Newton Mak



Chambers of Ronny Wong SC

Rooms 3206-7, Alexandra House

The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

T:  2526 1732

F:  2845 5421




Call:              2014 (HK)

Associate, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

HKMAAL Accredited General Mediator


Practice Profile

Newton came to the Bar with 11 years of commercial experience, having worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM and as a project manager at The Hong Kong Jockey Club.  He commenced full practice in 2014 after completing pupillage with Mr. Peter Duncan SC, Mr. Paul Lam SC, Mr. Richard Khaw SC, Mr. John Litton QC and Mr. Vod Chan.

Newton develops his practice with a focus on Company and Commercial litigations.  He has been instructed in a wide range of civil matters including shareholders’ disputes, commercial fraud, economic torts, insolvency, probate, land, personal injuries, employment, trade secrets, intellectual property, international sale of goods, and matrimonial causes.  Newton has also acted for private clients in commercial and general crime proceedings.


Newton has experience in conducting both civil and criminal trials and in making interlocutory applications on his own.  He has appeared as an advocate (either on his own or as a led junior) in the Magistrates’ Courts, Lands Tribunal, Family Court, District Court, High Court, and Court of Final Appeal.


Newton is also an accredited mediator since 2012 and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators since 2013.



P.C.LL.           The Chinese University of Hong Kong   (Distinction)

J.D.                 The Chinese University of Hong Kong   (Top 10% in Class)

M.Sc.              The University of Hong Kong   (Distinction)

B.Sc.               University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA   (Dean’s Honour List)


Selected Works


  • Appealed against conviction of conspiracy to defraud in relation to “connected transaction” as defined under Chapter 14A of the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (led by Ms. Wing Kay Po, Ms. Doris Li): HKSAR v Leonora Yung, The Personal Representative of the Estate of Cheng Chee-Tock Theodore (FACC 7/2014), (2016) 19 HKCFAR 86, [2016] 6 HKC 149

  • Obtained leave to continue appeal in the CFA notwithstanding the death of the appellant.  The CFA (full five-member court) revisited its earlier dicta in Hin Lin Yee v HKSAR (2010) 13 HKCFAR 142, affirmed its jurisdiction to continue criminal appeal after an appellant’s death, and laid down guidelines in exercising its discretion (led by Ms. Wing Kay Po, Ms. Doris Li): HKSAR v Cheng Chee-Tock Theodore (FACC 7/2014), (2015) 18 HKCFAR 292, [2015] 5 HKC 230

  • Struck-out the plaintiffs’ common law double derivative claim concerning disputes over HK$1 billion worth of assets (led by Mr. Ronny Wong SC): Huinong Delta Investments Ltd & Ors v CCCC Financial Limited & Ors (unrep., HCA 2814/2016, 6/11/2017)

  • Appeared in the High Court for the defendant directors in opposing and counterclaiming inspection of company’s records under sections 375 and 740 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) (led by Mr. Ronny Wong SC): Re CCCC Financial Limited (unrep., HCMP 3194/2016, 8/11/2017)​​

  • Appealed against decision refusing to order fortification for a Mareva injunction (led by Mr. Ronny Wong SC): Sun Yan & Ors v Superb Jade Limited (unrep., HCA 813/2014, 23/10/2015)

  • Obtained annulment of bankruptcy order under s.33(1)(a) of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap 6) on the ground of defective service of statutory demand and petition where the petitioner creditor had failed to exhaust all reasonable means to effect service: (HCB 861/2015, 15/3/2016)

  • Obtained ex parte and continued Mareva Injunction in the High Court for the plaintiff company in a commercial fraud claim: Europaco Limited v Shokang (Hongkong) Trade Co. Limited (HCA 2585/2016, 6/10/2016 & 14/10/2016)

  • Appeared in the High Court for the petitioner, debtor and creditor in various winding-up and bankruptcy proceedings: petition for winding-up (HCCW 124/2017); application for leave to continue action against company in winding-up (HCCW 222/2013), opposing bankruptcy petition (HCB 5594/2014)

  • Appeared in the District Court trial for the respondent employer in opposing application for compensation under ss.9, 10 and 10A of the Employee’s Compensation Ordinance (Cap 282): Wu Suen Pong v Kwok Wing Man t/a Ching Ching Transportation Co (unrep., DCEC 2075/2013, 22/6/2015)



Fluent in English and Cantonese; Conversant in Mandarin

Newton Mak