Thomas Sham


I focus my practice on commercial disputes and estate administration, and I have experience in a wide variety of practices including shareholders’ and directors’ disputes, fraud and tracing, employment disputes and advisory work, corporate advisory work, defending regulatory investigations, insolvency, construction disputes and personal injury.

Before training and becoming an Associate at MinterEllison, I obtained my Juris Doctor degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  I also hold a Bachelor degree in translation (minor in German).  I am fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Career Highlights

  • Assisted in representing a Main Board-listed company and successfully defended it against various claims of misstatement by the Financial Reporting Council.
  • Assisted in representing directors of Main Board-listed companies in investigation by the Securities and Futures Commission.
  • Assisted in representing a private client in Hong Kong in an email fraud matter and successfully assisted it in reaching a settlement agreement to recover HKD5 million from the wrong-doing party.
  • Assisted in representing a private company in America in an email fraud matter, and successfully applied for Mareva injunction and ancillary disclosure orders, and assisted in tracing and recovery of over HKD9.5 million.
  • Assisting in representing a private company in Hong Kong with subsidiaries in various jurisdictions in tracing and recovering HKD966 million of assets misappropriated by its director.
  • Assisting in representing a private company in Hong Kong in enforcing a judgment sum against its former accountant for misappropriation through charging orders and garnishee proceedings.
  • Assisted in representing a private company in Hong Kong and successfully resisted a winding up petition by its shareholder.
  • Assisting in representing a Main Board-listed company to defend a contractual claim by its creditors for HKD247 million and attended mediation.
  • Assisted in advising executors of various Hong Kong tycoons’ estates on contentious distribution issues.
  • Assisting in representing an executrix in Mainland China for recovery of shares in a Hong Kong company which belonged to the estate.