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Rachel Yu

Rachel Yu

Senior Associate

Rachel specialises in commercial litigation and contentious regulatory work.



Rachel has a mixed disputes and regulatory practice. With her full Chinese language capability (including fluent spoken Mandarin), she is particularly focussed on matters involving a China element and has over a decade of experience advising banks, financial institutions, PRC state-owned enterprises, listed companies, and local and international corporations, in a wide range of contentious matters such as shareholders' and contractual disputes and investigations by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the SFC.  

Rachel also advises on environmental regulatory issues and related crisis management.

Rachel is a frequent speaker on topics relating to dispute resolution in Hong Kong and has also spoken at a number of relevant seminars and workshops in the PRC.

Rachel's experience includes advising:

  • a leading Asian bank in defending a High Court action brought the liquidators of a fallen Hong Kong company consisting of claims that the bank was aware of, and dishonestly and/or knowingly assisted, the company's commission of fraud
  • a leading international investment bank in relation to an enquiry by the SFC's enforcement division regarding the collapse of a HKEx Main Board listed company
  • various Chinese background Hong Kong listed companies in investigations by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and/or the SFC involving potential market misconduct, insider dealing and corporate governance issues
  • a leading advertising and media company in China in a dispute with its partner concerning a joint venture in Beijing which developed into 2 arbitrations at the HKIAC and an injunction proceedings before the Hong Kong Court
  • an international waste services corporation in various crisis management projects arising out of environmental compliance issues, involving high-profile investigations and prosecutions


Next generation lawyer: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016