Olivia Kung

Olivia Kung

Partner, FHKIArb and Adjunct Professor

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Practice Areas

Admissions

Hong Kong 2012
England & Wales 2003

Olivia is one of the founder partners of Wellington Legal.

She is an experienced litigation solicitor who has worked in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. She
enjoys the buzz of litigation and her practice focuses on contentious work.

Olivia has acted in litigation matters covering a wide variety of areas, including complex property
ownership disputes; director and shareholder disputes; oral and written contract disputes; fraud cases;
injunction proceedings; debt recovery; insolvency and bankruptcy.

She is a Fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and has acted as counsel in arbitration.
She was appointed as an Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission in September 2020.

Olivia is also experienced in personal injury and fatal accident claims. She is a contributing author for
LexisNexis Advance Practical Guidance and was an editor for Wolters Kluwer’s PrimeLaw Hong Kong
Tort Cases.

For criminal defence, Olivia successfully defended cases which attracted media attention.

In September 2018, Olivia was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Beijing Normal University.

She is the Chair of the Women Business Lawyers Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”).

Olivia graduated with a law degree (LL.B.)(Hons) from Queen Mary University of London and completed
her Legal Practice Course (LPC) from the University of Exeter. She qualified as a solicitor in England &
Wales in 2003 and Hong Kong in 2012.

Prior to establishing Wellington Legal, Olivia has worked for several top tier firms in the UK, a leading
local firm in Hong Kong and as in-house counsel for a listed financial company.

Olivia is native in English and Cantonese. Conversational in Mandarin.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLES

Fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission since 2020
Adjunct Professor of Beijing Normal University

Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

  • Chair of Women Business Lawyers Committee since 2019
  • Moderators and speakers for IPBA Women Business Lawyers Committee sessions 2014-2019; and
  • Member of Organising committee for annual conference in Hong Kong in 2015

The Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Committee Member of Standing Committee on External Affairs since 2019;
  • Committee Member of International Legal Affairs Committee since 2016;
  • Committee Member of OLQE Eligibility and Exemption Committee since 2020;
  • Member of Organising Committee of Cross Straits Four Regions Young Lawyers Forum 2014-2016 and 2020;

Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce:

  • Vice-chair of Young Executive Club Executive Committee;
  • Member of Legal Committee; Women Executive Club Committee; Europe Committee; and SME Committee

Hong Kong Youth Entrepreneur Association Vice-chair since 2020

LawAsia

  • Member of Organising Committee for 2019 Conference in Hong Kong;
  • Speaker for Employment Law session 2019 “Employees Protection: Sexual Harassment, Equality and Diversity”; and
  • Emcee for Opening ceremony and Plenary session

Editorial:

  • Contributing author for LexisNexis Advance Practical Guidance since 2020
  • Editor for Wolters Kluwer’s PrimeLaw Hong Kong Tort Cases 2016

Judging:

  • Moot Judge for 14th & 15th LawAsia International Moot Competition;
  • Teen Talk Moot Judge 2016 & 2017;
  • Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship Moot Judge 2019; and
  • Judge for The Speaker 2019 (secondary schools public speaking competition) organised by the RTHK

Mentorship:

  • Duty Lawyer for HKU Free Legal Advice Scheme
  • Distinguished Professional Mentor of Chinese University Hong Kong 2020
  • Mentor of Law Committee and Global Business Committee, Youth Entrepreneurship Development Institute (HKU YED), the University of Hong Kong 2015
  • Honorary Consultant Legal Services 2015 by Youth Entrepreneurship Development Institute, the University of Hong Kong

AWARDS

  • 2019 Law Society’s Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme – Law Firm Gold Award
  • 2016 IAE Personal Injury Law (Hong Kong) Award
  • 2016 Women in Law Award by Lawyer Monthly
  • 2015 Law Society’s Pro Bono and Community Services Gold Award