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Vod Chan


Practice Profile

Vod is a practising barrister with a focus on civil litigation, especially in the areas of company/business, intellectual property, employment, discrimination, land/property, landlord and tenant, torts including personal injury, and banking laws. In particular, his spectrum of practice covers, in the area of company law, advising a listed company’s investment vehicle on its shareholders’ rights, and seeking reliefs on behalf…

Call: 2004 (HK)




  • LLM in ArbDR (Distinction) (City University of Hong Kong) (CityU)

  • LLM (Distinction) (University of Hong Kong)

  • PCLL (University of Hong Kong)

  • LLB (Hons.) (University of London)

  • MBA (Simon Fraser University)

 Selected Cases

  • Construction and Arbitration

    • To HS Eddy v Sheenluxe, HCCT 34/2008 (Court of First Instance, 3 Dec 2008) (Opposing to set aside an arbitration award)

    • Falcon Building Materials Co. Ltd. v Fine View Engineering Ltd, DCCJ 5663/2006 (District Court, 3 Jan 2008)

    • Otis Elevator Co (HK) Ltd v Cheung Yip Chuen David, DCCJ 5316/2005 (District Court, 21 Jul 2006)

  • Administrative and Public Law

    • China Mobile v Commissioner of Inland Revenue, HCIA 2/2017 (Court of First Instance, 28 Jul 2020) (Tax/Income Revenue)


  • Chair, Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)

  • Torture Claims Appeal Board

  • Appointment Committee of Finance Dispute Resolution Centre

  • Vice Chair, Mediation Committee, HKBA

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Law, CityU


  • What Should Lawyers Do When the Best of the Two Worlds Collide in Mediation/Negotiation?, HK Lawyer, p.35, 11/2020”

  • Using softer hands to settle injury claims, South China Morning Post, p2, 16/1/2016

  • Turn bad times into a career opportunity, South China Morning Post, p2, 20/9/2014

  / Awards

  • Bronze Award for Volunteer Service, Social Welfare Department Hong Kong

  • Eileen Purkiss Memorial Endowment Award

  • BC Hydro Scholarship


  • Practising Arbitrator

    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)’s List of Arbitrators

    • Domain Name Dispute Resolution

    • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • Fluent in Cantonese, English and Putonghua

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