Overview

Nancy is a partner of Mayer Brown. She advises on real estate disputes and litigation (including urgent interlocutory injunctions to remove obstructions and interference caused by unknown wrongdoers, dispute relating to sale and purchase of properties, compulsory sale applications, interpretation of government lease, adverse possession claims, tenancy disputes, resolving title issues and building management disputes), claims for banks, bankruptcy and liquidation-related litigation, PRC related disputes, probate disputes, commercial disputes and arbitrations, cross border disputes and judicial review proceedings. She represents property developers, banks and financial institutions, liquidators, statutory body corporate, individuals, corporations as well as Mainland China enterprises.

Nancy is a Notary Public in Hong Kong and a qualified mediator in the panel list of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited. Nancy speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Experience

  • Represented many major developers in Hong Kong in successfully acquiring interests in the land lots for redevelopment through the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Chapter 545), including obtaining sale orders of the following lots and buildings through public auction, and assisting them to acquire the remaining minority owners’ interests in the lots: 
    • 56, 58, 60 and 62 Larch Street and Nos. 6 and 8 Lime Street, Tai Kok Tsui at the reserved price of HK$326.83 million in 2020
    • 99 & 101 Des Voeux Road West, at a reserve price of HK$302 million in 2020
    • 16-24 Gage Street, Central, at a reserve price of HK$332 million in 2020
    • Yee Tak Building at Nos. 121-131 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Hong Kong at a reserve price of HK$804 million in 2020
    • 326-332 Voeux Road West and Nos. 11A–D Sai On Lane, On Hing Building at a reserve price of HK$700 million in 2020
    • Amoycan Industrial Centre Block 1 at No. 7 Ngau Tau Kok Road at a reserve price of HK$2,075.6 million in 2019
    • Tai Lok House, No. 2 Tai Cheong Street, Shaukeiwan at a reserve price of HK$1,401 million in 2018
    • Cheung Lok Mansion, Wanchai at a reserve price of HK$1,620 million in 2017
    • No. 21 & 21A Ashley Road, Tsimshatsui at a reserve price of over HK$352 million in 2017
    • Po Fat Building, No. 34 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town at a reserve price of HK$750 million in 2015 and also successfully dismissing the minority owners' appeal on the order for sale to the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal in 2016
  • Represented the property owner in obtaining an interlocutory injunction against unnamed persons described by acts to clear obstructions blocking the vehicular and pedestrian access to CITIC Tower as a result of the Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The claim is based on both public and private nuisance. We are the first law firm to obtain and successfully execute the injunction order against the protesters in the Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement. This is a landmark and novel decision in Hong Kong setting down new laws, including clarifying the law relating to civil disobedience as a defence and invoking the law of criminal contempt in a civil claim upon the defendants’ deliberate flouting of the injunction order of the Court undermining the administration of justice and involving the assistance of the Hong Kong Police in the enforcement of a civil order, setting precedent to be followed in subsequent applications.
  • Represented the developer in successfully obtaining an injunction order against various defendants including an unnamed "7th defendant" (described by the wrongful conduct) from obstructing the right of way and trespassing the construction site, and in dismissing the appeal of one of the defendants. This is a landmark and novel decision in that this is the first case in Hong Kong on the granting of an injunction order against defendants (7th Defendant), who are described by the wrongful conducts and not names. This has been a controversial and subject matter of challenge by the defendants and both the court of first instance and court of appeal endorse its use in appropriate circumstances. This set the precedent for many similar cases that followed.
  • Represented the landowner in successfully obtaining an injunction against buskers performing at the open piazza of Times Square at Causeway Bay.
  • Represented various major developers in successfully obtaining the required orders from the court to resolve title issues of various properties or redevelopment projects.
  • Represented various land owners and corporations in advancing or defending adverse possession claims.
  • Represented the developer in successfully dismissing a claim of over HK$18 million with costs from its former solicitor for loss of profit.
  • Represented the vendor in successfully claiming over HK$5.5 million of damages plus interests and costs against a defaulting purchaser who alleged dementia of its director when signing the agreement for sale and purchase and in dismissing its appeal.
  • Represented 15 purchasers in an action against a developer for breach of the agreement for sale and purchase in failing to complete the development by the prescribed time and successfully recovered the sum of approximately HK$66 million plus interests and costs, and at the same time dismissed the developer's counterclaim against the purchasers for conspiracy.
  • Represented a bank in a series of recovery actions against its customers which involved an officer's improper acts (raised in the defence) which were beyond the power granted by the bank and successfully obtained money judgment and possession order on all mortgaged properties against the customers.
  • Represented and advised a financial institution on a cross border recovery action and realisation of securities in Hong Kong, PRC and Macau involving loans in the principal sums of US$100 million and HK$400 million.
  • Represented major banks in enforcing its securities and rights and successfully obtaining the necessary judgment/order and recovering the debts from their customers through enforcement of the judgment/order.
  • Involved in the liquidation of a state owned enterprise in PRC.

Education

The University of Hong Kong, PCLL

The University of Hong Kong, LLB

Admissions

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

Activities

  • Notary Public, Hong Kong Society of Notaries
  • Member of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce and International Chapter Limited
  • Approved Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association