Graduated with First Class Honours from the City University of Hong Kong in 2014, Jacky is now an associate in the disputes resolution team in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis.
Described as “exceptionally talented”, Jacky has significant experience of conducting international arbitration, arbitration-related litigation, commercial litigation and usual interim application, including emergency arbitration and urgent injunction, etc. These matters include both court litigation and substantial international arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, HKIAC and ICC involving jurisdictions including Hong Kong, the PRC, the UK, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the USA. Clients include States, banking institutions, private equity funds, liquidators and multi-national corporates.
His arbitration experience includes a 12-day virtual international arbitration hearing arising out of a USD 1 billion partnership dispute in 2020 (as a lead associate), a 1-day emergency arbitration in Hong Kong in 2018, a 5-day arbitration hearing in Hong Kong arising out of a USD 200 million private equity investment in 2017, a 2-week arbitration hearing spanning across Paris and Hong Kong arising out of an ICSID investment treaty claim in 2016, a 5-day hearing in Hong Kong in 2016, and various court proceedings and hearings involving interim applications in aid of arbitration, challenge to set aside awards and enforcement of awards.
In terms of court litigation, he has experience in applications such as urgent injunctions, examination and production orders in the context of winding proceedings, annulment application in the context of bankruptcy proceedings, charging order, security for costs and stay of proceedings.
Being passionate about the development of arbitration, he is currently one of the Editorial Assistants for the Asian Dispute Review - a quarterly journal sponsored by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch), the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He is also currently serving as a Committee Member of HK45 – the group established under the HKIAC for all young arbitration practitioners in Asia and beyond.
Jacky is trilingual in English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
“The Unprecedented Arrangement between the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Relating to Interim Measures”, Asian Dispute Review 31, January 2020 (co-authored with Byron Perez, Counsel (Supervisor) of the HKIAC)
“Personal Takeaway from the Warzone: Organising, Preparing and Attending a Two-Week Virtual Hearing”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 August 2020
ICLG – Hong Kong: Litigation & Dispute Resolution Laws and Regulations 2021 (co-authored with Kelly Naphtali, Partner of Kirkland & Ellis)
ICLG – Hong Kong: Litigation & Dispute Resolution Laws and Regulations 2022 (co-authored with Kelly Naphtali, Partner of Kirkland & Ellis)
Memberships & Affiliations
HK45, Committee Member
Asian Dispute Review, Editorial Assistant
Law Society of Hong Kong
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2018Hong KongSolicitor
- City University of Hong KongPCLL2015
- City University of Hong KongLL.B.Honours2014First Class Honours