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Recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific for leading contentious insurance lawyer, Mun advises clients on regulatory investigations as well as insurers on financial and professional lines products. She specialises in dispute resolution with a focus on insurance and reinsurance.

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Mun has been nominated a leading insurance and reinsurance practitioners in Hong Kong by Women in Business Law Expert Guide 2020. She is a member of the Firm's Global Management Board.

Mun acts for clients in defending a range of regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings conducted by Hong Kong regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She has extensive experience in bribery and fraud investigations and has recently represented clients in audits by the World Bank in relation to allegations of accounting irregularities and corruption. She also acts as defence counsel in court proceedings against directors for breach of duty as well as against professionals for negligence and against financial institutions for misselling. Mun also has strong experience in cross border recovery and tracing remedies in the context of corporate insolvencies and fraud.

Mun has successfully represented clients in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in a dispute over a joint venture contract for advertising in China. Her experience in commercial litigation and court/arbitration work is diverse and extensive, having been involved in contract disputes, shareholder claims, professional liability and white collar fraud.

Mun works extensively with insurers in Asia on coverage investigations and localisation of policy wording. She focuses on D&O, financial lines, professional indemnity and bankers’ blanket bond. She is appointed by many insurers to act in cyber breach response and involved in some of the most high profile cyber incidents globally. Mun's recent matters include advising insurers on COVID-19 related claims and coverage issues.

Mun speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

"Mun Yeow has considerable experience undertaking various insurance coverage matters for insurers across the Asia-Pacific region, encompassing financial lines and D&O liability. She also has notable expertise in high-profile personal injury claims."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

"Mun Yeow is a vastly experienced practitioner who handles a range of high-profile coverage claims, including D&O, professional indemnity, financial lines and bankers' blanket bond claims. She is popular among major insurers and has a strong track record of handling complex claims across the Asia-Pacific region. Her counsel is also sought in relation to regulatory compliance issues and investigations."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

"The 'excellent' Mun Yeow excels at employment work at the intersection of financial services regulatory matters, including regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings conducted by Hong Kong regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange."

Legal 500 2019 (Employment)

 

Experience
  • Coverage issues for large loss claims under multinational polices – Acting for insurers on coverage issues arising from the Tainjin explosions for large property losses under multinational policies, including co-ordination of international counsel in coverage investigations
  • World Bank Investigation – Acting in an audit by the World Bank into allegations of fraud and corruption in relation to the financing of the construction of an infrastructure worth multi millions of dollars
  • Regulatory and criminal proceedings against escalator contractor – Acting and advising in regulatory and criminal proceedings in relation to the collapse of a high rise escalator in a shopping mall
  • Disciplinary proceedings against directors of publicly listed companies – Acting for entities and individuals in disciplinary proceedings by regulators including the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Successful appeal to the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal – Acting for a joint venture partner in a dispute regarding advertising operations in China and successfully appealing to the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong to have the joint venture agreement set aside on grounds of misrepresentation and material non-disclosure
  • Compliance with extra-territorial warrants on global corporates and insurers – Advising clients on extra-territorial search warrants issued by US regulators and compliance issues arising from the conflict of law and the difference in regulatory regime
  • D&O coverage issues for US securities class actions and SEC investigations against PRC companies – Acting for international insurers on coverage issues arising under D&O policies with respect to US securities class actions and SEC investigations against the entity and directors for misstatements, material non-disclosures, irregular accounting and/or fraud
  • D&O and professional indemnity coverage investigations into misselling of Minibonds by financial institutions – Acting for insurers on coverage issues arising from investor claims against financial institutions for misselling Minibonds and structured products, including regulatory investigations into the internal controls of these financial institutions and criminal investigations into the alleged unlawful conduct of staff
  • Arbitration proceedings against insurers regarding coverage dispute – Acting for insurers in arbitration against insured on a policy dispute regarding coverage for losses incurred as part of an alleged fraudulent scheme practised on the insured by its own staff
  • Acting for a European government in corporate insolvencies and cross-border asset recoveries – Acting for a European government in tracing assets representing proceeds of tax evasion from Europe to Hong Kong then to various jurisdictions in the world, including the recovery of assets in Europe and Asia, obtaining discovery orders against the company auditors and directors and examining them in court
  • Defending the directors of publicly listed companies against claims for breach of fiduciary duty – Acting for the former directors of publicly listed companies against claims by liquidators for breach of duty allegedly arising from misstatements on revenue and assets, and irregular accounting.
  • Cyber breach – Advising in relation to data breaches involving large diversified international corporates and recovering monies defrauded by phishing
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Sectors

  • Hospitality

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Cyber Risk

  • Data Protection & Privacy

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • International Arbitration

  • Regulatory & Investigations

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