1988 (HK)
1988 (Eng & Wales)
1989 (Australia)
1995 (Singapore)
CEDR Accredited Mediator
Tel No:(852) 2524 2156 (g)
 (852) 2826 2224 (d)
Fax:(852) 2810 5656
Andrew Y. S. Mak麥業成大律師

Professional Qualification
Barrister or attorney to Lincoln’s Inn, Hong Kong, High Court of Australia & Singapore
CEDR Accredited Mediator & HKMAAL accredited mediator
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Appointed Legal Consultant in Shanghai

Academic Qualification
BSc (University of Hong Kong)
LLB (University of London)
MBA (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
LLM (London School of Economics)

Professional Practice 
Andrew Mak has a full time practice as an advocate and arbitrator in international and commercial disputes, and property law.   
Andrew has recently appeared in all levels in the Hong Kong Court, from the Court of Final Appeal down, and in international arbitrations in Hong Kong and other arbitration venues, mainly in Mainland China.
Recently, he has sat as Chief Arbitrator in the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.  He is on various panels of arbitrators, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (Shenzhen Arbitration Commission)  (SAIC), Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Financial Arbitration Centre, Shanghai (SHIAC), Jinan Arbitration Commission, Tianjin Arbitration Commission, Nanjing Arbitration Commission and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA).   
He has sat as Chief Arbitrator in Shenzhen in one of the first cases in using Hong Kong law in commercial arbitration.  He was appointed Chinese legal consultant in Shanghai in 2015.  His legal opinion has been accepted by the PRC courts.  He has frequent speaking engagements in the PRC on commercial litigation and arbitration topics. 
Andrew Mak has also taught part time at the Peking University, the East China University of Politics and Law (formerly the St John University), and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.   
He has been temporary part time lecturer in Land Law of the University of Hong Kong and has given CPDs lectures frequently on conveyancing and property law, injunctions and international commercial litigation and arbitration.
He has authored works in commercial injunctions, conveyancing and property litigation, disciplinary & regulatory proceedings, and administrative law.  
He is also active in public service and in offering pro bono service in law.
Selected Cases
Examples of Recent Cases
International and commercial arbitration
  • An international ICC arbitration advising on software licensing involving online PC-based and mobile games.
  • An international arbitration representing a PRC enterprise in security chips for mobile phones on payment system.
  • An international arbitration representing a puchaser in purchasing a number of aeroplanes flying between Thailand and other places.
  • An international arbitration representing vendor publisher in licensing mobile games in South Korea.
  • An international arbitration representing purchaser of technology involving ophthalmic medical devices.
Selected Examples of Published Cases
Company & Commercial 
On Sky Enterprise (HK) Ltd v Lanco International Holdings Ltd [2017] 1 HKLRD 941 (penalty interests)
> China Capital Strategy Ltd (CR No. 905069) v Registrar of Companies HCMP 3275/2013  (company registration)
A v B [2015] 3 HKLRD 586 (setting aside arbitral award on public policy ground)
Yukio Takahashi v Cheng Zhen Shu (2011) 14 HKCFAR 558 (restitution remedies on back to back transaction in purchase of PRC land)
> Dah Sing Bank, Ltd v Sing Hai Handbags Manufactory Ltd CACV 157/2007 (banking law : setting aside mortgage on ground of undue influence)
> Advertasia Street Furniture Ltd v China Outdoor Media Investment (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (2006) 9 HKCFAR 863 (dispute on investment in PRC advertising licence through share purchase : value at HK$100 m in 2006)
> Hong Kong Chinese Bank Ltd v Onlink Investments [2003] 3 HKLRD 491 (setting aside bank mortgage on ground of undue influence and misrepresentation)
> Re Mitsa (HK) Ltd HCCW 67/2012 (minority shareholder dispute)
> Re Comtowell Ltd [1998] 2 HKLRD 463 (creditors winding up)
> Golden City Electronic Industries and Another v RCR Electronics Manufacturing Ltd [1996] 2 HKLRD 257 (creditors winding up)
