Henry Leung

Associate

Personal Profile

Henry Leung is an Associate of Karas LLP.  He has a wide range of experience in litigation, arbitration, investigations and asset recovery.

Henry has worked on claims in Hong Kong involving fraud, audit negligence and breach of director’s duties.  He has collaborated with offshore counsel on claims in Mauritius and has advised on public international law.

Before joining Lipman Karas (now Karas LLP) in 2018, Henry trained with Clifford Chance.  He was also seconded to a banking institution to assist with an internal investigation.

He is trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Key Experience

Liquidators of a Hong Kong-listed Forestry Company
Represented the liquidators of a Hong Kong-listed forestry company in an audit negligence claim seeking damages of over US$100 million.

The Law Society of Hong Kong
Advised the Law Society of Hong Kong on its appeal against the penalties imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on a solicitor who had acted dishonestly.

Individual Investor
Acted for an individual investor in a dispute with a Hong Kong company and its US parent company in relation to a dispute arising under a loan agreement (HKIAC rules; Hong Kong seat; expedited procedure).

International Private Equity Fund
Assisted an international private equity fund in relation to claims of fraud arising from an investment in China (CIETAC rules; Beijing seat).

Chinese Telecommunications Company
Represented a Chinese telecommunications company in a major export controls and economic sanctions investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce and Treasury.

Corporate Officers
Represented corporate officers under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong.

Trustee of a Canadian Litigation Trust
Represented the trustee of a Canadian litigation trust to enforce a US$2.6 billion judgment in Hong Kong, which involved applications for Mareva injunction, charging order and declarations for void dispositions.

Indonesian Company
Represented a defrauded Indonesian company in applications for Mareva injunction, bankers books order and garnishee order.

Queen’s Counsel
Assisted in an application for ad-hoc admission of a Queen’s Counsel, on the novel condition that he may be admitted to appear with a solicitor advocate without a local barrister.

Career History

  • Associate, Karas LLP, 2021
  • Associate, Lipman Karas, 2018
  • Legal Assistant, Clifford Chance, 2017
  • Trainee Solicitor, Clifford Chance, 2015
  • City University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate of Laws, 2015, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), 2014

Admissions

  • High Court of Hong Kong, 2017

Articles and Publications 

  • Co-authored the Hong Kong chapter in the INSOL/ World Bank “Global Guide: Measures Adopted to Support Distressed Businesses through COVID-19 - Finance Related Interventions” (April 2020 and updates thereafter).