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Elizabeth Hackney

T: +852 2533 2760 Email Elizabeth | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Elizabeth Hackney Senior associate

Contact details

Elizabeth Hackney

Elizabeth Hackney
Senior associate

T: +852 2533 2760 Email Elizabeth | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

A senior associate in our Hong Kong office, Elizabeth has a diverse practice encompassing all elements of commercial litigation.
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In Australia, Elizabeth’s practice focussed on large scale litigation, particularly shareholder representative proceedings and securities class actions.  In 2014 she was an associate to the Honourable Justice Annabelle Bennett AO in the Federal Court of Australia.  Justice Bennett is one of Australia’s preeminent intellectual property jurists.

Since moving to Hong Kong in early 2015, Elizabeth has worked on a broad range of matters, quickly developing a speciality in fraud and asset tracing and obtaining injunctive reliefs.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Fraud and asset tracing

Elizabeth assists in all aspects of Hong Kong High Court litigation including pursuing and defending civil claims, trial work, enforcement of local and foreign judgments, seeking injunctive relief and pursuing and managing international tracing claims.

More: Commercial litigation

Elizabeth acts in a number of contentious matters involving clients who are seeking to recover trust property or enforce trust obligations where the trustee is a PRC national. These matters involve working closely with the PRC offices to identify a strategy for recovery of the property, often outside the traditional litigation matrix.

More: Dispute resolution

Elizabeth recently acted for a company who fell victim to a sophisticated email scam. She assisted in obtaining an urgent injunction to freeze the receiving bank account and taking steps to recover the funds. The funds (approximately US$7 million) were successfully recovered in full.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

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