cross-examination in both English and Chinese.’

Leading Juniors

Thomas LeeRede Chambers ‘Thomas is a an able and impressive advocate as well as a hard working and knowledgeable junior counsel. His performances showed no weaknesses.’
Clark WangRede Chambers ‘He is analytical, diligent and thorough in his research and preparation.’
Joyce LeungRede Chambers ‘Joyce is an all-rounded counsel with elegant yet persuasive advocacy. She is able to convey complex legal issues in a simple and straightforward manner, making it easy for a lay client to understand. She is excellent at handling complex legal disputes.’  
K.K LauRede Chambers ‘K.K. has substantial experience and is a very shrewd litigator. He is very strong on strategy and he is extremely analytical.’


‘Members of Rede Chambers have ample experience in the field of commercial disputes.’

‘A set of up-and-coming chambers.’

‘A good mix of more senior counsel as well as a number of up-and-coming juniors who have good experience.’

Hong Kong Bar > Regulatory, investigations and crime

2021 Silks

Norman Nip SC  – Rede Chambers ‘Norman is very thorough in his work and a very user-friendly barrister. He is extremely good on his feet.’

Leading Juniors

Isaac ChanRede Chambers ‘Diligent and responsive.’

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitrators

Hong Kong Bar > Construction and property

Leading Juniors

Thomas LeeRede Chambers  ‘His vast experience is what sets him apart; he is an ideal “one-stop shop” for sizeable construction companies.’

Hong Kong Bar > Family and private client

Hong Kong Bar > Intellectual property

Leading Juniors

Joyce LeungRede Chambers ‘In intellectual property matters, she combines good legal knowledge of the area with her usual commercial acumen. She always produces excellent solutions for the client.’

Hong Kong Bar > Set overview

Despite the political change in the jurisdiction in recent years, Hong Kong, along with its legal system evolving in parallel that of England and Wales during its century and a half of British rule to 1997, continues to have a split legal profession, with terminology similar to that of England – those in law firms are solicitors, with a self-employed independent Bar handling advocacy in the highest value disputes. Temple Chambers and Des Voeux Chambers often spring to mind as market leading chambers in Hong Kong, but the Bar boasts numerous high-quality and accomplished sets. Denis Chang’s Chambers, Andrew Liao SC's Chambers and Sir Oswald Cheung's Chambers to name but a few. April 2022 saw the establishment of Rede Chambers, many of whose initial members came from the latter of those three. No different to the rest of the global legal market, the Hong Kong Bar continues to feel the effects of the global pandemic, with Hong Kong following Mainland China’s continuance of forceful policies, including tight travel restrictions, well beyond other Asian financial centres such as Singapore let alone those in Europe or the US. Covid saw a backlog in the courts that is just now beginning to be cleared. However, that is not to say that the market has been quiet; barristers in Hong Kong are frequently instructed in high-profile, high-value and complex commercial litigation. White-collar crime, regulatory, private client and insolvency work have all seen growth – in addition to a slight change in the types of work seen, largely attributed to the pressures of the pandemic revealing issues that may not have otherwise come to the fore. Moreover, the national security law has wrought change in the types of matters seen in administrative and public law, with fewer politically-sensitive judicial reviews coming through. A growing trend in recent years has been an uptick in multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as more work coming out of Mainland China. Hong Kong also has relevance to the cryptoassets world, with collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX having had its headquarters in Hong Kong up to 2021, when it moved to the Bahamas. The Hong Kong Bar is undergoing a generational shift, with an old guard of the expatriate senior counsel is beginning to decline in numbers. The Bar in Hong Kong is now bolstered by a growing number of high-quality, locally-educated and multi-lingual junior counsel, with CVs no less impressive than their London peers. Indeed, a small trickle of Hong Kong counsel have also become dual tenants of London chambers as well. Relative to their counterparts in certain other jurisdictions, Hong Kong barristers have always been notable for running very broad practices.

