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Paul specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including company matters, banking disputes, shareholder disputes, regulatory and investigatory matters, commercial fraud, land title disputes, building management issues, landlord and tenancy disputes, land resumption cases, contentious probate, trusts, matrimonial proceedings and family settlement, employment disputes and major commercial cross-border litigation.
Paul regularly advises the government, developers, management companies and incorporated owners on all contentious property, tenancy and building management matters and on land resumption and compulsory sale cases.
In addition, Paul is also familiar with handling EOC complaints and discrimination cases. He regularly advises on staff redundancy, disciplinary issues and internal control mechanisms, and represents clients in obtaining injunctions against ex-employees for breach of non-competition and secrecy clauses.
He often represents companies or shareholders in various company, shareholder or contractual disputes, including cross-border disputes. He has acted as expert witness in Hong Kong law in relation to foreign commercial disputes on a number of occasions.
Paul regularly advises banks in relation to contentious matters involving allegations of mis-selling of investment products, anti-money laundering issues, breach of mandate etc.
He also handles a wide range of commercial disputes including sale of goods, agency and distributorship, mortgage action and money lenders claims.
Paul is experienced in dealing with commercial crime and investigations by the CCB, ICAC and SFC.
Recognised in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2018) – “… and ‘sensible adviser’ Paul Kwan;”
Recognised for Dispute Resolution in the Asia Pacific Legal 500
Ranked as a leading lawyer for Employment in Asia Law Profiles
Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, The Panel of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)
Editorial Advisory Board: Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents
Editorial Board: Lexis Practical Guidance Dispute Resolution
Bachelor of Laws, 1989
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, 1990
Master of Laws, 1996
Co-Author of various legal publications:
Company Secretarial Manual
Hong Kong Employment Law – A Comprehensive Guide
Employment Termination Report
Guide to Hong Kong Law (1st to 4th Edition)
The Hong Kong Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (Business Organisations: Partnership)
The New Companies Ordinance Vol II: Company Financing – Equity & Debt
The New Companies Ordinance Vol.IV: Directors, Company Secretaries & Shareholder Remedies
Sole Author of legal publication:
Hong Kong Corporate Law (2006) (Hard Cover)
Hong Kong Corporate Law (2010 to present) (Loose Leaf)
Speaker and guest lecturer for universities and professional institution on corporate law, corporate governance and compliance.