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Norman is a Partner in the Hong Kong office of Conyers. Norman joined Conyers in 2012 from the dispute resolution team of a magic circle firm.

Norman is a seasoned commercial litigator with extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency matters and shareholders disputes in Hong Kong, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Norman is a fluent English, Cantonese and Putonghua speaker.

Norman has acted for listed companies, liquidators, private equity houses, fund managers, and high net worth individuals in their contentious matters involving offshore laws. Norman is highly regarded by his clients and peers for his legal skills, commerciality and strategic mindset demonstrated in complex commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring cases and asset tracing matters, having been recognised in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500 for his “great client management and general litigation strategy” and his ability to provide “sensible and commercial advice”.

Norman has also been recognised in the 2020 Edition of IFLR1000. A client commented that Norman is “highly experienced and maintains good relationships with clients. He can provide pragmatic and innovative solutions to tackle problems and, at the same time, has strong technical skills at his feet. He is also able to understand the required work and provide a cost effective quotation to suit a client’s needs.” Another client added Norman is “efficient and willing to listen.”

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) in defending a winding up petition on the just and equitable grounds and an application for appointment of provisional liquidators in the Cayman Grand Court.
  • Acting for the minority shareholder claimants in King Bun Limited & others v. Lau Man Sang, James & others in obtaining a judgment on liability against its Hong Kong based directors for damages caused to Vanway International Group Limited as a result of breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud on the minority and a grossly undervalued sale of its asset to its majority shareholder.
  • Acting for displaced directors in Re Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited in their appeal against a winding up order made against the company in Bermuda based on the defence that the petitioning debt arose out of a fraudulent scheme orchestrated by former management of the Company.

Professional Background

  • Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Associate, Tanner De Witt
  • Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick & Willan

Education

  • The University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 2002
  • The University of Hong Kong, LLB, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), Solicitor, 2012
  • Bermuda, Associate, 2012
  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2008
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 2005 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2022 edition of Offshore Client Choice List by Asian Legal Business
  • Recognised as “The A-List Top 50 Offshore Lawyers 2022” by Asia Business Law Journal
  • Recognised as “Top 15 Offshore Litigator 2021” by Asian Legal Business Magazine
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Global Restructuring Review 100
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (offshore law)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Upcoming Firm Events

21 Jun 2022
2022 Marine Money Week

The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065

26 Jun 2022
INSOL London 2022

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
86-90 Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

28 Jun 2022
Bermuda Private Client Exchange 2022

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort