Overview

Minerva Lee is an associate in the Insurance practice in Mayer Brown's Hong Kong office. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Minerva worked in an international insurance firm specialising in general insurance and had first-hand experience in the handling of insurance claims. Minerva has experience in advising on coverage and liability issues in relation to a range of professional indemnity, management liability, investment manager liability, employment practice liability, crime and cyber claims.

She is admitted in Hong Kong. 

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Experience

  • Acting as monitoring counsel for excess insurer in a claim against solicitors who acted in an estate planning and conveyancing matter for two brothers where the surviving brother was supposed to have survival rights on use of the premise for their joint business. The solicitors were sued by the surviving brother for negligent drafting of the tenancy agreement which was later found to be invalid.
  • Acting as monitoring counsel for excess insurer in a HKD 1.6 billion professional indemnity claim against a lead design consultant in a large construction project where the claimant allege multiple breaches including failure to adhere to project budget, poor coordination with and failure to properly manage the sub-consultants leading to over spending, delay in the opening of the site, indemnity claims and other loss.
  • A liquidators’ claim against an international bank for professional negligence in failing to detect unauthorised transactions totalling USD 150 million carried out by a former director of the claimant.
  • A professional negligence claim against a securities and brokerage and asset management company in a restriction of share trading situation leading to an alleged loss of HKD 20 million.  It was alleged that the defendants failed to make proper disclosure and made misleading statements inducing the claimant into contract.
  • A professional negligence claim against a bank for failure to detect forged signatories of a rouge accountant clerk of the claimant where unauthorised withdrawals from the bank account continued for several years. 

Admissions

  • Hong Kong