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Ranald Poon

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Ranald Poon

Ranald Poon

Associate

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Ranald Poon

Ranald Poon

Associate

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Ranald joined Clyde & Co in September 2016 as a trainee solicitor in the Hong Kong office. He is now an Associate in the Financial Institution Department and mainly focuses on commercial litigation, insurance-related advice, regulatory investigations and practices relating to data privacy regulations.

Ranald works on commercial litigation for Hong Kong, PRC and overseas clients on a day-to-day basis. He also frequently advises insurers on coverage position of their D&O policies, professional indemnity insurance and cyber policy, and acts for insurers in subrogation claims. Ranald also acts for clients in investigation matters, for example, a Hong Kong registered lift and escalator contractor who was under investigation by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department for alleged misconduct and professional neglect, and a PRC client who was under investigation by the World Bank for allegations of non-disclosure and corruption in a World Bank-financed project. He has also been engaged by various clients to advise on compliance with data privacy law, multi-jurisdictional data breach response and cyber risk management and mitigation.

Ranald completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 2016 with the University of Hong Kong. He graduated his Bachelor of Laws Degree in the University of Hong Kong in 2015 with First Class Honours, and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) Degree with the same University earlier in 2013. He also holds a distinction in Diploma of Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury which was awarded in 2014.

Ranald is a native Cantonese speaker, and is also fluent in English and Mandarin.

Experience
  • Acting for a US company to enforce a guarantee and a mortgage for recovery of around USD 5m in the Hong Kong Court
  • Acting for a Hong Kong company to defend a tortious claim for economic losses of HKD 78m
  • Acting for a registered lift and escalator contractor in the EMSD investigation and the disciplinary board hearing to defend against charges of misconduct and/or professional neglect
  • Acting for a registered lift and escalator contractor in the criminal proceedings relating to work site safety
  • Acting for US and Australian companies in recovery actions for sums fraudulently transferred to Hong Kong bank accounts following cyber fraud and/or social engineering events
  • Advising a multinational hotel chain to on compliance with worldwide personal data protection regulations (including GDPR, Hong Kong's PDPO and Singapore's PDPA) following worldwide a data breach on a global scale

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Expertise

Ranald is an Associate in the Hong Kong office with particular focuses on commercial litigation, regulatory compliance of insurance practice, investigations, cyber and data privacy law.

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