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William KW Leung & Co
Hong Kong

LEUNG King Wai William (梁景威) Solicitor Advocate
LL.M (Lond), MBA (HKU), LL.M (Peking U)

Principal of William KW Leung & Co., Solicitors of Hong Kong SAR, China whose experience includes  the following:-
(i) an arbitrator dealing with arbitration rules of various arbitral institutions including HKIAC, LMAA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC, CMAC, KCAB, KLRCA, WIPO and UNCITRAL; and
(ii) a solicitor advocate dealing with the aforesaid arbitration Rules.

Areas of expertise: English common law and Hong Kong law, in particular the following areas of law:
Contentious :
(1) international commercial litigation (including maritime and admiralty (including ship sale/purchase, collision, charter party, pollution, casualty, arrest and transport);
(2) corporate (-related) disputes (including shareholders’ and directorship disputes);
(3) international commercial arbitration and investors-state arbitration;
(4) corporate insolvency and restructuring;
(5) international trade and investment litigation;
Non-contentious :
(1) mergers and acquisition and due diligence;
(2) capital markets;
(3) construction and project development;
(4) intellectual property.

Reported decisions
Shipping transport and international trade
(1) Center Optical (Hong Kong) Limited v Jardine Transport Services (China) Limited and Pronto Cargo Corporation (Third Party) Lloyd’s Law Report [2001]
Volume 2 678-690, 750-752
(2) Vastfame Camera Limited v Birkart Globistics Limited; and Birkart East-West Freight Limited HKLRD [2005] 4 117
(3) Vastfame Camera Limited v Birkart Globistics Limited; and Birkart East-West Freight Limited 2005 AMC No.10 2705-3000
(4) NEC v Industrial and Commercial Bank of China [2006] 2 HKLRD 645-673

(5) Tadjudin v Bank of America National Association [2010] 3 HKLRD page 417-430
[Numerous unreported decisions in the Hong Kong Judiciary’s official website :
www.judiciary.hk/en/ http://legalref.judiciary.hk/lrs/common/search/search_result.jsp?stem=1&txtselectopt=1&selDatabase=JU&isadvsearch=1
type: “Parties Representation”;
then type: “William K.W. Leung & Co”; “William KW Leung & Co”.]
Land, conveyancing and tax
(6) Tam Wing Chung v Ha Min also known as Tam Man (unreported) HCA 1598 of 2014
Private international law
(7) NSV v PU (unreported) (FCMC 12236 of 2014) (domicile, forum non convenius)

Substantial commercial disputes/ arbitration
(8) Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd and Another v. Fan Ji Qian [2019] 2 HKLRD 17
(9) Dickson Holdings Enterprise Co Ltd v. Moravia CV and Others [2019] 3 HKLRD 210

Professional achievements: The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (hereinafter, the Mutual Assistance Arrangement (MAA))

Asset preservation endeavour before Lianyungang Intermediate People’s Court: On 27 November 2019, pursuant to the MAA, the Lianyungang Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu Province, China (ie, a mainland court) assisted the HKIAC in an arbitration which had been referred to it by the HKIAC. The arbitration successfully completed a cross-border asset preservation valued at more than $20m in Lianyungang city. This is the first case in China where the HKIAC – having delivered papers directly to a mainland court under the auspices of the MAA – has successfully completed an asset preservation within 60 days of the MAA coming into effect, thus effectively safeguarding the parties’ legitimate rights and interests.

Link to a webpage: https://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Arbitration-ADR/Hong-Kong/William-KW-Leung-Co/Successful-completion-of-cross-border-asset-preservation-worth-more-than-20-million

Languages: Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

(1) (USA) The Arbitrator – Society Of Maritime Arbitrations, Inc. Volume 34 Number 1 Page 6 to Page 9
Publishing date: October 2002 — “Misdelivery In The Absence Of Original Bills And Exemption Clauses”

(2) (UK) P&I International Volume 16 Issue 12 Page 5 (ISBN 0950 4044)
Publishing date: December 2002 — “Investigating Misdelivery”

(3) China Maritime Law Association Newsletter (中國海商法協會通訊) (2003/1) Page 18 to Page 24
Publishing date: March 2003 –「論偽造提單交貨,無單交貨及其免責」 (“Misdelivery In The Absence Of Original Bills And Exemption Clauses”)

(4) (Italian) I1 Diritto Marittimo Page 918 to Page 920 (ISBN 0012-348x)
Publishing date: 2006 — “Dual Role Of Freight Forwarder In Misdelivery Of Cargo: Contracting In The Capacity As Both Agent And Principal?”

