Looking Glass Report 2021/2022
Looking Glass Report 2021/2022 - Part 3: The changing role of the General Counsel (GC)
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Recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers Greater China 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.
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.
What they say
"She is an outstanding lawyer providing critical support through difficult challenges. Mun's Chinese language abilities are sometimes essential to navigating legal issues in China. Her deep understanding of the region is a great benefit to us." – Chambers Greater China 2022
"She's very professional and is a subject matter expert." – Chambers Greater China 2022
Mun "is always very supportive" and "happy to provide an overview so we can better assess insurance exposures." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2021
"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)
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