Land / Trust Law
   Land Option
> Siu Kai Ming v Lau Sai Hing (2015) 18 HKCFAR 38 (distinction between land option and pre-emptive rights)
   Trust/Common Intention Constructive Trust
> Chan Sung LaiChan Sun Lim Pau & anr [2015] 4 HKLRD 268 (Common intention constructive trust : severance of joint tenancy)
> Lai Chung Ming v Fung Kar Luen Candy HCA 197/2008 (Common Intention Constructive Trust : marriage failed to take place, gift)
> Karex (Hong Kong) Ltd v Fortune Talent Development Ltd [1993] 3 HKLRD 397 (Constructive trust on back to back sale and purchase of property)
   Right of Way & Easement
> Chatham Industries Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Gold King Industrial Building [2011] 3 HKLRD 140 (Right of way : Right to stop, right to park)
 Land Registration
> Fairwing Investment Ltd v Wan Sai Chung HCA 2460/2014, 10.5.2016 (Vacation of pending registration)
> Choi Sung Po v Lai Woon Lan [2012] 4 HKC 503 (land registration)
> Keep Point Development Ltd v Chan Chi Yim & Ngai Yuet Fong [2002] 2 HKLRD 145 (Land registration : unregistered interests of owners when building demolished)
   Adverse Possession
> Wong Pui Wan v Wong Wing Kwong DCCJ 118/2014, 12.2.2018 (Adverse Possession)
> Wong Chong Kwai Yin v Tsang Hau Ling HCA 939/2015, 18.8.2016 (Adverse possession)
> Lau Wing Hong v Wong Wor Hung [2006] 4HKLRD 671 (Adverse possession)
> Chan Tin Shi v Li Tin Sung [2006] 1 HKLRD 185; (2006) 9 HKCFAR 29 (Adverse possession : whether Fairweather principles apply)
    Title/Common Part/Illegal Structure
> Polyset Ltd v Panhandat Ltd [2002] 3 HKLRD 319; (2002) 5 HKCFAR 234 (Title, whether forfeiture of deposits is penalty)
> Tai Fat Development (Holding) Co Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Gold King Industrial Building [2007] 4 HKLRD 440  (Whether Car parks are common part)
> Tam Sze Man & another Incorporated Owners of Shan Tsui Court [2011] 5 HKLRD 434 (Whether two units turned into one is breach of DMC, whether wall between units are Common parts)
Empire Trend Enterprises Ltd Double Mind Co Ltd HCMP 2425/1998 (Title, illegal structure)
Tai Fat Development (Holding) Co Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Gold King Industrial Building CACV 22/2014 (Whether car parks are common part)
> Bridam Ltd v Sa Sa Comestic Co Ltd HCA 1050/2013 (Injunction, Easement on vertical wall, Construction of DMC)
    Building Management
> Szeto Yuk Lin v Kanton Ltd [2018] HKCA 87, 15.2.2018 (common part converted into car parks)
Incorporated Owners of San Po Kwong Mansion v On Rich (HK) Investment Ltd HCA 557/2013, 27.10.2017 (Effect of IO’s resolution in general meeting)
> Tai Fat Development (Holding) Co Ltd & others v Incorporated Owners of Gold King Industrial Building FACV 13/2016, 4.7.2017 (Interpretation of Deed of Mutual Covenant)
Smart Essence Development Ltd v Hong Kong Housing Authority HCA 450/2016 (Interpretation of Deed of Mutual Covenant)
> Tam Lai King v Incorporated Owners of Malahon Apartments [2010] 5 HKLRD 63 (building management)
> Incorporated Owners of One Beacon Hill v Match Power Investment Ltd [2011] 5 HKLRD 107 (BMO)
> Incorporated Owners of One Beacon Hill v Match Power Investment Ltd [2012] 5 HKLRD 375
(Building Management : Locus standi of incorporated owners. Section 18(2)(g) of Building Management Ordinance on matters of common interest to all owners)
Incorporated Owners of Tung Lo Court v Tsui Wai Yip [2015] 4 HKLRD 397 (Building Management : locus standi of incorporated owners in defamatory action)
Incorporated Owners of Po Lok Building v Leung Koon [2006] 1 CLRT 118 (Building management : Sub-DMC)
Compensation / Valuation
Silver Mountain Investments Ltd v Attorney General of Hong Kong [1994] 1 WLR 925 (Judicial review of power of compulsory acquisition by the Land development corporation (now Urban Renewal Authority)
> Siu Sau Kuen v The Director of Lands [2012] 2 HKC 76 (legal principles of valuation concerning development potential)
Judicial Review & Disciplinary Proceedings
> Man Hing Medical Supplies (International) Ltd v Director of Health [2015] 3 HKLRD 224 (Judicial review on Health Authority’s power to recall, Statutory interpretation)
>Man Hing Medical Supplies (International) Ltd v Director of Health HCAL 62/2014, 7 January 2015 (Judicial review : grant of interim relief when no threats on health hazard) 
