Ben Chan

“The interests and objectives of the client are at the forefront of our approach to resolving disputes.”

Ben joined Robertsons as a trainee solicitor and has been a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department since 2008.

Ben specialises in civil litigation in the courts of Hong Kong and in arbitration, in particular large scale litigation involving a multitude of parties and complex issues, commercial fraud cases involving different jurisdictions, dealing with injunction applications (frequently urgent applications), shareholder litigation, professional negligence, trusts and probate litigation.

Ben is also a mediator and has been involved in a number of successful mediations leading to conclusive settlements.


  • Obtaining urgent ex parte proprietary and mareva injunctions with ancillary disclosure orders.

  • Leading and coordinating a substantial number of cases in the defence of an international law firm in relation to a former partner and his fraudulent activities.

  • Defending a US based investor in an action involving injunctive relief and proprietary claims over assets in Hong Kong.

  • Advising a professional statutory body in relation to the regulation and professional conduct of its members.

  • Advising and acting in several disputes for high net worth beneficiaries of sizable estates (both testate and intestate) covering estates in Hong Kong, Canada and the UK.

  • Acting for a claimant in relation to property investment losses involving a project in Portugal.

  • Advising a corporate finance company in a claim brought by its former solicitors.

  • Advising a Bank in relation its obligations involving debt based derivative type instruments.

  • Advising a Hedge Fund in relation to a dispute over its investment in the telecommunications industry.

  • Litigating several High Court Actions on behalf of a director and shareholder of a family company against other members of the board and shareholders.

  • Pursuing proceedings on behalf of German beneficiaries of an estate against its Administrator in Hong Kong.

  • Advising a high net worth individual in relation to substantial sums of money loaned leading to the issue of legal proceedings and subsequently a settlement through mediation.

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Speaks English and Cantonese


  • BA (Hons) University of Hull, United Kingdom

  • LLM (Master of Laws), King's College London, United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, City University, Hong Kong

  • Solicitor, Hong Kong (2005)

  • Solicitor, England & Wales (2007)

  • Mediator (CEDR Accredited) (2010)