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Candy Cheng

Candy Cheng


T:+852 2363 2983

F:+852 2363 8296

Practice Areas


Hong Kong 2011

Candy graduated with an LL.B. and completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) from the University of Hong Kong. In 2009, she was awarded an LL.M in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham and attained distinction in subjects including international trade finance, international trademark law and her dissertation on parallel importation from trademark law perspective. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2011.

Prior to joining Wellington Legal, Candy focused her practice in corporate and commercial areas. She also advised clients on intellectual property licensing and related matters (mainly in entertainment industry) and complex commercial litigation.  

At Wellington Legal, Candy’s main focus remains corporate and commercial practice. Enjoying the challenge in contentious matters, she expands her practice in litigation and dispute resolution. She regularly advises private individuals and corporations in complex commercial disputes with a strategic perspective. She also assists clients in regulatory and compliance matters.

Candy is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and conversational in Korean.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Representing clients in the application for setting aside the enforcement in Hong Kong of a Mainland arbitral award of over RMB 1 billion
  • Representing clients in dispute with a major bank in Hong Kong over “onshore guarantees for offshore loans” arrangement of around RMB 2 billion
  • Representing clients in a contractual dispute involving cross-border jurisdiction issue with a coal mining group in Mainland with a claim amount of over RMB 400 million
  • Representing borrower and sureties in defending application for summary judgment concerning an alleged outstanding indebtedness of around HKD 200 million and assisting the clients in the subsequent settlement with counter-parties
  • Assisting client in a shareholder dispute concerning a parent company in Hong Kong which hold substantial assets overseas
  • Assisting former employees of an investment bank in defending claims against them for breach of restrictive covenants

Corporate and Commercial

  • Advising a Mainland private equity fund on its joint pre-IPO investment in one of the largest digital music platform in the Mainland
  • Assisting in the Round B fund-raising attempts of a pharmaceutical group of companies based in the Mainland, as well as the licensing and acquisition projects involving international pharmaceutical companies
  • Assisting overseas private equity funds in a pre-IPO investment in a biotechnological group of companies
  • Advising founders of a motor vehicle group of companies in the Mainland on a merger and acquisition attempt initiated by a listed company

Intellectual Property

  • Advising a UK start-up company on restructuring its intellectual property related assets in contemplation of subsequent rounds of fund-raising attempt
  • Assisting a Mainland start-up company in the licensing and assignment of intellectual property rights of domestic and foreign designers for its commercial exploitation
  • Assisting a foreign listed company in the licensing of a popular body care brand in the Mainland
  • Assisting a film production company in matters related to the production and licensing of a movie sequel