Experienced, Responsive & Reliable

Ms. Cheung, Kiu Yan Natalia

Ms. Cheung, Kiu Yan Natalia

Founding Partner & Notary Public
Professional Qualifications
  • Solicitor, Hong Kong (Admitted in 2008)
  • Notary Public
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Accredited Mediator
  • HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
  • Reverse Mortgage Counsellor
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages
Principal Practice Areas
  • Corporate, Commercial & Debt Recovery
  • Disputes Resolution
  • Art Law
  • E-Commerce & Fintech, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
  • Employment & Visa Application
  • Family & Divorce
  • Intellectual Property
  • Probate, Estate Administration
  • Notary Public, Apostille & Consulate Legalization Services
Recent Cases Handled

Corporate & Commercial

  • Advise on the sale and acquisition of shares in HK companies holding properties including guesthouses, commercial and residential properties, and sale and purchase of business
  • Advise on capital restructuring including capital reduction, share redemption, share buy out, increase of issued share capital and shares allotment, variation of rights attached to shares
  • Advise on the rights and duties of shareholders and directors including rights to inspect books and records, etc
  • Advise on alteration of articles of association and documentations for changing public company to private company or vice versa for registration with the Companies Registry
  • Handle application for tax exemption for charities under s 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance
  • Prepare joint venture agreements, share subscription agreements, share option scheme documentations
  • Advise on terms and conditions of insurance policy for jewellery and fine arts

Disputes Resolution

  • Handle injunction proceedings on share dilution and share disposal proceedings
  • Obtain declaratory relief from Court on share ownership
  • Obtain favourable judgment and legal costs for a Samoa company in a RMB23 million loan dispute
  • Advise on legal remedies and injunction proceedings against internet scam and online investment fraud scheme, dating website fraud scheme
  • Successfully dismiss the appeal against the judgment ruled in favour of a financial institution in a loan dispute of over HK$30 million
  • Represent PRC factory in a cross-border arbitration administered by the HKIAC for recovery of goods purchase price for US$ 747,000
  • Obtain winding up order and bankruptcy order against debtors for financial institution creditors
  • Advise on shareholders and partnership disputes, board room disputes, deadlock in management
  • Defended clients against prosecution for unlawful occupation of government land 

Art Law

  • Drafting contracts or terms and conditions for artists, galleries, art consultancy company, online auction house, storage and logistics providers, interior design or creative industries
  • Sale and purchase of artwork, galleries, studios
  • Advise on the establishment of charity for the promotion of art and culture education in Hong Kong and application for tax exemption status under the Inland Revenue Ordinance
  • Ownership and restitution of claim of artwork
  • Sale and purchase disputes of artwork, e.g. non- return of artwork, delayed delivery, default of payment for art commissions
  • Authenticity disputes, art fraud and forged art work
  • Advise on and handle copyright and trademark infringement proceedings and arbitration, e.g involving commissions and collaborations
  • Artwork copyright protection and commercial exploitation of copyright and designs, licensing transactions

E-Commerce. Fintech, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

  • Handle merger & acquisition transactions for E-wallet app companies, mobile apps companies and IT solutions service providers
  • Prepare company documents and corporate governance documents for fintech companies
  • Prepare shareholders' agreements and company constitution documents for cloud technology companies 
  • Advise on the licensing requirements and compliance issues for E-wallet app company
  • Advise KOL company on contractual disputes
  • Prepare share option scheme documentations for IT start-up
  • Advise on terms and conditions for online auction for fine arts, jewellery, etc.

Employment & Visa Application

  • Prepare and advise on employment contracts for expatriates working in HK and on employment matters for multinational corporations (e.g. bonus issues, enforcement of non-competition and restrictive covenant, MPF matters, redundancy, unlawful dismissal, employment termination and payments)
  • Handle and advise on visa applications for Italian/ German/ Mainland Chinese under the categories of Investment (Establish/Join In Business) / Employment as Professionals in Hong Kong

Family & Divorce

  • Prepare and advise on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreement
  • Handle divorce cases for local, overseas or Mainland Chinese petitioner/respondent on the ground of unreaonable behaviour etc, ancillary relief, maintenance pending suit, judgment summons, and children custody, care & control, access proceedings
  • Obtain Care & Protection Order for Child

Intellectual Property

  • Successfully defended opposition to the invalidation and revocation application of HK trade mark registrations
  • Advise on legal remedies and handle court proceedings for trade mark & IP infringement and court order enforcement, injunction proceedings, passing off action, copyright infringment for artistic work and visual arts, use of alternative disputes resolution mechanisms e.g mediation or arbitration for IP disputes
  • IP assignment, trading and licesning of IP
  • Prepare and advise on non-disclosure agreement, mutual confidentiality agreement, cease & desist letter, and trade mark applications in HK, PRC and overseas, copyright applications in PRC, etc
  • Patent applications

Probate, Estate Administration

  • Handle applications for resealing of foreign grants issued in UK, Australia, and applications for grants for estate of deceased who died domiciled in US, Japan, Taiwan, Burma, etc and in HK
  • Conduct probate search, file caveat, and handle contentious probate /estate administration court proceedings

Notary Public, Apostille & Consulate Legalization Services

  • Handle notarization, apostille and Consulate legalization cases for corporations and private individuals for documents for use in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Macau, India, UAE countries, etc
  • Notarize documents for use in Russia, Ukraine for Blockchain & Digital Assets company and E-commerce company 
Academic Qualifications
  • Master of Laws (Corporate & Financial Law), University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Laws (Civil & Commercial Law), Renmin University of China
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) (Double Major: Economics & Finance, Politics & Public Administration), University of Hong Kong
Public Appointments/ Memberships/Community Services
  • Panel Solicitor of the HK SAR Government Legal Aid Department 
  • Panel Solicitor of the HKSAR Government Duty Lawyer Service Scheme [in all Magistrates Courts, Juvenile Courts, Coroners Courts and under the Convention Against Torture Scheme & Non- Refoulement Claims]
  • Member of the Belt & Road Committee of the HK Law Society
  • Member of the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee of the HK Law Society
  • Member of the Guangdong-HK-Macau Big Bay Area Working Group of the HK Law Society
  • Speaker for the Community Talk Program, & New Generation & School Talk Program of the HK Law Society
  • Articles writer for Sing Tao Legal Mail Box
  • Mediator for Pilot Free Mediation Service Scheme For Building Management Dispute (organized by Home Affairs Department & Hong Kong Mediation Council)
Languages
  • English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Read and write simplified and traditional Chinese