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Jamie Stranger

T: +852 2533 2780 M: +852 9354 4481 Email Jamie | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 2; Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 5

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 2; Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 5

Dispute Resolution ; Restructuring & Insolvency - Hong Kong

Dispute Resolution ; Restructuring & Insolvency - Hong Kong

Jamie Stranger Partner

Contact details

Jamie Stranger

Jamie Stranger
Partner

T: +852 2533 2780 M: +852 9354 4481 Email Jamie | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

A disputes expert with a focus on corporate insolvency, commercial litigation, fraud and professional liability, Jamie has been in Hong Kong for over 15 years and is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific as “an excellent practitioner who is really good to have in your corner”. 
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In the Hong Kong corporate insolvency market, Jamie advises in respect of liquidations, receiverships, restructurings, schemes of arrangements, officer claims, preference actions and examination proceedings. He heads up the Hong Kong insolvency and restructuring team. Since 2011, Chambers Asia Pacific recognised Jamie as a “leader” for insolvency and restructuring.

Jamie regularly deals with shareholder and family disputes, fraud, injunctions and professional liability claims. He acted for Samuel Tak Lee in the high profile matrimonial and related criminal investigation concerning his son’s divorce. Jamie is also regarded as a trusted advisor on professional liability, risk and reputation issues to accounting and insolvency firms. 

“commercial, very responsive in terms of speed and dealing with issues, and good to work with.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
 

 
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Professional and management liability
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Commercial litigation

DPP v. Samuel Tak Lee

Defending an on-going criminal investigation involving complex LPP issues and most recently winning on appeal in the CFA. See [2014] HKCFA 94.
 

MNC

Recovering 100% of funds stolen by a sophisticated email scam via investigations in the PRC and Hong Kong followed by Hong Kong injunctive and disclosure proceedings. 

Hong Kong listco

Pursuing a trustee for theft of PRC trust assets. 

US listco

Injuncting equity investment proceeds in Hong Kong and then tracing remaining funds through the PRC and Liechtenstein.

US receivers 

Advising on recovery of Ponzi proceeds wired through Hong Kong and PRC accounts. 
 
More: Fraud and asset tracing

Big Four accountancy firms

Acted for a Big Four firm defending negligence claim.  

Advising a Big Four firm in respect of an on-going regulatory investigation. 

Advising a Big Four firm in respect of risk and reputation issues. 

Insolvency firms

Advising and defending an insolvency firm on negligence proceedings.

Prosecuted audit negligence proceedings against a insolvency firm.  
 
More: Professional and management liability

Project Ebony

Advising a Hong Kong listco PRC coal business on its major restructuring with Hong Kong, PRC, BVI, Singapore and US cross border insolvency issues. 

Ardon Maroon Asia Master Fund

Advising liquidators of a Cayman Island Fund with a Hong Kong based manager and investment advisor.

Controlling shareholder of PRC petro business

Advising on PRC/Hong Kong/BVI  on cross border insolvency issues.

Hong Kong Petrochemical Company Limited

Acted for the receivers and managers of a petrochemical refinery in the operation and sale of the business. 

Fung Choi Printing group of companies 

Acted for the receivers and managers to recover secured assets of a Singapore listco PRC printing business. 
 
More: Restructuring and insolvency

Florence Tsang v Samuel Tak Lee

Defending P’s claim to D’s Tokyo commercial property portfolio, and winning on appeal in the CA and the CFA. See [2014] HKCA 414 and [2014] HKCFA 93.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Acted for the retired administrators of the Estate of Nina Wang. UBAF v. Bank of China: Hong Kong/PRC conflict of laws litigation. See [2012] HKCFI 1628.

Hong Kong listco

Joint venture dispute in respect of Malaysian mining rights. 

Minority shareholder of Hong Kong property business

Advising on exit strategies including litigation.

Minority shareholder of Mongolian mining business

Advising on a share pre-emption dispute.

More: Commercial litigation
  • Accountancy firms
  • Energy and natural resources

Big Four accountancy firms 

Acted for a Big Four firm defending negligence claim. 
 
Advising a Big Four firm in respect of an on-going regulatory investigation. 

Advising a Big Four firm in respect of risk and reputation issues. 

Insolvency firm

Advising and defending an insolvency firm on negligence proceedings.

Prosecuted audit negligence proceedings against a insolvency firm.  
 
More: Accountancy firms

Project Ebony 

Advising a Hong Kong listco PRC coal business on its major restructuring with Hong Kong, PRC, BVI, Singapore and US cross border insolvency issues. 

Controlling shareholder of PRC petro business

Advising on PRC / Hong Kong / BVI on cross border insolvency issues.

Hong Kong listco 

Advised on a joint venture dispute in respect of Malaysian mining rights. 

Minority shareholder of Mongolian mining business

Advising on a share pre-emption dispute.
 
More: Energy and natural resources
  • China

Project Ebony 

Advising a Hong Kong listco PRC coal business on its major restructuring with Hong Kong, PRC, BVI, Singapore and US cross border insolvency issues. 

Controlling shareholder of PRC petro business 

Advising on PRC / Hong Kong / BVI on cross border insolvency issues.

Fung Choi Printing group of companies

Acted for the receivers and managers to recover secured assets of a Singapore listco PRC printing business.

UBAF v. Bank of China 

Hong Kong / PRC conflict of laws litigation. See [2012] HKCFI 1628. 

MNC

Recovering 100% of funds stolen by a sophisticated email scam via investigations in the PRC and Hong Kong followed by Hong Kong injunctive and disclosure proceedings.

Hong Kong listco 

Pursuing a trustee for theft of PRC trust assets. 

US listco 

Injuncting equity investment proceeds in Hong Kong, then tracing remaining funds through the PRC and Liechtenstein.

US receivers 

Advising on recovery of Ponzi proceeds wired through Hong Kong and PRC accounts.
 
More: China

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 2; Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 5

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 2; Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 5

Dispute Resolution ; Restructuring & Insolvency - Hong Kong

Dispute Resolution ; Restructuring & Insolvency - Hong Kong

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