Manwa Yip is a Legal Manager in the Hong Kong office of Conyers. She joined Conyers in 2021.

Manwa has experience advising on a wide range of commercial disputes and regulatory investigations for international and domestic banks and corporates. In particular, she has advised on matters arising out of mis-selling, cross-border winding up, banks’ duty of confidentiality and anti-money laundering failures. She has also acted for clients in mounting judicial review challenges and defending judicial reviews.

Experience

Prior to joining Conyers, Manwa has:

  • Acted for a Hong Kong bank which was alleged to have mis-sold insurance policy.
  • Acted for a NYSE-listed drilling equipment provider in debt recovery and winding up proceedings against a Hong Kong company.
  • Acted for Hong Kong’s telecom and broadcasting regulator in the defense of multiple judicial reviews.
  • Defended banks, securities firms and senior management in regulatory investigations by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Qualifications

Professional Background

  • Associate, Eversheds Sutherland, Hong Kong
  • Associate, Daly & Associates, Hong Kong
  • Trainee, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong

Education

  • Oxford University, Master of Public Policy, 2015
  • University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, 2014
  • University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Laws (First Class), 2013
  • King’s College London, Exchange Programme, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 2017 (not currently practising)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Burmese