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Cordelia Yu

Consultant

My practice focuses on commercial litigation and regulatory work (both contentious and non-contentious), with an emphasis on securities and financial services, telecommunications and data privacy matters.

I have broad experience in commercial litigation, including shareholder and boardroom disputes, stock lending disputes, contractual claims, committal proceedings, enforcement proceedings, professional negligence claims against legal advisors and insolvency proceedings.

I act for major regulators in Hong Kong in the accounting and insurance sectors on a regular basis, from the discharge of their daily public law functions to disciplinary proceedings, and appeals and judicial reviews brought against them.  Apart from acting for regulators, I have also advised individuals and listed corporations in investigations by regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and represented such clients in Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings.

I also advise on non-contentious licensing and regulatory compliance matters concerning regulated activities regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission and telecommunications licences issued by the Communications Authority, and data privacy issues.

In addition, I have secondment experience with a major integrated energy (oil and gas) company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Career Highlights

  • Acting in commercial litigation proceedings before the Court of Final Appeal, the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance and the District Court.
  • Acting for individual and corporate clients in multiple Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) proceedings, including acting for a former Hong Kong listed company in the first MMT proceedings brought under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance for breach of the inside information disclosure requirements and acting for a fund manager of the JP Morgan Group in the first MMT proceedings for insider dealing.
  • Acting for regulators regularly in disciplinary proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Appeals Tribunal of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, and related judicial review proceedings.
  • Advising extensively on regulatory issues and the discharge of statutory and public law duties for major regulators in Hong Kong in the insurance and accounting sectors.
  • Acting for individual and corporate clients in investigations brought by regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
  • Advising clients on professional negligence claims against legal advisors.
  • Advising major telecommunications groups on a range of regulatory matters under the Telecommunications Ordinance and in relation to their telecommunications licences, including applying for carrier licences and services-based operator licences with the Communications Authority and expanding licensees’ scope of services permitted under the relevant licences.
  • Advising international corporations on compliance with and application of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) in respect of their day-to-day operation and planning, and drafting personal information collection statements, privacy policy statements, data breach notifications and other related documentation.