2006 (HK)
 2001-2006 (Solicitor (HK))
1997 (Solicitor (Australia) non-practising)
CEDR Accredited Mediator
Tel No:(852) 2524 2156
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Norman Nip聶心平大律師

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide) (1994)
Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) (University of Adelaide) (1996)
The Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants Prize in Financial Accounting IA & IB (1991)
The Applied Econometrics III Prize (1992)
The Howard Zelling Prize for Administrative Law (1994)

Other Professional Qualification
CEDR Accredited Mediator (2010)
Norman has a broad civil practice with an emphasis on commercial and securities litigation.  He has acted for the Securities and Futures Commission and parties under investigation in a number of cases before the courts and the specialist tribunals (Market Misconduct Tribunal, Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal).  Norman also has experience in other practice areas, including company and shareholders disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, insurance, professional negligence, land, trusts, defamation, employment, matrimonial, PRC cross-border disputes as well as white-collar crime.    

Norman has appeared in all levels of courts in Hong Kong either as a sole advocate or as a led junior.  Prior to joining the Bar, he practised as a solicitor with Clayton Utz in Sydney and Linklaters in Hong Kong. 

Norman is recognised in Chambers & Partners - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 as being “consistently identified as one of Hong Kong’s leading junior barristers, one source characterising him as a “very hard-working practitioner who is very good in securities-related work and richly deserves his recognition.”  In addition to the securities cases which form the core of his practice, and which lately included matters touching significantly on the application of the law concerning insider dealing, he is regularly instructed on insurance cases.  He was one of the counsel who successfully represented the SFC in a remarkable series of insider dealing-related proceedings which saw the Commission’s views initially rejected by the Market Misconduct Tribunal and Court of Appeal, but ultimately upheld by the Court of Final Appeal.

Selected Cases
> SFC v An Unknown Person or Persons Purporting ­to carry on a Securities and/or Futures Trading Business known as Cardell Ltd and/or Cardell Co Ltd & Ors [2019] 1 HKLRD 702
> SFC v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles & Ors (2018) 21 HKCFAR 475
> SFC v Andrew Liu & Ors [2018] 1 HKLRD 320
> SFC v Sun Min [2017] 4 HKLRD 211
> SFC v Yin Yingneng Richard & Ors [2015] 5 HKLRD 530
> SFC v Hontex & Ors (HCMP 630/2010)
> Market Misconduct Tribunal Inquiry Proceedings into dealings in the shares of Citic Ltd
> Market Misconduct Tribunal Inquiry Proceedings in relation to the securities of Yorkey Optical International (Cayman) Ltd
> Market Misconduct Tribunal Inquiry Proceedings into dealings in the shares of Bank of China Ltd and China Construction Bank Corporation
> Peter Leung v SFC (SFAT Application No. 7 of 2013)
> KGI Futures (Hong Kong) Ltd v Li Kar Huen Christine (HCA 194/2010)
Company & Shareholders Disputes, Insolvency, Bankruptcy
> Chien Tsai Wan Judy v Chiu Tai Loy & Ors (HCA 1561/2016)
> Wong Siu Ying Joyce v Kaywon Ltd & Anr (HCCW 104/2013)
> Remedy Asia Ltd v Mei Ah (HK) Co Ltd & Ors (HCA 677, 678 & 2780/2006; HCA 658/2011)
> Chen Yung Ngai Kenneth v Shinewing Specialist Advisory Services Ltd (HCCW 279/2010)
> Li Wo Hing v Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Beijing Branch (HCSD 19/2014)
> Shao Kung Chuen v The Bank of East Asia, Ltd (HCSD 35/2011)
> Cheung Kit Man v FWD Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd & Ors [2018] 5 HKLRD 259
> Dah Sing Insurance Services Ltd v Gill Gurbux Singh (2016) 19 HKCFAR 454
> FWD Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd v Cheng Wing Yiu Dumas & Anr (HCMP 2365/2014)
> FWD Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd v Cindy Poon (HCA 2202/2008; HCMP 1456/2016)
> ING Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd v Leung Sun Ho (DCCJ 3640/2010)
> Lead Traders Ltd v Lucky Land Enterprise Ltd [2012] 4 HKLRD 612
> Mak Kam Chuen v Triple Joy Investments Ltd [2012] 1 HKC 412
> Urban Renewal Authority v Agrila Ltd (HCA 1582/2002)
> Kiuwide Company Ltd v Tseung Ding Man (HCMP 1003/2013)
> TCWF v LKKS & Ors [2013] 2 HKC 549; [2014] 1 HKLRD 896; [2014] 1 HKLRD 1014; [2014] 2 HKLRD 1046; FAMV 38, 39/2014
> Secretary for Justice v FTCW & Ors [2014] 1 HKLRD 849; FAMV 9-12,15/2014
> Delco Participation BV v HWH Holdings Ltd & Ors (HCA 2943/2015; HCA 3040/2015; HCA 2939/2016)
> Arrow ECS Norway AS v M Yang Trading Ltd & Ors [2018] HKCFI 975
> Well Joint Trading Ltd v Chiu Chung Chiu [2012] 6 HKC 393
> Cheong Shing Ltd & Ors v Minshen Xian & Ors (2008) 11 HKCFAR 594

Appointments and Public Services
Deputy District Judge (Apr 2018)
Chairman, Committee on Financial and Securities Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2019)
Member, Committee on Companies Law, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2018)
Member, Standing Committee on Civic Education, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2012)
Member, Standing Committee on Code of Conduct, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2017)
Member, Standing Committee on Greater China Affairs, Hong Kong Bar Association (since 2017)
Examiner, Hong Kong Bar Association Overseas Barristers Qualification Examination Paper V: Professional Conduct (2018)
China Legal Consultant, appointed by Jiangsu Sundy Law Firm (2016-2017)
Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Sperling of the New South Wales Supreme Court (1997)
Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (since 2009)
Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571), Commentary and Annotations (since 2015)
Annotator of the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong – Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance (Cap 584) (2019)
LexOmnibus CPD Seminar: “PRC Cross Border Dispute and Litigation” (10 Aug 2017)
LexOmnibus CPD Seminar: “SFC Investigations and Enforcement Powers under the SFO” (20 Sep 2017)

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