Partners

Heidi Chui Partner

Contact

Tel:(852) 2533 2540

Fax: (852) 2157 5550

Email: heidichui.office@sw-hk.com

Practice area

Banking & Finance, Employment Law, Litigation & Disputes Resolution, Regulatory Enforcement & Compliance

Heidi was admitted to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2002. She joined the firm in 2012.

Heidi heads the litigation and dispute resolution department and had served as the internal legal advisor of several Chinese banks.

She is strong in handling disputes involving companies, including but not limited to shareholder disputes, derivative actions, petitions relating to unfair prejudicial conduct, breach of fiduciary duties by directors or senior management. She acts for banks, financial institutions, listed companies, directors, management team, shareholders and investors in urgent applications regarding affairs of the company, holding of AGMs and EGMs, removal of directors or senior executives, misappropriation of assets, investigations relating to irregularities in corporate transactions and fraudulent conduct. She had acted in high profile and landmark cases such as Qunxing Paper Holdings Company Limited and China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited, involving investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission, winding-up petition, urgent injunction applications and appointment of receivers.

Heidi specializes in commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution and frequently assists banks, borrowers, insurance companies, property management companies, funds, listed companies and financial institutions in resolving various vexatious problems. Heidi is experienced and adept at providing legal advice on asset tracing, mortgage litigation, corporate takeover, enforcement of judgments, winding-up of companies and bankruptcy.

Heidi is an arbitrator on the panel of The Law Society of Hong Kong, one of the few solicitors who got accreditation and listed on the panel. She is also an accredited mediator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, The Law Society of Hong Kong and a Panel Mediator for Buildings Management Cases of the Lands Tribunal, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) and a Civil Celebrant of Marriages. She is also a China Appointed Attesting Officer as appointed by the Ministry of Justice PRC. She has been appointed as Expert of professional Committee on Real Estate Arbitration of China Academy of Arbitration Law. She has been also appointed by The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, the Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, as a Practising Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. She has also been appointed by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a member of Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition, Heidi provides legal advisory services for cases adjudicated in mainland China, taking the role of an expert witness in Hong Kong law and is experienced in cross-border litigation and international arbitration. She regularly represents individuals and corporations to handle investigations and lawsuits conducted by enforcement agencies and regulatory organisations.

Heidi also specialises in handling matters relating to default of payment and commercial fraud, assisting liquidators, receivers, official receivers, creditors and other professionals in charge of insolvency and bankruptcy matters in relation to debt restructuring and cross-border asset tracing.

Heidi and her team have provided or are providing legal services to a number of banks, including Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia), China CITIC Bank International Limited, China Construction Bank (Asia), Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch, Nanyang Commercial Bank, China Merchants Bank and Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.

Heidi is frequently invited to attend legal subject talks and seminars, to share her invaluable experience and views on commercial law, insolvency law, banking law, regulatory enforcement, arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution. She has been recognized as a Client Choice winner in Litigation practice in Hong Kong in 2016 which is organized by the International Law Office and Lexology.