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Tasman C.H. Tam 譚宗憲

About Tasman:

Tasman has a broad civil practice spanning most areas of Chambers’ work, particularly Land / Landlord & Tenant, Wills and Probate, Chancery (Equity & Trust), and general commercial and contractual matters. He joined Admiralty Chambers in November 2018.

Tasman has regularly appeared as sole counsel in District Court and Court of First Instance on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil hearings: appeals, interlocutory applications, directions and other miscellaneous hearings. He also had appeared in the Family Court as a led junior in a family trial concerning beneficial ownership of matrimonial properties.

Apart from litigation, Tasman has experience in advising on various legal issues, for example: doctrine of donatio mortis causa, recovery of propertyagainst an occupant beneficiary by an administrator, joinder in adverse possession proceedings, infringement of trademark and malicious falsehood, wrongful termination and anti-avoidance.

Tasman is also developing a practice in Competition Law, and Travel and Hospitality Law. He has published articles and spoke in conferences, locally and internationally.

Prior to joining Chambers, Tasman had spent time at another criminal set of chambers. He completed his pupillage in late 2017 with Mr. Vincent Lung, Mr. Jason LH Wong, and Mr. Chan Chi Hung SC. He was also a pupil to Mr. Edwin Choy SC (who recently been appointed as senior counsel in 2018) and a marshal to the Honourable Mr. Justice Godfrey Lam (Judge of the Court of First Instance and President of the Competition Tribunal).

During his pupillage, Tasman benefitted from exposure in a wide spectrum of civil and criminal cases. Highlights of his experience during pupillage included assisting on the following cases: Winpo Development Ltd v Wong Kar Fu & Others (appeal against decision by trial judge in admitting new evidence at the 11th hour), Shun Hing Holdings Co Ltd & Others v Li Kwok Po David (application for striking out a knowing receipt claim), HKSAR v Cheung Kam Yau (jury trial involving an unfit-to-plea defendant), Re Hong Kong Journalists Association (urgent application for mandatory injunction in judicial review proceedings), and a confidential HKIAC arbitration relating to coal trading disputes.

Tasman graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2014 with a double degree in BBA(Law) and LLB. He also has a Master’s degree from King’s College London specializing in Competition Law.

For more information, please visit Tasman’s profile on Linkin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tasmantam

Year of Call: 2017

Qualifications:

BBA(Law) (Hons.) (HKU), LLB (HKU)
LLM (Competition Law) (Dist.) (KCL)

Tel: 2527-3082

Fax: 2529-8226

E-mail: tasman.tch@gmail.com

Notable cases:

  • Cheung Ngam Lam v Cheung Cody DCCJ 4431/2017: appeal; claim for recovery of possession against occupant licencee; defence of existence of contract and promissory estoppel (as sole counsel)
  • Or Chi Ping v Chiu Kai Yeung DCCJ 3145/2017: appeal; claim for recovery of possession against occupant licencee; defence of resulting/constructive trust (as sole counsel)
  • Nice Master Invetments Ltd v Chow Ling Cheung Paul HCA 2297/2018: claim for recovery of possession against tenant based on forfeiture of tenancy, misrepresentation and repudiation by tenant (as sole counsel)
  • Poon So Yung v Yeung Kit Hung and others DCPI 678/2018 DCEC 1384/2017: workplace injury and negligence claim; issue of validity of settlement agreement and undue influence (as sole counsel)
  • 李 對 黃 FCMC 11695/2013: trial on preliminary issues, issue of beneficial ownership of matrimonial properties (led by Mr. Jason Wong)

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