(5) (USA) Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce Volume 38 No. 1 Page 97 to Page 109 (ISBN 0022-2410)
Publishing date: January 2007 — “The Dual Role Of The Freight Forwarder: Vastfame Camera Ltd. v. Birkart Globistics Ltd., 2005 High Court of Hong Kong 117, Stone J, 5 October 2005; 2005AMC 2864 (High Court of Hong Kong, 2005)”

(6) (British) Maritime Risk International Volume 21 Issue 2 Page 18 to Page 20 (ISBN 1742-9404)
Publishing date: March 2007 — “Labour Threat In China”

(7) (USA) Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce Volume 39 No. 2 Page 205 to Page 227 (ISBN 0022-2410)
Publishing date: April 2008 — “Misdelivery of Cargo without Production of Original Bill of Lading: Applicability of the Mandatory Legal Regime of Hague-Visby and the One Year Time Bar”
(Publishing date:無單放貨:海牙威爾斯比規則和海牙規則的適用及有關的一年效期」)

(8) (China) 「海商法論叢2008」第二屆兩岸三地海商法研討交流會 (中國政法大學海商法研究中心) Page 277 to Page 287 (ISBN 978-7-5103-0022-6)
Publishing date: December 2008 –「貨運代理的雙重角色」

(9) (China) Annual of China Maritime Law (中國海商法年刊) Page 145 to Page 160 (ISSN 1003-7659)
Publishing date: January 2009 — 「海牙 – 維斯比規則的一年訴訟時效是否適用無單放貨」“One-year time bar in Hague / Hague-Visby Rules: whether applicable to misdelivery of goods without production of original bill of lading?”

(10) (UK) CIArb The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management Volume 79 No.2 Page 171 to Page 184 (ISSN 00037877)
Publishing date: April 2013 — “China’s Arbitration System: Changes in Light of the CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2012 and the Civil Procedure Law 2012”

(11) Dispute Resolution International (International Bar Association’s official publication) Volume 7 No. 1
Publishing date: May 2013 — “Enforcement of Arbitral Award Made by China’s Newly Proclaimed Foreign-Related Arbitration Commissions – a Tale of Two Cities”

(12) The Oxford Handbook of ASIAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS Oxford University Press
Publishing date: May 2014 — “Hong Kong: Hybrid Capitalism as Catalyst” by Gordon Redding, Gilbert Wong and William Leung

(13) China Legal Science Vol 7, No. 1 (ISSN 20954867)
Publishing date: January 2019 — “Exercising Of Residual Discretion Under Article V Of The New York Convention By Enforcement Court When Award Is Alive, Dead, And Undead In Seat”

Honorary services
(1) Foshan Overseas Friendship Association (佛山海外聯誼會) Standing Committee 2000 to present
(2) Hong Kong Overseas Chinese General Association (香港華僑華人總會) Honorary Legal Adviser 2001 to present
(3) Hong Kong Exporters Association (香港出口商會) Honorary Legal Adviser 2002 to present
(4) San Wui Commercial Association of Hong Kong(僑港新會商會) Honorary Legal Adviser 2006 to present
(5) Hong Kong Sze Yup Club(香港四邑會所) Director and Member 2007 to present
(6) Shi Chin Natives’ Association(新會司前同鄉會) Honorary Legal Adviser 2007 to present
(7) San Wui Commercial Society Secondary School Independent Manager 2008 to present
(8) 香港江門(五邑)僑聯聯誼會 Honorary Legal Adviser 2009 to present
(9) Ng Yeup Countryman Federation Society(僑港五邑同鄉聯誼會) Honorary Legal Adviser 2009 to present
(10)Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organisations(香港廣東社團總會) Director (會董) 2011 to present
(11)The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association(香港中華出入口商會) Director 2013 to present
(12)Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations (香港僑界社團聯會) Director 2013 to present
(13)Hong Kong Foshan Trader Association Ltd. (香港佛山工商聯會) Director 2016 to 2018

Contact details
Telephone: (852) 2810 6199
Facsimile: (852) 2810 1055
Mobile (24 hours): (852) 9482 1209 (Hong Kong); (86) 13428990777 (China)
Address: 1101, Beautiful Group Tower, 77 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Website: www.jwlw.com
Email: leung@jwlw.com

International trade William Leungleung@jwlw.com852 28106199
Shipping and transportation
Intellectual property
International commercial arbitration
Corporate, commercial and international trade litigation
Corporate rescue and restructuring
International Construction
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Number of Lawyers : 8
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
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