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Dorothy Siron

T: +852 2533 2807 M:+852 9462 3830 Email Dorothy | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Lexology Exclusive winner of Client Choice Award in Investigations 2024

Lexology Exclusive winner of Client Choice Award in Investigations 2024

Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery for 2022 and 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery for 2022 and 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Dorothy Siron Partner

Contact details

Dorothy Siron

Dorothy Siron
Partner

T: +852 2533 2807 M: +852 9462 3830 Email Dorothy | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Clients call partner Dorothy Siron their “go-to” for asset tracing and recovery in Hong Kong and the PRC and note her counsel as outstanding for the breadth of her commercial litigation practice and the depth of her globe-spanning specialties. She is recognized internationally for her wealth of experience and litigation strategy.
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Experienced in banking litigation, international trade and commercial disputes; enforcement of foreign judgments; disciplinary defence; and multifaceted trust, probate and family litigation, Dorothy also has expertise in fraud, white-collar, cyber and other financial crimes and asset recovery.

Dorothy’s global stature in the asset recovery space is heightened by her fellowship in the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators. Dorothy co-authored a groundbreaking Basel publication entitled, “Cryptocurrencies in Asia and beyond: law, regulation and enforcement”.

With a practice noted by peers and clients, Global Restructuring Review’s (GRR) Women in Restructuring 2023 survey highlights her international insolvency as well as restructuring work. Client satisfaction secured her selection for a 2023 Client Choice Investigations/Hong Kong award.

She is ranked as Recommended Lawyer by Who’s Who Legal in Asset Recovery and Commercial Litigation.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023 recommended her for PRC Firms/Hong Kong and Private Client and Family.

Dorothy co-founded the Hong Kong Chapter of Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery (CFAAR), the first global network of its kind and is a Committee Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) Asset Recovery Committee.

“Dorothy is active and experienced in the digital assets space. Her attention to detail and creative insights are unparalleled. She seeks to protect her clients at all costs."
Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2023

  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Cyber and data security
  • Commercial litigation
  • Finance litigation
  • Dispute resolution

Recovered the full defrauded sum of US$20 million for a client in a complex fraud on shareholder case after combining strategy and court applications.

Represented a multinational food manufacturer-distributor in obtaining asset freezing and banker’s records orders against the recipients of funds upon discovery of the cross-border email and telephone fraud, and recovered almost 90% of the defrauded sum of US$9 million after five levels of tracing and downstream litigation via injunctions, banker’s records orders, vesting orders and garnishee orders.

Obtained the first reported decision in Hong Kong granting an Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in aid of post-judgment execution sought by a foreign judgment creditor against two banks for provision of bank documents relating to accounts of the judgment debtor, where she obtained a Gag Order against the banks. In the tracing exercise that was done, Swiss bank accounts were discovered as part of the investigation.

Obtained an Injunction for CAD 9 million in fraud on a Trust Company perpetrated via a complex web of fraudulent investor emails.

More: Fraud and asset recovery

Victims of cybercrime are often deceived by either hacked emails or CEO fraud or phishing emails into payment money in fraudsters accounts by mistake. Dorothy is then called to jump in to obtain Injunctions and Bankers’ Records Orders to pursue and trace the funds to aid in recovery of the defrauded funds. She has been involved in an estimated 40 to 50 cases of cybercrime claims spanning the usual CEO fraud to the hacked email of varying amounts.

More: Cyber and data security

Dorothy has conducted a wealth of commercial litigation and dispute cases involving banks, global corporations and international businesses and high net worth individuals, covering disputes, share-holder disputes, international trade, distributorship disputes, fraud and cyber-fraud and family estate disputes.

More: Commercial litigation

Dorothy has experience acting for several major banks in Hong Kong on retainer covering non-performing loans (NPL’s), asset and debt recovery, letters of credit disputes, injunctions, breach of guarantee disputes, asset recovery claims for the banks, debt-collection, and mortgagee actions.

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Acted for a set of trustees in a 14-party litigation claim launched by beneficiaries of the trust against the trustees, assets which included two hotels as well as global assets.

Acted in an arbitration involving the shipment and transport of coal out of Mongolia.

Acted in an arbitration involving the dispute over property rights in China.

Acted for the offspring of a high-net-worth individual over the distribution of his assets amongst family members in a highly contentious family dispute.

More: Dispute resolution
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  • International trade
  • Family offices

Acted for a listed international Japanese food manufacturer and distributor based in California in its Hong Kong asset recovery actions.

Advised a Swiss watchmaker selling high-end luxury watches on a broad spectrum of matters from regulatory compliance and employment matters to contentious litigation including interpleader actions and Anton Piller Orders applications.

Acted for a high-end luxury skin care products regional distributor in trade disputes

More: Consumer

Acted in an arbitration involving the shipment and transport of coal out of Mongolia.

Acted for a client who ships oil out from Indian Ocean.

Acted for a client who is a global importer/exporter of foodstuffs and palm oil out of Malaysia and Indonesia.

More: International trade

Acted for a set of trustees in a 14-party litigation claim launched by beneficiaries of the trust against the trustees, assets which included two hotels as well as global assets.

Acted for the offspring of a high-net-worth individual over the distribution of his assets amongst family members in a highly contentious family dispute.

Advised on trust and family claims for high-net-worth private clients and families.

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  • Hong Kong
  • North America

Acted in an arbitration involving the dispute over property rights in China.

Acted for an ultra-high-net-worth PRC client in a complex fraud on shareholder case, and successfully recovered the full defrauded sum of US$20 million.

Regularly advised high-net-worth PRC individuals in their cross-border separation and financial disputes, and disputes involving family children and their arrangements.

Acted in an estimated 40 to 50 cases of cybercrime claims and obtained Injunctions and Bankers’ Records Orders to pursue and trace the funds to aid in recovery of the defrauded funds.

Acted for several major banks in Hong Kong on a wide range of matters and actions.

Advised on trust and family claims for high-net-worth private clients and families, and acted in family disputes.

Assisted a Hong Kong interest to investigate and round up a team in Vancouver, Canada for the purchase of a hotel in Vancouver including attending numerous meetings in Vancouver and discussing licenses to be obtained and attending to liaising between the two shores for the intended sale and purchase.

Assisted in a litigation in Vancouver for a client who sued her ex-partner for the return of a piece of property in Richmond, British Columbia, attended the mediation in person and eventually settled the case with a victory for the client.

Assisted in a Chapter 11 Winding Up of a back-to-back US-Hong Kong company both in California and in Hong Kong and acted for the shareholder.

Awards

Lexology Exclusive winner of Client Choice Award in Investigations 2024

Lexology Exclusive winner of Client Choice Award in Investigations 2024

Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery for 2022 and 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery for 2022 and 2023 (WWL Ranking: Recommended lawyer)

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