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Rebecca Hui

Rebecca Hui

Senior Associate

Rebecca is a senior associate based in our Hong Kong office experienced in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

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Experience

Rebecca is experienced in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from complex commercial litigation to financial services regulatory matters.  
 
Rebecca's clients span a broad range of industries, including international and local banks and financial institutions, listed companies, global manufacturers and ultra-high net worth individuals. 
 
Rebecca was seconded to UBS AG (Hong Kong Branch) previously, advising on a number of internal investigations, external investigations by regulatory and law enforcement bodies, and litigation cases for the bank.  
 
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Rebecca worked at another leading international law firm in Hong Kong and was seconded to her previous law firm's Sydney office. 
 
Rebecca's experience includes advising:
 
  • a global investment bank in bringing claims against a former employee regarding a series of unauthorised payments and transactions effected on the bank's clients' accounts involving claims of breaches of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and monies had and received. This involved investigations into over 230 client accounts with Mareva injunctions obtained and resulted in a successful settlement  
  • a global investment bank in defending claims by a former client for secret commissions paid to the bank's former employee and loss resulting from certain transactions entered into without its authority. This involved investigations by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Police, and prosecutions against the former employee
  • a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer in defending a set of complex and highly contentious litigation proceedings involving allegations of breach of confidence, inducement, procurement of breach of contractual and fiduciary duties, conspiracy, constructive trust and dishonest assistance in the Hong Kong High Court and containing cross-jurisdictional elements (namely Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and the United States)
  • a leading Chinese financial institution in full-scale investigations conducted by the SFC relating to its investment product selling practices
  • an international waste services corporation and its directors in 16 high-profile prosecutions made by the Hong Kong Government in connection with the operation of one of the strategic landfills in Hong Kong 

Background

Rebecca graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) before obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the same university. She qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong. Rebecca speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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