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Rachael Shek

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Rachael Shek

Rachael Shek

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Rachael's practice covers the spectrum of disputes from complex commercial litigation, joint–venture/shareholder disputes and corporate loan recovery to private wealth disputes, insurance, wirefraud and employment disputes.

Her clients cover many sectors and include global and Hong Kong banks, private equity firms and other financial services providers, Hong Kong listed companies, global manufacturers, and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Rachael is a ranked disputes lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2020, 2019, and 2018 and is described as being “efficient, precise and always on point in terms of drafting”, and being praised by clients as “both legally and commercially sound”, and for being “particularly good at handling clients and managing their expectations”.  Rachael is a contributing editor of Hong Kong Civil Procedure published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Rachael is Hong Kong qualified and speaks Cantonese and English fluently, with basic Mandarin.

Experience
  • Acting for ultra-high net worth individuals and their related entities in a HKD 1 billion investment fraud dispute.
  • Acting for a major shareholder in a PE fund dispute including defending against a prohibitory injunction.
  • Acting for leading Hong Kong banks in corporate loan management and recovery matters including security enforcement and insolvency proceedings.
  • Acting for a Chinese bank in defending claims that it has breached its duty of care in the context of a Mareva injunction culminating in a landmark decision in the Hong Kong courts.
  • Acting for two leading Hong Kong banks in a US$108 million trade financing dispute involving a well-known PRC mobile phone manufacturer.
  • Acting for a German cryptocurrency developer in a claim for trademark infringement and successfully recovering a domain name which it required for an initial coin offering but was registered by a Hong Kong individual.
  • Acting for a leading global design firm in a potential dispute with the main contractor of a major infrastructure project in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for Big 4 liquidators in asset recovery in a Hong Kong corporate insolvency.
  • Acting for a global luxury hospitality group as retained counsel including advising on guest disputes, commercial contracts, licences, and employment matters.
  • Acting for a US headquartered manufacturer of luxury audio/visual and entertainment systems in a multi-jurisdictional dispute with its former exclusive distributor in Asia Pacific, including seeking an interim injunction in Hong Kong based on intellectual property rights upon termination of the distributorship agreement and recovering a debts owed by the distributor.

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Expertise

Rachael is a partner in our dispute resolution practice group with a particular focus on banking litigation and joint-venture/shareholder disputes.

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