Matrix members have experience working in a range of courts in Hong Kong, including the Court of Final Appeal. We have experience advising government departments, companies and individuals across a wide range of practice areas.
Former UK Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald QC has been confirmed as guest speaker for the annual HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture. Recognised as one of the country’s leading criminal, regulatory and international barristers, Lord Macdonald will address an audience comprising senior figures from the legal profession and law students in […]
Re-trial ordered for appellants previously convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment in HKSAR v Keen and Ors  HKCFA 32 allowing the appeal of the appellants who were charged and convicted on two counts of conspiracy to defraud. The appellants, Chen Keen (A1), Hao May (A2) and Yee Wenjye (A3), were all sentenced to […]
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had his conviction for criminal misconduct quashed by the Court of Final Appeal, who held that that the trial judge had failed to direct the jury properly. Tsang was charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption after failing to disclose a deal with mainland-based businessman Bill Wong […]
Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee. The observation report highlights concerns (both in Hong Kong and internationally) about the proposed amendments and the comparison being drawn to the UK’s extradition system. The report states that the proposed amendments “fundamentally imperil […]
Matrix’s Karon Monaghan QC and team in landmark win in discrimination case before Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal handed down judgment today [6 June 2019] in a case brought by Hong Kong civil servant Mr Angus Leung. Mr Leung, who is in a same sex marriage, was seeking equivalent benefits to those afforded to (opposite sex) couples whose marriages are recognised in Hong Kong. In 2014, […]