Experienced, Responsive & Reliable

Ms. Cheung, Kiu Yan Natalia

Ms. Cheung, Kiu Yan Natalia

Founding Partner & Notary Public
Professional Qualification
  • 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
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Disputes Resolution
  • Employment & Visa Application
  • Intellectual Property
  • Wills, Probate, Estate Administration
  • Notarial, Apostille & Consulate Legalization Services
Recent Cases Handled

Banking & Finance

  • Advise on the nature, legal implications, legality and execution formality of corporate and private individual guarantee in favour of financial institutions
  • Represent UK client in garnishee proceedings and successfully recover money defrauded in an internet scam

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, 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 for registration with the Companies Registry
  • Handle application for tax exemption for charities under s 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance

Disputes Resolution

Obtain declaratory relief from Court on share ownership

  • Obtain favourable judgment and legal costs for a Samoa company in a RMB23 million loan dispute
  • Handle contractual claims for a global logistics provider and for a Spanish fruits supplier
  • 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 institutional creditors
  • Advise on shareholders and partnership disputes, deadlock in management

Employment & Visa Application

  • Prepare and advise on employment contracts for expatriates working in HK and on employment matters for multinational corporations (e.g. statutory leave, non-competition and restrictive covenant, MPF matters, redundancy, 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 deed and post-nuptial deed
  • Handle divorce cases, ancillary relief, maintenance and child custody proceedings
  • Obtain Care & Protection Order for Child

Intellectual Property

  • Successfully defended opposition to the invalidation application of a HK trade mark registration
  • Advise on legal remedies and handle court proceedings for trade mark enforcement and infringement, IP assignment, trading and protection, use of alternative disputes resolution mechanisms e.g mediation for IP disputes
  • Prepare and advise on non-disclosure agreement, cease & desist letter, and trade mark applications in HK, PRC and overseas

Wills, Probate, Estate Administration

  • Prepare will and advise on estate planning, provide reverse mortgage counselling and prepare enduring power of attorney
  • Handle applications for resealing of foreign grants, and applications for grants for estate of deceased died domiciled in US, UK, Australia, and other overseas countries and in HK
  • Conduct probate search, file caveat, and handle contentious probate /estate administration court proceedings

Notarial, Apostille & Consulate Legalization Services

  • Handle notarization, apostille and Consulate legalization cases for corporations and private individuals for use
Academic Qualification
  • 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.), University of Hong Kong
Public Appointment/ Membership/Community Service
  • Panel Solicitor of the HK SAR Government Legal Aid Department (Civil & Criminal)
  • 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
  • Member of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property 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