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Giovanna Kwong

T: +852 2533 2787 Email Giovanna | Vcard Office: Hong Kong


Regulatory - Hong Kong

Regulatory - Hong Kong

Giovanna Kwong Partner

Contact details

Giovanna Kwong

Giovanna Kwong

T: +852 2533 2787 Email Giovanna | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Giovanna specialises in dispute resolution, advising corporates, financial institutions and individuals in the commercial, financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, and construction sectors. With over 30 years of legal experience, she has practiced as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in England. She is a panel arbitrator of SCIA.
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Giovanna has handled a broad range of complex disputes and reported cases both in Hong Kong and in England and Wales.
She speaks Putonghua, Cantonese and English.
Giovanna regularly lectures on corporate governance, competition law, arbitration, and re-insurance.

"an “excellent” lawyer who has advised a number of asset management firms and individuals in SFC investigations"
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

  • International arbitration
  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability

Advising a group of companies and its founder in arbitration proceedings on joint venture and investment disputes.

Advising a listed company in arbitration proceedings relating to investment agreements.

Advising a Hong Kong company in a dispute with the licensor relating to the exclusive distribution, sale and manufacture of a well-known global brand.

More: International arbitration

Acting for international financial institutions in injunction, discovery orders and recovery relating to fraudulent transfer of funds.

Acting for an international bank in proceedings against guarantors, involving cross-border issues.

Advising a regional broker in relation to default of an investor and regulatory issues.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Acting for a company and its major shareholders in a shareholding dispute involving allegations of fraud and cross-border parties.

Acting for a Global 500 insurance company in claims against former insurance agents for overpayment of compensation.

Acting for a major asset management company in a claim involving sale of financial products and commission issues.

Acting for an international sourcing company in dealing with insolvent situations of its long standing suppliers and manufacturers.

More: Commercial litigation

Advising asset management companies, licensed persons and individuals in SFC investigations.

Advising listed companies and company directors in enquiries from the Stock Exchange.

Advising asset management companies on regulatory compliance matters.

More: Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences
  • Consumer

Sitting as an arbitrator in insurance policy disputes.

Advising an investment bank, insurance brokers and agents in relation to insurance referral and agency agreements.

Advising insurers on contractors-all-risks claims.

More: Insurance

Advising a Global 500 pharmaceutical company on corporate governance, data protection, competition law compliance and medical advertising in Asia.

Advising pharmaceutical companies on matters relating to clinical trials, confidential agreements and promotion of products.

Advising pharmaceutical companies on matters relating to distribution and sales of pharmaceutical products.

More: Life sciences

Advising a well-known food and beverage group on corporate governance, employment and commercial issues.

Advising international companies on issues relating to competition law, data privacy, trade description and anti-bribery.

Advising an international travel group on dual employment contracts and outsourcing arrangements.

More: Consumer


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