Rachel Yuen

Rachel Yuen qualified in Hong Kong in 2012. Her current practice focuses on financial services regulatory matters, commercial litigation and arbitration which include investigations commenced by regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”), disciplinary proceedings, Market Misconduct Tribunal (“MMT”) proceedings, High Court and District Court proceedings.  Rachel is also one of the joint authors of the Securities & Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) – Commentary and annotations – 2019 versions, published by Sweet & Maxwell. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Market recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Regulatory (Hong Kong)'
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
  • Client quotes that “She (Rachel) is good at handling and has useful suggestions
    Gracechurch APAC Report 2017
  • A Recommended Lawyer for ‘Regulatory (Hong Kong)’
    Rachel Yuen is “110% responsible and reliable”.
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • A Recommended Lawyer for ‘Regulatory (Hong Kong)’
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Work highlights

  • Advising Main Board and GEM Board listed companies and the directors and officers in relation to regulatory and litigation matters, including investigations by the SFC and SEHK, proceedings conducted at the MMT and the High Court regarding issues such as compliance with disclosure of inside information, allegations of fraud, internal systems and management issues, disclosure of interest and compliance with the Takeovers Code.
  • Representing financial institutions and senior bankers in regulatory and litigation matters, including SFC investigations, appeal to the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, liquidators’ proceedings and general advice regarding issues such as conduct of sponsor/sponsor principals in the context of initial public offers on the SEHK and internal systems and controls issues.
  • Advising accountancy firms, accountants, insurance companies, licensed individuals and other companies and individuals in relation to regulatory and litigation matters such as SFC, HKMA and ICAC investigations, proceedings commenced in the MMT and before the IARB, section 221 examination and High Court proceedings.
  • General commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration experience including representing clients in contractual disputes, debt claims, mortgage actions and injunction proceedings including Norwich Pharmacal Order, Mareva Injunction and Anton Pillar Order.
Market recognitiion
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021