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Elizabeth Sloane

T: +852 3166 6926 Email Elizabeth | Vcard Office: Hong Kong


Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Elizabeth Sloane Senior associate

Contact details

Elizabeth Sloane

Elizabeth Sloane
Senior associate

T: +852 3166 6926 Email Elizabeth | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Elizabeth is a senior associate specialising in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration.  She has extensive experience in a range of commercial disputes, including cross-border fraud, corporate insolvency, and marine litigation and arbitration.
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Elizabeth has advised clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, and has acted for liquidators and other stakeholders in insolvencies.  She has particular interest and experience in locating and securing the proceeds of fraud, obtaining injunctions and disclosure orders, and tracing assets.

Elizabeth also practices in the maritime sector, with experience in arrest, judicial sale, jurisdictional challenges, limitation of liability, and shipping insolvencies.  In addition, she assists clients to manage litigation in other jurisdictions.

Elizabeth is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Australia, Hong Kong, and England and Wales.  She joined Stephenson Harwood in 2016 from another international law firm.  Elizabeth has been based in Hong Kong since 2008.

  • Marine and international trade
  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Advising in relation to and appearing in the Hong Kong Courts to obtain orders for the arrest of vessels, decrees to limit shipowners’ liability in relation to maritime casualties, and orders for the judicial sale of vessels.

Forum non conveniens applications and other jurisdictional challenges in the Hong Kong Courts.

Assisting to obtain injunctions and negotiate security for claims.

Acting in maritime arbitration proceedings on a range of issues.

Lecturer, 2015 BIMCO Hong Kong masterclass on bills of lading.

More: Marine and international trade

Advising on money laundering issues.

Assisting in relation to claims in the Hong Kong Courts concerning the management of customer accounts.

Advising on fraud handling procedures and the legal and regulatory obligations of banks when notified of fraud in relation to a customer’s account.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Litigating an unfair prejudice claim in the Hong Kong Courts on behalf of a minority shareholder.

Advising in relation to shareholder and company law disputes.

Assisting to obtain injunctions on behalf of companies in Hong Kong to prevent protests at or around company premises. 

More: Commercial litigation


Obtaining injunctions and discovery orders, tracing and recovering assets.

Advising on and litigating claims for conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent diversion of funds through the banking system.

Prosecuting civil fraud claims on behalf of foreign investors in ‘scams’ where funds have passed through Hong Kong.  Liaising with prosecuting authorities in criminal cases.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

Assisting a major creditor in a high profile insolvency to remove the appointed liquidators.

Litigating winding up petitions and advice in relation to contentious insolvency issues, asset tracing and the enforcement of security.

Co-author of 2015 PLC Insolvency Guide (Hong Kong chapter).

More: Restructuring and insolvency


Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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