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Samuel Ngo

Fax +852.2511.9515

Samuel Ngo is a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He has extensive experience both in litigation and international arbitration and has worked for, amongst others, the Hong Kong Government, the Democratic Republic of Congo, state-owned enterprises in the Mainland China, various property developers, international insurance companies, international financial institutions, and other multi-national corporations (listed in Hong Kong, the Mainland China or other jurisdictions).

His experience involves handling different types of commercial disputes (including shareholders’ disputes (regarding listed companies or otherwise), insurance claims, disputes regarding pre-IPO finances, M&A disputes, construction disputes, insolvency works and various other types of complex commercial disputes (both in Hong Kong and in the Mainland China) as well as regulatory compliance advisory and investigation; and white collar crime works.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Law Society of Hong Kong SAR
  • Associate Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • Handling of shareholders’ disputes in relation to a company group in control of a landmark building in Shanghai, worth in excess of RMB 6 billion.
  • Handling of potential disputes for a state-owned enterprise in the Mainland China regarding a large construction project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Acting for the controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company against claims by strategic investor, amounting to about HK$600 million.
  • Acting for a state-owned enterprise in pursuit of claims against the former management for embezzlement of the company fund, amounting to about HK$500 million.
  • Acting for the Special Committee of a Hong Kong listed company for an extensive independent inquiry about accounting irregularities.
  • Acting for companies based in the Mainland China and listed for trading in Hong Kong for inquiries conducted by Securities and Futures Commission regarding insiders’ dealings.
  • Defense for the Democratic Republic of Congo of sizeable claims by US vulture funds by seeking State Immunity.
  • Involved in corporate rescue for Hong Kong listed companies.
  • Pursuit of restraint orders against shareholders of a sizeable PRC company both listed in the Mainland China and Hong Kong under Section 366 of Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571).
  • Defense of sizeable claims by Akai’s liquidators against Grande and its associated companies.
  • Pursuit of statutory derivative actions against the former management of a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Pursuit of substantial claims for a Hong Kong listed property developer in relation to New Territories Property Development.
  • Pursuit of M&A claims for a PRC property developer for recovery of property developments valued in excess of RMB 3 billion against a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Advising major property developers for potential claims against the Hong Kong Government regarding reclamation projects in Kowloon.
  • Acting for a listed company in Taiwan to pursue claims against fraud on the company’s shareholding in another listed company in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for the sole beneficial owner of patent rights for manufacture of rare earth lithium battery to pursue claims against a listed company in Hong Kong in relation to a convertible bond worth about HK$760 million; and to pursue claims against such company for default in royalty worth over HK$100 million per annum.
  • Acting for over 2,000 beneficiaries for trust action against the delinquent trustee as to the beneficial interests in a substantial shareholder for a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Acting for a state own enterprise in defence to enforcement of international arbitration award by way of Crown Immunity.
  • Acting for a number of financial institutions as to the Securities and Futures Commission’s statutory inquiries for regulatory and compliance issues.