Vanessa Cheng


My practice covers a range of areas with a particular emphasis on general commercial litigation, professional indemnity litigation, liquidation related matters, judicial review proceedings, as well as disciplinary proceedings.

I have experience in advising and acting for high profile international clients in relation to professional negligence claims, general contractual matters and disputes, administrative law issues and cross-border insolvencies. I also have experience in contentious probate cases and estate administration cases.

Since 2018, I have been advising as both defence and indemnity panel solicitors under the Hong Kong Solicitors Professional Indemnity Scheme in various professional negligence claims.

Being proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, I understand the needs of international clients with different backgrounds and I am confident in delivering practical and efficient legal services to clients with my legal knowledge, experience and skills.

Career Highlights

Regulatory Matters

  • Advising a number of major regulators in Hong Kong such as the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants on the discharge of their public law functions
  • Advising on disciplinary proceedings and appeals brought under the disciplinary regimes of different regulators, as well as related judicial review proceedings

Commercial Litigation

  • Acted for the liquidators of an international company in applying for recognition by and assistance from the Hong Kong Court
  • Advising liquidators in an asset recovery claim of over HK$200 million
  • Advising high profile corporations in relation to administrative law issues
  • Acting in defence for an international law firm in a professional negligence claim of over US$300 million
  • Acting for provisional liquidators of a listed company against its former auditors in a professional negligence claim of over US$800 million
  • Acting for insurers in defending professional negligence claims against solicitors’ firms in Hong Kong
  • Advising shareholders and investors in joint venture and shareholder disputes

Probate and Estate Administration

  • Estate of Li Chung (assisted in representing PwC the Administrator of the Estate of Li Chung)
  • Estate of Lim Por Yen, HCAP 4/2011 (assisted in representing the Executor of the Estate of the founder of Lai Sun Group, in a contested probate dispute)