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Newton Mak

麥銘賢大律師

Practice Profile

Newton joined the Bar with more than 10 years of commercial experience, having worked as a management consultant and project manager in the information technology discipline.


Newton focuses on civil litigation and advisory works. He has been instructed in a wide range of contentious matters. His main practice areas include company, commercial, employment, personal injuries, insolvency, trust, and probate.

Call: 2014 (HK)

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 Education

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

J.D.         The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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

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

 Selected Cases

Company

  • Acted for the applicant listed company in applying for leave to judicial review decisions of the Listing Committee and Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to cancel the listing of the company’s shares: Superb Summit International Group Limited (HCAL 336/2020), [2020] HKCFI 892.

  • Acted 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).

  • Acted for the defendants in striking-out the plaintiffs’ common law double derivative claim as being an abuse of the process of the court (led by Mr. Ronny Wong SC): Huinong Delta Investments Ltd & Ors v CCCC Financial Limited & Ors (unrep., HCA 2814/2016, 6/11/2017).


Commercial

  • Acted for the respondent in opposing application for leave to appeal against an order refusing to grant Mareva injunction on the ground of no real risk of dissipation of assets (with Mr. Edward Alder): China Medical Technologies, Inc. (in liquidation) & Ors v Wu Xiaodong & Ors (HCA 3391/2016, 17/7/2019).

  • Acted for the plaintiff company in obtaining Mareva injunction for an email fraud claim (HCA 2585/2016).

  • Acted for the defendants in applying for leave to appeal against an order that refused 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).

 Appointments

Deputy Adjudicator, Small Claims Tribunal  Since 2022 (from time to time)

Deputy Temporary Registrar, District Court  Jan 2024

 Publications

 Scholarships
  / Awards

2012 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

  • 3rd Place, Best Individual Oralist (Vienna)

  • Honourable Mention for Best Team Orals (Vienna)

  • Honourable Mention for Best Memorandum for Claimant (East)

  • Honourable Mention for Best Memorandum for Respondent (East)

2011 J.D. Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010 J.D. Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 Qualifications

 Languages

Fluent in English and Cantonese; Conversant in Mandarin.

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