Barbara Chiu

Chiu, Barbara

Areas of Practice

Mrs. Barbara Chiu specializes in commercial litigation, international arbitration, regulatory investigation/litigation, white collar crimes, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property related disputes, judicial review and employment laws with over 20 years’ experience in Hong Kong.

In relation to commercial litigation and international arbitration, Mrs. Barbara Chiu has extensive experience in shareholder and director’s disputes, minority shareholder protection, derivative action, breach of fiduciary duty and duty of care, joint venture disputes, many of which involve publicly listed companies. She also advises on contractual disputes, trust related claims, matrimonial disputes and judicial review matters.

In relation to regulatory investigation and litigation, Mrs. Barbara Chiu frequently advises on regulatory investigation/litigation, and represents clients in Securities and Futures Commission actions, such as Market Misconduct Tribunal and court proceedings.

In relation to white collar crimes, Mrs. Chiu advises on possible criminal conduct by directors or employees of private and listed companies, represents client in defending criminal prosecution on charges such as corruption, misconduct in public office, fraud and money laundering charges.

In relation to insolvency and restructuring, her practice benefits greatly from her extensive experience in cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises in companies winding up, bankruptcy, receivership, assets investigation and recovery proceedings.

One of her SFC cases was awarded “Deal of the Year” by Chinese Business Law Award 2017 and she is the finalist in the “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” by The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017. Besides, in 2018, she was awarded “Matter of the Year: Novel criminal case in Hong Kong” by Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation 2018.

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Work Experience

Mrs. Chiu received her LL.B and LL.M from the City University of Hong Kong in 1996 and 1998 respectively and is admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 1998.

Before joining King & Wood Mallesons, Mrs. Chiu was a solicitor with a well-established local firm for 15 years including 7 years as a partner.

Her working languages are Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and English.


Legal insights

This article analyses the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings.

04 April 2019

This article highlights the risks that investors need to bear in mind when they start to deal with cryptocurrencies.

30 July 2018

This article outlines the common issues of dispute arising from IP licensing agreements and the available legal actions in the event of a breach.

24 May 2018

The SFC’s recent use of s 213 to seek restorative orders and compensation for investors - what does it mean for listed companies and their directors?

25 April 2018

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