Ms Dorothy Siron > Zhong Lun Law Firm > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Zhong Lun Law Firm
4/F JARDINE HOUSE
1 CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Employment & Family

Position

Partner

Career

Dorothy has a wealth of experience in asset tracing and recovery and is a widely respected litigator who specializes in cases involving cyber fraud and other financial and white-collar crimes in Hong Kong and internationally.

She heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, with a focus on cross-border casework and obtaining high rates of return for her clients who are victims of significant financial crimes. In a recent case involving five levels of down-stream satellite litigation and a multitude of defendants that materialized after the initial fraud, she recovered almost 90% of the defrauded funds for her client.

Her expertise encompasses white collar crime, disciplinary defence, complex international trade and commercial disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, asset recovery and multifaceted trust and probate disputes.

Dorothy frequently handles disciplinary actions against listed companies and their directors and officers instigated by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as well as enquiries by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Languages

English, Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Memberships

  • Founding Member of Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery (CFAAR) Hong Kong Chapter
  • Director and Executive Committee Member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international network of independent law firms with 135 member law firms across 176 jurisdictions, with over 22,000 lawyers in 135 countries
  • Co-Chair of the Women’s Global Connections Committee of TerraLex
  • Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (by invitation only)
  • Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (by invitation only) and Vice Chair of the International Board, responsible for Asia and Australia
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.
  • Past Committee Member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), International Law Committee

Education

Joint Accreditation, University of British Columbia
P.C.L.L., University of Hong Kong
LL.B., University of Hong Kong

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

Zhong Lun Law Firm consists of ‘extremely seasoned’ private client lawyers, covering the gamut of multi-jurisdictional wealth issues involving tax, trusts, securities regulation, contentious estate challenges and many others. The firm has established a broad yet intricate network in the Asia Pacific region, utilising Shanghai based offices to provide a strong Greater China practice. The private client offering extends beyond the regional level, with team head Clifford Ng bringing an abundance of expertise relating to investments and asset protection laws in jurisdictions across the globe. The extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience possessed by Dorothy Siron is an asset on both the private client and family sides, assisting individuals and families with contentious estate disputes and child abduction proceedings. Chloe Leung has recently been promoted to partner and has continued to grow her reputation, advising numerous multi-jurisdictional families on tax-efficient estate plans and asset restructuring.

Hong Kong > PRC firms in Hong Kong

Zhong Lun Law Firm has ‘a strong connection in the PRC and offers one-stop-shop service in Hong Kong’ across a range of contentious and non-contentious mandates, and is ‘brilliant in handling complicated cross-border matters’. While it also acts in commercial litigation, among other disciplines, the office has gained most acclaim for its ‘very strong private client offering’, which includes handling trusts, estate administration issues, tax work and succession planning matters, including for high-net-worth PRC individuals. ‘Seasoned and very experienced’ private client team head Clifford Ng takes the lead on most of this work and is also noted for his ability to provide ‘innovative and holistic solutions’ on matters with a nexus to Canada. Recently promoted partner Chloe Leung regularly works alongside Ng and is appreciated for her ‘hands-on’ approach and ability to provide ‘practical and strategic solutions’. On the litigation front, solicitor advocate Frederick Hui excels in handling commercial claims, while Dorothy Siron regularly handles private client disputes, including contentious trust, estate, matrimonial and probate matters.