Joseph Kwan
Joseph Kwan

Joseph Kwan

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9324

Joseph Kwan

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9324


Joseph is the head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He is an experienced and highly regarded lawyer who has dealt with a number of very substantial and high profile cases.  

His practice includes advising listed companies and senior executives in SFC investigations, insider dealing and market manipulation, commercial fraud, shareholders’ and joint venture disputes and China-HK cross-border disputes. 

 In 2010, Joseph was also invited to sit as a Deputy District Court Judge.

Recent examples include leading a team acting for three banks dealing with the SFC investigations arising out of the sale of mini bonds, advising a Chinese oil and gas company on the quality of LPG gas for taxi public inquiry by the Government and acting for an ex-senior executive of an American multinational financial services corporation in the biggest insider dealing case in Hong Kong. 

Joseph has also been leading a team of over 25 fee earners working with a US firm in a US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation. Currently, Joseph is representing a global computer hardware company in defending a complex and technical claim brought by the Hong Kong Government.

Joseph has also dealt with a number of cross border disputes, CIETAC Arbitration, PRC court proceedings and asset preservation orders in the PRC.   

He frequently advises clients in high profile public inquiries in Hong Kong and has handled a wide range of contentious insolvency matters including cases involving one of the biggest department stores and one of the oldest construction companies in Hong Kong.

Memberships

Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Member, The Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Civil Litigation Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong

In 2010, Joseph spent a period of time in the District Court as a Deputy District Judge  

Education

LLB, University of Birmingham

PCLL, University of Hong Kong

Articles & Publications 

Articles

“Proposed Amendment to Eradicate – Pyramid Schemes”, Hong Kong Lawyer, April 2011

Books

“Arbitration in Hong Kong” for the International Arbitration Review, published by the UK based Law Business Research Ltd. 2010  (published in August 2011) 

Author of the chapter “Has the Litigation Culture Changed?” in the book “Civil Justice Reform – What has it achieved?”, published by Hong Kong University, University College of London and Sweet & Maxwell, February 2011 

Deacons’ Guide to Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong 2011 

Accolades 

“Joseph wins accolades for his shareholder disputes expertise and as a fine tactician who is thoughtful, proactive and knowledgeable.” – Chambers Asia Pacific 

Joseph has been recognised by The Legal 500 (2005-2016) as a leading individual in the Regulatory and Dispute Resolution practices.

He has also recognised as a leading individual in Chambers Asia Pacific for Dispute Resolution and Financial Services Contentious Regulatory matters. 

In PLC Which Lawyer? Joseph was a recommended lawyer for the Restructuring & Insolvency practice. 

In 2011, Joseph was nominated as a Leading Lawyer in the 22nd Anniversary Edition of the IFLR 1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

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