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Eloise Fardon

T: +852 2533 2704 M: +852 6462 8086 Email Eloise | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Global Restructuring Review 30 2018

Global Restructuring Review 30 2018

IWIRC Rising Star Award 2016

IWIRC Rising Star Award 2016

Eloise Fardon Senior associate

Contact details

Eloise Fardon

Eloise Fardon
Senior associate

T: +852 2533 2704 M: +852 6462 8086 Email Eloise | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Eloise is a senior associate in the litigation team. She acts for foreign companies, Hong Kong listed and private companies and insolvency practitioners on various contentious matters and debt restructurings. Her areas of practice include general commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory litigation and financial services litigation.
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Eloise acts in all aspects of Hong Kong High Court litigation including pursuing and defending civil claims, trial work, enforcement of local and foreign judgments and seeking injunctive relief.

She advises liquidators in respect of winding-ups and associated litigation and also creditor clients in insolvencies and restructurings. She has acted for Hong Kong insolvency practitioners in securing and recovering offshore assets. Eloise advises banks and receivers in relation to duties owed in asset sales, and related litigation concerning sales process and outcomes.

Eloise was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation in 2016. Eloise was awarded the 2016 IWIRC Rising Star Award. She was also featured in the GRR “Women in Restructuring” in the GRR magazine

  • Commercial litigation
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Regulatory litigation

Administrators of the Estate of Nina Wang

Acted for the administrators, pendente lite in relation to the high profile Nina Wang litigation and post-handover obligations of the administrators.

Indonesian telecommunications company

Acted for the judgment debtor in a nine day hearing before the Court of First Instance for the garnishee to point out why the garnishee order nisi should not be made absolute. The judgment creditors were seeking to enforce arbitration awards obtained in Singapore by a garnishee order over a debt owing by a Hong Kong listed holding company to its Indonesian subsidiary.

More: Commercial litigation

Liquidators of private Hong Kong company, FTI

Advised on potential unfair preference claims against related party creditors.

Liquidators of private Hong Kong company, Zolfo Cooper

Advising on various pieces of litigation for the liquidators against the mortgagee bank of property owned by the company and the mortgagee’s solicitors. Successful in obtaining orders for discontinuance of interpleader summons (with indemnity costs awarded in favour of the liquidator) and also obtaining an order for taxation (as a third party payer) of the mortgagee’s solicitors’ bill of costs.

BVI Company listed on HKEX

Advising in relation to the restructuring of US$310 million of New York law governed notes, including providing advice regarding a scheme of arrangement in Hong Kong supported by BVI and Chapter 15 recognition in the US.

Joint provisional liquidators of a HK Listco

Advising in relation to the debt restructuring via a scheme of arrangement in Hong Kong to support a reverse takeover.  Advising in relation to investigations and potential actions following from misappropriation of funds by the group Chairman.

Swedish bank

Advised a Swedish bank in relation to enforcing share mortgages granted by Hong Kong companies including options to replace directors and alternative approaches to take control of PRC subsidiaries.  Worked closely together with our associated firm Wei Tu to provided complimentary Hong Kong and PRC legal advice.

Slovakian corporate

Advising a Slovakian conglomerate (designer, manufacturer and distributor of several owned and licensed brands) in relation to an application to the Hong Kong High Court to set aside an arbitration award made by the HKIAC.

Big Four accounting firm

Eloise has experience assisting clients to comply with search warrants (s17 Prevention of Bribery Ordinance) which included producing documents, conducting privilege reviews and preparing for voluntary interviews with the ICAC officers as well as providing witness statements.

ASIC

In Australia, Eloise acted for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in proceedings against Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and Andrew Forrest for breaches of continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act. She was heavily involved in the litigation during the five week trial and worked on the appeal before the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia and the final appeal before the High Court of Australia.

HK Listco

Advising company in complying with search warrants issued by SFC including steps to preserve legal privilege over seized documents.  Preparing voluntary witness statements provided to SFC in relation to various investigations relating to fraud, misfeasance or misconduct and breaches of Part XV (Disclosure of Interests) of the SFO.

Awards

Global Restructuring Review 30 2018

Global Restructuring Review 30 2018

IWIRC Rising Star Award 2016

IWIRC Rising Star Award 2016

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