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Emily So is an Associate in the Asia Disputes & Restructuring Group in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. She qualified as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2010 and joined Conyers in 2016.

Emily’s practice includes all aspects of dispute resolution, advising on shareholders’ disputes, corporate restructuring, insolvency and other contentious matters involving multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Conyers, she has advised on complex civil and commercial litigations including the winding up of a listed company, regulatory investigations, asset recovery, liquidation and international disputes arising out of investment treaties. Emily is particularly experienced in managing large-scale discovery exercises and expert evidence in foreign law and forensic accounting. Her previous experience extends to arbitration, mediation, probate, market misconduct proceedings, judicial reviews, prosecution and defence of regulatory offences.

Emily possesses first-class analytical capability and superior drafting skills. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English, allowing her to serve clients effectively in cross-border matters involving the PRC, Taiwan and Macau.

Experience Highlights

  • Represented the SFC in presenting a winding up petition against China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited, a company formerly listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on the ground of public interest and managed the litigation proceedings subsequent to appointment of provisional liquidators.
  • Acted for key corporate defendants in the defence of their title and ownership in substantial property assets and securities above HK$2 billion in relation to three sets of proceedings commenced by a public company previously listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for private equity funds and individuals in the recovery of substantial funds against a law firm and the defence of a counterclaim of conspiracy to injure and dishonest assistance.
  • Prepared for and attended a Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal hearing concerning whether objective or subjective "intent to defraud creditors" is required to set aside a transaction a company entered into prior to its liquidation.
  • Analyzed the liabilities of the estate administrators of the late Nina Kung from a risk management strategy perspective in the very substantial dispute over entitlement to her estate.

Professional Background

  • Litigation Lawyer, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
  • Litigation Associate, Winston & Strawn, Hong Kong
  • Trainee Solicitor, Stephenson Harwood, Hong Kong

Education

  • London School of Economics, Master of Laws (Distinction in dissertation), 2007
  • University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, 2006
  • University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2005
  • Duke University, Exchange Studies, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Registered Associate 2019
  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2019
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 2010

Associations

  • Part-time Lecturer in Law, University of Hong Kong, 2011
  • Speaker, Asian Society of International Law, National University of Singapore, 2008
  • British Chevening Scholar, 2007

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Area(s) of Expertise

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