Natalie is a Senior Associate in our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice having joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2015 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2017.
Natalie’s practice in the Restructuring and Insolvency team includes acting in all aspects of company winding-up proceedings, such as appointment of liquidators, claims against directors and related parties; matters in personal bankruptcies, with experience acting for trustees and bankrupts as well as other interested parties. Natalie regularly works with professional accounting firms and corporate clients in various aspects of winding up and bankruptcy proceedings and advise clients in a wide range of court applications in this regard.
Natalie also has experience in general litigation, such as shareholders disputes; fraud and asset tracing; and general commercial litigation. In particular, Natalie regularly appears in Court in applications for freezing injunctions and disclosure orders to assist client in the tracing and recovery of stolen assets in fraud cases. More recently, Natalie has been advising a number of clients in debt recovery and asset tracing matters involving cryptocurrency and claims against cryptocurrency exchanges.
Natalie completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Hong Kong. She received her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) from the University of Hong Kong in 2015. Natalie is fluent in both English and Cantonese.
- Acting for the Provisional Liquidators appointed in the Cayman Islands over a Hong Kong-listed company that appears to have been the victim of a large-scale fraud.
- Acting for a US-based multinational technology conglomeration, which owns and operates a number of social media and social networking services, in various levels of Hong Kong courts in litigations involving Hong Kong parties and advising on various areas of Hong Kong law including defamation.
- Acting for a shareholder of a Hong Kong company in a complex shareholders’ dispute involving several sets of ongoing Court proceedings both in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
- Acting for a group of 136 investors who are victims of a fraudulent scheme was set up by two individuals who invited investors to lend money through their London-based wine brokerage to wealthy borrowers.
- Acting for a shareholder in a shareholder dispute where the parties have commenced a number of satellite litigations in relation to multiple issues. These include advising on mandatory injunctions in relation to the delivery up of books and records and valuable production lines and machinery based in the PRC as well as contempt proceedings.
- Acted for EY (BVI) as court-appointed liquidators in applications for recognition in Hong Kong. Thereafter, acted for the liquidators in various applications in Hong Kong to investigate the disposal of the company’s sole asset and proceeds tracing.
- Acted for a victim in an internet fraud whereby the fraudster set up an elaborate scheme to deceive the victim into investing in valuable artwork.
- Acted in a number of other asset tracing and recovery actions of varying values, including an action by an Indian bank on the tracing and recovery approximately US$2 million following payments arising out of CEO-imposter fraud.
- Acted regularly for insolvency practitioners in various court proceedings and applications. These include resisting applications by bankrupts for their removals, resisting appeals by creditors against rejections of proofs of debt and contempt proceedings against a bankrupt.
- Acted for the beneficial owners of property legally held by a bankrupt in proving their beneficial ownership in the property and resisting the Trustees’ claim over the proceeds of the sale of the property.
- General Member of Hong Kong Board, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
- The Law Society of Hong Kong
- International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
- Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (RIF)