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Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen


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Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen practises general civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including a full range of banking, contractual, tort, companies trust and tax matters, with particular experience in contentious probate and estate administration, mental health, tax and trust, private wealth, boardroom and shareholders dispute.

Elaine has acted as legal adviser to many Hong Kong and overseas-listed corporations and financial institutions, and ultra high net worth individuals and trusts and has wide-ranging experience in challenging big ticket litigation.

Elaine is a member of our global Tax Risk team.

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  • Yang Foo-Oi v Wai Wai Chen (specific performance, equitable compensation and account for profits, CFI 2016 successfully obtained a judgment sum of over HKD8.3billion)
  • Fok Ying Tung Ming Yuan Development Co Ltd (CFI 2016, successful objection to a capital reduction application)
  • CIR v Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd (source of profits, CA 2012 successfully appealed against CIR's determination)
  • Wang Din Shin v Nina Kung (CFA, 2006 successfully defended a forged will claim against the former wealthiest woman in Asia)

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bristol (LLB) 1996
  • Johnson Stokes and Master (now Mayer Brown), Hong Kong 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2000
  • University of London (LLM) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2008

Professional bodies

  • Member of STEP
  • Member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong