Kenix Yuen

Consultant Gall Solicitors

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Biography

Kenix qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in October 2012. She joined Gall in June 2013, having previously worked for another boutique litigation firm. Prior to commencing her career as a solicitor, Kenix worked in the Legal and Compliance Department of an international bank and the individual tax team of one of the Big Four accounting firms. She holds a Bachelor of Laws in conjunction with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) from The University of Hong Kong, a Master of Social Science in Health Care Ethics and Law from The University of Manchester, a Master of Science in International Finance from The Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Since joining Gall, Kenix specialises in cross border commercial litigation and international arbitrations (in particular, involving element(s) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”)) covering contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, fraud and asset tracing, misrepresentation and mis-selling claims. She also has experience in advising on regulatory investigations conducted by the Securities and Futures Commission and a regulatory inquiry from the Insurance Agents Registration Board.

Kenix’s recent cases include:

  • Successfully dismissing the contractual claims against Rio Tinto Shipping (Asia) Pte Ltd. by NewOcean Petroleum Company Limited, a supplier of oil bunkers, and setting aside leave to serve a Concurrent Writ out of jurisdiction based on a tortious claim, arising from the liquidation of the OW Bunkers Group (HCA 446/2015, 15.04.2016; HCA 2265/2016, 18.05.2017, 16.03.2018);
  • Representing Madam Zhang Lan, a prominent PRC entrepreneur, in CIETAC arbitrations, defending misrepresentation claims of around USD300 million commenced by a private equity fund, and defending the related Hong Kong proceedings (HCMP 585, 586/2017, 14.03.2018);
  • Representing a reputable and sizable investment firm in Shanghai in an arbitration, pursuing claims in relation to a share purchase agreement against an offshore entity controlled by a PRC individual, and successfully dismissing the opponent’s application to set aside the arbitral awards (HCCT 39/2014, 19.06.2015);
  • Representing and advising a witness in the Inquiry into Excess Lead Found in Drinking Water;
  • Advising and representing private equity firms / investment firms in various cross border disputes concerning the management and control, and disposal of assets worth more than a billion US dollars.
  • Advising and representing a licensed representative in a claim brought by investors against an international bank;
  • Representing a HK listed company defending claims made by an ex-director and counter-claiming for breach of fiduciary duties;
  • Advising a PRC individual in relation to an ICAC investigation and the related financial regulatory matters;
  • Representing a company in Singapore in a breach of fiduciary duties claim against a director for misappropriation of assets;
  • Representing a garment manufacturing company in Ningbo in pursuing contractual and tortious claims against an international retail chain stores;
  • Advising a PRC individual on the recovery of shares in a listed company which have been unlawfully transferred;
  • Representing directors of a Hong Kong listed company defending claims brought by ex-director based on the alleged misrepresentations on an investment in the PRC;
  • Representing investors pursuing claims against financial institutions concerning mis-selling of investment products;
  • Representing victims of internet fraud to apply for Mareva and proprietary injunctions against the recipients of funds;
  • Representing recipients of funds to defend claims by victim of internet fraud based on unjust enrichment, constructive trust, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance;
  • Representing foreign litigants to apply for or discharge Mareva and proprietary injunction prohibiting disposal of assets in Hong Kong in aid of foreign proceedings;
  • Successfully striking out professional negligence claims by a litigant in person against a law firm (HCA 173/2014, 05.11.2015).

Kenix is a native Cantonese speaker and is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Firm Description

Gall is a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution. We specialise in handling highly complex disputes, many of which involve multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Our partners all come from international firms and have practiced in Hong Kong or overseas for many years. They have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of litigation, mediation and arbitration. We use a partner led, team-based approach to complex litigation, drawing upon the legal and linguistic skills of solicitors with different areas of expertise. We ensure that we maintain an “around-the-clock” service to our clients.

As an independent firm, we are regularly referred work by law firms in other countries. We have established strong working relationships with major firms in the world’s leading jurisdictions and work with a large network of dispute resolution providers around the world. We are now a key point of reference for law firms and companies that would otherwise have no representation in Hong Kong. Gall is also trusted by the Magic Circle and City firms to act for their clients where they are unable to act owing to conflicts of interest.

Our instructions come from all over the world; our clients include foreign governments, banks and other financial institutions, hedge funds, listed companies, law and accounting firms, local institutions, land and property owners and high net-worth individuals. We work closely with our clients to help them to understand Hong Kong’s legal and business culture, and remain vigilant in finding solutions that will most readily match a client’s business objectives.

Awards 2017:

  • Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year - Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2017.
  • National Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong - AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. Published by Euromoney, these awards celebrate leading dispute resolution practitioners from across the region.
  • Ranked “Outstanding” in both the Dispute Resolution & Litigation category and in Labour & Employment of the AsiaLaw Profiles 2018, “Highly Recommended” in the Restructuring and Insolvency category. Nick Gall and Chris Wong were named as Market Leading Lawyers and Andrea Randall was named a Leading Lawyer.
  • Named by Asian Legal Business in the inaugural “ALB Best Boutiques” list
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2018, Gall is ranked in the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practice areas. Partners Nick Gall (Dispute Resolution) and Caroline McNally (Family/Matrimonial) are named as Leading Individuals in their respective practice areas.
  • Recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018. The firm was ranked for dispute resolution, employment and for restructuring and insolvency in Hong Kong. Senior Partner Nick Gall was again recognized as a Leading Individual in Hong Kong dispute resolution.