> Ho Ho Chuen v Commissioner of Police HCMP 2276/2009 (Police disciplinary proceedings)
> Wong Kei Kwong v Principal Assistant Secretary for the Civil Service [2009] 2 HKLRD 476 (Disciplinary proceedings when acquittal of criminal charges)
Ko Hon Yue v Liu Ching Leung CACV 294/2008 (Employment : teacher, implied term and quantum)
Incorporated Owners of Tung Lo Court v Tsui Wai Yip [2015] 4 HKLRD 397 (Building management, locus standi of Incorporated Owners in defamatory claim)
Yuen Chi Man Daniel v Cheng Pui Man HCA 1410/2014 (Allegation of sexual harassment)
PRC cases (As expert in HK Law for PRC Court)
田晓玲 与 何沛亨(2013)深中法涉外初字第 26 号 (Breach of Agreement to listing at the Hong Kong Gem Board) 
贷款合同(乌鲁木齐中院)Event International Limited  v 豪杰投资有限公司 
创新塑胶制品有限公司 与 伟美集团有限公司(2016)粤 03 民初 43 号 (Effect of Company being struck off) 
海通国际证券有限公司 与 陈洪  (2016)粤 0391 民初 1944、1945 号 (Contract of Guarantee)
Legal Publication
as Author
  • Conveyancing Litigation in Hong Kong 2nd Ed (2019)
  • Law of Injunctions in Hong Kong, 2nd Ed (2018)
  • Disciplinary & Regulatory Proceedings in Hong Kong, 3rd Ed, (2019)
as Contributor
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook (4th Ed)
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Statutory Interpretation Handbook (3rd Ed)
  • Halsbury‘s Laws of Hong Kong Vol 1 Administrative Law, 2nd Ed (2014)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong [235] Landlord and Tenant (2018)
  • Atkin's Court Forms Hong Kong (looseleaf) Administrative Law
  • Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Annotated) (2019)
  • Administrative Appeals Board Ordinance (Annotated)
  • Emden’s Construction Law in Hong Kong Chapter 10
  • Co-editor (with PY Lo), Hong Kong Barristers on Civil and Commercial Law 香港大律師談民商法 (Chung Hwa Book Company, 2014)
  • WTO Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidies : problem with Duty Free Zones, February & March 2013 (in Chinese), Shanghai Lawyer
Public Service
Andrew has been active in devoting his time in public service, in particular in appeal board matters.  He was awarded Justice of Peace (2013) and BBS (2015).
The following sets out some of his involvement in public service.
  • Appeals Board
Chairman, Fishermen Claims Appeal Board (since 2012)
Chairman, Disciplinary Appeals Committee, Confederation of Insurance Brokers (since 2013)
Member, Insurance Appeals Tribunal (since 2017)
  • Others
Chairman, Standing Committee of Greater China Affairs, Hong Kong Bar Association
Member, Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association (2002 - 2007, 2010 - 2015, 2017 - 2018)
Director, Coalition of Professional Services (since 2004)
Member, Air Transport Licensing Authority (since 2014)
Member, Public Service Commission (since May 2015)
Deputy District Judge (Lands Tribunal) (October 2001)
Temporary Deputy Registrar of the High Court (June 2002)
Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal
Chairman, Licensing Appeal Board (2011 - 2017)
Deputy Chairman, Administrative Appeals Board
Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance)
Housing Appeal Panel
Honorary Secretary & Treasurer, Hong Kong Bar Association (2002 - 2003)
Insurance Advisory Committee (2004 - 
Council Member, Hong Kong Productivity Council (2009 - 2013)
Member, Council of the Institute of Public Certified Accountants (December 2015 - November 2017)
Convenor, Financial Reporting Council (2014 - 2018)

Edward Chan, S.C. Audrey Eu, S.C. Alice Mok, Q.C. S.C. Ambrose Ho, S.C. Horace Wong, S.C. Li Chau Yuen, S.C.
Andrew Y. S. Mak Margaret Ng Nelson L. Miu Maurice J. Chan Lee Tung Ming Simon B. C. Chan
Wallace Cheung Michael Yin Paul H. M. Leung Tommy Lo Thomas Lee Elaine Liu
Damian Wong Nancy Y. P. Ngai Joyce Leung Kenneth Chung David W. K. Tang Matthew Ho
Desmond H. K. Leung Norman Nip Verna Lui Clark Wang Isaac Chan Ken To
Kate Poon Jonathan K. W. Lee Selina Kung Jeremy T. Y. Kwong Adrian C. K. Wong Adrian T. But
Alexsander S. T. Wong Julian C.P. Yeung Leon Ho Justin Tong Christine Yu Carol Wong
Andrew C. Y. Tse Prisca Cheung Chantel Lin Nicholas Oh Leonard H.T. Chow Albert Chan
Angie Yan Roger Phang Christy Wong Winnie Li Brian Chok Avery Chan
Lau Ka Kin Justin P. Ismail Jeff Chan Jolie M.H. Kung Francis H.C. Chung Li Pak Hei
Kelly Shum Julia Ming-hao Au
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