Jojo is a commercial litigation specialist and regularly advises clients on China-related disputes.
Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Jojo has a broad commercial litigation practice and has acted in court proceedings involving interim injunctive measures and arbitration-related matters. She regularly advises banks, financial institutions and corporates on various contentious matters, with a particular focus on disputes that have China-related elements.
Jojo specialises in providing advice on contentious issues facing Chinese and international financial services providers. She has extensive experience in complex financial disputes about mis-selling, unauthorised trading, debt recovery, enforcement of security and cyber fraud. She has also represented financial services clients in a wide range of regulatory inquiries/investigations, disciplinary enforcement proceedings and civil proceedings in the High Court of Hong Kong.
In addition, she has helped clients across a wide range of industries with company and commercial disputes, contract and tort claims, and boardroom and shareholder claims. Her clients include state-owned PRC companies, global manufacturers, major international corporations and Hong Kong listed companies.
Jojo had spent 6 months on secondment at UBS AG (Hong Kong Branch) as the Bank's Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption in Asia Pacific, a role with local, regional and global responsibilities. During her secondment, she interacted with front office business, and litigation and compliance teams across Asia.
Jojo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) (First Class Honours) degree, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree, before completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the same university. She is dual qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in England & Wales.
Experience & expertise
Banks and financial services sector
- Bank of China International Limited and BOCI Securities Limited for a leading Chinese private bank in relation to allegations of unauthorised trading and mis-selling
- three Chinese state-owned private equity funds in relation to exercise of their put options, pursuing claims against the company and original shareholders, and in relation to the sale or winding up of that company
- an ultra-high-net-wealth Chinese investor (founder of one of the earliest and biggest retailers in China and a large supermarket chain in Beijing) in the dismissal and staying of liquidations of BVI and Cayman shareholding companies (the "shareholding entities") of a Chinese coffeehouse chain, and in resisting applications brought by the liquidators for sanction of a pre-existing agreement to sell the equity in the coffeehouse chain. The coffeehouse chain is itself in provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands. These were key steps in these entities' debt restructuring involving, at its core, a debt-to-equity swap
- a distress debt fund investor based in the US in respect of the enforcement steps of a US$100 million loan, including advising on the right and appropriate timing to initiate enforcement steps, the disposal of the security asset (listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) and successfully defending the distress debt investor against threatened proceedings (including for urgent injunctive relief) in respect of the enforcement steps taken
- BYD Company in defending a set of complex and highly contentious litigation proceedings brought by Foxconn in various jurisdictions (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and US) 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 relating to mobile phone handset assembly, and counterclaiming against Foxconn for wrongful and unlawful interference with business and economic interests, defamation and slander
- 2022 Chambers & Partners, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) – China – Up and Coming Individual
- 2022 Legal 500 Hong Kong: Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Next Generaton Partner
Both Chambers and Legal 500 have recommended Jojo for dispute resolution, describing her as a lawyer who frequently handles litigation for a range of Chinese banking clients, is "efficient, responsible and approachable" and "superbly client-oriented and knowledgeable; always ready to help at all hours". Clients also praise Jojo for "understanding [their'] concerns and providing advice beyond the law".
- 2021 In-House Community, Commended External Counsel of the Year, where in-house clients said that "Jojo is a proactive lawyer who provides us with sound and valuable legal and commercial solutions".