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Malcolm Kemp

T: +852 2533 2701 M: +852 9485 9376 Email Malcolm | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 4

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 4

Dispute Resolution ; Regulatory ; Restructuring & Insolvency ; Shipping - Hong Kong

Dispute Resolution ; Regulatory ; Restructuring & Insolvency ; Shipping - Hong Kong

Asialaw Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution 2012

Asialaw Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution 2012

Malcolm Kemp Partner

Contact details

Malcolm Kemp

Malcolm Kemp
Partner

T: +852 2533 2701 M: +852 9485 9376 Email Malcolm | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Malcolm heads the litigation practice of Stephenson Harwood Hong Kong. The practice incorporates construction, trade finance, regulatory work, general commercial litigation, trust and probate litigation, arbitration, insolvency, contentious employment and marine. His particular specialisms are insolvency and contentious trust and probate issues.
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Malcolm has been admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong for 33 years. He was educated at Keble College, Oxford from 1973 to 1976 where he obtained a BA in Jurisprudence which has now become an MA.

He began his professional career with Messrs Richards Butler in London, specialising in marine litigation and arbitration. On arrival in Hong Kong, Malcolm continued to practice marine litigation, but expanded into the areas of insolvency and trust and probate litigation with the inclusion of general commercial litigation.

Malcolm has a particular niche area of practice dealing with Chinese Ceramics of the Ching Dynasty on which he has litigated extensively against dishonest dealers.

“He is a legend in Hong Kong. Top rank litigator” 
Katarina Nilsson of SAPA AB, 2015

  • Trusts and fiduciary services
  • Dispute resolution
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Banking and financial services litigation

The estate of Nina Wang

Acting for the trustees in long running disputes over the will of Nina Wang, Asia’s richest woman.

The Ho Tung settlement

Disputes over the terms of the settlement. Acting for the children of Eric Ho Tung.

The estate of Oscar Wong Lai Ying

Acting for the representative of the estate against claims from alleged family members. Successful defences of claims.

More: Trusts and fiduciary services

GE Commercial v Lafe 

Major claims involving insurance and factoring issues. Acting for GE Commercial.

Service of pleadings’ issues

Service out of the jurisdiction. Landmark case regarding service : Intex Corporation

Injunctions and discovery orders in support of arbitrations.

More: Dispute resolution

Recovery of substantial sums for the liquidators from the failed PRC company Canton Properties.

Conducting successful examinations of directors and thereafter recovering sums owed to various companies in liquidation.

Recoveries enabling substantial dividends to be paid to creditors arising out of the liquidation of the New China Finance Group in the late 1990s.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Tracking the disposal of funds inappropriately obtained from many Chinese state owned enterprises and successfully recovering the same.

Assisting in the tracking and recovery of assets for the Government of Egypt.

Successful action by injunction and recoveries for various clients on “email scams” (the diversion of payments to fictitious bodies).

More: Fraud and asset tracing

Acting against a PRC bank and recovering property seized under a mortgage executed post liquidation.

Advising various banks and financial institutions on factoring issues.

Advising many financial institutions on money laundering issues and taking appropriate action in many cases.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 4

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 4

Dispute Resolution ; Regulatory ; Restructuring & Insolvency ; Shipping - Hong Kong

Dispute Resolution ; Regulatory ; Restructuring & Insolvency ; Shipping - Hong Kong

Asialaw Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution 2012

Asialaw Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution 2012

Latest news & insights

25 Nov 2015

From Insights

Bankruptcy provision held unconstitutional by the CFA

On 5 November 2015, the Court of Final Appeal held unanimously that s30A(10(a) of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) was unconstitutional.

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04 May 2015

From Insights

Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015

Malcolm Kemp and Alexander Tang write on the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015

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03 Apr 2015

From Insights

Listed company wound up in Hong Kong on the grounds of public interest

We look at a listed company which wound up in Hong Kong on the grounds of public interest.

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02 Mar 2015

From Insights

Reportage as a defence in defamation cases accepted by the Hong Kong Courts

In this litigation bulletin, Malcolm Kemp and Alexander Tang look at reportage as a defence in defamation cases.

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