Heidi Chui is a partner at Stevenson, Wong & Co., heading the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, and Banking and Finance Department. She is also co-head of the FinTech practice group and was previously, seconded to serve as an in-house legal advisor of several Chinese banks.
She is strong in handling disputes involving companies, 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 has acted in high profile and landmark cases, involving investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission, winding-up petitions, 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. 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 also handles insurance matters including medico-legal issues, regulatory matters, personal injury, and insurance litigation claims on behalf of insurance companies. She is one of the authors of “The Hong Kong Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents – Insurance” published by LexisNexis and the co-author of the Hong Kong Chapter of “International Insurance Law and Regulation” published by Thomson Reuters. She advises healthcare professionals and hospitals on clinical negligence claims and complaints. She also advises insurers on policy-related issues and defence of claims.
Heidi is an arbitrator on the panel of The Law Society of Hong Kong. She is also an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Shanghai International Arbitration Center, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Hainan International Arbitration Court (Hainan Arbitration Commission), Shanghai Arbitration Commission, Nanjing Arbitration Commission, Tianjin Arbitration Commission, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, Ningbo Arbitration Commission, Hefei Arbitration Commission, Langfang Arbitration Commission, Dalian Arbitration Commission (Dalian International Arbitration Court) and Suihua Arbitration Commission. 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 a China Appointed Attesting Officer as appointed by the Ministry of Justice PRC.
She has also been appointed as an Expert on the Professional Committee on Real Estate Arbitration of China Academy of Arbitration Law. She has been 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 and is experienced in cross-border litigation and international arbitration.
Heidi also specializes 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 provide legal services to several 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.
She is frequently invited to attend seminars, to share her experience and views on arbitration, commercial law, insolvency law, banking law, regulatory enforcement, insurance and healthcare, litigation and dispute resolution.