Nelson was one of the two co-founders of Cheung & Liu Solicitors established in April 2004. Whilst still being attached to Cheung & Liu Solicitors as a Consultant, Nelson leads a team of seasoned legal professionals to spearhead the establishment of KCL & Partners and is the mastermind behind every unique solution. He has accrued considerable experience in litigation centering on commercial disputes and he has acted on a wide range of clients from business magnates to grassroots. He advises international and local clients on a broad spectrum of commercial matters and also on corporate matters.
Nelson also holds a Non-Executive Director position at a listed company. He is the co-founder of the Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys and is also a founding member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executive Association; he further holds 2 legal advisory roles at The Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong (LUA) and the Hong Kong Brands Protection Alliance. He was also recently appointed as a General Committee Member of the HKINEDA.
He also holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science majoring in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (1992). Following the completion of his law degree in 1998, Nelson further acquired a Master’s Degree in Chinese & Comparative Law at the City University of Hong Kong (2001). He is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2001 and co-founded Cheung and Liu Solicitors in 2004.He has recently acquired the qualification of Certified Arbitrator of the Zhanjiang Court of International Arbitration and is also an Accredited Mediator in Hong Kong.
Yam advises on a wide range of general civil and commercial matters since his admission in 2012.
Being a core member of the General Practice team, Yam offers a full legal service to clients within the core sectors and ensures that advice is commercially sound and tailored specifically to clients' expectations.
Carina has niche experience in litigation related to personal injuries claims and has been involved in some of the most complex cases within her core focus. She has a predominant focus on civil litigation with depth of experience in insurance disputes and matrimonial issues.
She is known for untangling the web of unresolved disputes, principally in personal injuries claims.
She obtained her LLB at the University of Hong Kong and was qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She is also a Certified Arbitrator of the Zhanjiang Court of International Arbitration.
Mr. Yip first graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2001. He had taken and completed all taught courses of the LLM of the Renmin University of China in 2002-2003. Since 2016, he has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China as a China-Appointed Attesting Officer.
Mr. Yip has extensive experience in the legal practice. Before he qualified, Mr. Yip had acted as a Court Prosecutor undertaking criminal prosecution work. He had also worked as an Assistant Legal Manager in a Group of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, spending over 5 years in PRC related and local legal work, and during such period he was actively involved in incorporating and rendering legal support to over 10 PRC foreign investment enterprises or sino-foreign equity/cooperative joint ventures of the Group.
Prior to joining KCL & Partners in February 2019, Mr. Yip had been a Partner and subsequently the Principal of Messrs. Yip & Liu (having ceased its over 12 years’ practice), a small-sized but decent law firm committed to providing high quality service to clients. Since his admission, his practice has covered areas of corporate and general commercial, China attesting and PRC related work, contract, employees’ compensation and personal injuries claims, criminal, probate, tenancy, conveyancing and property related disputes, torture claims and judicial review.
Daiana has been involved in a fair amount of complex civil and commercial litigation as well as arbitrations and contractual matters. She went through an all-rounded training in our team under the direct supervision of our Partner Nelson Liu and had moved on to work in one of the not able commercial law firms in Hong Kong for a year and a half before rejoining our General Practice team as an Associate.
Daiana obtained a BBA (2008) and an LLB (2010) at the University of Hong Kong.She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2015.
Thomas graduated from The University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of laws degree. He is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales. He has been appointed as China-appointed Attesting Officer by the Ministry of Justice of the PRC since 2009. He speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Putonghua.
His practice mainly covers corporate and commercial matters including mainland cross-border mergers and acquisitions, take-over and corporate restructuring, equity offering and sino joint-venture project. He has extensive experience in advising stated-owned entities and listed companies on regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Mr. Yip obtained his LLB at the Renmin University of China and pursued his Juris Doctor (JD) and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2011, Mr. Yip had successfully passed the National Judicial Examination in the PRC. Mr. Yip is trilingual and is proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Yip went through an all-rounded training in both our Litigation and Corporate Finance Team. He has ample opportunity to acquire exposure in complex civil and commercial litigation as well as corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and compliance works for listed companies.
Ms. Hu obtained her LLB in 2008 and passed the PRC National Judicial Examination in 2013. Over the years of practicing in Shenzhen, she has accumulated extensive experience in litigation and corporate cases, which covered areas of arbitration, contract, probate, and matrimonial related disputes.
Being a core member of our General Practice division, her mission is to provide an all-rounded legal service to clients in cross-jurisdiction areas with her expertise.