Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Vicky advises international and major Chinese financial institutions on a wide range of dispute resolution matters, including general commercial litigation, corporate crime, internal and regulatory investigations by overseas and local regulators, such as the HKMA and HK SFC (including search warrants and s.182 and 183 investigation notices), and covert raids (police and HK SFC).
Vicky also advises clients on non-contentious regulatory and compliance matters, including financial services licensing issues, anti-money laundering (AML) regulation and compliance.
Vicky’s contentious experience includes advising on insider dealing, unauthorised trading, sponsor obligations, regulatory reporting and mis-selling, and administrative challenges, conflicts of interest, employee conduct issues, systems and controls breaches.
During her recent secondment to the HSF London office, Vicky had been advising a UK listed company on a Serious Fraud Office investigation, a UK headquartered bank on a potential damages claim against it and an European headquartered investment bank on post-Brexit transitional arrangements.
Vicky's Hong Kong experience includes advising:
- a global investment bank in its defence of allegations by a former client that certain transactions in its account were entered into without its authority
- a global tobacco products manufacturer in an administrative challenge to tobacco control regulatory measures (increase in graphic health warnings, ban on e-cigarettes) proposed by the Hong Kong Government
- a global investment bank on full-scale investigations and responses to initial and follow up enquiries by all of the market regulators, including the SFC, HKMA and the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force, in relation to its Hong Kong sponsor role in an unsuccessful IPO
- a major Chinese financial institution on two separated investigations and queries by Hong Kong market regulators, including SFC and HKMA, in relation to a complaint by its customer that certain transactions in its account were entered into without its authority
Vicky graduated from the University of Hong Kong with bachelor's degrees in social sciences (government and laws) and law, before completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the same university. She was admitted to legal practice in Hong Kong in 2012 and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.