Raymond Lo is a litigator who practices extensively and exclusively in Hong Kong. He has over 34 years of experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients involving complicated issues of facts and law.
He has handled cases including commercial and contractual disputes, company and shareholder issues, conveyancing litigations, sale of goods claims, banking litigations, security and mortgage claims and enforcement, share market manipulation proceedings, bribery cases, construction of insurance and other contracts, contribution and indemnity claims and related issues, tenancy and real property disputes, contentious and non-contentious probate and administration matters, proceedings involving inheritance and dependents’ claims, trust administration and litigations, and divorce, custody and ancillary reliefs proceedings. One of his most memorable representations involved the hearing of a specially established tribunal for inquiry relating to the Garley Building Fire in 1996, the findings of which had serious consequences for client in the follow-up litigations.
Due to my broad knowledge and experience in civil litigation, I can take on any particular aspect of litigation without much difficulty and can work on and progress complex cases and matters with the best interest of the client in mind, in particular in terms of cost effectiveness and achievements.
I focus on and enjoy the challenge of creating a strategy for a claim or defense, always obtaining full instructions from the client to avoid and overcome unexpected or damaging issues. I am particularly interested in handling complex civil litigation involving difficult issues of facts and law. Some examples of my recent and current involvements are below.
I engineered to successfully obtain a ruling from the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, which, adopting the same reasoning of a UK Supreme Court’s decision, overruled a long line of decisions of Hong Kong courts to change the law and practice of provable debts, in that liability for costs arising from a cost order awarded by the court in proceedings in progress but given after bankruptcy of the debtor is provable as a contingent debt, and to confirm the client as a secured creditor for obtaining from the court the security of costs paid by the debtor as a condition for leave to appeal.
I am also representing family members of a renowned industrialist and philanthropist in various contentious probate litigation in Hong Kong for defending and protecting their interest under the will, as well as for asserting and protecting their offshore trust interest, which led to litigations from High Court of Justice to the final appeal to Privy Council of the UK House of Lords. In the course of such extensive and complicated litigations, I have also made and dealt with several applications to seek for directions from the probate or commercial court to resolve their claim on joint assets and on those litigations taken by the executors and trustee.
I am always updating my knowledge in law and practice, reading and learning decisions from the Hong Kong and UK courts to equip myself and to be well prepared for any client’s case.
University of Hong Kong, M.L.
University of Hong Kong, B.A.
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
Fellow of the English Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators