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Alina Neal

T: +44 20 7809 2266 Email Alina | Vcard Office: London

Alina Neal Senior associate

Contact details

Alina Neal

Alina Neal
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2266 Email Alina | Vcard Office: London

A commercial litigator qualified and admitted to practice in both England & Wales and Hong Kong, with a broad experience in commercial disputes, acting for and against corporates, high net-worth individuals and financial institutions across multiple jurisdictions.
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Alina is experienced with claims proceeding within the English County Courts, High Court (Chancery, TCC, QBD and Commercial Courts), Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as in the Hong Kong High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.

Recent high profile experience has included acting for the 2nd and 3rd interveners in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal - TCWF v LKKS, STL & OIL CACV 166/2012 - when her clients were joined in ancillary relief proceedings, resulting in a successful reduction of the applicant’s award from HK$1.4 billion to HK$410 million. In related proceedings, she also acted for the 3rd and 4th defendants in a landmark Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal decision on legal professional privilege - Secretary for Justice v TCFW, LKKS, STL & OIL FCAV 5 & 6/2014. She also acted for the administrators pendente lite in relation to the Nina Wang litigation in Hong Kong, when the richest woman in Asia died leaving behind two competing wills.

Alina joined the firm in September 2006 and spent 3 years working in the Hong Kong office, during which time she qualified as solicitor in Hong Kong.

  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
Acted for GE Commercial Finance (Hong Kong) Limited in relation to a dispute arising from a US$8.5 million export notified factoring arrangement (on a non-recourse basis) and a related dispute with insurers under the terms of GE’s credit insurance policy with QBE Hongkong & Shanghai Insurance Limited.

Seconded for 3 months to HSBC Hong Kong's CMB LGA team.  

Acted for a high net worth individual in proceedings in the Hong Kong High Court against a leading bank in relation to a US$80 million claim arising from the purchase of preferred stock.   

Acting for an AIM listed investment fund in relation to a RMB480 million dispute with its former managers. 
 
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Acting for the 2nd and 3rd interveners in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal -TCWF v LKKS, STL & OIL CACV 166/2012 - in ancillary relief proceedings and which resulted in a successful reduction of the applicant’s award from HK$1.4 billion to HK$410 million.  

Acted for the 3rd and 4th defendants in a landmark Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal decision on legal professional privilege -Secretary for Justice v TCFW, LKKS, STL & OIL FCAV 5 & 6/2014.  

Acting for the administrators pendente lite in relation to the high profile Nina Wang litigation in Hong Kong.

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Commercial litigation

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19 Oct 2014

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Stephenson Harwood advises on Hong Kong court of final appeal ruling

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has successfully advised Samuel Tak Lee (STL) on a Court of Final Appeal ruling regarding legal professional privilege.

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