Founded in 2022, Rede Chambers is a progressive and committed group of leading legal practitioners in Hong Kong. At our heart is a commitment to delivering excellence of advice and advocacy at all levels, underpinned by the goal of building a practice model that sets the highest standards in service delivery. Our founding members include experts in the chancery world, complex financial and securities disputes, arbitration and regulatory matters, with a growing knowledge of all of the new commercial problems faced by enterprises. Many members have a strong track record in urgent and distressed work, fraud, asset tracing, employment and harassment.

Every individual in chambers has something special to offer. Our more established practitioners have developed strong reputations in the local market and beyond. Our up-and-coming members represent a new generation of talent, enthusiasm and approachability. We are committed to nurturing newer members to deliver excellence across all levels of the set. As a group, our competitive advantage stems from our willingness to strive, individually and collectively. Our range of specialisms means that we can tackle a multitude of challenges for clients.

Our focus is on the Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, but we also have strong expertise throughout the mainland. We are committed to clients everywhere who believe that our model can create the best possible outcomes. Global law firms like a contemporary approach to legal project management. Growing boutiques find real value in working with people who are relatable and collaborative. With us, you will find a group of leading individuals, bound together by their dynamism, versatility and commitment. We aim to achieve a level of unity and cohesion that has never been seen before.



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Julia Au photo Julia AuJulia served pupillage under Ambrose Ho S.C., Andrew Mak, Wilson Leung, and…
Isaac Chan photo Isaac ChanIsaac’s practice focuses on commercial and financial disputes, financial regulatory proceedings, banking…
Jeff Chan photo Jeff ChanJeff is developing a broad civil practice with a focus on commercial,…
Brian Chok photo Brian ChokBrian Chok has a broad civil practice with strong emphases on corporate,…
Francis Chung photo Francis ChungFrancis has a broad civil practice, with particular emphasis on securities and…
Leon Guo photo Leon GuoLeon has dual legal education and professional qualification background in both Mainland…
Ambrose Ho SC photo Ambrose Ho SCAmbrose Ho, S.C. has a broad civil and commercial practice in the…
Justin Ismail photo Justin IsmailJustin is developing a broad practice spanning all of chambers’ main practice…
Ka Kin (K.K.) Lau photo Ka Kin (K.K.) LauK.K. Lau has a broad commercial and civil practice, with specialism in…
Thomas Lee photo Thomas LeeThomas Lee is an experienced advocate, arbitrator and adviser.  He works across…
Joyce Leung photo Joyce LeungJoyce is one of the most accomplished senior junior counsel in corporate…
Verna Lui photo Verna LuiSince joining the Bar, Verna has had a broad civil practice, mainly…
Norman Nip SC photo Norman Nip SCNorman Nip, S.C. has a broad civil practice with an emphasis on…
Nicholas Oh photo Nicholas OhNicholas commenced practice in 2014 following the completion of his pupillage and…
Roger Phang photo Roger PhangRoger is an experienced junior with a broad commercial practice.  He practices…
Kelly Shum photo Kelly ShumKelly commenced full practice in 2018 following the successful completion of her…
Wing So photo Wing SoWing has a focus on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, covering mainly…
Johnathan H.Y. Tsang photo Johnathan H.Y. TsangJohnathan joined Chambers having completed his pupillage with Mr. Ambrose Ho S.C.,…
Clark Wang photo Clark WangClark Wang is one of the first batches of students recruited by…
Adrian T.Y. Wong photo Adrian T.Y. WongAdrian commenced full practice in 2020 following the successful completion of his…
Adrian C.K. Wong photo Adrian C.K. WongAdrian joined the Bar in 2011 upon completion of his pupillage with…
Alexsander ST Wong photo Alexsander ST WongAlexsander commenced full practice at the Bar in 2013 after successfully completing…
Horace Wong SC photo Horace Wong SCHorace Wong, S.C. has a broad civil practice, with a particular focus…
Michael Yin photo Michael YinMichael Yin has a broad civil practice covering both litigation and advisory…